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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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    Diane Oppenheim st joseph, MI, United States 09-07-13
    Diane Oppenheim st joseph, MI, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "awesome, a must read or listen too."
    Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

    Yes and I have. You want to catch every Detail.


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

    Mentally Stimulating


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

    The voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The characters were well definded


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. I can see the movie

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    Grace in Kuwait 09-06-13 Member Since 2009

    Grace

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    "I Wanted to Like This!"
    What would have made The Cuckoo's Calling better?

    If only the author had not believed that using vulgar and obscene language would add to the story I could have enjoyed this book much more! Was it really important for variations on the 'F' word to be the single most frequently used word in the book?


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the story line was good. I liked the disabled veteran hero and would enjoyed his determination in following a very complex set of clues to solve the case.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was really good and I have to suppose that the language required had to become bothersomely repetitive for him as well as the listener.


    Any additional comments?

    I frequently listen to books as I accomplish other tasks. Not only did I find the language distasteful but would have been very embarrassed had anyone else come in and heard the sort of thing I was listening to.

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    S. Sand 09-06-13
    S. Sand 09-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "hopefully the first in a SERIES!!!"

    Silly me - I didn't realize THIS is the book by JK Rowling under a pen name until I was finished with it and reading other reviews. It doesn't matter. My review is the same -- EVERYTHING about this audiobook is perfect. The engaging story, memorable full characters, pace, and outstanding narration. I truly hope it is the first of a series, as the future for these characters is ripe with possibilities.

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    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 09-06-13
    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Contemporary detective story, EXCELLENT read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    Hell yeah.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The progression of the story was just the right pace, and the Protagonist was witty and entertaining through his faults.


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

    Nope.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh a lot, the author has very subtle descriptive humor.


    Any additional comments?

    Damn Good story, liked the proffessional relationship Strike had with his receptionist. This story definitely deservers a listen, the Reader does an excellent job of personifying characters.

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    Phil Johnson Walnut Creek, CA USA 09-06-13
    Phil Johnson Walnut Creek, CA USA 09-06-13 Member Since 2016

    #1 Aud Bks: T Help,T Darling, All D Sedaris,Prayer for Owen M.All G Flynn ,Secrt Lang of Bees, Bel Canto, 11/22/63 H2O fr Elephants Dog Star

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    "Dull as Dirt"

    I gave up after 4 hours. The story is repetitive, pedestrian, plodding and , so far, dull as dirt.
    The protagonist is a private detective.The listener (reader) is forced to listen to a long list of questions to a new witness that had already been discussed.. A better writer might have said," After reviewing the comings and goings of the victim with the butler, he (our hero) asked ,pointedly, about .....". But , no, we are force to listen to a long list of dull as dirt questions that eventually lead the story nowhere.

    I don't know what the hype about this book is all about.

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    Tina Sacramento, ca, United States 09-05-13
    Tina Sacramento, ca, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Well done"

    I enjoyed this book a lot. Good story. Great narration. Kept me guessing on the "who done it" part the whole way through. Kinda contrived in a few places but generally an engaging read. Even if the press had not blown the whistle on the real author, I would be looking for more Robert Galbraith books....nice to know that the Harry Potter series was not just a fluke of timing. JK Rowlings really can write....a pretty good detective story too.

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    Maryann 09-05-13
    Maryann 09-05-13
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    "Too much offensive language"

    Good story but very offensive language. It wasn't necessary to the story. I would love to see a rating on books to warn us.

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    M. Huff Wisconsin 09-04-13
    M. Huff Wisconsin 09-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious... waiting for it to get good!"
    Would you try another book from Robert Galbraith and/or Robert Glenister?

    Probably not.


    Has The Cuckoo's Calling turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not sure what genre this is supposed to be - murder mystery, detective thriller, fiction?


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

    Performance is fine, I liked the variety of accents and voices he uses to differentiate between the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book because of all the positive reviews, but honestly I have <4 hours left and I'm considering scrapping it. I keep thinking something really exciting or interesting is about to happen but it never does. I liked the characters, sort of, but overall this book is tedious and boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deitre tekonsha, MI, United States 09-04-13
    Deitre tekonsha, MI, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Story and naration"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I did not stop listening to this story, except to sleep. It was very hard to figure out and interesting all the way through.


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

    Robert Glenister infuses the story with very clear and believable voices.


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    Amazon Customer 09-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea who would enjoy this book. It goes around in predicable and boring circles. I did not find the characters interesting or entertaining. A lot of repetition, adjectives, worthless dialogue, no action or intrigue.


    Has The Cuckoo's Calling turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just the author ...under any name.


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

    The narrator is superb in this book just like in all his others.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Only when it ended.


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