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
seemed ok except for the occasional grammatical error, but not as many as harry potter books. BUT THE ENDING IS MISSING ON MY VERSION.
I CAN RETURN IT BUT I WANT TO HEAR IT.
YEP. By leaving the ending out.
Was that a dude? doh! yes, I have, they are pretty good.
I will tell you when I GET THE END OF THE BOOK PLEASE. HINT HINT. AUDIBLE ARE YOU LISTENING?
I wish she would not keep describing the hero, right when I start to imagine him attractive she says his hair looks like brillo. yuck.
Good dealing with an amputee without being condescending or sugary.
I would not listen to it again, but it was very good.
No I have never heard him before, he was very good. It is nice to have a man read womens parts without going into a fake falscetto voice.
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.
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.
Wow. A great audiobook. Writing and narrative are top rate. Not my usual genre but I would get this author's books anytime. Great buy. Won't lose on this 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.
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