Introduce The Hidden Oracle Audiobook
While promoting The Sword of Summer in October 2015, Rick Riordan announced that he was working on a new series of five audiobooks based on Apollo, revealing the title and release date.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook is a fantasy novel based on Greek and Roman mythology written by Rick Riordan. It was published on May 3, 2016, and is the first book in The Trials of Apollo Audiobook free series, the second spin-off of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians Audiobook series. It takes place roughly six months after The Blood of Olympus.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook has been published in hardcover, audiobook, ebook, and large-print editions. To date, The Hidden Oracle has been translated into 19 languages from its original English.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook free follows the god Apollo, who is turned into a human teenager and thrown down from Olympus to New York City as a punishment by his father Zeus. Joined by the demigod Meg McCaffrey, Apollo goes to Camp Half-Blood, where he discovers that he will have to regain control of the five oracles of Ancient Greece in order to receive a pardon from Zeus.
The plot of The Hidden Oracle Audiobook
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 disorientated, 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 favour.
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.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook Review
The novel received positive reviews. Many highlighted the novel as an enjoyable continuation of Riordan’s previous work. April Spisak, wrote in The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books that “Riordan fans will find all of the key elements here: wisecracking narration, underdog kid turned hero… mythological core, and robust side characters”. In the same way, The Guardian highlighted Riordan’s ability to “inject humor, even during sad moments” into his writing.
Narrator and audiobook version
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook’s narration by the god Apollo was also praised, described as a major change from earlier books. Karen Rought of Hypable lauded Riordan’s presentation of the story through a god rather than his usual perspective of a demigod, commenting: “seeing Percy Jackson from a former god’s point of view is both hilarious and enchanting”.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook was well received. Publishers Weekly commented that “Robbie Daymond’s narration is delightful: lively and comical, he perfectly captures the lovably conceited and pompous Apollo”. The AudioFile review also praised Daymond’s performance, saying that “Riordan’s funny writing and Daymond’s narration make sure the listener is always on Apollo’s side as he learns how to manage without his godly gifts.
The Hidden Oracle Audiobook won the Goodreads Choice Award for the Middle Grade and Children’s Fiction of 2016.
You may love to listen to all audiobooks in The Trials of Apollo Audiobooks series:
NOTICE 1: *** Percy Jackson and the Olympians Audiobook with Five supplementary audiobooks, along with one plus audiobook, have also been released: =>> PERY JACKSON AUDIOBOOKS
NOTICE 2: You can’t miss The Heroes of Olympus Audiobook series. It’s an appealing series and a must-read for anyone who has followed the Percy Jackson series. A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods – the adventures have just begun!
=> THE HEROS OF OLYMPUS AUDIOBOOKS