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The House of Hades

Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
Written by: Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Nick Chamian
Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Teen & Young Adult
5 out of 5 stars (8 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ari
  • 02-09-15

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  • jung
  • 31-05-15

EXELLENT !!!대단히 재밌는 책! ★★★★★

i'm10 years old and maybe the biggest fan of koreans.^^ This book makes me happy.

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  • Paula
  • 17-05-14

Wonderful

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

The story is a perfect continuation to Mark of Athena. This is enough for me to rate the book as good.

What did you like best about this story?

Everithing is perfect. The way Rick Riordan distributes the story, without forgetting the two groups of heroes

Have you listened to any of Nick Chamian’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoyed as Always.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. there is very funny moments.

Any additional comments?

Rick RIordan creats a wonderful series. Worth listening to the story and follow the adventures of these heroes

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Belmont
  • 20-06-17

OMG

This is legendary ( literally) I highly recommended this to anyone ( especially Harry Potter fans)

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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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  • Sandra
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-20

totoaly AMAZING

I went to bed listening to it and refewsed to go to sleep untill it had finished.😊😊😊

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

great but bad reader😓😖😟🤬📚<br />

good but terrible voice

the narrator justs does the same voice over and over its soooooo bad

The story is about 10000000000%10000000000 I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH LOVE RICK ROIRIDEN HES THE BEST YYYYAAÀAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • Sam
  • 27-03-19

Amazing Book😀

It is an amazing book written by Rick Riordan, because he writes it really well if you like his other books you will like this one.

I like it because it is really cool how he uses mythologies in his books to make them really interesting. My favourite part of the book was when they fought Tartarus, it was cool how they fought with a giant and of course Bob!😀

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  • Gemma Mc
  • 16-12-18

Nice

A bit bummed out that it’s a different voice narrator but you get used to it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-18

Heroic House of Hades

My favourite bit was the bit in Tartarus and the battle when they saved Percy and Annabeth. I love Bob and Damasen. I was so sad when he was going to not help them but then he came. I thought it was so kind when Damasen gave Annabeth a sword. I love it when Damasen came riding in the draken. I thought all the characters were kind and helpful. I love the ship and dragon (Festus). This is my favourite book out of the first four.