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The Delphi Effect

The Delphi Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (847 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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It gets better

TBH, I wasn't sure about this story at first. A girl talking to ghosts kind of isn't my thing. But it takes a turn and was much better than I expected. The concept is similar to X-Men or another series where individuals develop special abilities.

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loves it

awesome mix of fantasy and government conspiracy, or is it. made me think of area 51 and what phenomenon could the government be up to.

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excellent science fiction book

loved it rode back from Ohio and Virginia and the book kept me going. Awesome.

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  • Sue
  • Martin, TN, United States
  • 09-22-18

Okay book. Could have used a few more twists.

Interesting concept that falls flat. Not a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Not the kind of book that makes you root for the characters. In one word mediocre.

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not very engaged

The book seems like a decent story, but I couldn't find myself well engaged in the book or with the characters. There is not much in depth characterization, and a lot of the writing seems almost too cliche.

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Sooo boring!

First of all, I love books about ghosts or people being able to talk to dead people, etc. I started reading this book and then went to the audible version to give it another try thinking it may get my attention that way.
It is sooooooo boring!! I could stand 6 chapters only. I feel like it is a good story but it has too many unnecessary characters. Too many conversations that are irrelevant. It's almost like someone telling you a good story and then sidelining to another story that is not relevant and then coming back to the main story but then you feel lost, etc.
I got this book based on the great reviews and like I said I think it has a good story behind but I was very disappointed. Waste of money for me :(

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Solid and engaging story

Great performance. The number of characters was a challenge to keep.up with at times. I will definitely read the next book in the series.

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  • hellkatjen
  • 06-09-18

A gripping psychic tbriller

A well written and well performed book. All the characters are well drawn and the plot is believable. I thoroughly enjoyed the story as well as the performance.