Overall, the book was just ok. There were times where the story just dragged along. If your looking for the constant suspense that was seen in The Harry Potter series, you will be sorely disappointed. With that said, the narrator was great and the characters were easily distinguishable from one another.
No, I know the ending but looking forward to hearing more of the series!
Yes, wondering who did it and more interestingly why!
Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
Just an incredible book from start to finish and I'm actually glad I didn't realize/remember that this was written under a pen name. After listening - I will be looking for all the books in this series and am downloading the next one as soon as I finish this review. Characters were interesting and layered and the narrator - WOW! Perfect. Just perfect. THANK YOU for continuing to write. It shows that writing when you have this kind of talent has nothing to do with how much money you have - it has to do with the fact that you have stories to tell and you can't wait to do the work (hard work) to be able to tell them!
Well developed, believable characters. The reader is pulled into the story as the mystery unfolds. There is no "super power" or 6th sense at work.... just great detective work and deduction. I love the fact that the characters are flawed and human and folks I would like to know.
I'm liking Robin more and more... hoping that things progress with these two and the series continues
There were many and it would be hard to choose
If you enjoy mysteries you won't be disappointed.
The character of Cormoran Strike.
London was as much a character as the people who inhabit it. I could readily imagine the scenes and people via the strong descriptions.
It's not often that a male performer can do a female voice without making them sound insipid. Glenister used voices that were quite believable, and entirely different from the various male voices. And, when a whisper was called for, Glenister DID NOT whisper, but merely changed the tenor of his voice, saving me the irritation of having to adjust the sound.
The death of Rochelle.
Looking forward to starting the next in the series.
A page turner of a story, w compelling characters straight from PEOPLE magazine. This is a relaxing read/breach book, not a thinking book.
The characters become your friends, you can help but root for them.
Gets a little predictable towards the end, but still a fun, light read that is very engaging.
Yes, the silkworm. It was the same, since it was the same character. Sometimes the accent was hard for me to follow
While I loved going along with Strike as he uncovered clues to solve Lula Landry's death, some of the books pacing was too slow for my liking. Strike interviewed all of Lula's circle of friends and I don't know if it was just me missing something but I could never get my head around some of the interviews. To be honest they seemed pointless; we never got enough information from each interview to make an educated guess on who the killer was. It wasn't until the end, when Strike explained it that we finally got the whole story. The book was missing something. I love J.K. Rowling and I wanted to love this book so much. However, as I was reading it I could not help but compare it to the pretty little liars series when I was hoping/wanting/expecting a masterpiece like Sherlock Holmes. I gave the book a 4, because I feel like the series has potential. I'm currently reading the silkworm. So far the book is taking a similar turn. I hope it's not a let down :(
I'm (sort of) ashamed to admit I never read the Harry Potter series, even though I know that the books are deservedly beloved, but I'm just not a fan of fantasy. But I am a fan of non-gory mysteries, and Rowling's eye for detail and the ability to convey that detail in elegant writing is a delight. Also, her characters (at least the main ones) are smart, and she makes the reader feel smart and not-talked-down-to as well. Cuckoo's Calling is a fine whodunit and even if you think you know the killer early on, you're never really sure until Cormorant Strike (how terrific is a name like that?) -- a wonderful, fully realized character, by the way -- confronts the evildoer. I usually just listen to books on hikes or in the car, but this time I couldn't stop listening.