Owen’s wife hires Strike to solve the case and once again, his life may be at risk in the name of justice.
What I loved: With a new book, comes new and intriguing characters. Fresh personalities invade Strike’s life and you can’t help but wonder if you can solve the case on your own. Not to brag, but I picked out the killer early on and felt a very definitive sense of victory once I was proven right!
Galbraith’s writing style is descriptive and provides a very intuitive insight into human nature.
Pay attention, pick up on the clues, and you too can solve the case of Owen Quine’s disappearance.
The book is long, but stick with it, and you won’t be disappointed.
What I didn’t: I absolutely adored The Cuckoo’s Calling, however, I felt Silkworm was somewhat of a sophomore slump for Robert Galbraith, the pen name of J.K. Rowling. This book starts off much slower than its predecessor and is a lot longer. At times, it was hard to focus and often, I became discouraged and thought I’d never finish the audiobook.
What I loved about listening: I am very happy Robert Glenister narrated Silkworm, as he had also narrated Cuckoo’s Calling, the premiere book of the Cormoran Strike series. I believe keeping the same narrator added a necessary consistency to the Audible publication of the book and series.
Robert continues to excel as narrator and is able to bring the characters to life with accents, inflection and different tones of his own voice.
I hope Glenister is on board for the third installment of the Cormoran Strike series coming this fall.
What I didn’t love about listening: As previously mentioned, this book was extremely long and I felt I might never finish. However, I am glad I stuck with it as the incredible ending was worth the wait.
To listen to Silkworm Audible, click here!
Career of Evil is expected later in 2015