Top 5% by far. I'm glad that her pen name was uncovered or I would not necessarily have found this book. Unlike fantasy/YA enthusiasts that are disappointed that this is not another Harry Potter, I loved the HP books because of the fabulous plot and character development. It reminded me of classic talent like Victor Hugo. I'm delighted she applied her significant talent to one of my favorite genres.
There are so many great visuals in this book, so hard to pick one. The vivid character development of the main protagonists is fantastic and the build up to plot climax extremely well done.
No, but he was so spot on I wish I could demand he redo Ian Rankin's books (another favorite author).
Can't wait to share it with others and looking forward to many more installments in the series.
Gritty, witty, surprising
Not quite on the edge, but anxious for the next development
I thought he was excellent throughout. Voicing the parts was well done.
The conversations with the igly ducking girlfriend of the murdered model were poignant.
Rowling has built a solid detective story base. Lots of good tensions to explore in the new book, which I just downloaded.
I'm glad I stumbled onto this one! The story was well-crafted-details were subtle so that I couldn't tell exact where it was going. It didn't feel predicatable...high praise coming from me!
Robert Glenister did a great job with voices. He didn't try to overdue the female voices and did a good Strike. I'm looking forward to the next book!
There was too much unnecessary detail in this book, and I thought the outcome was pretty predictable.
Yes, it was a new and interesting story.
Not too much to give the story away, but enough to keep you interested.
Nothing against Robert really, just not used to the accent. Second listening could change this rating.
I look forward to the next book.
....for me to check out the next book in the series. I like Galbraith's (Rowling's) approach to character development - I kind of like Cormoran Strike who seems to be a cross between those brooding Nordic dectectives and Harry Potter. :) Certainly enough to buy the next one.
What a book. Took me completely by surprise & can only recommend. I have listened to hundreds of books & this is one of my absolute favorites. Can not wait to listen to the 2nd installment.
Not really, but I was thoroughly involved with the well-drawn characters.
Both Strike and Robin. I can't wait to read more about them.
I gave it a good try but eventually fell asleep (and then had to backtrack and find my place).
Just as with her other books, this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. The lady is one talented writer and I'm so glad she's continuing to write.
absolutely. the narration was excellent. a Brit reading British dialogue is much better than reading it.
the characters were interesting, good interaction. the plot was good. I did not see it coming, which is always good..
Cormoran - really great - gruff, hard-bitten and very likeable