Disappointed by the ending, very anticlimactic and went in a direction that didn't make much sense compared to the brilliant writing of the rest of the book.
I would definitely listen to this book over and over and over because the story was so great and the characters are so interesting. I could not get enough!
The Rook is really unlike any other book I have ever read. It is a mix of mystery, supernatural, thriller, sci-fi, comedy..
I loved the history of the characters and their abilities
MI:6 meets X-Men in the Rook!
Everyone should read the book. It is entertaining, exciting and a great story!
Brilliant story and perfect voice! My only displeasure is that she hasn't done the sequel yet! I know the book will only be released soon, and than it will be awhile before the audiobook is done. I await with baited breath.
the book was very entertaining. lots of detail and very well written. the story was good with lots of background and set up a world I hope we get more of.
Not the best book I've ever had, but one of the better first books I've seen. Could have been more tightly edited, and a bit more rambly, but by the same token, lots of quirk, some nice lines and a pleasing mishmash of visceral horror and comedy of manners. Curious what comes next from O'Malley.
Sure it was time well spent as I drive 4 hours each day and need to fill the time. Plus i'm new to this whole audiobook deal so I'm still trying to find what genre I enjoy. That is why I chose this book; it was something completely different than what I normally listen to (the classics).
Perhaps because this isn't my cup o tea, but I can sum this book up as follows; take 1 part X-Men, add 1 part League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, water down greatly, and toss in some Hardy Boy's mystery novel and you have The Rook.
I won't say it was bad, I can only say that the elements were not original; a super secret team with superpowers battles monsters and bad guys all the while a traitor is afoot. One guy can manipulate metal, another can control your body and read your mind through telepathy, another can turn invisable, another has sharp bone claws...and they all learn to develop and control their powers through a secret school only for those with superpowers...come on!.
And the mystery was easily solved once you you were introduced to the backstory of each character.
Yes. I always do the book/movie comparison whether I enjoyed it or not.
Without a doubt, there is a huge debt of acknowledgement owed to the orator. As pessimistic as I have been about this book's review, the orator is nothing short of phenomenal. Her accents, her accentuation, her tone and delivery. She is without a doubt the best orator I have listened to so far. There were several occasions where I swore that another person was involved in the reading.
Absolutely brilliant she was.