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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Book #1: The Trials of Apollo Series Source: Overdrive Audio/Public Library My Rating: 5/5 stars For millennia, Apollo has enjoyed life as an Olympian deity! As the god of all that is good and fluffy, and bringer of the sun, Apollo has tended to spend his down time messing with mortals and playing pranks on his fellow gods and goddesses. Unfortunately, even a god can go too far, and one of Apollo's latest stunts has really angered his father, Zeus. Which would explain the how and the why of Apollo waking up in a New York City alley with none of his stunning good looks or powers. As the reality of his current situation settles in, Apollo turns to the only person who has shown any interest in helping him, Meg. As it turns out, Meg is a demigod and with some clever wording and evil genius trickery, she is also the proud owner of Apollo until his sentence as a mortal is completed. Could it get any worse? Of course, it can always get worse!!! With nothing else to do but accept his current situation, Apollo, with the help of Meg and Percy Jackson, makes his way to Camp Half-Blood! And this is where it all gets worse . . . . In short order, Apollo understands the world of the gods and demigods is seriously screwed up! Camp Half-Blood is far less populated than it used to be, several campers have gone missing, and no quests have been assigned/granted because no prophecies have been made. It's a vicious cycle that seems to be getting worse by the day, and if Apollo doesn't do something, the situation is only going to get worse. The type of worse that has, in the past, has toppled empires and destroyed civilizations. Undertaking a quest as a mortal is scary stuff, but Apollo is determined to do his part. Though he undertakes the quest for selfish reasons, it isn't long before he figures out how being selfish for far, far too many centuries has, in fact, caused the current situation. Living as a mortal, fighting as a mortal teaches Apollo a great number of valuable lessons, including, precisely what it feels like to be betrayed by one you call friend, what it feels like to be abandoned by your parents and loved ones, and what it means to truly care for those under one's own protection. Through a series of painful experiences, these lessons are driven home and convince Apollo he must, under any and all circumstances become a better deity. You know, once he's allowed to be a deity again The Bottom Line: It has been many years since I read the original Percy Jackson books and I had forgotten how cleverly written they are. Rick Riordan has a way with words and a way of making the ancient myths and legends come to life, become so very real. The Hidden Oracle was so much fun to listen to, in large part, because Apollo is a very cocky, sarcastic, conceited being. All those qualities and intonations came through so well via audio that it truly enhanced my experience with this book. One thing I did notice and am working on correcting, I wish I had read the entire series of books, the first and second Percy Jackson series before listening to this book/trilogy. There are a ton of references in The Hidden Oracle to things in the second Percy Jackson series that I just didn't understand in the context of this book. With that being said and based on my star rating, I still clearly loved this book and can't wait for the next in the trilogy, The Dark Prophecy to download to my phone!!!

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Series Title
The Trials of Apollo
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Walmart.Com
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Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
0
Author
RIORDAN, RICK
ISBN-13
9781484782729
Publication Date
May, 2016
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.50 x 5.75 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10
1484782720

