The Cuckoo's Calling

    • 4.1 • 89 Ratings
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    • $27.99

Publisher Description

Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today).
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, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking 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.
Fast-paced and sharply drawn, this dazzling detective novel inspired Strike, the BBC crime drama series that has captivated millions of viewers worldwide.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
NARRATOR
RG
Robert Glenister
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
15:54
hr min
RELEASED
2013
April 30
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
697.4
MB

Customer Reviews

OldJoanna ,

Intriguing story. Excellent narration.

I bought this audiobook out of curiosity. Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling's old-style detective story is very well done. Definitely sows the seeds for a series featuring the Cormoran Strike character. However I was really moved to write a review by the quality of the narration. The fellow (sorry I forgot to look up his name) is an absolute master when it comes to all the different voices and accents both male and female. His portrayal of the fashion designer character is remarkable. I believe I enjoyed the book even more than I might have done otherwise simply because I tend to read everyone in the same voice whereas listening to this recording really breathed extra life and dimension into each character. Bravo.

3 cookies rockstar ,

True delight

Another solid performance from Rowling, excellent details for each important character, the narrator does add to the pleasure , i did not want the book/story to end.

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