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The Silkworm

Cormoran Strike, Book 2
Lu par : Robert Glenister
Durée : 17 h et 16 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 notations)
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A work of crime fiction from a master writer, The Silkworm is Book 2 of the Cormoran Strike series, written by Robert Galbraith and with a captivating narration by English actor Robert Glenister. The literary genius of its author comes through in this suspenseful thriller audiobook with a plot weaved with unexpected turns and characters the listener will truly empathise with. Detective Cormoran Strike is hired to solve a mystery but it’s not the clean work of a hired assassin as first suspected, it’s of a cold-blooded, vicious killer. This book keeps you captive until the final word. Available now from Audible.

Description

Now a major BBC drama: The Strike series.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. 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 - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a 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 the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.

Please note: This audiobook contains explicit language

©2014 Robert Galbraith Limited (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critiques

"One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years." (Mark Billingham on The Cuckoo's Calling)

"Just once in a while a private detective emerges who captures the public imagination in a flash. And here is one who might well do that... An auspicious debut." (Daily Mail on The Cuckoo's Calling)

"The novel is the work of a master storyteller." (Daily Telegraph on The Cuckoo's Calling)

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Notations

Global

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  • Global
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  • De Plume
  • 05/11/2016

Just as good the second time

I didn't love the first or second Galbraith books, but The Silkworm is pure brilliance. The performance is equally spectacular.

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  • Anne
  • 27/06/2014

Another great mystery with Cormoran Strike.

What made the experience of listening to The Silkworm the most enjoyable?

The mystery is very well developed with unexpected twists. The setting in a writers and publishers milieu was very interesting. I love the flowing style of writing and the oftentimes moving emotions of the protagonist. Will he ever learn to deal with the damage done to him by his freakish ex and the in his mind, reoccurring scene were the IED explodes?

What did you like best about this story?

The way Cormoran Strike handles his cases and him being a veteran. The development of his assistant Robin also adds to the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The surprising ending and disclosure of the murder.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to but couldn't since it was a 17.16 hrs listen.

Any additional comments?

When can I read #3 ?

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  • Global
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  • Ian
  • 26/06/2014

Pretty much perfect

Rowling is at the top of her game, and reintroduces us to some already well-established characters and adds more to them as we go. She's a natural storyteller, plain and simple, and she does so with smooth and seemingly effortless skill.

The narrator is absolutely flawless. His characters never jar, he never over-eggs his narration and always gives them detail and definition without 'acting' them out.

The 'whodunnit' story is set in the world of publishing and you know Rowling is an expert witness in telling us what it's like there.

Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/06/2018

Love it!

Good story, excelent narrator. However, the quotes in the beginning of each chapter did not add anything to the story

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  • Sonja Chalmers
  • 16/08/2014

Brilliant mystery crime

What made the experience of listening to The Silkworm the most enjoyable?

The quirky and kindly relationship between the detective hero Strike and his ambitious assistant Robin.

What did you like best about this story?

The intriguing characters and fascinating plot.

What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert Glenister's intellect and forensic knowledge of the great classics and mythology is evident throughout

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jealousy, greed and revenge in literary London

Any additional comments?

Strike is my hero for his extraordinary morality and immense bravery.

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  • Jane
  • 10/07/2014

The second in this series did not disappoint

Book One, The Cuckoo’s Calling, deftly, convincingly, introduced detective Cormoran Strike and his offsider, Robin (of course). The Silkworm smoothly continues this narrative and with a new ‘case’, though referring to, and building on, the previous one.

This time, the contrast between Robin’s unwavering decency, echoed ponderously by her tedious fiancée, and Cormoran’s life-induced cynicism and capacity for the self sacrificing pursuit of social and legal justice, is further underlined by characters who take these two to the seamy, low life, indecent under-belly of society.

This side of life got to be bit much for me! I’m not a fragile flower: I was just edging on the bored because involving the reader in vile humans can edge towards the gratuitous – and Galbraith was coming pretty close to that line, much closer, I suggest, than in Book One.

