“The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith aka J. K. Rowling – narrated by Robert Glenister

I really really really hope the character of Cormoran Strike in this book returns in future books. Rowling? Are you hearing me? I want more!

Oh man this book was so fun! Carol’s friend sent her the hardback of this book for her birthday and when she told me about it, I remembered seeing the name of the title at Audible. I decided I’d get it so we could talk about it. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and both hope this becomes a series.

Cormoran Strike is a private detective down on his luck and living in his office, a fact he tries to hide from his new temp, Robin (another character I really enjoyed). Just after Robin arrives from the temp agency, much to Strike’s chagrin since he meant to cancel the new assignment, a potential new client walks in the door.

Having known of Strike since childhood, John Bristow seeks him out to look into the death of his, Bristow’s, sister. The police have ruled it a suicide but Bristow isn’t convinced.

The book sucked me in right from the beginning and was most definitely a page turner. I adore the character of Cormoran Strike and the relationship with Robin. Oh did I mention the dead sister was a totally famous super model? That was fun, diving into the fashion world. Oh man I just loved this book! Sheer entertainment.

Robert Glenister’s narration was wonderful. He has a nice British accent and does well with different characters, not overacting at all. He definitely helped make this book great. His drunken Strike was priceless!

I had to look up ‘pie and mash’. That sounds really tasty.

Rating: So good!

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” at Audible ~ “The Cuckoo’s Calling” at Amazon

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