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The Mark of Athena

Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
Series: Heroes Of Olympus, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
5 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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The explosive third part in Rick Riordan's number-one series - set in the world of Percy Jackson - now available as an unabridged audio download. One fatal prophecy. Seven brave demigods. A quest to find - and close - the door of death.

Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold washcloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She looked up at the Argo II. Its massive bronze hull glittered in the sunlight. Part of her wanted to kidnap Percy right now, get on board and get out of here while they still could. She couldn't shake the feeling that something was about to go terribly wrong. She couldn't risk losing Percy again.

©2014 Rick Riordan (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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its really good

i loved it so much. Its sad, happy. overall great. I think everyone should get this book

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Greatest series and best book so far

I really like Rick Riordan and his books. They are always really interesting. I recommend this for teenagers. Plus check out my Youtube channel: Starrydude (the one with an icon that is stars(

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awesome adventure tail

loved it start to finnish and the voices made it even easyer to follow throughout

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Fantastic, thrilling book

I absolutely love this book just amazing
Recommend for strong readers so you can understand and
Enjoy.

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Mark Of Athena Review: The Story Just Got Started

Mark of Athena Narrator Josh Swanson: B(75%)

Performance (Average) : Unfortunately this is the main thing that drags down this audiobook, it’s s not bad but not the best you will find on Audible Books. The narrator does a good job at making sure you can differentiate between the characters. At times he can feel slow and undramatic.

Story (Good): (Spoilers for Previous Books)
Mark of Athena ties together the previous 2 books it starts with the Greeks and Romans meeting and unraveling each other’s existence. The story does at sometimes feel like it has fallen into the formula of the previous 2 books but does vary enough to keep it interesting. At sometimes the character interactions can feel a bit artificial. Being a book that focussed on 7 characters some go on being very much undeveloped on the other hand the characters that they do focus on mature a lot adding lots of depth to them.

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loved it


if you dont i have five words for you, you are a seaweed brain.

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  • PJ
  • Australia
  • 15-04-2016

Brilliance from go to woh

This book has taken the series to a new level. The characters are portrayed by the reader as I believe the author intended and this has created the feeling of being there with them. I would recommend this book to all readers who can get a hold of it. Whether you are 8 or 80 this book will thrill and amuse you. From the thrill of the dangers faced to the corny humour of Leo. From the rivalry between the characters to the love they share the book grows until it suddenly is ended and we are left hanging out for the next book.

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  • jessica
  • matraville, Australia
  • 06-04-2015

Another block buster special

Fabulous fast paced adventures. Loving learning about Greek and Roman gods. Time to download the next one. We can't wait.

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  • Chan
  • 12-07-2014

Excellent narrator!

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This book is good but made great by Joshua Swanson! His narration is perfect and full of emotions.

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  • Jae
  • 08-01-2018

fab

loved it
never got bored after listening to it for more than ten times
loooooooooooovvvvvvveeeeee it

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  • Miriam
  • 15-10-2015

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  • B. R. Hansen
  • 10-08-2018

stunning

it was so good me and my sister finished it in 3 day because it was so amazing!!!!!!!











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  • crystaltipps_7
  • 04-12-2015

What more could you want?!

What made the experience of listening to The Mark of Athena the most enjoyable?

There is so much about this series I like, I don't know where to start ... except with Rick Riordan's characters. If you know anything about the genre, or his previous books, you'll have heard of Percy Jackson & his "scary Athena girl" Annabeth, but the newcomers in this 5-book adventure are as vivid and unique as any we've met so far & I soon found myself rooting hard for Leo, Piper, Frank & Hazel; even developing a soft-spot for Jason as time went on. (No mean feat, since he is rather annoyingly perfect.)

The plot careens along at Riordan's ubiquitous hair-raising pace, the narrative leaping from character to character every few chapters, which could have been confusing, but instead brings a breadth and depth to the tale it wouldn't have had otherwise; allowing you to experience the goings-on from multiple viewpoints.

Riordan writes with such charm, wit and humour you can't help enjoying yourself, & the cameo appearances of various gods and monsters (a slurring Bacchus and Leo's hysterical encounter with Narcissus and his fan-club being particular highlights) serve to draw you ever deeper into the crazy world of his ADHD demi-gods. Which is where you'll want to be, after only a few chapters.

What other book might you compare The Mark of Athena to, and why?

This is the 3rd book in a 5-book sequence, & I strongly suggest you begin at the beginning; with book 1: The Lost Hero ... if you don't feel you can spare time -or credits- enough to go all the way back to Riordan's first opus, Percy Jackson & the Olympians, which details the early adventures of "just your average Son of Poseidon ..." & his initiation into the world of half-bloods, monster-fighting & ridiculously dangerous quests.

What does Joshua Swanson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Joshua Swanson is one of the best narrators I've come across in all my Audible adventures: he has such an engaging style, great charm and a gift for characterisation that's second to none. Everyone has their own "voice" and attitude, which he conveys brilliantly; though my favourite has to be Leo Valdez, for whom Swanson affects a lovely wry drawl and strong Hispanic accent. He really seems to "get" the material, & relish reading it, which makes it a joy to listen to.

I was very disappointed to learn the last 2 books are read by someone else ...

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

I laughed so much whilst listening to this, & the previous books in the series, I had to stop myself from playing it in public, since people on trains & buses tend to look at you askance when you break into helpless fits of giggles with no prior warning & no visible excuse.

So much happens in Riordan's books they can be a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, but not a bad way. He has very deft touch when it comes to writing moving scenes without being in any way sentimental: you react because you've grown to care about the characters and learned enough of their backstory to anticipate when things are going to be hard or painful for them ... & know precisely why. You see it coming, & wince for them.

Any additional comments?

"Alright, cupcakes! Make my day!"

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  • Lee
  • 04-04-2018

Brilliant

This book is the best Rick Riordan ever and overall the best yet. Don’t like the voice but that is because I am not used to him

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  • Gethin
  • 12-08-2016

Great book, definitely worth a listen

If your a fan of the original Perry Jackson books you will love the series. Only downside I found is I preferred the other voice actor, but that is probably because I am used to his voices for characters.

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  • S
  • 16-05-2016

Mark of Athena

Wisdoms daughter walks alone the mark of Athena berms thought Rome
This line makes a great story

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  • Anna Caswell
  • 01-10-2015

Best book ever

This sires and and pursy Jackson is awesome. I think it is great idea. Best book ever. I leant lots.

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  • redness24
  • 28-04-2014

cant beat heroes!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I have read all the Rick Riordan books and have gotten others hooked

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mark of Athena?

Leo and hazel finding out the link between them

What about Joshua Swanson’s performance did you like?

He was good at doing the different characters but took some getting used to some of the accents he used.

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  • Andy
  • 12-05-2017

brilliant story as always

A great story as always, not my favourite narrator for this series but still good.

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  • Samuel
  • 24-08-2019

Narrator, fine, book, great

The story is rather entertaining and at some points legitimately dramatic, the narrator wasn’t to annoying and it’s nice to remember when ricks books weren’t comedies, the fact that this book is divided by the USA section and Mediterranean section is a little annoying.

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  • P S.
  • 19-07-2019

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