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It's never wise to talk to strangers...and that goes double when they're dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station - she never knows where she'll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life.

When a chance touch leads her to pick up the insistent spirit of a girl who was brutally murdered, Anna is pulled headlong into a deadly conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of government. Facing the forces behind her new hitcher's death will challenge the barriers, both good and bad, that Anna has erected over the years and shed light on her power's origins. And when the covert organization seeking to recruit her crosses the line by kidnapping her friend, it will discover just how far Anna is willing to go to bring it down.

©2016 Rysa Walker. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Ghosts, and other paranormal gifts

The Delphi Trilogy, Book 1
By: Rysa Walker
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
This was such an awesome book. A girl can see and talk with ghosts which has caused problems all her life. Sounds like a normal story but it is not. This is a fresh take on the theme. She tries to help this very insistent ghost. From this, it leads to almost getting killed herself. Then getting kidnapped. It is a fast and furious story with lots of things going on at one time. A wonderful cast of characters and a twisted plot that leads you on many roads that cross. A fun ride and loved it so much. A touch of romance, lots of paranormal fun, and suspense. Ends nice but ready for the next book and I am eager for that.
It is an audible book and the narrator is so awesome, the voices and inflections are perfect! Made the book so exciting. Thanks!

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I liked the story but the performance was distracting

The story was very captivating and new enough to hold my attention. However, the narrator's way of enunciating each word drove me crazy. It's not so much that she read it poorly, it's that she read it too properly. The conversations were stilted, almost as if someone were reading who spoke English as a second language (nothing wrong with that) and they wanted to make sure and get each word correct. It did not have conversational flow I guess. I think if there are more books in the series I my prefer to read them myself.

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Excited!

I recommend this one for sci-fi/fantasy YA followers. It has enough tinges of the YA common themes, which we either anticipate or should collectively admit are guilty pleasure such as: angst, awkward romance, dysfunctional families, distrust of authority, copious references to pop culture and lavish cars. I'm excited for this new series because it has hints of all of the above but it's not (thankfully) the new Twilight, Hunger Games, or Divergent. It's different and the writing good enough to make me wish the next in the series will come soon.

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Good premise but ordinary writing

It was a very good premise and the way the protagonist could use her talent was quite remarkable.

Having said that, the writing lacked pizzazz. I wasn’t carried away and had a hard time finishing this book. I told myself this was one book in a series and it did get better at the end, but it should capture the reader early on and not let go. There was only one plot line, I noticed, and the best novels have multiple things going on at once. The very best have plot lines that seem to be unrelated but that come together at the end. This book didn’t have that.

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a bit slow at first

For the first few chapters I seriously considered putting this down and getting A refund. I'm glad I ended up sticking with it because as the story unfolded it got a lot more interesting, so much so that upon finishing this book II immediately purchased the Second. Give it a chance, it'll grow on you.

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💕💕💕

Loved it! Story and Voice over!!!
I can't wait to hear the next book in the series!

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Not for Adults

For teen readers, the characters may be more relatable and the plot may be less predictable. For adults, the protagonist is not a Katniss or a Tris. Characters are added more to serve the needs of the plot than to make us care about them.

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Wow! A unique reading experience!

Fascinating, completely original concept! Set slightly in the future with a main character who sees the world from her own (and her mind’s guests’) point of view, this is a mystery, a thriller, a sci-fi, and a conspiracy theory novel all rolled into one. I listened to the audio version in a single day. I can’t wait to start the sequel.

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it was good. not guite my type of read. but overall it was okay. okay storyline

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Brilliant writing, amazing story

This is definitely the best find of the year. I've never heard of this author or series before prime reading recommended it. I'm enthralled with the possibilities and descriptive narrative. Anna is an amazing character with all the bumps and bruises of life along with her good heart and goals. I can't wait to start the next book in the trilogy.