• Whispers of the Walker

  • Gateway Trackers, Book 1
  • By: E.E. Holmes
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From E. E. Holmes, author of the award-winning Gateway Trilogy, comes the first in the highly anticipated companion series The Gateway Trackers.

It's been several years since Jess and Hannah Ballard foiled a cataclysmic prophecy that could have destroyed their fellow Durupinen, an ancient clan of women who allow spirits to cross between the worlds of the living and the dead. The girls swore, after the devastation and chaos they endured, they would never get caught up in the inner workings of the Durupinen again.

They were wrong.

After breaking the code of secrecy and facing the judgement of the High Council, Jess and Hannah have no choice but to become Trackers, working to take down those who would exploit the spirit world for profit or power. Their first assignment takes them into the deep South, where Jeremiah Campbell, a self-proclaimed spiritual guru, lures wealthy and desperate devotees with promises of a deeper connection with the dead. As the girls go undercover, it soon becomes clear that Campbell is not merely the con artist they suspected him to be, and that they, and the spirit world they are sworn to protect, are once again in unimaginable danger.

©2016 E. E. Holmes (P)2017 Tantor

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Not Worth a Credit nor Your Time

I soo wasted a credit on this audiobook!

This book apparently is geared towards the teeny bopper crowd. Mostly, but has a steady stream of curse words. But teens are used to it and probably use it in the sane context themselves.

Despite the age of the characters, they acted and thought like preteens. Brainless preteens. Lack of common sense preteens. Worse than any preteens you could possibly know in real life.

And they talk and talk and talk and talk and talk Omg! Shut the fluck up! Truly. 80% dialogue. Another 15% of the main character interpreting EVERYTHING - like how does a first pov main character head pop into everyone else’s head to know what they are thinking and feeling?!
Why someone smiled; What was really meant behind someone’s words. Ugh. Nauseatingly boring. The other 5% was her guessing what everyone else was doing or saying from two blocks away or in their rooms. How dafuq she knows when she doesn’t have super human ears and eyes is beyond me.

Endless recaps from previous books were unnecessary. (I had not read any of it and didn’t need to. After listening to this, I have even less desire.) It only added to the word count and length of this atrocity. I kept wondering “Isn’t it over yet?”

Yet the writer forgets to tell us events and it becomes “oh, back when it was xyz {an event that happened five minutes ago} , abc happened”. Like she was too lazy to rewrite the chapter and fit it in. Sloppy but expected from the low expectations after the third chapter. Or was it the second?

Choppy. Characters are bland. And blend together. Name ‘em Jess One. Jess Two. Jess Three. Main character is annoying AF. (I can’t believe I’m actually using that phrase.) And whiny. Seriously, I wanted to gig her in the throat with a fork. If the main character was in a horror movie, trust me, we would all be rooting for her to be the first to die. WHY is she in a SERIES?

The whole thing at the Haven with their job and whatever was ludicrous, stupid, and dumb. None of it made sense. Maybe in a juvenile daydreamish way. But not realistic nor believable.
At the mansion was agonizing pain. I felt like I signed up for someone to pull out my fingernails.
Put it this way: If you walked out of the room while listening ... you would miss nearly nothing upon your return ... The characters were probably still in the same conversation as you realized you forgot to pause the audio.
There are books that drag. Then there is endless wasted time that miraculously stops time. This falls in the latter.
So, yes. One star although it seemed to be a more soundly grammatically well written ... pages of whatever. No apparent love triangles. An apparent conclusion. (I should give it a two star. But I can’t.) Except an “epilogue” for the next day. Omg. I wasted soo much on this trash.

Narrator was good, but I can’t help but wonder if she swallowed her pride and morals to take on this project. The sample on Audible clearly had me fooled. It enticed me to give it a try but wasn’t worth it.
Obviously, I would not, could recommend this book. It’s like ... I’d prefer eating green eggs and ham with a side of fried worms instead of enduring this torture again.

Don’t make the same mistake I did. Avoid.

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Whispers of the Walker

4th book in this series...I have really enjoyed this series of books and love listening to it on Audible! Can’t wait to hear the next 2.

