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Seven years ago, Rachel gave her heart to a dark, intense stranger who left her broken and alone.

Every day since then Rachel has thought about Dex, her memories refusing to be silenced.

Now, Dex is back, but this time he is not alone. He has brought a formidable army - their sole purpose to conquer. Fate will bring Rachel and Dex back together, but on opposing sides of a war that threatens to obliterate her world. 

Pitted against the power of the elements, Rachel and her friends must survive tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, and fire, all the while being hunted by a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to pillage her planet.

Fleeing for her life amid the chaos of a raging, burning city, Rachel realizes man’s only chance of survival lies in the hands of the very person who betrayed her all those years ago.

Earth is destined to fall, but Rachel is determined to save mankind, no matter the sacrifice. 

©2019 Melissa Delport (P)2019 Melissa Delport

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YA dystopia, scifi romance

I did not know what to expect but the author surprised me in this one. It had twist and turns, a good plot and outcomes that I was not expecting. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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The Traveler

What would you do if the world was under attack from another planet? This book has so many obstacles to overcome and yet does it beautifully. Definitely one of the most unique books in this genre. I will be listening to the next in this series soon.

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Storms, fireballs and panic.

This is going to be a tough book to review because although I can recognise that it's well written, it falls straight into one of my least favourite genres, Action. I chose it because I have enjoyed several books by Melissa Delport, especially under her alias of Lisa Del, and I knew she would not disappoint. I have since reread the book's description and I now see that in my enthusiasm, I managed to miss the words tsunami, conquer and pillage, so to be fair, I have upgraded my 3.5 to a 4* rating. Rachel is a TV news journalist and she is out on a job with her colleagues, when her world is turned upside down by extreme weather and devastation. Amidst mass panic, they head back to the TV studio to post a final bulletin, before heading to the one place on a weather chart that shows calm. Hmm, this is all going through my head now and I don't want to post spoilers, so, fast forward and Rachel has met up with Dex, a past boyfriend who had a devastating effect on her at the time. She is still bewitched, but she hadn't known that he wasn't human, so it is an horrific shock to discover that he is with the powerful invading force. How can their relationship possibly resume? The characterisations in this novel were strong, even with such a large cast. We meet various people along the way, but they all feel very real and relatable. Leah Sponburgh was a fabulous narrator, how she kept pace with the action, I have no idea. Her job was more like that of a sports commentator then a book narrator and she impressed me no end. The world is in chaos and this small band survivors needs to find somewhere as far from the action as possible. If Action is your thing, this is a definite next-read.

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Excellent Adventure!

This is my first book by Melissa Delport and I have to say wow! This book is very interesting. A fabulous storyline with surprising situations and exciting twists and turns that will definitely keep your attention. The story is fantastically written and extremely intriguing. The narrator does a fabulous job with the characters and voices of each. I definitely recommend this book and enjoyed listening to this book.

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What is different about humans?

A good storyline with twists and turns, complex situations with surprising outcomes. Narration is good, but if I'm being really picky (sorry) it lacks some nuances of emotions - perhaps this is intentional given the storyline, but the cadence and tones are a little on the hypnotic side. Overall a good book though.

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Splendid adventure from a trusted author

Another splendid adventure from the multi-talented and multi-faceted Melissa Delport - I wouldn’t usually pick up a YA-type, dystopian, sci-fi romance but I’ve learned to trust the author and just enjoy the ride. As all her books this was beautifully written, highly original, quirky, full of fun and in this case plenty of fast-paced action. The narration by Leah Sponburgh is fabulous - this really made my commute to work so much more enjoyable. Here’s hoping for a sequel!

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Brilliant book by a brilliant author

I am a massive fan of Melissa's ever since listening to The Clock Keepers and this book did not disappoint. The book follows a man and woman who vanish from each others lives for a while and when they meet again are fighting against each other, one trying to destroy a world and one to save it. As with Melissa's other work this one has a lot of adventure, romance and world building in it. I loved this one and can't wait to listen to the next one.

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A great story

An alien story so very different. It’s got romance and war and aliens who control the elements. It’s a non stop battle to take control, then the story of Rachel and Dex. Separated and refound, things aren’t always that straight forward. There are so many different aspects to the characters and relationships founded in this story. I’m not a big romance fan, or battles, but I couldn’t resist this & Melissa Delport does a good tale. Narrator was good too, calm & steady & flowed really well.

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amazing book

Realizes man’s only chance of survival lies in the hands of the very person who betrayed her all those years ago. this book is amazing could not spot listening to it well written by Melissa Delport and brought to life by Leah Sponburgh hopefully more to come

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Traveler-tastic!