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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Book #1: The Trials of Apollo Series Source: Overdrive Audio/Public Library My Rating: 5/5 stars For millennia, Apollo has enjoyed life as an Olympian deity! As the god of all that is good and fluffy, and bringer of the sun, Apollo has tended to spend his down time messing with mortals and playing pranks on his fellow gods and goddesses. Unfortunately, even a god can go too far, and one of Apollo's latest stunts has really angered his father, Zeus. Which would explain the how and the why of Apollo waking up in a New York City alley with none of his stunning good looks or powers. As the reality of his current situation settles in, Apollo turns to the only person who has shown any interest in helping him, Meg. As it turns out, Meg is a demigod and with some clever wording and evil genius trickery, she is also the proud owner of Apollo until his sentence as a mortal is completed. Could it get any worse? Of course, it can always get worse!!! With nothing else to do but accept his current situation, Apollo, with the help of Meg and Percy Jackson, makes his way to Camp Half-Blood! And this is where it all gets worse . . . . In short order, Apollo understands the world of the gods and demigods is seriously screwed up! Camp Half-Blood is far less populated than it used to be, several campers have gone missing, and no quests have been assigned/granted because no prophecies have been made. It's a vicious cycle that seems to be getting worse by the day, and if Apollo doesn't do something, the situation is only going to get worse. The type of worse that has, in the past, has toppled empires and destroyed civilizations. Undertaking a quest as a mortal is scary stuff, but Apollo is determined to do his part. Though he undertakes the quest for selfish reasons, it isn't long before he figures out how being selfish for far, far too many centuries has, in fact, caused the current situation. Living as a mortal, fighting as a mortal teaches Apollo a great number of valuable lessons, including, precisely what it feels like to be betrayed by one you call friend, what it feels like to be abandoned by your parents and loved ones, and what it means to truly care for those under one's own protection. Through a series of painful experiences, these lessons are driven home and convince Apollo he must, under any and all circumstances become a better deity. You know, once he's allowed to be a deity again The Bottom Line: It has been many years since I read the original Percy Jackson books and I had forgotten how cleverly written they are. Rick Riordan has a way with words and a way of making the ancient myths and legends come to life, become so very real. The Hidden Oracle was so much fun to listen to, in large part, because Apollo is a very cocky, sarcastic, conceited being. All those qualities and intonations came through so well via audio that it truly enhanced my experience with this book. One thing I did notice and am working on correcting, I wish I had read the entire series of books, the first and second Percy Jackson series before listening to this book/trilogy. There are a ton of references in The Hidden Oracle to things in the second Percy Jackson series that I just didn't understand in the context of this book. With that being said and based on my star rating, I still clearly loved this book and can't wait for the next in the trilogy, The Dark Prophecy to download to my phone!!!
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Rick Riordan has a ten...
Rick Riordan has a tendency to just write variations on all the same characters. This book is no exception. Apollo is Percy Jackson if someone decided to inflate Percy Jackson's head to one-hundred times it's original size. I liked Percy. I liked Magnus Chase. I liked Leo Valdez. They may be the same more-or-less character, but they're all pretty likeable. Apollo is these three characters, but unlikeable. Luckily he had had a lot of character growth by the end of the book, and there were still parts where I laughed out loud, but overall this was a weak start to a Rick Riordan series.
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The Hidden Oracle by R...
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Book #1: The Trials of Apollo Series Source: Overdrive Audio/Public Library My Rating: 5/5 stars For millennia, Apollo has enjoyed life as an Olympian deity! As the god of all that is good and fluffy, and bringer of the sun, Apollo has tended to spend his down time messing with mortals and playing pranks on his fellow gods and goddesses. Unfortunately, even a god can go too far, and one of Apollo's latest stunts has really angered his father, Zeus. Which would explain the how and the why of Apollo waking up in a New York City alley with none of his stunning good looks or powers. As the reality of his current situation settles in, Apollo turns to the only person who has shown any interest in helping him, Meg. As it turns out, Meg is a demigod and with some clever wording and evil genius trickery, she is also the proud owner of Apollo until his sentence as a mortal is completed. Could it get any worse? Of course, it can always get worse!!! With nothing else to do but accept his current situation, Apollo, with the help of Meg and Percy Jackson, makes his way to Camp Half-Blood! And this is where it all gets worse . . . . In short order, Apollo understands the world of the gods and demigods is seriously screwed up! Camp Half-Blood is far less populated than it used to be, several campers have gone missing, and no quests have been assigned/granted because no prophecies have been made. It's a vicious cycle that seems to be getting worse by the day, and if Apollo doesn't do something, the situation is only going to get worse. The type of worse that has, in the past, has toppled empires and destroyed civilizations. Undertaking a quest as a mortal is scary stuff, but Apollo is determined to do his part. Though he undertakes the quest for selfish reasons, it isn't long before he figures out how being selfish for far, far too many centuries has, in fact, caused the current situation. Living as a mortal, fighting as a mortal teaches Apollo a great number of valuable lessons, including, precisely what it feels like to be betrayed by one you call friend, what it feels like to be abandoned by your parents and loved ones, and what it means to truly care for those under one's own protection. Through a series of painful experiences, these lessons are driven home and convince Apollo he must, under any and all circumstances become a better deity. You know, once he's allowed to be a deity again The Bottom Line: It has been many years since I read the original Percy Jackson books and I had forgotten how cleverly written they are. Rick Riordan has a way with words and a way of making the ancient myths and legends come to life, become so very real. The Hidden Oracle was so much fun to listen to, in large part, because Apollo is a very cocky, sarcastic, conceited being. All those qualities and intonations came through so well via audio that it truly enhanced my experience with this book. One thing I did notice and am working on correcting, I wish I had read the entire series of books, the first and second Percy Jackson series before listening to this book/trilogy. There are a ton of references in The Hidden Oracle to things in the second Percy Jackson series that I just didn't understand in the context of this book. With that being said and based on my star rating, I still clearly loved this book and can't wait for the next in the trilogy, The Dark Prophecy to download to my phone!!!
Most helpful negative review
Rick Riordan has a ten...
Rick Riordan has a tendency to just write variations on all the same characters. This book is no exception. Apollo is Percy Jackson if someone decided to inflate Percy Jackson's head to one-hundred times it's original size. I liked Percy. I liked Magnus Chase. I liked Leo Valdez. They may be the same more-or-less character, but they're all pretty likeable. Apollo is these three characters, but unlikeable. Luckily he had had a lot of character growth by the end of the book, and there were still parts where I laughed out loud, but overall this was a weak start to a Rick Riordan series.
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The Hidden Oracle by R...

