This novel was great fun! If you're looking for a fast paced, supernatural mystery that will constantly leave you giggling with deadpan joke delivery, this fits the bill marvelously. I can't wait for more from O'Malley!
Fun, Exciting, New
A mix of Sci Fi and Crime Drama. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Can't wait for another book from this author.
It was a fluid and entertaining story with good doses of humor and a creative setting
interesting concept about how a different individual can emerge out of a total memory loss situation.
can you become a different person after losing your memory?
Great book, and great entertainment, highly recommended
Very unusual story
Laughed out loud many times.
Didn't want to stop listening
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I really really liked the Rook. Great plot, great characters. Ms. Duerden was very good. I hope O'Malley give us another!
The story was fine. I had two problems with this book 1) they "told" more story than was lived. This was especially true for the first part of the book... so it was a bit slow and then in the end rushed to tie all the loose ends together (annoying). 2) The narrator had a cadence and lilt that drove me insane.. it took half the book for me to be able to "listen through" to hear the story rather than the narration. The best way to describe it was "sing songy"... ugh...However, the story hook was good and I hung in there to find out what would happen to our heroine.
I found this audiobook when it was on sale. It had excellent reviews by my fellow Audible listeners. I usually stick with certain authors, but for the price, I figured how bad could it be. I was hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't wait for to find out how the story ends, then when it did, I wanted more.
The book throws you into the action from the start. I was afraid that the story was going to the Bourne Identity with a female protagonist, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a story with a great heroine with just the right mix of action, Sci-Fi, and suspense.
When i later read that this was Daniel O'Malley's first book, I was even more impressed. From what I have read, this may turn into another series. I look forward to reading more about Myfanwy.
It's always nice to see the birth of a new series especially one that offers the possibility of great variety. Yes it is an all encompassing supernatural theme but it is done with panache and wonderful humour. Daniel O'Malley utilizes a terrific literary device to complete the entire background for this and future novels. It is an espionage novel with a very lovable and funny heroine and with plenty of 'nasties' good and bad !! Some reviews have had a negative opinion of the narrator, Susan Duerdon, and I could not disagree more. She delivers the narrative with excellent diction, the breadth of voices for both males and females is brilliant and her timing for the humour is spot on! Great job.
Loved it as a fabulous diversion!!!!
This book was actually recommended by Kevin Hearne (author of the Iron Druid Chronicles.) I'm so thankful I took his recommendation and downloaded it! This book kept me enthralled the whole time I listened to it - a very "meaty" story without being overladen with pointless descriptions. Daniel O'Malley creates a very believable and fascinating world and I found myself emotionally attached to the main character (something that doesn't often happen to me when reading urban fantasy.) Just enough humor to keep some of the more intense sections of the story from being too dakr and enough serious storyline to keep history buffs like myself satisfied. LISTEN to this - you won't regret it!