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Spirit Legacy

The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

"The Gateway is open…."

These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality. Jess' life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood. But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together: her mother gone - dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she's never met; and there's something odd about some of the people she's been meeting at school:

They're dead.

Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth: her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning.

©2013 E.E. Holmes (P)2015 E.E. Holmes

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Loved it!!!!

It started off with a mystery right away. It never slows!!!! I was mainly into romance novels but I'm definitely interested in this genre!!!

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Not the Book's Fault

I bought this book after seeing an ad comparing it to the Outlander and All Souls series. So my expectation was this would be a well researched fantasy novel supported by actual historical detail sufficient to make you almost believe the fantasy. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. This book is a straight out fantasy with no detail to lend even a hint of believability. And it should be properly labeled. It wasn't even classified as YA, much less teen or preteen which seems a much better fit. It certainly wasn't geared towards adults.

I realize this is the first book in a trilogy so the overarching plot line can't be revealed in too much detail. But there were gapping holes in the story that had to explained in order for the first book to make sense. And they weren't. Nor were many of the primary character's actions remotely plausible.

All of this said, it was not an enjoyable reading experience. But I don't blame the author as much as her publisher. Their promotion of this book set the bar far too high. If not for the ad I would have remained blissfully unaware of this book. It isn't a book I would ever selected if I had done a little research instead of relying on ad. And I know better than that. So it is my fault too.

But I think the author and the publisher would have been much better served if they marketed this to a younger fantasy market. Not people who enjoy well researched historical fiction with a little fantasy and romance on the side.

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...no comparison.

Purchased this on a whim. Fell for, "If you love "Outlander or Discovery of Witches" you'll love this book....uh, no. No comparison...false advertisement.

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  • Megan
  • BARNARD, VT, US
  • 09-02-16

Really enjoyed.

This had a very good pace to it and kept my interest the entire way through! Hate waiting for the next!

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Can hardly wait ...

For the next one. Great read without all the unnecessary fillers so many books seemed filled with to prolong the story. Very fun, interesting and emotional given the lives of the main characters.

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light reading

I think this series is meant fort teens? kind of juvenile but I'll probably read the other 2 books too.

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  • Kimberly
  • Walworth, NY, United States
  • 11-13-15

Wonderful Surprise

This book pulls you in from the first chapter. I don't want to give anything away.... so, I'm not going to. I can't wait for the the other books to come out on audible.

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Great story!!!

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are very will done and the story line flowed smoothly. I definitely have to not only read the next of this trilogy but I have to say I will be reading the The Gateway Trackers also! This one clean series of books that I have to have!!!!

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A Teen Read

Boring and blah. This book is advertised poorly. It should be placed in young trader category

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I couldn't finish this

I'd suggest reading something else, unless you enjoy stories with main characters who always know what everyone else is thinking and secondary characters who are bad caricatures.

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  • Ms Fiona Moriarty
  • 06-25-15

Great book

I love sci-fi & Fantasy books & I really enjoyed this book! Could have been a bit longer!

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  • Hayley
  • 09-22-17

Putting the Super back into Supernatural

i really loved listening to this fictional book, the reader/listener finds out every part of this new world at the same tima as the main character Jess from the unfortunate beginnings to what transpires as she attends a new school.
Each scene brilliantly explained with the right amount of humour and emotion, i can't wait to read the next in the trilogy...

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  • Claire
  • 06-07-17

Enjoyable listen

Wished the book was a bit longer as it felt very rushed towards the end.

BOOK TWO PLEASE

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  • Mrs. Jeanette H. Wells
  • 05-28-17

Couldn't put it down

I wasn't sure about the narrator to start but it didn't take long to get into the story and the narrator was easy to listen to and separated the characters well.

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  • Elaine
  • 05-19-17

Loved it

Hooked from the start, couldn't stop listening. Need books 2 and another binge listen ..

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  • M. Sarju
  • 04-27-17

excellent story,

I can not wait to listen to book 2 and find out what happens in England

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-22-16

It's ok

The first half of story was fantastic however the second because very far fetched. I enjoyed it but not best book I have read and listened too

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  • jo
  • 07-20-15

Great

Really enjoyable book looking forward to listening to the other two books in this series on audible...

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