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Book #1: The Trials of Apollo Series Source: Overdrive Audio/Public Library My Rating: 5/5 stars For millennia, Apollo has enjoyed life as an Olympian deity! As the god of all that is good and fluffy, and bringer of the sun, Apollo has tended to spend his down time messing with mortals and playing pranks on his fellow gods and goddesses. Unfortunately, even a god can go too far, and one of Apollo's latest stunts has really angered his father, Zeus. Which would explain the how and the why of Apollo waking up in a New York City alley with none of his stunning good looks or powers. As the reality of his current situation settles in, Apollo turns to the only person who has shown any interest in helping him, Meg. As it turns out, Meg is a demigod and with some clever wording and evil genius trickery, she is also the proud owner of Apollo until his sentence as a mortal is completed. Could it get any worse? Of course, it can always get worse!!! With nothing else to do but accept his current situation, Apollo, with the help of Meg and Percy Jackson, makes his way to Camp Half-Blood! And this is where it all gets worse . . . . In short order, Apollo understands the world of the gods and demigods is seriously screwed up! Camp Half-Blood is far less populated than it used to be, several campers have gone missing, and no quests have been assigned/granted because no prophecies have been made. It's a vicious cycle that seems to be getting worse by the day, and if Apollo doesn't do something, the situation is only going to get worse. The type of worse that has, in the past, has toppled empires and destroyed civilizations. Undertaking a quest as a mortal is scary stuff, but Apollo is determined to do his part. Though he undertakes the quest for selfish reasons, it isn't long before he figures out how being selfish for far, far too many centuries has, in fact, caused the current situation. Living as a mortal, fighting as a mortal teaches Apollo a great number of valuable lessons, including, precisely what it feels like to be betrayed by one you call friend, what it feels like to be abandoned by your parents and loved ones, and what it means to truly care for those under one's own protection. Through a series of painful experiences, these lessons are driven home and convince Apollo he must, under any and all circumstances become a better deity. You know, once he's allowed to be a deity again The Bottom Line: It has been many years since I read the original Percy Jackson books and I had forgotten how cleverly written they are. Rick Riordan has a way with words and a way of making the ancient myths and legends come to life, become so very real. The Hidden Oracle was so much fun to listen to, in large part, because Apollo is a very cocky, sarcastic, conceited being. All those qualities and intonations came through so well via audio that it truly enhanced my experience with this book. One thing I did notice and am working on correcting, I wish I had read the entire series of books, the first and second Percy Jackson series before listening to this book/trilogy. There are a ton of references in The Hidden Oracle to things in the second Percy Jackson series that I just didn't understand in the context of this book. With that being said and based on my star rating, I still clearly loved this book and can't wait for the next in the trilogy, The Dark Prophecy to download to my phone!!!

