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  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • Written by: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consistently excellent writing and narration

  • By Liz on 2018-09-21

Bloody Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-09

I cant say enough, how much I have enjoyed this series and Lethal White, does not disappoint.
My only disappointment is having to wait for the next story.

  • The Matarese Circle

  • A Matarese Novel
  • Written by: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In this gripping best seller, Robert Ludlum spins a web of suspense and high-stakes intrigue as two men who are sworn mortal enemies must cooperate in order to foil a sinister plot to topple the world's governments. Ludlum's recollection of his war buddies gave him the idea for this book. Hear the details in the sample below.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By carmela on 2018-09-17

Loved this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-17

#Audible1
I love this book. In fact, I wish they would make a movie out of it.

Its a spy story, its a revenge story, its a love story, and its a survival story. You get everything rolled into a single story.
But something sinister is going on in the world and they are the only ones who can stop it.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Betrayals

  • Written by: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Julie McKay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, not so good narrator

  • By carmela on 2018-04-20

Good story, not so good narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-20

I enjoyed this installment in the series. Pretty bummed with the ending. Was expecting it to go the opposite way.

Thing that bothered me, was the narrator for Gabriel. Sorry, but the voice was not something I'd like to listen to.

Recommend the series.

  • Demon Fallout

  • The Return
  • Written by: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Zombies are a nightmare of the past, the Lycan wars are over. Mike feels that he can finally settle down after 200 years of war until he hears an impossible message from beyond. Tommy, his adopted son, is in trouble and there is nothing in Heaven or Hell that will stop Mike from helping him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I've always been a fan of...

  • By Leah on 2018-07-18

Mike is at it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-12-03

Well, I would suggest not eating while listening. Kind of gross in a Mark Tufo kind of way. Typical Mike descriptions. Had to put my lunch down.

As for the story itself, What the Heck? Definitely different because of the location. The descriptions of the demons was pretty amazing. Mikes new friend is a great addition. The behavior of an old friend shocking. I think there is more to that part of the story. Cant really believe after all the previous books that this is the true person.

I will re-listen because I know there are parts that I missed.

Of course I will be anxiously awaiting the next in the series.

  • The Silkworm

  • Written by: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2 times in a row!

  • By carmela on 2017-09-30

2 times in a row!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-09-30

This is the second installment for this series and it really does keep getting better.
I highly recommend this series to everyone. Its not just a private eye story. The character development continues and the respect between Robin and Strike grows. I like how Robin is more than just a secretary. She is learning from Strike.

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  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Written by: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent....loved the audio

  • By Catherine on 2019-04-15

1st of a great new series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-09-30

This is the first installment for this series.
I tried it out because its JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith.
I highly recommend this series to everyone. Its not just a private eye story. The relationship that begins for Strike and Robin is interesting. It doesn't hurt that the voice for Strike makes me think of Hagrid.

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  • Career of Evil

  • Written by: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Entry, Though My Least Favorite

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2018-09-19

3 Times a charm

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-09-30

This is the third installment for this series and it really does keep getting better.
I highly recommend this series to everyone. Its not just a private eye story. The character development continues as we learn a lot more about Robin and what drives her. I really enjoyed this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful