No matter where you go... there you are!
My wife and I downloaded this book as our "listen" during a seven-day car trip. It was so uninteresting that the travel time seem twice as long. I was screwed as my wife is very tenacious and once she starts a book (or anything) she completes it whether she likes it or not. We both thought the book was improbable, dull and a waste of a credit (not to mention 16 hours of life.)
This book is extremely well thought out and written. I kept finding myself surprised at the amount of detail and depth JK Rowling put into this novel. I knew she could write, but this book is so different from "the series" she is so famous for and yet just as well thought out and detailed. I grew to love the main Character, Strike, and his assistant Robin. I thought I would hate the Hollywood Glam aspect but JK tells the tale from a very rational "this is what this sh%t can do to you" stand point. Its an incredible tale woven with the utmost care. I wasn't sure how I would like the narrator but he did an amazing job! I'm recommending it to all my friends.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
I admit that I chose this book out of curiosity to see if J.K. Rowlings could write about muggles, but I recommend the book as a terrific story with wonderful characters and a superior narrator.
I hope that the one-legged detective and his not-so-temp help come back in many more books by Galbraith/Rowlings.
Just a book fool.
Cuckoo's Calling (actually written by J.K Rowling) is pretty darn good. I say "pretty darn good" and not great because even though this book is not my usual haunt I still really liked it. Cuckoo's Calling is written extremely well (obviously) and kept me coming back for more. In this classic who done it I was left guessing until the very end!
I am thinking this could be a series?? Same characters new mystery.
I am a fan.
love audio books - Anglophile
I don't care who wrote it: I really liked this book. The narrator, Robert Glenister, is super. P.I. Cormoran Strike is not only "Hagrid in a Trenchcoat" - great description, Melinda - but he sounds sort of like Robbie Coltrane who played Hagrid. The plot is intricate and addicting. The writing reminded me of Tana French's "Faithful Place," one of my favs (especially read by Tim Gerard Reynolds). I love the Latin quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The listen was well worth my time.
This is a good mystery with a nice twist. The story length was perfect with the necessary amount of details. The narration was also very good. I would recommend to a friend.
I hope the main character features in sequels in the future, Comoran Strike is such an
appealing personality. He reminds me of Harry Hole in the Jo Nesbo books...damaged,
rough, and completely endearing in his faults and intellect.
The narrator did a marvelous job with all the characters....seamless and believable.
Great plot, interesting characters that are well drawn and realistic, and great writing by Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. Let's face it: this woman can write with the best of them. She is not just a children's author. This book reminded me a little bit of Elizabeth George. The plot has modern elements that you see in the news; the crime seems impenetrable. Loved Cormaran Strike, the detective, and his temp, Robin. I hope this is only the beginning for these two. Sign me up if there's another one coming.
I got to within a a couple of hours of finishing and decided to start over before finishing! I just didn't want it to end!
OK - I only bought this because I already knew this was J K Rowling. I was curious to see her write in a new genre. She totally delivers.
This book is beautifully set in crummy London venues and streets that I remember well. It really placed me there.
The characters are skillfully written and believable.
The plot is excellent, she constructs the mystery and the clues beautifully.
Can't wait for the next one!