I love reading fantasy! Got hooked reading The Lord of the Rings in high school and love reading long epics.
I have to admit that I probably would have never used a credit for this book except for finding out that it was a J.K. who wrote the book. I loved the book. The characters were very engaging and believable. The story line kept me wanting more. I never got bored as I sometimes do with "detective" novels. I look forward to hearing more about Mr Strike and Robin in the near future.
The book wasn't bad, I will admit that I just expect so much more - so much more imagination, creativity and twists. I believe I had this book figured out in the first few minutes. The story and characters were interesting and fun. But the ending was predictable.
The two main characters, Detective Cormoran and Robin were great. Detective Cormoran just keeps picking and plodding till he gets his man!
Plot was very slow moving, consisting mostly of the lead character detective's interviews. I am a sci-fi fan who occasionally likes other good books, but I guess I don't like the Agatha Christy-type whodunnits. But if that's you're game, you may enjoy this book.
A little much on the rough language as the book progressed.
I kept listening and waiting for the plot to get better or at least quicken. The last two hours picked up some, but overall disappointed. Again, my taste though.
...it's JK Rowling! You'll get sucked in and love it.
I admit I got a little bored about 2/3 in, but just a little.
Good whodunit with just enough profanity (a smattering) and r-rated content to keep it edgy without being distasteful.
I really loved the Strike and Robin as a team solving the mystery and crime.
Yes, I liked the twists and turns.
When Strike and Robin were shopping.
No, but my commute was much more enjoyable.
It took me a while to get into the book. I started at the beginning 3 different times. I didn't think the ending was plausible with the information given during the listen. Maybe that was the author's way of surprising the reader. I just didn't think it made sense. I think the author could have developed the characters a little more. It was kind of like listening to an abridged version.
To be honest, I am not sure. This is the second J. K. Rowling`s book for adults that disappointed me. As for Robert Glenister, his narration is good enough, so I might buy a book narrated by him again.
The lack of originality and focus on the main story. The story is the one you could have read / seen a thousand times before and although it` s not downright simple, it does not offer the climax original enough to amaze. Regarding the lack of focus, there were too many side stories, flashbacks and memories, which I do not object to in general but here their placement in the story seemed distracting to me, as though the writer could not manage to stay on track. Lastly (and that might be just my opinion) - the Latin quotes that preceded every part of the book seemed kind of pretentious and completely beside the point.
I have not.
This is really more of the TV crime story for rainy Sunday afternoon, not something to be adapted for silver screen.
I suppose that it` s OK for an audiobook but I cannot imagine reading this book for days, let alone weeks. In my opinion, the adult literature does not come easy to the author which is a shame considering her talent. The descriptions of people, places and situations in this book are rather beautiful, therefore it` s too bad that the actual storytelling does not keep up. For me it`s a one time read only.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
There is no depth to this book. It is the bare minimum of character or plot development and I was annoyed with the predictability of the story.
Not by this author or the ghost writer.
I really enjoyed this book. I listen in the car on my long commute, and I actually was looking forward to sitting in traffic to listen to this book.