The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2016
10 hours 34 minutes
How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor.

But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
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Cynthia B

What a great way to continue the Percy Jackson saga: throw a fabulously full-of-himself god into a puny teenaged human form and watch the fun - and danger - begin as he reluctantly learns what it takes to be a mortal hero. Apollo-turned-Lester is one of Riordan's funniest characters and he is perfectly teamed with a feisty new demi-god -- a young girl named Meg - who has quickly become one of my favorite Riordan characters. Her sidekick (other than the teenager-god) is a riot. I may never eat a peach again. Percy Jackson fans will be glad to know he's involved in Apollo's adventures as is Camp Half-Blood and a handful of other familiar characters. How does one follow Percy Jackson's all-out war with a powerful earth goddess to come up with an equally ominous villain? Pit mortal-weak Apollo against three of history's most infamous Roman emperors, returning to conquer the world -- again. In a way, because they really existed and really were horrifying sadists, I think the evil emperors are actually the scariest villains Riordan has introduced. In this first book we get to meet Nero -- and his terrifying colossal statue of himself. Great fun! Loved this audio version; the narrator is a fantastic performer.

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The narrator is very good and an exciting read!

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jarmin weng

Awesome and amazing and fun and awesome and interesting and filling book.

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Van R.

Cool book for me

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Mark L.

It a really good story it make you look at how percy jackson and the other dimgod look at thing diffent the the gods

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kari dyson

A very interesting and intriguing book.

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Alysha White

My son loves audiobooks! Thank you so much ! Great book!

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Alannah Boisvert

Great book! My son listened to the whole book in one day!

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absolutely loved this narrator

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Melissa D.

Did not rhyme songs

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Alex S.

Great book! A tiny bit of a let down from Rick's last series but great middle grade mythology adventure. It did feel a tiny bit rushed and that the stakes were low but I'm hoping that the characters will have the chance to grow in the next book in the series. 10/10 for the narrator tho!

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Loved it, great job Rick and Robbie

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Mindy B.

This hasn’t disappointed to continue the Percy Jackson adventures! To have a fallen god go through quest just like other demigods is a great way to feel the same pains, trials, and sacrifices the demigods had to endure! The narrator is fantastic!

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Michele B.

My daughter got the whole family into this series. Can't wait for the new book coming out next month! Riordan's writing is perfectly engaging and sets up reason for critical thinking discussions and perspective taking. This book has inspired my kids to learn more about mythology and poetry.

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Kai Q.

Love the narrator and this book was such a good start to the series

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Andie C.

fantastic narrator but not the best book. reads like a fanfic

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