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The Cuckoo's Calling Audiobook

The Cuckoo's Calling

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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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    Sammy Says california 07-13-14
    Sammy Says california 07-13-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, great performance. Worth the credit!"

    I'm glad I stumbled onto this one! The story was well-crafted-details were subtle so that I couldn't tell exact where it was going. It didn't feel predicatable...high praise coming from me!
    Robert Glenister did a great job with voices. He didn't try to overdue the female voices and did a good Strike. I'm looking forward to the next book!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 07-10-14
    Christine 07-10-14
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    "Not a huge fan"
    What did you like best about The Cuckoo's Calling? What did you like least?

    There was too much unnecessary detail in this book, and I thought the outcome was pretty predictable.


    Was The Cuckoo's Calling worth the listening time?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie 07-06-14
    Laurie 07-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I enjoyed this British Mystery"
    Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

    Yes, it was a new and interesting story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not too much to give the story away, but enough to keep you interested.


    What aspect of Robert Glenister’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing against Robert really, just not used to the accent. Second listening could change this rating.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sonny 07-04-14
    Sonny 07-04-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Intriguing enough..."

    ....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.

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    John 07-02-14
    John 07-02-14
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    "Amazing. Great mystery book."

    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.

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    Jan Philip Cramer San Francisco, CA United States 06-29-14
    Jan Philip Cramer San Francisco, CA United States 06-29-14 Member Since 2017

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    "fantastic book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    Lily 06-24-14
    Lily 06-24-14 Member Since 2013

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    "What a Writer!"
    Where does The Cuckoo's Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


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

    Not really, but I was thoroughly involved with the well-drawn characters.


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

    Both Strike and Robin. I can't wait to read more about them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I gave it a good try but eventually fell asleep (and then had to backtrack and find my place).


    Any additional comments?

    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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    suitsme2 06-21-14
    suitsme2 06-21-14
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

    absolutely. the narration was excellent. a Brit reading British dialogue is much better than reading it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the characters were interesting, good interaction. the plot was good. I did not see it coming, which is always good..


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

    Cormoran - really great - gruff, hard-bitten and very likeable


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    Mary Walters PIOCHE, NEVADA, US 06-19-14
    Mary Walters PIOCHE, NEVADA, US 06-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A GREAT LISTEN"
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, intrig, awesome narration


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

    You never are able to figure out who the killer is.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes in which the temp and the PI worked together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutley, but I also loved making it last as long as I could for longer enjoyment.


    Any additional comments?

    I am counting the hours until book two "Silkworm" downloads in about 2 hours. It is 6-18-14
    at 10:45 pm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-14-14

    Avid marathoner and hi tech market analyst. Lover of Ken Follett, Christopher Moore, Timothy Zahn and any book that pulls me in.

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    "Great little Hollywood mystery"

    Great introduction to a new lead character. Very colorful characters throughout this book and a nice, compelling albeit lightweight story. A great little piece of entertainment for those of us who like mysteries.

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