I usually don't care for "damaged" protagonists. They often present themselves as weak, burdened, struggling, and inept. I find it hard to identify with those traits. Fortunately, that's not the case with Galbraith's hero, Cormoran Strike. His handicap contributes more than it detracts from his attractiveness. Plot is great. Characters are sufficiently unique to be identifiable without being bizarre. All in all, a really entertaining and enjoyable book.
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Intriguing detective novel.
The most interesting thing was the internal challenges faced by protagonist Comoran Stryke. The least interesting was the elongated conversations/interviews he would have with suspects or witnesses.
The final confrontation between Comoran and the murderer.
A solid read that isn't a waste of time, but certainly not the best detective novel I have ever read. The characters have great potential for future stories and novels! I will pick up the sequel.
The Story I am sure had great potential. But almost every Character uses the F*ck Word Way Tooooooooooooooo Many Times.Extreme Profanity, was so not what I was looking for.To the point I had to keep pulling my Earbuds out to just get through the different Chapters.Very Disappointing!J.K. Stooped way below her level. I won't be reading anymore of her so called "Adult"literature unless there is a Warning label as to the amount of Extreme Profanity in.
A wast of half the day.
I hate not finishing a story. but, in this instant. Back it goes!
Definately something less offensive
The narrator Robert Glenister is wonderful.His content on the other was low class literature.
I hope everyone who is interested in exploring J.K.'s Adult Side, understands that this Book is a sad rendition of her talent.
Great, Somewhat Anticlimactic
Detective Strike was not your typical detective and I really like that he is somewhat portrayed as a brute but is actually incredibly clever.
He was an excellent narrator! He was able to give such varying, descriptive, and convincing voices to all the characters, even the females. I don't think I could have enjoyed this story as much if I had been reading it alone. He was essential!
I give the story 3 stars because the ending was actually a little bit expected and slightly anti-climactic. Overall it was an entertaining book, very exciting but I wouldn't call it a work of literature. I will read Silkworm when I'm in the mood for a thrilling mystery.
Cuckoo's Calling is one of the best mysteries I've ever listened to. The story was compelling, the characters well-developed and interesting, and the narration as good as it gets. I especially liked the developing relationship between Strike and Robin. I hope there will be many more!
Yes. It was never predictable. The plot was complex but it made sense in the end.
Everything -- his character voices, pace, intonation. He never overacted nor was flat. He matched the mood for every scene.
Great intro to Cormoran Strike.
It paints a vivid picture of Strike's personality, and we meet a number of interesting characters to make the story very enjoyable.
I loved the scene when Strike met Lula's mother.
This is the kind of novel that tells a rich, character-driven story. It offers a variety of interesting, yet believable people.
This book was too slow and way too long. It took me three attempts over the last year to listen to this book, and even though I finished it, after 5 hours, I skipped the next 7 hours and had to force myself to keep listening to find out who done it.
I likely won't listen to anymore of JK Rowling's books under this pseudonym.
He was a little hard to understand at times, but I got used to his accent.
Knowing this was a J.K. book, I expected much more. I couldn't find any of the characters likeable and the constant swearing was annoying.
The plot was boring. No humor. Too many forgettable characters. It was a good thing I use audiobooks to put me to sleep at night.
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Okay, this is going to sound shallow, I suppose, but the book got bogged down, I felt, in the description of every scene. If you love rich luscious detail, you'll love this. It's a good story, and it's well written. I just felt that all the detail slowed down the book. The narrator is excellent.
I would definitely listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again. The characters were compelling. The story was intricate and involved yet all deliciously interwoven to get to the very satisfying ending. The narrator was excellent. And despite having enjoyed it thoroughly, I feel I may have missed some things.
The plot was fairly straight forward - who killed Lula, if anyone at all. However, the story was richly written and had its fair share of twists and turns. I did not expect the ending, so I feel I was given plenty of suspects to choose from, and all for good reasons.
Too many great scenes to choose from to pick a favorite. Sorry.
Near the end, when Robin and Cormoran were individually deciding whether or not they could continue working with each other, I was rooting for both of them.
Loved this book! I am going to find others written by this author!