I would recommend this book. It’s well written and performed and it’s easy and compelling to listen to. The character development is pretty good and it’s well paced. It’s not a book you will regret purchasing
Well no..... Okay so the book follows a linear timeline and you follow the movements of the protagonist and his sidekick. Theres heaps of detail so you basically see everything as it unfolds so when it comes to the ending... well it all sort of fails. Theres the predictable "twist" but while it fits into what you learnt along the way its all a bit lame. Theres no cleverness, no anticipation, no wow moments. With most crime and thriller type books theres always some cloak and mirror type writing to conceal things from the reader to tease us and this lacks that.
Very ordinary detection element in the book. And the narrator frequently lapsed into mixed voices. Not very engaging.
Let's face it, a whodunnit is best when it has a twist at the end... this delivered that.
No it didn't - it dragged a little. But it was worth persevering.
I liked the accents.
The main character was excellent.
A good middle of the road thriller. I'd recommend it and I will no doubt read more of these characters.
It is a mystery novel - once you know the mystery there is no point in listening to it again - although it is narrated beautifully
The Silkworm - same series
This was my first - fantastic
No but it is a very decent length and do provide hours of excellent entertainment
A beautifully written story like only a true master like J K Rowling can do
All in all, this book is well written. There are many characters who move around a well thought murder mystery. The reader's performance is also very enjoyable. This was for me the best discovery of this audio book: Robert Glenister.
I however felt that the story never really took off. It was like listening to an Agatha Christie audio book: many nice settings and descriptions, but not much action. I am now one hour before the end and I do not have the feeling that there was any twist or change in the original situation of the characters.
Many dialogues unveiled different parts of the plot, but there were almost no conflictual situations between the characters: everybody is nice to everyone else. The main character, Cormoran Strike, is moving around asking questions, getting responses... and everything feels so slow moving! The author walks you through the story, but it is like walking in a long green field.
In short, this is far from being a thriller: it is a well written static detective story.
It is good for bed time, because it will help you to catch sleep.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
I loved all the mystery and entanglements surrounding the alleged suicide of the supermodel and the interaction between Cormoran Strike and his temp. secretary Robin.
Each twist in the story kept me guessing about what really happened and who was involved. The story kept me intrigued all the way through.
I am glad that it was leaked that J.K Rowling wrote this under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and that the profits have gone to charity. I may not have purchased this book otherwise and been able to enjoy an excellent story from a master storyteller. Robert Glenister's performance as narrator was brilliant as well.
I really enjoyed all the characters in this book. Intriguing story and now I am just awaiting the next in the series. Very atmospheric book...I felt that I was there. The characters are so real and I didn't want to leave them when the story was finished.
Great charcters from JK, there will be more to come I'm sure.
Nice pace of story telling.
Robert Glenister is excellent.
Entertaining, gripping, fun
I liked both leads.
No. His narration was perfect.
Yes! I kept finding all sorts of excuses to start listening (I have never cleaned and ironed so much!). Haven't had so much fun reading a book in a long time.
I'm so glad JK wrote this after her bad one, The Casual Vacancy (couldn't get past chapter 3). This is a modern mystery with characters I could totally believe are real. I hope there's another in the works.