This book was good, but not as good as I thought it would be. Emma Galvin is amazing, though. I love her narration.
The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm are, hands down, some of the best fiction novels I've read (or, technically, listened to). The characters and the plot are intriguing and well-developed, and they make it impossible to stop reading. Robert Glenister makes the listening experience wonderful. Overall, these two books are the best audiobook purchases I've ever made, and as an avid listener, that's saying a lot.
This story could have been done well, but instead, it was very disappointing. The main character is ridiculous. She has a Ph.D., and yet says idiotic things like, "Well, I'm not known for my common sense." Okay, I suppose it's possible for someone who's intelligent to lack common sense, but come on. A woman that smart acting so completely stupid? It's ridiculous. She's intelligent and self-reliant until she meets her vampire boyfriend, then she becomes a complete moron.
While the audio version of this book is fantastic, it was a little difficult to follow all of the moving parts of the complex story.
This story is unique, original, and captivating. I was hooked from the very first scene.
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