Fearing I may go mad at the sheer monotony of my desk job, I quickly developed a love for audio books. I've been hooked ever since.
The book? Yes. The audiobook? No, not by this narrator, at least.
Honestly, not sure.
From what I listened too, the story was very good, and very intriguing. I did not, however, finish the book. The narration was really, really bad.
living life and happy about it
If they like this genre, I would definitely recommend this book. It kept me interested throughout. The author created an interesting sub rosa world.
I liked the structure of the world the main character inhabited, the jobs she did, her co-workers and mystery the pulled the story forward.
I liked the reader overall but she doesn't do male voices well.
The pitch of the narrator's voice and the tinny sound of the recording, I could not get past the second chapter it was too off-putting. :(
Kept me guessing throughout. Would like to see more of this storyline to be written.
Love this book! Love the narration - her accents and voice for different characters is fantastic. I love urban fantasy and this book has an interesting take on the supernatural. THe mystery and the premise of the book will keep you entertained. Highly recommend.
Reader of all things science fiction, fantasy, mystery and paranormal.
The Rook ranks at the top of the audiobooks I've purchased in 2012. I found it fresh, fun, and unexpected. Sort of a men-in-black with supernatural creatures instead of aliens.
You wake up not knowing a thing about yourself. Stick you hands in your pockets and pull out a letter addressed to yourself. "Hi, You're Me. By the way. I knew this was going to happen and I made plans." ~Yourself.
The Rook is not your typical sci-fi, fantasy, who done it mystery. It does a good job at explaining the world of the Checquy and the world in which it resides. It also leaves you with a sense of "I wonder what they don't know about." Without giving away too much. things are not explained only because ... well they can't be. ... yet. They just are and humans haven't been able to figure out the particulars.
A great change from most of the books I've read and listened too. I picked up the audio book on a whim. I just read the blurb, and a few of the comments. Susan Durden did a great job and was most entertaining when voicing reactions to, slime, spores and a Mallard? The Fowl is by far one of the greatest point of the book. It was well worth the credit and well worth full price.I hope Daniel O'Malley continues to write about the Checguy. I will pick it up in a heartbeat.
If you can stand to listen to this woman the story is very good. But the narrator is so sing-song & ends every sentence with an upward inflection. Almost like a British valley girl.
The narrator ends every sentence as if it a question. There's no period, just a comma.
The Rook has a fun story line with a plot that moves along, is exciting, and not always predictable.