"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain.
She also discovers that she possesses a rare and deadly supernatural ability of her own. Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, The Rook is a richly inventive, suspenseful fantasy. An astonishing debut from a brilliant new voice.
©2012 David O'Malley (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd
This book grips you from the first sentence to the last. The story is non stop, really it is VERY hard to find a spot to turn it off to rest for a min. You just can't stop listening. Likewise the narrator is extremely good, totally believable as the voice of the lead character, and all the other ones as well. I can't recommend this book highly enough.I have often read and listened to books that seemed to start well and then fizzle out,but this one keeps its promise to the very last word, literally! Read it or you will miss a good experience.
The story bought a new approach to both the Supernatural and the Spy genres by amalgamating them into this fantastic book. This was the first book in a while that I immediately started again for a second read!
I can't wait for the second book and hope that Katy will be narrating it.
Katy's narration of the story bought out the protagonist quirky nature in an enjoyable to fun way. There were several times onlookers would have looked at me strangely as I laughed out loud walking down the street listening to the book.
Totally absurd, smartly written, entertaining and unexpected! The narrator was GREAT! I really hope there's a next one and that is just as good as this one, because I felt a mix of sadness and anticipation when I was about to finish this one.
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