But nothing would deter me from following the lives of these two detectives, who were more interesting.

The book was structured with the skill of a consummate and successful author (AKA Rowling).

The reader, Robert Glenister, complemented the material flawlessly: his acting was superb.

Bring on the next book in the series.

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  • P
  • 23/07/2015

Well worth it

Good audiobook, a worthy follow up to the Cuckoo. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • sally j landers
  • 12/07/2015

Books books books

Next please , highly entertaining. Glenister is perfect and my son knows to leave me alone if the Strike stories are in progress . Dinner just arrives later !

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  • Margaret Wheater
  • 09/07/2015

Compelling reading!

Excellent narrative - intriguing plot, well read and compelling. Highly recommended. Great plot and lots of suspense. Fantastic author as always.

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  • Jessie E Taylor
  • 09/07/2015

An absolute favourite.

My goodness I love this book. I reckon this was my 5th listen! A friend of mine has done it over a dozen times!
So engaging, such a subtle and intricate development of the narrative. Such great characters and wonderful narration.
Highly recommended, along with its predecessor.

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  • Birte
  • 01/09/2014

Alles Super!

Ich kann überhaupt nicht verstehen, wie man den Sprecher nicht absolut super finden kann. Seine raue, tiefe Stimme passt perfekt zu der Hauptfigur. Die Sekretärin kommt aus Nordengland und der Sprecher spricht sie daher mit etwas nordenglischem Akzent. Nur ganz vereinzelt verändert er die Stimme kaum, wenn mehrere Personen abwechselnd sprechen. Aber man kann trotzdem immer den Unterschied hören.
Eine große Stärke dieser Reihe sind auf jeden Fall die sympathischen Charaktere und die treffenden Beschreibungen. Ich kann es gar nicht abwarten, bis das nächste Buch dieser Reihe erscheint!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Henriette K.
  • 13/02/2016

Brillant

A total must for all J. K. Rowling fans and crime lovers. And the audio version makes it unforgettable.

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  • bbirmanns
  • 13/02/2015

Marvellous reading!!

Gripping , plausible and mainly: very well read!
Can't wait for the next case of robin and strike
Cery much recommended

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  • Teacher Tine
  • 22/01/2015

Der Sprecher ist perfekt!

Der zweite Robert Galbraith hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Besonders mag ich die Entwicklung der Hauptpersonen Strike und Robin, welche für mich die eigentliche Geschichte ausmachen. Der Sprecher und die Produktion sind einfach fantastisch!

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  • U. B.
  • 07/02/2019

Wunderbarer Sprecher!

Die Story ist echt gut, Rowlings Stil spürbar. Ab und zu ein wenig langatmig, aber es ist verziehen. Der Sprecher verrichtet fantastische Arbeit! Ich hole mir gleich den dritten Teil.

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  • Drulite
  • 09/02/2018

Robert Glenister is a fabulous reader

Mr. Glenister read fantastically as always. He is definitely one of the best at his job.

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  • Doreen Berndt
  • 25/12/2017

Nicht so cool wie der erste Teil der Serie

Nicht so cool wie der erste Teil der Serie. Die Geschichte zieht sich sehr in die Länge, was aber der hervorragende Sprecher wieder wettmacht.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Charlotte Schmid
  • 26/11/2016

My favourite audio book.

Fantastic novel, superb characterisation from Robert Glenister, totally exciting. Gruesome and very funny. Highly recommended.

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  • Cecil
  • 17/07/2016

did not disappoint

I really enjoyed the sequel! It was like the first, great development of characters, fascjnarinf story telling. An ending as unexpected as in the first book. Very great read.

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  • Laura
  • 17/05/2015

Nich schlecht

Ich bin mir nicht sicher, was ich von der Geschichte halten soll. Irgendwie genial und offen bis zum Schluss. Aber teilweise auch langatmig und komisch. Und trotzdem will ich wissen wie es mit Robin und Strike weitergeht...