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The Cuckoo's Calling Audiobook

The Cuckoo's Calling

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
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Publisher's Summary

The Cuckoo's Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

©2013 Robert Galbraith (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Priya 04-11-15
    Priya 04-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A fan of Rowling"

    I chose this book because I'm such a huge fan of J.K. Rowling. I was so disappointed in her first adult book, The Casual Vacancy, that I didn't even finish it. But I like mysteries, so decided to try her again. Cuckoo starts slow. For me, characters drive the story and if I don't care about the characters, I'm not interested in the story. It took me a long time to care about Coroman Strike, but I got there and will probably listen to more in the series.

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    Amy OGDEN, UT, United States 01-22-15
    Amy OGDEN, UT, United States 01-22-15
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    "Kept me listening."

    I enjoyed this book. The storyline kept me interested and it wasn't predictable. I find Strike to be very likable.

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    Bloody 01-17-15
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    "captivating Story and a great performance"

    JKR has done it again. She managed to create a mystery so unpredictable while maintaining a great character developing timeline.

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    Anthony A. Ratliff Michigan 01-15-15
    Anthony A. Ratliff Michigan 01-15-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Dull"

    Not my cup of tea. Found that I didn't care for any of the characters and the book just dragged.

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    Kevin Mahoney 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great characters, plot, details, performance"

    I enjoyed the Cuckoo's Calling every step of the way. The author melds the stories of the detectives personal and professional life into a fascinating journey, holding your interest throughout. There were many moments that I had to take pause and realize that a single actor was reading all the parts. Bravo.

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    carmela niagara falls, ON, Canada 01-12-15
    carmela niagara falls, ON, Canada 01-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book!"
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious, entertaining and gripping.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Just when I'd think I have it figured out, I realized I didnt. Good story line, easy to listen narrator and believable characters made this a very good listen. Glad I tried it out. Book 2 in my cart.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Glenister – was your favorite?

    Main character was my favourite.


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    Tamsyn Beckwith Colorado Springs, CO 01-10-15
    Tamsyn Beckwith Colorado Springs, CO 01-10-15
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    "really enjoyable!"

    I loved every minute! Reallynjoyed the characters! the ending caught me by surprise. what a great writer!

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    Leigh 01-09-15
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    "Eh."

    Love J.K. Rowling. I dont like this version of her though. Language is rough. wouldn't recommend for your kids who live Harry Potter. She shoukd stick with what she does best .... fantasy.

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    TRAVIS 01-02-15
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    "Just ok."

    Overall, the book was just ok. There were times where the story just dragged along. If your looking for the constant suspense that was seen in The Harry Potter series, you will be sorely disappointed. With that said, the narrator was great and the characters were easily distinguishable from one another.

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    ABC123 Belgique 01-01-15
    ABC123 Belgique 01-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

    No, I know the ending but looking forward to hearing more of the series!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, wondering who did it and more interestingly why!


    What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Intonations


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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