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  • The House of Hades

  • Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
  • Written by: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Series: Heroes Of Olympus, Book 4
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The fourth book in the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series - set in the explosive world of Percy Jackson - now available in this unabridged audio download.

The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there'll be hell on Earth. Literally. Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there's a legion of bloodthirsty monsters waiting for them.

Meanwhile, Hazel and the crew of the Argo II have a choice: to stop a war or save their friends. Whichever road they take one thing is certain - in the Underworld, evil is inescapable.

©2014 Rick Riordan (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Do not change the narrator in middle of the series

Preferred the previous narrator. Though got used to this one. One series should be narrated by one person. Changing narrator in middle of the series is annoying. Otherwise the narrator himself is pretty good

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Story is good But the previous narrator was better

I have always been a fan of rick riordan. The story is fabulous but I feel like the previous narrator Joshua Swanson was better.

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best book in this series

out of all the books this book wins this series. even thouh the next book is good, i personally think it is in this book that there is so much of adventures,more power etc..

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good book

good book I recommend this to all the book 📚 readers who are stuck home during corona

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  • Hugo
  • 12-10-18

what's upp with the narrator change?

not that the new guy is bad its just wierd when they change it like that

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  • Tom
  • 06-11-17

Good story, narrating was too monotonous

It was hard to stick to end. Even if the narrator did convey the characters, I miss Jessie Berenstein's narration of the series.

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  • Mina H.
  • 10-05-22

Rick riodan did it again

After percy Jackson I didn't think I'd find another series that could top it but then I found heroes of olympus and the entire series is very much worth the read and hours it takes

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  • Lisa Waldner
  • 24-04-22

stick with same voice actor RR!

Great adventure like the different viewpoints, narrator not as good as the other RR books

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-01-22

Lost the magical audio appeal

Really struggled to finish with new narrator, found myself skipping forward and forward too often.
Considering return of title!

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  • Audible Customer
  • 18-09-20

Excruciatingly boring!

House of Hades lacks the the flavour and the tension previous books of the series offered. Add that to the poorly performed narration, you have an excruciatingly boring audiobook.

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  • Charnre
  • 19-09-19

Narrators confusing

Our family listen to all the Rick Riordan books and love the story line. Jesse Bernstein made all the characters come alive and was easy to listen to.

Joshua Swanson did okey, but got some of the character names wrong and mixed some voices up.

Nick Chamian is extremely difficult to listen to. Uneasy voice and ends most of the sentences on a high tone. Regret buying the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-17

Great book

As always, i love Ricks books, but i feel the narrator could have done a better job. The book itself is really good, it holds your attention the whole time. I still think they should get a bunch of people and have them all read for one character (percy, annabeth, piper.....)

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  • Moon
  • 10-12-16

I love this book ♥퍼시 잭슨 다음편 입니다.♥♥

It is the most fun book I have ever read before. I just love it.♥

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  • designsusi
  • 08-10-15

This is a bad recording.

What would have made The House of Hades better?

The narration is very hard to listen to. The only reason we have kept it is that my dyslexic son loves the story and wants to listen but if it was me I would have returned it. It is painful to listen to.

What didn’t you like about Nick Chamian’s performance?

It seems like he is talking too close to the microphone.

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  • Kitty
  • 23-03-17

Great story, terrible narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Chamian’s performances?

No, god no.
I haven't liked any of the narrators of these books as they all have very nasal voices however this guy almost caused me to return the book. He places emphasis on seemingly random words in sentances it sounds like a 12 year old drama student trying to be dramatic. I'd read the book rather than buy this.

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  • NickH
  • 21-02-20

Amazing story...but an awful narrator.

I love this story, but the change of narrator is awful. He sounds like he has his nose blocked or something, which is incredibly annoying. Why the change? The last one was good. If you easily get annoyed by voices like this narrator then do not purchase the audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-19

Change of reader yet again?

