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The Burning Maze

The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
Written by: Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
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Book three in the number-one New York Times best-selling Trials of Apollo series

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.

With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor - and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles - somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon....

©2018 Rick Riordan (P)2018 Listening Library

What the critics say

"Just as he has been for the previous two audiobooks in Riordan's Trials of Apollo series, narrator Robbie Daymond is wholly in sync with Apollo's voice.... Daymond creates individual voices for the large cast of supporting characters, including satyr guide Grover, demigod Meg, and dryad Aloe, and listeners will find it hard to press pause as he delivers every twist and turn in Apollo's continuing adventures." (AudioFile)

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  • Nathan
  • 2018-09-30

Entertaining

As an adult I've found many YA stories entertaining and Rick's books are no exception. I used to play a video game in the apple 2 as a kid that was a Greek good adventure writer and this reminds me of that. Fun.

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  • grant culbertson
  • 2018-09-23

great book

the author did a great job for this third book in a fantastic series. the narrator was very good

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  • kim
  • 2018-06-03

Not Sure How I Feel!

First off I liked the story but there was a drastic change in this installment. Book was much darker than I was expecting not that it was a bad thing but I did cry several times and that’s what has me feeling lost. Still I will be eagerly awaiting the next book. Oh yes and Apollo is still whiny but he is growing up.

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  • Victoria
  • 2018-12-13

Amazing

This is a great book, keeps your attention, with enough action and story telling to keep you on your toes. The entire Apollo series is great and the reader was a perfect choice, I can't imagine a better voice. Rick doesn't disappoint with the story line either. 10/10 would recommend.

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  • Brandon
  • 2018-05-19

This book gets a bit real.

Readers beware this story gets a bit real and has some actual consequences to Apollo's choices. Pretty decent story.

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  • Thomas Dobosiewicz
  • 2018-05-13

I hate you Rick Riordan

I don't know how, but uncle Rick managed another masterpiece. Keep tissues handy fellow demigods.

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  • c cutting
  • 2019-08-12

Wow.

These just keep getting better. I wasn't really into the first one but thought I would give the second a try. It was loads better than the first book. Could not wait to listen to this one and I must say is one of my Favorite books by Rick. Chomping at the bit till 9/24 gets here for the next one.

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  • David Shirar
  • 2019-07-17

Robbie Daymond was fantastic

Robbie Daymond was far and away the best audiobook reader ive ever had. Brought a lot of emotion in the dialogue and created many distinct voices and accents. im thoroughly impressed!

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  • Jason Gunther
  • 2019-07-05

Amazing and heartbreaking

This story has once again reduced me to an emotional wreck. Robbie Daymonds performance is uncanny and truly brings these characters to life. As a hardcore Riordan fan, this book is one of his most if not the most addictive, gripping and emotionally shattering of his many works. This book brings the series into darker waters with more mature concepts, but fear not, it is worth every second and every page. 5 stars 💔

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  • jcadvocate
  • 2019-05-28

sweet

such a great book that Also informs you of the Greek mythology and humanity or whatever