We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Stiletto Audiobook

Stiletto: The Checquy Files, Book 2

Regular Price:$49.01
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (26 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.8 (24 )
5 star
 (19)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (24 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Brodie 25/01/2017
    Brodie 25/01/2017 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator makes it difficult"

    The narrator is different from the first book, which wouldn't normally be a big issue as this book is from a different perspective, but it just doesn't work. Her speed is terribly slow, her pronunciation of significant character and place names is inconsistent with the first book, and her accents are way off mark. Had to stop listening because it was too jarring. Daniel O'Malley is a great writer and The Rook was fabulous, so I think I'll buy this as a book instead of the audio version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C SIMONSEN Wellington, NI New Zealand 25/03/2017
    C SIMONSEN Wellington, NI New Zealand 25/03/2017 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great 2nd book"

    It was a nice follow on to the first book, and came from a different angle than the first book. great story​ and i look forward to reading the next one. it was well preformed so that made is easy to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Alice Holden
    6/01/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    1/11/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Antonyell
    14/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • Steve
    26/09/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • Jeffrey Slater
    Bern, Switzerland
    8/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Could use editing"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stacy
    7/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Please don't use this narrator for the third book."
    Would you be willing to try another one of Maggie Mash’s performances?

    I adored The Rook, and I really enjoyed this too for the story but the narrator was awful. As mentioned elsewhere, she obviously did no research into the previous book and pronounced the main characters name all the way though (its explained in the first book how and why its pronounced as it is) and gave her a Welsh accent when she is not Welsh. It was very distracting and annoying and I really hope that Daniel O'Malley or his team see these reviews and they do not use Maggie Mash again (the narrator of The Rook was perfect)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    31/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Lurie
    14/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms A K Davis
    12/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr D Jones
    25/04/17
    Overall
    Story
    "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?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.