The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith audiobook

The Silkworm

By Robert Galbraith
Read by Robert Glenister

Little, Brown & Company 9780316206877

The Cormoran Strike Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478903994

  • ISBN: 9781478929635

  • ISBN: 9781478929659

Runtime: 17.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration

An AudioFile Best Book of the Year for 2014

A BookRiot Pick of Best Mystery Audiobooks for Road Trips

A Library Journal Best Audiobook of 2014

On the 2015 ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Editor’s Choice of 2014

Longlisted for the 2015 CWA Gold Dagger Award

A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A Chicago Tribune bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller

An NPR bestseller

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books of June 2014

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

In this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, The New York Times Book Review), private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction.

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, he discovers that Quine's disappearance is no coincidence. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published, it would ruin lives -- meaning that almost everyone in his life would have motives to silence him.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, Strike must race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . .

A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Having just the better part of a day and a night making my way through the 455 pages of The Silkworm ... I must say, I don't mind at all... The murder mystery at the heart of The Silkworm is a genuine mystery with an altogether satisfying resolution." —Malcolm Jones, The Daily Beast
The Silkworm is fast-paced and entertaining... Strike is heroic without intending to be and has a great back story. He's the illegitimate son of a rock star whose half-siblings grew up in privilege... And he's brooding, but not annoyingly so. Strike has all kinds of potential. It'd be a crime not to keep up with him. Sherryl Connelly, Daily News
...why is "likable" the first word that comes to mind upon finishing The Silkworm? Surely, that has something to do with Rowling's palpable pleasure in her newly chosen genre (the jig may be up with her Robert Galbraith pseudonym, but the bloom is still on her homicidal rose) and even more to do with her detective hero, who, at the risk of offending, is the second husband of every author's dreams. Louis Bayard, The Washington Post
A gritty, absorbing tale. People
Cleverly plotted... Rowling serves up a sushi platter of red herring, sprinkling clues along the way, before Strike draws a confession out of the killer in a climax straight out of Agatha Christie. Entertainment Weekly
[Rowling's] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I'll admit I was surprised by. . . . A fun read, with a main character you can care about and one you'll want to see again in other adventures. The Washington Post
Highly entertaining [with] a team whose further adventures the reader cannot help eagerly awaiting. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Robert Galbraith... has written a second absorbing whodunit starring detective Corcmoran Strike to follow last year's stealth hit, The Cuckoo's Calling.... Astutely observed, well-paced... The Silkworm thoroughly engages as a crime novel. Sue Corbett, People
'The last line of The Silkworm, which will lift the hearts of readers who have come to love its deeply sympathetic characters, offers the prospect of more of that joy both for her and for us. Charles Finch, USA Today (3.5/4 stars)
Cormoran Strike is back, and so is his resourceful sidekick, Robin Ellacott, a gumshoe team that's on its way to becoming as celebrated for its mystery-solving skills as Nick and Nora Charles of "Thin Man" fame, and Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander (a.k.a. the girl with the dragon tattoo). Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“A second absorbing whodunit starring detective Cormoran Strike…Astutely observed, well paced…The Silkworm thoroughly engages as a crime novel.” People
“The last line of The Silkworm, which will lift the hearts of readers who have come to love its deeply sympathetic characters, offers the prospect of more of that joy both for her and for us.” USA Today, 3½ out of 4 stars
“Why is ‘likable’ the first word that comes to mind upon finishing The Silkworm? Surely, that has something to do with Rowling’s palpable pleasure in her newly chosen genre and even more to do with her detective hero, who, at the risk of offending, is the second husband of every author’s dreams.” Washington Post
“Rowling proves once again that she’s a master of plotting over the course of a series; you can see her planting seeds, especially when it comes to Robin, which can be expected to bear narrative fruit down the line. It will be a pleasure to watch what happens.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Popular British actor Glenister takes on a highly-charged crime puzzle, peopled by a panoply of mainly vile suspects as well as a totally engaging pair of detectives. Matching Rowling’s praiseworthy ear for dialogue, he catches the subtleties—a touch of snark in cocktail party chatter, the arrogance in the voice of the overprivileged, the fear almost hidden in the raspy croak of a chain-smoking literary agent.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“This is a wonderful listen! Once again, talented narrator Robert Glenister brings detective Cormoran Strike from the printed page to full life…Glenister captures the likable but flawed Strike with a voice as gritty and heavily accented as London’s North End. Yet he transitions easily to more refined accents and softer tones to convincingly portray all the memorable characters…and gives each character a distinct voice by merely varying tone and pace. Fans of Rowling’s previous works and listeners who simply like a good mystery will be hoping Rowling and Glenister continue their partnership. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Galbraith

Author Bio: Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy, as well as five novels in the Cormoran Strike thriller series. The series has been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 17.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English