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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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    Tressa Beckler Friend, NE USA 01-24-15
    Tressa Beckler Friend, NE USA 01-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely meets expectations."

    Great listen. I enjoy mystery and suspense and choose Cukoo for that reason. I did not realize at the time that Robert Galbraith was a pseudonym for Rawlings. The story and writing speak for themselves. The narration only increases the difficulty to stop listening.

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    Sandee Marble Falls, TX, United States 01-23-15
    Sandee Marble Falls, TX, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    loved it. Best momennt:when Commoran & Kiera got together. Excellent narration. Great listen!

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    Annette Bradenton, FL, United States 01-16-15
    Annette Bradenton, FL, United States 01-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Suspense that keeps moving"

    This book kept my interest until the end. It was well written and easy to follow. The author made the back stories of the characters relevant to the main story and he did it in a way that flowed with the story. I get frustrated with stories that go back and forth from past to present or this character and that. The narrator was excellent and although the narrator didn't have many different voices, you could distinguish one character from the next. He also read the story in a way which made it believable.

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    Mary Jesurun 01-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    The beginning of the book takes some time setting up but by the end you will be holding tight to discover how it ends

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    Kathy EL DORADO, AR, United States 01-03-15
    Kathy EL DORADO, AR, United States 01-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    Very believable and a wonderful narrator. This was my first book by this author but it certainly won't be my last!!

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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 12-30-14
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 12-30-14 Member Since 2016

    Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

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    Just an incredible book from start to finish and I'm actually glad I didn't realize/remember that this was written under a pen name. After listening - I will be looking for all the books in this series and am downloading the next one as soon as I finish this review. Characters were interesting and layered and the narrator - WOW! Perfect. Just perfect. THANK YOU for continuing to write. It shows that writing when you have this kind of talent has nothing to do with how much money you have - it has to do with the fact that you have stories to tell and you can't wait to do the work (hard work) to be able to tell them!

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    "EXCELLENT 1st in a series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    Well developed, believable characters. The reader is pulled into the story as the mystery unfolds. There is no "super power" or 6th sense at work.... just great detective work and deduction. I love the fact that the characters are flawed and human and folks I would like to know.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm liking Robin more and more... hoping that things progress with these two and the series continues


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were many and it would be hard to choose


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy mysteries you won't be disappointed.

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    Cheroo 12-19-14
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    "Kept me entertained and wanting more."
    What did you love best about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    The character of Cormoran Strike.


    What did you like best about this story?

    London was as much a character as the people who inhabit it. I could readily imagine the scenes and people via the strong descriptions.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    It's not often that a male performer can do a female voice without making them sound insipid. Glenister used voices that were quite believable, and entirely different from the various male voices. And, when a whisper was called for, Glenister DID NOT whisper, but merely changed the tenor of his voice, saving me the irritation of having to adjust the sound.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of Rochelle.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to starting the next in the series.

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    Chris Marsh Marsh Atlanta, Ga USA 12-17-14
    Chris Marsh Marsh Atlanta, Ga USA 12-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "jk Rowling :-)"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    A page turner of a story, w compelling characters straight from PEOPLE magazine. This is a relaxing read/breach book, not a thinking book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters become your friends, you can help but root for them.


    Any additional comments?

    Gets a little predictable towards the end, but still a fun, light read that is very engaging.

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    Vanesa 12-10-14
    Vanesa 12-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow story development"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ROBIN!


    Have you listened to any of Robert Glenister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, the silkworm. It was the same, since it was the same character. Sometimes the accent was hard for me to follow


    Any additional comments?

    While I loved going along with Strike as he uncovered clues to solve Lula Landry's death, some of the books pacing was too slow for my liking. Strike interviewed all of Lula's circle of friends and I don't know if it was just me missing something but I could never get my head around some of the interviews. To be honest they seemed pointless; we never got enough information from each interview to make an educated guess on who the killer was. It wasn't until the end, when Strike explained it that we finally got the whole story. The book was missing something. I love J.K. Rowling and I wanted to love this book so much. However, as I was reading it I could not help but compare it to the pretty little liars series when I was hoping/wanting/expecting a masterpiece like Sherlock Holmes. I gave the book a 4, because I feel like the series has potential. I'm currently reading the silkworm. So far the book is taking a similar turn. I hope it's not a let down :(

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