After making his fathe...

After making his father Zeus super mad, Apollo gets punished by being sent down to Earth as a human teenage boy. And not a tough, hot teenage boy, but an average, run-of-the-mill teenage boy with-horror of horrors!-acne. Now the arrogant former god must figure out how to win back his father's favor while fending off the numerous enemies he made as a god, enemies that are all too happy to see the god in his puny human form. Realizing, much to his disdain, that he needs help, Apollo sets off for the one place he knows he has friends and family-Camp Half Blood. What I liked: Apollo is definitely my favorite of Riordan's gods. His vanity and egotism, even now as a puny human, is hilarious and caused me to laugh out loud multiple times. I loved the return of some of the previous characters (like Percy Jackson) from other series, as well as the new characters introduced in this one. What I didn't like: not much. It was a bit long, but I never felt like I wanted the book to end. A fun romp through mythology and history. 5 out of 5 stars

Im just going to say ...

I'm just going to say it. I have never given a Rick Riordan book less than 5 teacups or stars in my entire life. He has been one of my favourite authors since I picked up The Lightning Thief when I was thirteen. I've never read books that are so action-packed, hilarious, and genuinely fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this new series debut, and I would highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend it! However, I would strongly encourage you to read Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus before diving into this one. I know that sounds like a huge commitment, but trust me, you won't regret it! These books are absolutely fantastic, and to grow with, love and appreciate this world and these characters to the fullest I think everyone should start at the very beginning (it's a very good place to start ) I'm so glad that Riordan is not finished writing about our friends at Camp Half Blood and Camp Jupiter! I thought with his new Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, we had left our Big Seven behind, but of course good ol' Rick wasn't going to let us down. In The Hidden Oracle, we join the god, Apollo, who has been turned into a sixteen year old boy as punishment for his son's involvement in the war that took place in The Heroes of Olympus. In order to return to his rightful place on Mount Olympus, Apollo must undergo many trials, and needless to say adventure and hilarity ensues from page one! In my opinion, Apollo was definitely one of the funnier gods we met in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. With his sun chariot, obsession with haiku, and his "totally rad" attitude, he made for some major comic relief in the early series. It was interesting to read this book from his perspective because we still had that hilarious aspect of his character, but we were also able to see one of the gods as more than just a one dimensional parody, which I find the gods in Riordan's series tend to be. At first I didn't know how I felt about this because I liked having the gods be these funny, pompous, and somewhat oblivious characters. Although we did get that side of Apollo, the line seemed to blur between his godly personality and that of the demigod perspective we get from characters like Percy Jackson or Leo Valdez. Sometimes I found myself thinking that his voice sounded too much like a demigod and didn't seem to match the immortal god Apollo. However, Apollo does comment that his fears and thoughts are oddly human and probably an aspect of his punishment. In seeing things through this perspective, Apollo has definitely grown into a much more complex character than we first met a couple of series ago. And of course, you can't go wrong with the haiku chapter titles. I laughed out loud at the beginning of every chapter! Here were a few of my favourites: You've got to be kid- / Well, crud, what just happened there? / I ran out of syl- Up in my business / Always burning Oracles / Romans gonna hate It takes a Village / People to protect your mind / "Y.M.C.A." Yeah The Hidden Oracle was one of the best books I read this year and I'm so excited to see where this series goes! I always know that I'm in for a good time whenever I pick up a Rick Riordan read:) After this, I'm sure I'll be picking up Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard pretty soon!

