So interesting to read something from Rowling that isn't Harry Potter, and she did such a great job with this book. So much great detail went into the main characters and the intricate mystery. She's created yet another series that I'll want to read every bit of.
The narration was really solid as well!
I can't compare to the print version, as I haven't read it.
Rowling does a fantastic job of creating compelling characters - this was true in the Harry Potter series and it is true here. The characters are what keep you returning to the story, as she builds their complex and realistic backgrounds and creates an almost unavoidable sense of empathy between reader and fiction. The best character? Ciara Porter - well rounded, lovable, and fun.
Best scene in the novel - Cormoron visiting Evan Duffield's apartment with Ciara Porter. This is where the story truly begins to shift into action. My only regret is how late this happens in the novel. Cuckoo's Calling is heavy on the exposition, quick on the resolution, likely because it is the first of the series.
I love to see Rowling be so successful in this genre, and cannot wait to read Silkworm! (Also Robert Glenister delivers a pleasant, believable performance).
I listened to it in 2 days. I like the characters, I like the story, I like that there is a second in the series to read. The narrator was perfect. The ending wasn't predictable, but wasn't totally out of the blue. Well done.
Right up top. I listened to Silkworm as soon as it came out and I can hardly wait of the next Galbraith novel in this series. I love the characters, the complexity of the story, and the human depth and frailty of Cormorant Strike. The narrator is perfect for Strike and the plot kept me wondering.
Cormorant Strike. He's human, flawed, honest, and he has integrity. I enjoyed watching his relationship with his assistant unfold and I rooted for him staying away from the bitchy girlfriend.
Impossible to choose. Each builds well on the next.
I don't have an answer for this one.
J.K. Rowling bowls me over with her ability to move from the Harry Potter series to the wonderful A Casual Vacancy and now a gritty, fascinating mystery tale. I loved Robert Glenister's narration. Nice matchup of character and voice.
Love to walk and listen. Commute and listen. I typically enjoy well developed characters mixed with a good mystery.
Enjoyable main characters
My first thought was correct, but my reasoning didn't support that thought. The devil is definitely in the details. If you pay attention you just might be able to figure things out. I'll know the next time.
No, but enjoyed him.
People do things for many reasons
I enjoy books that spend a reasonable amount of time developing characters. I can tell that was done with Strike. In some ways it took distracted from the characters primary focus. That being said, reading the next book I would think it would be different. I enjoyed Strikes style and look forward to the next story.
What fun is anyone without a dose of mystery.
Absolutely. I'd listen again just to try to catch more of the details and clues. And Robert Glenister is the perfect narrator for Cormoran Strike.
Compelling, smart characters, a thick plot and the amazing, succinct writing style I've grown to love and expect from J.K. Rowling -- I loved everything about this novel.
Robert performs perfectly as Cormoran Strike.