The Traveler was released on 27th May 2019 and I bought it in the 28th May 2019. It is my two least favourite genres combined; romance and chick-lit! But, but, but, it was written by the multi talented, master author, Melissa Delport and quite honestly, I'd pay good money to read her shopping lists or notes to the milkman, such is this author's ability. I dived in, prepared not to particularly enjoy the story but still appreciate the writing. That'll teach me! I was swept up in Rachel's and Dex's story, and, as I listened I looked over at Mr Melanie, sleeping on the sofa, glasses askew on his nose, saliva dribbling out of the corner of his mouth, shepherd's pie and tomato ketchup liberally splashed down the front of his faded sweatshirt, tummy hanging over the top of his mis-matched sweatpants and I realised that I too had experienced such love, and still do to this day. He may not be a Venonite with unrivalled, weather changing powers, but he's my very own superman! The Traveler is a fast-paced, action packed story, filled with emotion. There are a myriad of different relationships to examine and bonds are stretched and tested, broken and strengthened. There is romance, but there's also science fiction, fantasy and contemporary themes throughout. When the world as you know is collapsing all around you, would you be brave? Would your love stay strong? These and many other issues are thoroughly investigated and it was a triumph. Bravo Ms Delport and bravo Leah Sponburgh for your totally brilliant performance. A 5 star highly recommended hit.

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  • Mindy H
  • 28-07-19

Great YA story!!!

Great YA story. Though it is primarily a soft romance, the sci-fi story stands up to create an action packed storyline! the prologue is oddly slow moving ( unlike The authors usual stories) but the rest of the story more that makes up for it! This audiobook is non -stop action. It’s easy to read and the romances are sweet and YA appropriate! The Narration is consistent and carries the momentum of the book along to the very end!

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 22-07-19

Another good series from Melissa Delport!

The Traveler, my fifth read/listen from author Melissa Delport (Lissa Del) & the first book in a series was absolutely excellent! I don't restrict my reading to any particular genre. Instead, I'm a sucker for anything with memorable characters & a story that keeps me on the edge of my seat until the end. Narrator Leah Sponburgh’s narration added greatly to the book’s enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I have to admit there were times I sped up the book because I couldn't wait to see what happened next. Well-written romantic/suspense, with well-developed characters. I’ll be reading more from this author & look forward to the rest of the series! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Marla
  • 13-04-20

She loves him will he come back?

Dex somewhat older than 17 year old, Rachel. Rachel falls in love with him deeply. 7 years later after Dex has left her she keeps thinking of him. This book was given to me for free at my request for a voluntary review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-02-20

it's alright.

I struggled getting into this book, I had to rewind several times and relisten to parry's of it. I felt like if I blinked or got distracted for a second then I missed a major part of the story. there's something interesting about the narrator..... the sound of her voice is fine but I was often thrown of by the way she pronounced any word with an "OL" sound in it

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  • Jocelyne
  • 23-09-19

Great Introduction to the Series!

This was my first Melissa Delport's book, and won't be my last. I love the cover! This is the first book in The Traveler Series, an amazing Sci-Fi story. This is a great introduction to this Series. Rachel and Dex are great character. Rachel is strong and beautiful. Dex is a great character, powerful and intriguing. The world building is well done, intriguing, and original. The storyline is fast-paced, action packed, captivating, and breathtaking. The secondary characters are great, and they have an important part in the story.Leah Sponburgh did an outstanding job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice, well paced, and really easy to understand. Her voice is really pleasant to listen to. Now, I can't wait for the next book in the Series.

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  • Christine
  • 05-09-19

Great story but was not very happy with the peri

Love the story but the narrator read the book like she was in a rash

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  • Karson Lee
  • 02-09-19

Great!

Another great read by Melissa Delport. It makes you think, what if the human race really isn't confined to Earth? What if, as in this book, other intelligent life in the universe is humanoid in form? This novel is both thought provoking and entertaining. Packed full of action, with a side of romance, to keep the reader's interest. The audio quality was great, as is usual with this author. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review from the author/narrator/publisher via my own request.

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  • Tracy H.
  • 19-08-19

New YA PNR series

This was is a new to me author and narrator, and the story is a new PNR YA series with no graphic sex, so its suitable for younger readers. Don't let that deter you from this series, its a unique story and its engaging. The story of Rachel and Dax is very engaging and I was hooked within the first few chapters of the book. I'm looking forward to the next books in the series.

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  • Trisha C.
  • 16-08-19

out of this world romance

This is an action packed Sci fi story. It is about survival, earths devastation, possible Armageddon The will of a group of Survivors and few aliens to help fight against the invaders that are determined to obliterate all humans on earth. A story of finding love, trust, courage, betrayal. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. Melissa Delport story is intense and emotional !!! Leah Sponburgh narration is excellent . i was gifted this audio and I this is my honest review.

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  • brenda l. moreno
  • 14-08-19

Wow!

Narrator is awesome! Doesn’t make it boring and is at a perfect pace. The story line is amazing from the beginning to the end. Left with a cliffhanger. Definitely worth it. Enjoy!