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The Delphi Trilogy, Book 2
Description⎮Reviewed Oct. 2018
Narrator: Kate Rudd
Length: 14 hours 13 minutes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio⎮2017
Synopsis: What if your mind became your worst enemy?
Struggling with evolving psychic abilities, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan and her equally exceptional friends are on the run from the ruthless Graham Cregg, leader of a covert operation known as the Delphi Project. Cregg has already killed repeatedly to test Anna’s ability. Now, he and his father, a presidential contender, will stop at nothing to recapture the Delphi adepts, whom they see as weapons to be controlled – or destroyed.
Navigating an increasingly hostile landscape, Anna and her friends form a resistance to rescue those still in the Creggs’ fatal grip. As more gifted kids vanish and public awareness of the Delphi Project grows, so does the opinion that getting rid of the adepts may be a necessary evil.
Yet even as they face off against cold-blooded killers, government operatives, and a public intensely afraid of their psychic powers, the greatest threat to Anna and the resistance may come from within themselves – and their own mysterious abilities could spell their ultimate downfall.
4.25★ Audiobook⎮Whoah. If I was unsure about immediately jumping to the next installment, the ending of The Delphi Resistance just made up my mind. It’s been a while since I heard The Delphi Effect, but I didn’t really have a hard time slipping back into the series. That’s how much I love Rysa Walker’s writing.
I heard the first 80% of this audiobook several months ago, before somehow becoming distracted enough to put it down. Although I didn’t enjoy The Delphi Resistance as much as The Delphi Effect, I didn’t put it down because it had become unenjoyable. From what I remember, I intended to return to it quickly, but it got lost in the shuffle of my ever expanding TBR. It’s normally so hard to get back into something after being away from it for this long, which is why I think I kept putting off returning to The Delphi Resistance.
But I have recently vowed to cleanup my TBR, beginning with my mostly finished audiobooks. My first thought when picking up The Delphi Resistance again was “Why did it take me so long to come back to this?”. This is a great series. It’s not quite as great as The Chronos Files, but it’s not far from it. Rysa Walker’s imagination astounds me.
I will say that The Delphi Resistance did drag just a little bit in the middle, which made it easy for me to be distracted by something shinier. I wasn’t into the Magda/Cregg storylines. I think it got a little too big at that point. It seemed like the more characters that were added, the more I lost interest. But Walker began to scale things back towards the end, bringing the focus back to the more familiar characters.
My favorite thing about Rysa Walker is that I never know what to expect from her. I was again reminded of that at the end of The Delphi Resistance. That cliffhanger made me glad that I already have The Delphi Revolution pre-ordered. It comes out in six days, so my timing could not have been more perfect!
Walker’s books are some of the most binge-able that I’ve heard. It’s the perfect time to pick up this trilogy and zip through it. And while you’re at it, give The Chronos Files a listen as well. By the way, both series are available on Scribd!
Narration review: Kate Rudd has narrated all of the Rysa Walker audiobooks I’ve heard and I never tire of hearing her. She’s a phenomenal narrator and she also happens to narrate the exact type of books that I love. I’ve heard her narrate a lot of Young Adult books and I love the way she approaches that genre. Her protagonists never sounded immature or annoying. If anything, they sound older than they are, which is refreshing for YA. ♣︎