Summary: Apollo has be...

Summary: Apollo has been made mortal and kicked out of Olympus before, but this time, it really stings. To start out with, he landed in garbage. He's stuck in the body of a pudgy, acne-ridden 16-year-old named Lester Papadopoulos. He's lost his godly powers of music, archery, and healing. Most of his memory of the six months since Gaea's battle with the gods is missing. He's bound to serve Meg McCaffrey, an annoying demigod street urchin with a penchant for throwing fruit. And when he finally makes his way to Camp Half-Blood in search of answers (and as much as he hates to admit it, help), he finds that things there are pretty dire as well. Campers have been mysteriously disappearing, the Oracle isn't working, so they have no prophecies to guide them, communication is down, and Apollo can hear strange whisperings in the trees. Even though he's only mortal, can Apollo and the demigods figure out what's going on in time to stop it from destroying everything, including Apollo's chances of reclaiming his godhood? Review: Rick Riordan's books are somewhat hard to review, as a) there's a lot of them, and b) they're pretty consistently good. This book, the start of a new series (but also a continuation of the larger Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus series), was just as exciting and fast-paced and clever about the blending of mythology with the modern world as Riordan's books always are. But I didn't like it quite as much as normal, since Apollo is not nearly as appealing a main character as Percy Jackson or Jason or Annabeth or Leo or Nico or any of the other demigods, and this book is entirely from his first-person point-of-view. Apollo, even in mortal form, is arrogant, demanding, and blithely unaware of his own faults, and while I get that that is both the joke and part of his character arc, the joke got old pretty quickly. The fish-out-of-water storyline was pretty standard, although it was interesting seeing Apollo interact with his demigod children, given that he is now their same age (and powerless, as well.) There was some impressive ret-conning involved in the plot of this series's Big Bad (or at least I suspect it was ret-conning; maybe Riordan planned it in advance, but if not, it's done pretty seamlessly.) I also quite liked Meg (and her "pet" demon, Peaches), and am interested to see where Riordan takes her character in future books. And since Apollo has gotten over himself to some extent by the end of this volume, hopefully I'll find him a little less annoying in the next book in the series (which of course I will be reading.) 4 out of 5 stars. Recommendation: Although it's technically the first book in new series, it really doesn't do a lot of explanation about demigods / Camp Half-Blood / what happened in previous books / who any of these characters are, so I think it's best read after the two preceding series (which are good fun anyways). It's starting a new storyline six months later, so you don't need the details of the previous books fresh in your mind, but I do think you need some of the background that this one doesn't provide.

whoa! that was a quick...

whoa! that was a quick read. loved every part of it, though. Rick's writing was hilarious as always and I was laughing out loud while reading. Thank god I decided to read it at home! I sort of binge read it and am regretting that I did because I know I would have enjoyed it much more if I took my time. I'm going to start talking about spoilers so if you have not read this book yet, I suggest you read it and come back.what I liked about this book was the character development. In the beginning Apollo was having a very hard time adjusting to his mortal state and was arrogant, self-centered, and everything he was when he was a god. I wasn't sure whether he would be able to change but I was very proud of him when he went back to the mission to save Meg and his children. it was very weird that he and his children were about the same age, though... His children were being nice to him but... still weird. I'm guessing he's going on a mission with Leo and Calypso in the next book and I'm looking forward to finding out what's going on. I have so many questions. Who turned him mortal? I'm guessing it's not Zeus because he wouldn't have take all of Apollo's powers. Maybe Nero or someone bigger than him?? Idk... Also, what happens to Meg? I hope she's alright... I have a feeling she's going to be play a large role in this series and I'm interested what is going to happen to her. Also, did I mention that I am soooo happy for Nico? After so many things he went through, he deserves a happy relationship and I looooved reading about Nico x Will. ( in fact Nico and Will moments were my favorite parts of this book) Doctor's note? Really, Nico? couldn't you have come up with a better excuse?? Anyways, loved this book and looking forward to the next book already!

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