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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel O’Malley, Daniel O’Malley Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rook Files Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781619693623
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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.

As Myfanwy battles to save herself, she encounters a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and an unimaginably vast conspiracy.

Suspenseful and hilarious, The Rook is an outrageously inventive debut for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly convincing and engrossing—totally thought through and frequently hilarious. The writing is confident and fully fledged. Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away.”

    Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Exquisitely clever, inventive, and entertaining.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “O’Malley’s impressive debut [is] a supernatural detective thriller distinguished by its adept use of humor…Dry wit, surprising reversals of fortune, and a clever if offbeat plot make this a winner. Dr. Who fans will find a lot to like.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The pace never lets up in this entertaining high-action read…O’Malley has fashioned a near-perfect supernatural thriller. The heroine is appealing, the villains all monsters or freaks, and something unexpected happens on almost every page. Don’t start this book unless you’ve got lots of time, because you won’t want to put it down. It’s that good.”

    Library Journal

  • “Adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof…O’Malley is a nimble writer, effortlessly leaping back and forth between comedy and action.”

    Booklist

  • “Peppered with sly humor, referential social commentary, and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness that will have genre fans believing Buffy the Vampire Slayer has joined Ghostbusters.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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About the Author
Author Daniel O’Malley

Daniel O’Malley, raised in Australia, graduated from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He currently works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

About the Narrator

Susan Duerden is a critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.