I had just gotten used to the other reader, and now they changed again :P

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-18

Narrator

I much prefers the older narrator to the new one, the voice just doesn’t fit the book that he is reading or the characters he is trying to portray

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  • Luke
  • 08-01-17

Bad narrator

The narrator of this book is very bad. The narrator o r of percy Jackson was great. The narrator of the previous three books was a bit worse. This guy makes me cringe

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  • Fish
  • 25-12-16

accent?

the accent and pronunciation of some words changed from the last book, making it strange to listen to one after another, but its okay once you get used to it, its still a great book

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  • Miss Tracy Booth
  • 30-08-17

the worst narrator I have heard, on audible.

story was pretty good, though not has good has the others in the series & definitely not has good has the percy Jackson series.
the reader was terrible. it sounded slow and mostly in one tone, in a way it reminded me of my Kindle touch reading aloud (just lest robotic), I speeded it up, but still didn't sound brilliant, slightly better if listening on a device with better sound quality, it's even worst if using cheap not very good headphones or speakers.
sometimes I had trouble really following the story, I don't know if that was due to the poor narrator, the story or if it was just that sometimes I was listening while doing something else, though it could of been a mixture of all three.

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  • philip carter
  • 19-09-20

Great book, bad narrator

Loved all the books so far but this new narrator is awful. Wish they had kept the last one.

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  • jamie h.
  • 15-09-20

Brillaint Listen

Amazing book and story but narrator wasn't the best, made some of the characters feel different.

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  • Sarah Saunders
  • 09-07-14

Not just for kids

Where does The House of Hades rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high up. Its well read and interesting. I must be hooked I have the whole set so far.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House of Hades?

Frank fighting a huge bunch of monsters on a bridge in Venice. He's usually a very quiet character and he suddenly grew (literally as it turned out).

Which character – as performed by Nick Chamian – was your favourite?

Bob the giant. He is such a sweetie.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Through Hell and back?

Any additional comments?

I am not a kid. I have a classics degree. I just enjoy these books, they tackle the myths in an engaging way. Go Romans and Greeks!

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  • John
  • 09-11-16

thrilling

good story and good sorry telling
thought I might be disappointed with a new narrator but I definitely wasn't .

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  • Kristy
  • 12-08-16

Good but....

Great story and love the series
Disappointed they didn't keep the same narrator.
Narrator struggled with capturing some of the characters.

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  • Charles
  • 25-08-16

Good story, terribly spoken.

Narrator kept swapping and changing character voices. Used inflection like a cliche clicky high school girl consistently. Very grating to listen to.

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  • miranda
  • 19-02-15

Awesome

I thought it was really cool and that the switch between characters was a good idea i also really liked the different voices of the characters.

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  • Seamus
  • 13-10-20

Nicks voice sucks

Love this book and all the other narrators in this series have been awesome but Nicks voice sucks, please don’t let him narrate anymore.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-22

reccomended


The story is great as usual, but its definitely hard to switch narrators from the first 3. the characters arent portrayed as good but still on the good side

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-22

Disappointed by narrator

Absolutely love this series and would give 5 stars for the writing but i had to swap to reading the book for this one as I can’t stand the new narrators voice. He was poor at swapping between characters and their accents sounded similar. Should have stuck with the previous narrator.

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  • Rebecca
  • 02-11-21

Bob says hello

it's been five years since I last read this book, it was just as good as I remember. I was worried that reading it again would make me reconsider it as my favourite Percy book. But it has solidified its place as number one for me. Which is kind of messed up since this book is so... much.

Damn, this one hurts.

it's weird though, I thought that re-reading this one would change my mind about The Trials of Apollo is the best series... but it didn't, and that's kind of let me down. oh well, I'll just have to re-read The Trials of Apollo after Blood of Olympus! speaking of which, I'm excited for Reyna and Nico's journey, I remember LOVING that, I hope it holds up... the rest of the book sure doesn't.
Also relevent to BoO.. I recently saw the announcement about the Solangelo book!! EEEEE!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-21

great book, voice acting was pretty amateur,

narration was pretty bad, definitely not professional grade. I'd recommend reading this book rather than purchasing form here. Really enjoyed the story however

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-21

my thoughts

everything was pretty great, but looses one star for bad french accent
But again very good