The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five: The Blood of Olympus (Unabridged)
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
I love the way it progresses through the book with different points of view. I love it!
Narrator ruins a great series
My entire family used to anxiously await the next Percy Jackson audio book. Not any more. The narrator for the past two books, Nick Chamion, kills our enjoyment. He makes a fabulous adventure story that's often laced with humor a monotonous chore to listen to. I often find myself rewinding because i have zoned out. Please bring back either Jesse Bernstein or Joshua Swanson as narrators for the next book!
this is the first Heroes of Olympus audiobook that I will not purchase-- we could not listen to this narrator for House of Hades and cannot believe he was rehired to read this one-- at least Jesse Bernstein did Greek Gods and we are enjoying that!