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The Legacy

Legacy, Book 1
Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
Series: Legacy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

One man obsessed with power. One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him. One war that changed the world.

"World War three lasted 12 days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives. We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance. Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America. He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy. I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was 19 years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us. My name is Rebecca Davis. I am 26 years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon."

A narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong, and at the center of the story a strong woman who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in. The Legacy is an action-packed, adrenaline-inducing thrill ride which will leave you riveted long after you have listened to the last page.

©2013 Melissa Delport (P)2019 Melissa Delport

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Well written and very close to home politically

This is the second book I have read /listed to by melissa delport. I was first introduced to her work when I heard the clock keeper. Whilst both books are complete different they are equally as well written in their own rights . The character development within this novel was completely on point and I was quite easily drawn into the story. It is very close to home in terms with how the world of today is politically and completely believable that WW3 could happen in reality. I think this is another reason why I felt engaged from the start. The book had a good pace to it and kept me interested throughout . I love the fact that there is a good mix of both sci fi and romance without any taking over . in a sense I see this as being in a genre of its own. I was given this book by the author /narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Wow, just wow

My god, when this ended I was heart broken. I almost begged for more. Im not going to give any spoilers just know that this audio book is amazing, everytime I listen to a Melissa Delport book I think WOW she can't get any better, and what do you know?! The next one is even better!
Seriously though, listen to this, you won't be disappointed, and that's a pinky promise!

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  • Helen
  • Paignton
  • 28-06-19

great audio book

loved this book from start to finish very engaging book very great written by Melissa Delport
and fab narrater too can't wait for book 2

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Excellent story, brilliant narration!

I was a little apprehensive about picking this one up as I’ve been well and truly overfed with dystopian, YA heroine stories and I only did because I very much enjoyed a previous book by this author. To my absolute delight this was excellent - believable, well crafted and with an underlying sense of menace I couldn’t quite shake (we all know there’s an Eric Dane waiting in the shadows should a similar scenario ever arise). The narration by Lynn Devereux was brilliant and just a joy to listen to, she really brought the characters to life and sucked me into the story.
A very nice detour from my usual fare and I can’t wait to listen to the next one.

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Great listen

A dystopian novel set after World War III where the world is looking for a leader. Step up Eric Dane who everyone looked up to and believed, however is his truth really the truth as he wants the population to believe. The resistance would disagree and at its heart Eric's wife Rebecca who leads the struggle to free the people from his rule.

With a great cast of characters who come together to fight for the cause and some surprising twists, this book leads you on a great adventure and keeps you listening to the end. I'm looking forward to seeing how the story progresses in book two.

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  • anne
  • Andalusia, Spain
  • 17-06-19

Absolutely Loved this book!

Wow! I loved every minute of this adventure and can’t wait for the next instalment. It took me back to reading as a teenager for some reason. I don’t know if it was the pure adventure of it or the freshness of a new genre for me or just the style of Ms Delports‘ writing but it was a roller coaster ride. I loved the good guys and not the bad guys. But they were all there inside my mind as clear as day.

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The Legacy

So, if by any chance you happen to like dystopian, thriller, action, set in the future, roller coaster-type stories, with a kick-ass female lead, a bit of romance, and an ending that will make your head hurt, then look no further!
Bring on book 2!

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  • TG
  • 13-06-19

instantly engaging

I throughly enjoyed this book. It grabs you immediately and the characters were really likeable. I liked how the ending was tied up but left you wanting more - but was your choice. It is not one of these books who leaves you on a cliff hanger making you frustrated at not having the next one. I highly recommend and indeed I am looking forward to following them on their next journey. I have also listed to other Melissa Delport books and I really like her as an author.

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A Brilliant Read

Wow, a brilliant read. Not my usual genre and I did not know what to expect but so pleased I took the leap. In the aftermath of world war three Rebecca is married to Eric Dane the charismatic President of the New United States of America. Rebecca uses her position as First Lady to assist the Resistance to overturn her husband, after all she is ideally placed to do so! An ingenious story with unexpected foes and allies. This is Book 1 in the trilogy, I can’t wait for Book 2.

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Wow

I’ve just finished listening to this and can honestly say that I did not want it to end. The narrator was excellent and I am going to have to find out what happened to Rebecca, Reid and Aidan

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  • norman
  • 11-07-19

Romantic Sci-fi

Although The Legacy contained more romance than I care for, the story redeemed itself with some interesting science fiction ideas and a fast moving, action filled plot. Lynn Devereux did a good job with the voices and she was a perfect fit for the central character, Rebecca.

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  • Sairaika
  • 10-07-19

A great read!

One man obsessed with power...
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him...
One war that changed the world...

An enjoyable and thrilling read. What a read! Enjoyed every moment of it.

Thrilling. Hooking.

Well-written. Great characters.

The narration was awesome. A great listen!

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  • Karson Lee
  • 27-06-19

One of my new favorite series.

I honestly really enjoyed this book. It started kinda slow, but I'm thrilled I stuck with it. The twist at the end totally has me searching for the next one in the series!

The audio recording quality is excellent. The narrator does a wonderful job of conveying emotion. It's not one of those that's almost painful to listen to; on the contrary, I really enjoyed the portrayal of the characters and would definitely listen to something else by this audio producer.

The Audiobook was gifted in exchange for an honest review by the author/publisher/narrator via Audiobook Boom.

Special thanks to Mrs. Delport for my copy!

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  • Mindy H
  • 27-06-19

The perfect binge read!

I enjoyed this well written story. The characters were well developed and behaved exactly as I expected as I got to know them. I loved that it was relatively clean. The few sex scenes were tastefully handled and though there were a couple of curse words they were not over used or inappropriate.
I enjoyed the premise of the book, with the powers of the future being genetic treatments with limitations and risks rather than all encompassing super powers. It did feel that this book was written as a series and divided into books when the series was complete. I personally did not have a problem with this because I truly love serial stories. I absolutely loved the narration in the audiobook. She was perfect for this project. Her character voices were quite consistent. I hope to get the next book very very soon.

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  • Jan M
  • 09-06-19

Part Dystopian and Part Suspense

The Legacy by Melissa Delport is part dystopian and part suspense. Typically I am a romance, mystery or thriller listener, and I tried something outside my typical genres. I enjoyed the story and thought it was well written and original. The suspense in the story kept my attention. Aspects of the story were very scary in terms of war, nuclear fallout, etc. I liked the character of Rebecca, and was confused about Eric. Lynn Devereux was great performing this book. She added realistic emotions to the characters. This book ends in a cliffhanger, so be prepared.