The Rook

A Novel
Author(s): Daniel O'Malley
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
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Product Number: Z100100959
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611207095
Narrator/s: Susan Duerden
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'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 wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to 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 Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

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Author(s): Daniel O'Malley
Product Number EB00280870
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316193283

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"With little apparent effort, narrator Susan Duerden navigates the bizarre world of Myfanwy (Rook) Thomas, a head administrator at a London-based paranormal investigation agency. We meet her after an enemy's attack has rendered her with amnesia, a situation that drops quite the assignment in Duerden's lap. She has to characterize the confused, amnesiac Rook, along with the prior non-amnesiac version of the character (seen in flashbacks) and a variety of colorful beings with strange abilities, one of whom was responsible for her memory issues. Daniel O'Malley's ambitious and often funny novel adds strong female characters to the mix. All are ably served by Duerden's wide-ranging, confident performance. J.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"