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Does not feel like it is first in a series

Before getting this book I looked at the different series by this author. This book was listed as first in a series. I only made it about 25% through because the book is definitely more of a follow up to something else or the author likes to describe past experiences the characters had at length. To me I found this frustrating, the concept of the story seemed interesting, but there was way to much back story to jump into this book first especially as I personally do not enjoy having a backstory explained to me.

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can't wait to read the rest of them his stories

love it!! can't wait to read the rest of the books in my library thank you

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Changing Narrators

After finishing the Gateway trilogy, I was excited to see where the story took me in the tracker series. The story was as good as I thought it would be. It took me a bit to get used to the narrator again. I like her version of Jess better than the one in the last 2 gateway books, but the other narrator was better with the English accents. The only thing is that they both pronounce the same word differently. It just took some getting used to, the story was amazing!

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It was okay.

The story was interesting. The writing was simple and lackluster but the characters were clearly developed and defined.

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The Twins and Adulting Evolves

Adulting Dera-pine-in (spelling since I have never see the word) style. The twins post graduation and job hunting and squelching faker who prey on the grieving. Find themselves in a whole new mess of trouble. A well spun tale of adventures mixing of the dark and light of human nature. The twins tales are always a fun read.

Other than an Audible error of leaving in "end of disk...continues on next disk". The download is well done.

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Loved It

I had a great time listening to this book. I loved the story. I loved the mystery and plot twists. It's a great book in sure I'll listen to again.

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A continuation of. the Spirit Trilogy

If you loved the Spirit trilogy books by E E Holmes oh, you have to read these .

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Narrator becomes annoying...but it gets better

Keep listening after Chapter 9 and chapter 10...the narrator gets better. I love this series.

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  • Moiraine Sedai
  • 02-07-22

terrible accents

One of the worst narrators I have ever heard and I have over 200 audible books. Two stars for completing the narrative.

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  • John P.
  • 01-07-22

Is that meant to be Scottish?

That Scottish accent is awful and it tends to drift into an awful Irish accent. It’s cringe worthy and unfortunately it zaps me right out of the story and has a negative impact on the experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-21

Accents ruin it

Cannot get through this book due to the awful accents attempted. It's not even that they're a little off, it sounds like it's done as a joke, especially the cockney and Scottish.

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  • phyllis
  • 05-15-21

Good story

It’s a good story but let down by the England Scottish and cockney accents bloody terrible it is very off putting and takes a lot from the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-21

Gave up listening...

Really wanted to read this and the next book but I cannot listen to Savvy and Fiona's and some of the other terrible English accents. Very off putting on what looks to be an interesting story. Asking for a refund as only made it to chapter 8 and I will read the actual books instead! Audible - this keeps happening and I'm starting to feel like its quantity over quality!!!

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  • Katt collins
  • 03-24-21

brilliant

absolutely loved it. second time listening and twice as good as the first time

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  • Ms Diane Kinsella
  • 01-23-21

Doesnt disappoint

I loved this as much as the others, although I guessed the identity of the angel early on. It's also easy to pick up if you haven't read the trilogy first (it will make u want to read them).
The narrator isn't great at accents and inter changing character voices, particularly with Finn's voice. she needs some practice with her cockney and Scottish accents too which made me chuckle in parts! they can be hard to master though 😄

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-20

enjoyable

I really loved this , not too over the top ,witty,sad,exciting and very well read

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  • Bookworm
  • 07-12-20

enjoyed the book but narration was poor

I struggled to get into the book as the person reading had the worst accents I've heard. The main character was fine however her supposed Scottish , English a d cockney a cents were terrible. Which is a shame as enjoyed the storyline.

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  • Gavin Sheedy
  • 05-30-20

Moments of beauty.

Both the story and the narration are excellent. The recording is also of an excellent standard. The British accents are as authentic as Dick Van Dyke’s, but that didn’t ruin Mary Poppins, and it doesn’t ruin this either.

There are some lovely moments in this.

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  • Paul Grundy
  • 06-16-20

crap

what a load of shit. didn't bother to finnish it. total waste of time and money

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  • Kerry
  • 02-10-18

So enjoying this series

Such a good story.. I’m just a little disappointed ive only been able to get the first book to the previous series on audible.. cannot wait to read the rest..

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