Ok, sometimes didn't quite get the characterisation.
Too long and rambling, could have been cut by half at least. I didn't realise it was written by
J k Rowling until I had started it, if I had known would not have purchased. I don't believe she is a good writer, although many others would disagree.
If you love Agatha Christie you'll love this book. Clever, witty and with a very likeable main character. I'm looking forward to the next one.
"Kept me gripped from start to finish."
I only realised half way through that the author of this book is actually JK Rowling. Don't write off this book because you don't like Harry Potter. This book is very weak written, pacey with strong characters. The narrator does a brilliant and believable job.
"Stick with it"
I listened to this over several long car journeys. To start with I thought nothing was happening and that the characters were all archetypal. However towards the end I was thoroughly gripped and I realised that by absorbing the information throughout you could potentially keep pace with the unfolding mystery. Very clever plot. I enjoyed it - in the end.
"A solid 4 stars"
Firstly, this is a very enjoyable listen with some wholly likeable characters. To be brutally honest though, there are far better options out there and the book is, in my opinion, overhyped. At times it also feels that the author has borrowed bits and bobs from recently successful crime thrillers. Anyone agree?
Had me hooked from the first chapter, the sequel is downloading as I type, a must listen
this was an easy book to listen to...I found myself trying to figure out who the murderer was when I wasn't listening go the story... always a good sign. loved both the main characters and am looking forward to listening to the next book.
"Too Slow For Me"
A very involved story but for me a bit slow, nearly gave up at one stage. A lot of characters to keep track of.
"Good plot a little over egged"
Strong characters, particularly Cormoran Strike, the PI central to the story. He has an interesting, if slightly convoluted back story, but I enjoyed his approach and analysis as the plot unfolds.
The plotting is. Quite complex, with numerous characters and strands which are drawn together bit by bit. No stand out moments, but strong storytelling, mainly.
The final pages where the killer is revealed.
Too long, not possible, so no.
Enjoyed overall,but found attention drifting in the latter chapters. In fact I dozed off for 45 mins and without rewinding, was still able to follow the plot etc. great narration helped maintain where I think I'd have geen skim reading in part.
"Beautifully narrated story"
I loved this story, although maybe a tad too long, but Robert Glenister's narration was perfect. Strike is a very appealing character perfect blend of vulnerability and strength and of course his developing relationship with Robyn adds to this appeal.
J K Rowling mischievously creates great characters, that I feel she has actually probably met😉.
Can't wait for the next book in this series