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The Cuckoo's Calling Audiobook
The Cuckoo's Calling
Written by: 
Robert Galbraith
Narrated by: 
Robert Glenister
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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    julie mobile, AL, United States 10-15-13
    julie mobile, AL, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Just a simple girl living the simple life. Nothing is complicated when the power of imagination leads the way. Close your eyes & just listen

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    "Great narration! Classic 'Who dunnit' with humor.."
    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to same narrator and he's among my top 5 so it was a no-brainer to download this one. All I needed after that was a good, gritty story with characters you either love or hate, a great plot, twists, humor.........and then the book was over before I was ready for it to end! I loved Strike's character, as well as Robin's, his 'temp' girl Friday that weaved them together as a team. Don't ask Wha? just ask WHEN will the next one come out???

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    aneetra ATLANTA, GA, United States 10-14-13
    aneetra ATLANTA, GA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it beginning to end"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, intriguing. I thought it was one person but ended up being completely wrong.


    What other book might you compare The Cuckoo's Calling to and why?

    None


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

    Striker


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Irresistibly intriguing


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the British accents. I find my best reads are read this way.

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    Lou Ann Half Moon Bay, CA, United States 10-14-13
    Lou Ann Half Moon Bay, CA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Recap, recap, recap"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I was bogged down by the recapping of the story every so often in the book. I don't expect that in a book. I think the reader should be able to keep up with the story. I thought the recapping was unnecessary.


    Was The Cuckoo's Calling worth the listening time?

    The story was okay, but not anything outstanding. If it was not written by a know author, i would not have listened to it. Not sure if I would listen to another story with these characters.


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    Marj 10-13-13
    Marj 10-13-13
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    "I enjoyed this book, looking for the next one."
    What did you love best about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    Story and narration were good. The story held my interest throughout and I was just disappointed with the quick ending, would like the character to be taken farther....maybe there will be a sequel??


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the narrator, he did a good job.


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    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 10-13-13
    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2007
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    "More More"

    I really liked this book. I immediately wanted more. Would make a great series. The main characters are all interesting. They were developed well, but you could see it go so much further.

    Excellent narration as well.

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    Rosemary 10-12-13
    Rosemary 10-12-13 Member Since 2011

    Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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

    Definitely the Narrator, brilliant rendition


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cuckoo's Calling?

    No particular moment, the whole book is memorable


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

    Robert Glenister is my new hero, I will purchase any books that he has narrated


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent story, believable characters made more so by the excellent portrayal of them by the narrator Robert Glenister. Will listen to it over and over again, just in case I missed something first time around.

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    MarMor Flint, MI 10-11-13
    MarMor Flint, MI 10-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Narrator is outstanding"
    What did you love best about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    I loved listening to the narrator in this story. His interpretation of the voice of the characters continually engaged me in the book. I enjoyed the story and found I was quite sympathetic to the protagonist.


    What other book might you compare The Cuckoo's Calling to and why?

    The story and and narrator are different, but the narrator of Gone Girl was just as compelling as this narrator.


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    Christine SEMMES, AL, United States 10-10-13
    Christine SEMMES, AL, United States 10-10-13
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    "Story good, performance OUTSTANDING!!"
    Where does The Cuckoo's Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked this and only listened to it b/c of the author. I do love a good mystery but rarely is that my audio book of choice. Story is well written. The narrator is great, I loved hearing him tell me this story and would listen again.


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    Trish weston, FL, United States 10-10-13
    Trish weston, FL, United States 10-10-13
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    "Ended up loving the characters"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Hard to get into at first, perhaps it was the accent or the pace of the reader. I almost put it down a few times. Knowing the author behind the nom de plume, I kept picturing the Harry Potter characters. But it did 'grow up' and grew on me after a few chapters.
    Although I guessed the ending early on, it did keep me very interested, especially the way things eventually tied together.

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    Gallstone 10-10-13
    Gallstone 10-10-13
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    "Looking forward to another Strike adventure"
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    I am not one for mysteries and detective stories but I decided to try Cuckoo's Calling because it was written by (spoiler alert ;-) ) J. K. Rowling. I am hoping that more Strike adventures will be published, and soon!
    Summing up in three words: 1) Entertaining 2) Appealing 3) Poignant


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed how the characters evolved as the book progressed. I even came to know and care about "Cuckoo" by learning how the other characters had interacted with her. It also was evident that Strike went through a similar transformation- the victim became a real person even though she could not speak for herself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene that comes to mind occurs when Strike goes to the nightclub favored by the glitziest stars and their hanger-ons. His interactions with the celebrities and observations of their behaviors were, at times, very funny.


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