The Checquy Files
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  • 1
    The Rook | Daniel O'Malley

    The Rook

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Katy Carmichael
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    "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.

    A fun listen

    I've seen this book described as M15 for wizards but I think it might be more X-Men for bureaucrats. That said, I really loved it and found it highly ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2016 by Tish ()
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    The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley

    The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3193)
    Performance
    (2895)
    Story
    (2898)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Tale of Two Myfanwy's

    I'm glad I didn't realize that The Rook was classified as YA on some lists when I downloaded it or I would probably not have given it a listen since I..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2013 by Tango (Texas)
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    Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley

    Stiletto: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1048)
    Performance
    (960)
    Story
    (959)

    When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers - and the bureaucratic finesse - to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: the Checquy - the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and the Grafters - a centuries-old supernatural threat.

    Grafters take center stage

    I rank this as a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5
    In 2012, Daniel O’Malley published his debut novel “The Rook”. An instant best seller, it was nothing sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2016 by Larry (groveport, OH, United States)
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    Stiletto: The Checquy Files, Book 2 | Daniel O'Malley

    Stiletto: The Checquy Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The Checquy: a centuries-old covert organisation that protects the nation from supernatural threat. The Grafters: a centuries-old supernatural threat. After centuries of rivalry and bloodshed The Checquy and The Grafters are on the verge of joining forces and only one person has the supernatural skills to get the job done - Myfanwy Thomas. But as a wave of gruesome atrocities sweep London, old hatreds ignite and negotiations grind to a halt....

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