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The Cuckoo's Calling

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Galbraith

Narrated By: Robert Glenister

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2013

Duration: 15 hours 57 minutes


A brilliant debut 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, thelegendary 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.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


  • Liz Nilsen

    A fantastic book! Wonderfully well written and has a gripping story. I am hoping it is the first of a series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Nadine Colquitt

    Story starts slow but builds after a couple of chapters. This is an excellent story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Susan D.

    Good character definitions, very easy listen.

  • Jean V

    I enjoyed the book ... the characters ... the twists but would have liked it better with less offensive language. It says something for the book that I did not stop it because of the language but how many times does the F word need to be said (amongst other words I found a bit much. I hope the second one in the series uses less of the F word.

  • Maureen B

    I love the Cormorán Strike series. These are smart and sophisticated mysteries with many moving parts that keep you guessing until the end. Strike's analysis of his conclusive solving of the mystery, at the end, will blow your mind. I love the subtle undertones of the relationship between Strike and Robyn, and those moments that shine through to show Strike's humanity. Lots of heart and major intelligence in this character driven literary mystery. Highly recommend.

  • Rhonda B

    Enjoyed this book very much! Looking forward to reading the next two in the series!

  • Dally S

    I was interested in the plot that the summary described and tried to not listen to what the reviewers had stated that this book was long. I felt like my own little private investigator!! Constantly trying to figure out the mystery with the detective! Piecing all the information and looking at each different characters personalities and their perception of other listed characters was very interesting. I highly recommend this book! The narrator also does a great job depicting the characters.

  • Heather W

    I absolutely love this book. It keeps you guessing all the way through to the end, and the characters are so well written.

  • Babbie Jaco

    The narration was excellent but the storyline was slow. I felt bored throughout most of the book and contemplated putting it aside several times.

  • Lynn Jurenka

    We liked the storyline but felt it was very long and drug out. The narrator did a fantastic job.

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