The narrator was terrific. The story was quite good. I'll probably get the second book in the series eventually, but this one wasn't so compellingly great that I need to rush right into it.
Good story, detail and character development but the profanity turned me off. I would like to listen to more but I am going to have to read it so I can skip through some of the language.
Well developed characters who you end up liking a lot, and a good twisted mystery with surprises up to the end. I like the dark shading of the Comoran Strike (the detective), the fact that he fought in Afghanistan and wears a prosthesis, and the relationship with his temporary secretary (Robin). I read the second book first, and was not disappointed by then reading this one (first in the series). I am SO hoping there will be more.
It's up there with the best so far
The plot had some good twists and turns - laying out the trail while discreetly keeping the secret for the big reveal.
No - but I will
Beautiful super model Lula Landry had everything to live for - or did she? A disabled soldier battles his own demons in the race to uncover the truth: did she jump or was she pushed.
The descriptive writing and pace outstrips the plot - but who cares when its delivered so deliciously by Robert Glenister?
CS is believably reticent and private, without being a contrived ass. Robin is clever without being Watson-Lite. Once one enjoys the characters, enjoying the murky, twisty, herring-strewn plot is effortless. Yes, there's secret knowledge, and the requisite blind alley or three, but what would be the point of being obvious. The weakness in the voice performance was with the women other than Robin; they were rather one-note. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and want more!
I loved the characters! They were all developed beautifully and I really felt pulled in to their lives and circumstances! The story was great too... it had me guessing until the very end, and then totally shocked me!
The first time Strike and Robyn meet... when he almost kills her by knocking her down the stairs! That was awesome!
Strike is the best character by far! I could never listen to anyone else read a Strike mystery besides Mr. Glenister. His voice is perfect for the part!
No... and I'll tell you why. It's a long book with a lot of hidden details. I actually listened to the first part twice and the second part twice. Of course I still couldn't guess the ending, but I understood it once it was revealed!
If you like murder mysteries, great characters, and plot twists... get this book! I immediately bought Silk Worm I was so impressed! Now I'm waiting on the next Strike mystery to be released!!
Just like the Harry Potter series J K Rowling under the name of Robert Galbraith has created a world and characters that are riveting and fascinating. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
The story line was old, good mystery, with enough twists. Very well performed.
Very well written. I guess good writing shows regardless of the name you use.
The ending of course
Not a particularly scene but the contrast between the rough around the edges detective and the kind of unsure but inner strength in his temporary.
Reluctant to read just because I was unsure if I would like a detective story, let's face it sometimes the drone on and on and are written with a masculine point of view that I find to be over indulgent and riddled with weak females. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was well written, strong characters both male and female and told the story of a life that was tragic. Money, fame and family does not always equal love and it is that wanting of love that often brings about pain. I really loved that Strike is not your typical hero and that Robin is learning something about herself that brings depth to her character.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
Very happy I have come across this Cormoran Strike character. He sounds like a person I would respect. I love the character development!