Type: Audiobook (Book 3 in the Cormoran Strike Series)
Author: Robert Galbraith
Narrated By: Robert Glenister
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Duration: 17 hrs 58 minutes
My Rating: 8/10
Overview: Strike and Robin are back for the third book in the Cormoran Strike series.
This time around, Robin is the victim of a mysterious package making its way into her possession.
What I loved: Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling proves she's still got "it" with the third book in the Cormoran Strike series. The story starts off with bone-crushing intensity you won't see coming. What I really enjoyed is that Career of Evil does something the other two books did not: It was partially narrated by the antagonist. We get a never-before-seen look directly into the "bad guy's" brain and a sneak-peak into his actions before Robin and Strike are aware.
I was also more initially intrigued with this story than the other two books. The plot is stronger, in my opinion, and much more dark and devious. The readers get a chance to learn even more about Strike and his past along with Robin's shocking background too.
What I didn't: Career of Evil is much darker than its predecessors. Some of the content is a little disturbing, so please proceed with caution, especially if you are particularly sensitive in regards to issues of rape and child abuse. Also, I didn't care much for the whole Blue Oyster Cult theme within the book, it seemed somewhat strange and out of place.
Lastly, and without spoilers, I was somewhat disappointed with Robin. Her strong and independent persona falters somewhat in Career of Evil and she makes a decision I wish she did not.
What I loved about listening: I am so happy Robert Glenister has continued to narrate the series. His presence brings a comforting familiarity with the story and I couldn't imagine anyone else reading the book to me. His talent for accents and various tones makes it quite easy to know who is speaking at any given time.
What I didn't love about listening: Robert Glenister has done a phenomenal job narrating, I do not have any complaints with him.