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The Cuckoo's Calling

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Galbraith

Narrated By: Robert Glenister

Date: April 2013

Duration: 15 hours 57 minutes


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.


  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sandra M.

    Brilliant. I didn't want to stop listening. I will listen to the rest in this series, as long as the narrator is the speaker

  • John Rav

    What a great surprise! Cormoran Stirke is a fantastic character with a great amount of back history which will make for exciting future novels. The reader did a wonderful job bringing Strike’s voice alive for the listener.

  • Bryan H.

    Great read from cover to cover!

  • Christopher L.

    worth listening to or reading. i wasnt disappointed at any point during the book. about to staty the second book in the series.

  • Anonymous

    it was good enjoyed the read enjoyed the narrator.

  • 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.

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