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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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    InsideADog 10-21-13
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    "Good Mystery"

    A little more than half way through this my husband said he had it figured out. He was WAY off. This story is well read and has a nice story line. Good set up for future books. The only thing that kept me from giving it the highest marks is that it was really one long series of interviews. That in itself is not that interesting.

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    Owlgirl Nevada City, California, United States 10-20-13
    Owlgirl Nevada City, California, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Great Characters !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The PI


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

    All of them Great Job


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

    When they solved the crime!


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this book and all it's characters!!

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    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 10-19-13
    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 10-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Positive Surprise"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    Don't have time enough to read print versions, why audio versions of all books are better for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The genuine English style.


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

    Genuine English.


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

    Too long for that, but well worth a try.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next book of "Robert Galbraith" about the same characters.

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    BBQ Fan 10-19-13
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    "A decent detective story AND a great narration !!!"
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Superb story telling


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

    Hard to put down -- interesting character development and interaction. JK Rowling is a very talented author. Not sure why she wrote this one under a pseudonym.


    What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

    Impeccable reading. I really enjoyed the different character voices he portrayed during the story. Great Job !


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

    Yes, but I paced it to last about 2 weeks of part time listening for a very enjoyable experience.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Rowling writes some more stories around the main character, Strike.

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    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13
    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Get to the point already!"
    What disappointed you about The Cuckoo's Calling?

    Long and drawn out, lost sight of story.


    What could Robert Galbraith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less on the personal lives of the main characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Glenister?

    He did ok, it was the story that was not done well.


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

    Narrator had me keep listening.


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    Andrea cheltenham, MD, United States 10-17-13
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    "I need a sequel Now!"
    Any additional comments?

    When I bought this book it was after the world found out J.K. wrote this. I was a wondering if this book could stand up to her past works and honestly I love this book so much more. It was well written, had the perfect narrator. Everything fell in line perfectly with this book. The characters are so well written that I felt as though I was right there with them, as if I met them myself.

    Honestly I need a squeal right now. I need another book now!

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    Diana New York, NY, United States 10-17-13
    Diana New York, NY, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One little problem..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cuckoo's Calling to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the suspense, the characters, everything.


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

    Robin.


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

    It's too long for that, but a few binge sittings, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Really liked the performance, with one exception. The actor totally misread one character--Evan Duffield. From the book it's clear that he's posh and snooty, yet this actor chose to give him, inexplicably , a working class accent. Huh?

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    michael 10-15-13
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    "Nice little story"
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Has a sympathetic damaged hero out to find the truth -- even though he thinks he knows the truth before the investigation starts. Nice mystery to curl up with by the fire.


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

    My favorite places involved the inconvenience of an artificial limb.


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    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 10-15-13
    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great characters and I hope for more"
    Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this book. The narration and the writing were excellent and I really want more of these characters.


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent and smartly written mystery. I enjoyed every minute. The plot for me was secondary to the many interesting and well written characters.

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    Chelsea Foster Ann Arbor, MI 10-15-13
    Chelsea Foster Ann Arbor, MI 10-15-13
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    "Fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    The story was absolutely amazing, the characters well-rounded and entertaining, and Robert Glenister really BECAME the narrator. I forgot that I was listening to him reading aloud and was able to really lose myself in the story.

    I absolutely loved this book and will listen to it again and again.


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