Saturday, April 30, 2016

Short & Sweet Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (audio)

Title: Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith
Series: Cormoran Strike, #3
Narrator: Robert Glenister
Published: October 2015, Hachette Audio
Length: 17 hours 58 minutes
Source: Personal copy via Audible

Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war.

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.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

Career of Evil is the third in the series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A mystery and also a story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: I actually think this third book was better than the previous two books in this series...though the case itself was a bit more gruesome, I will say. But, it did provide a bit more background on Robin as well as Strike and I loved that. There's also more development in the whole Robin/Strike chemistry department and I'm still on the fence about this...I really don't know if I went them to end up together in the end. I love how they work together, but do I want to together as a couple? And that ending??? Oh my gosh...I need the next book in this series to come out now...

Though these books are long, I find that I am completely hooked from beginning to end. Between the details of the case and the character development of our two main characters, the story just flies by and I am left waiting for the next book. I do think, though, that the audio also has something to do with making the book go by quickly...the narrator is just fantastic...see my thoughts below!


Audio thoughts: Again, I am loving Robert Glenister as the narrator for this series...he does such a great job with the voices, especially the female ones. And I just love the tones and humor he infuses into his voice when the scene calls for it. For a long book, you really have to enjoy listening to a person's voice, and I think Robert Glenister has a calm, enjoyable voice and it makes this a pleasant, fun listening experience. I really do hope he continues to narrate this series for however long it ends up being!

Books in this series: 
  1. The Cuckoo's Calling
  2. The Silkworm
  3. Career of Evil 

1 comment

  1. This sounds very "listenable"! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy your weekend as well!


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