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Stiletto Audiobook

Stiletto: The Checquy Files, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2016 Daniel O'Malley (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Packed full of twists, O'Malley creates a lively and absorbing world." (Daily Express on The Rook)

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    Alice Holden 06/01/2017
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    "Shame about the narration"

    The change in narrator was a bad decision and disappointing. Every time she mispronounced a name I mentally corrected her, which was distracting. However, more annoying was how she split sentances so the narrative didn't flow as well as it should and spoilt the action at times.
    Story was good, but rambled a bit at times. I still found myself laughing out loud at parts and it was enjoyable, perhaps not quite as good as The Rook. I put that down to the narrator and if it had been read by the previous narrator and I'm sure it would've given it 5 stars all round.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Antonyell 14/10/2016
    Antonyell 14/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "not as good as the first book"

    having developed strong characters in the first book the author largely ignores these and focuses on new characters

    performance wise some if the accents are rather off and the striking change of the accent of myfanwy is a shock having just listened to the first book. I'm pretty sure that there it explains that myfanwy is pronounced to rhyme with Tiffany and that she isn't in fact welsh!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 26/09/2016
    Steve 26/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story great sequel"

    Shame the narrator couldn't pronounce the names properly, as a big fan of the rook it made me cringe when she pronounced the names wrong. Myfawny is pronounced to sound like Tiffany, the chequey is pronounced sheckay not checkee.... and the grafters... oh hell. Speed the book up a bit for full enjoyment. She reads it really slowly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 01/11/2016
    Rebecca 01/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "great story, shame about the narration"

    Being book two I expected the narrator to be the same, or to have at least read the first book. It was very grating that she miss pronounced a main characters name most of the way through.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Slater Bern, Switzerland 08/10/2016
    Jeffrey Slater Bern, Switzerland 08/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Could use editing"

    Does start rambling on occasion and could usefully lose one to two hours. But it is on the whole, very good

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    Amazon Customer 31/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Liked it better than the first"

    Once you get over the name changes I think you will love this book. Great story lots of twists and really well narrated.

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    David Lurie 14/05/2017
    David Lurie 14/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Abysmal narration"

    As the other reviews state, Maggie Mash and the producers of this audiobook clearly didn't bother reading the first book... or even the first 5% of it, when it is explained how Myfanwy (Miffany, to rhyme with Tiffany) is pronounced and that she isn't Welsh. That really irritated me - although I did finish it - and I am now going to return this audiobook under Audible's guarantee and buy the US edition instead.

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    Ms A K Davis 12/05/2017
    Ms A K Davis 12/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor continuity in performance"
    What did you like best about Stiletto? What did you like least?

    Haven't finished it, but the story is shaping up well and I was keen to listen after the first book, but not sure if I can finish it. Major issues with the performance continuity with the narrator change, even reading the publisher summary would have indicated that the main character isn't Welsh, so where the hell did the Welsh accent come from?


    What didn’t you like about Maggie Mash’s performance?

    Obviously didn't read the book in advance, or the previous book, or her characterization would have been different for Myfanwy. Cross on principle about this. It is still a performance rather than a reading, so for any other book it would have been fine.


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    Mr D Jones 25/04/2017
    Mr D Jones 25/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Inexcusable mistake on Myfanwy's name and accent."

    Great story. Shame it was ruined by the fact that no one on the production team could be bothered to read the first book. After the first book was all about Myfanwy's identity how could they get this so wrong?

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    Mick Conroy 10/04/2017
    Mick Conroy 10/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    The narrator could be better though. They should have kept the narrator from the first book, who was fantastic!

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