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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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Great!

Great story, but the wonderful narration really brings it to life! Looking forward to the next part of the series.

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Great story

First I just have to say that Kate Rudd is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE narrator!!! I came across this series after finishing The Chronos trilogy. That was an amazing set of books. I like this plot and where it might be headed but I'm gonna be honest the story takes a very long time to get going and the main character and her sidekick fall a bit flat. Everything felt very rushed and underdeveloped but the overall plot is an interesting one so I'm gonna move on to book 2 with the hopes things get better.

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It's alright, probably get there next

Teen book, not bad. The story has some ten angst, slight love build up, and leads into espionage back story. I'll probably get the next book!

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Awesome!

if this review is optional how come it is making me do something with 15 words :-) I love this book :-)

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  • DJ
  • 03-02-18

young adult

A good story to read if you are a young person with liberal ideals and enjoy fantasy. The details, aside from the fantasy, are not well rooted. I can see why a young reader would enjoy the fantasy and new found freedoms with progressive overtones. the editing is good, the story flows well and you do care about the characters, somewhat, when they aren't being overly self righteous or pretentious. I did enjoy the 'Supernatural' reference. Not bad though, my constructive recommendation would be to root the fantasy with a reality that is more ubiquitous.

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A very good book that holds your interest with non-stop action

Anna's adventures and travels keep your attention from chapter to chapter. It also makes you want to read more as soon as possible.

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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.