Career of Evil : Cormoran Strike

  • by Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister
  • Series: Cormoran Strike
  • 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016
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 whom 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 highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant, Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.


What the Critics Say

"Robert Glenister is the man in this fine performance of Robert Galbraith's (aka J.K. Rowling) most recent detective thriller. Having narrated the first two books in the series, Glenister knows the main characters...." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Characters Mean Everything

Its true, at least for me, that great characters are enough to make a good book great. In this series and most especially in Career of Evil the two msin characters were so charasmatic and engrossing for me the mystery, good as it was, mattered little.

It seems I have a constant following of folks who fail to find my reviews helpful. I dont mind, in fact I understand. I don't type well and most of these reviews are written via my iPhone. On the other hand listener reviews are extremely influential to my choices of books. So if you dont get anything else from this, know Career of Evil is well worth your time.

Cormeron Strike and his assistant/partner Robin run a defective agency in London. Their relationship creates a synergy where the sum is greater than the parts. The romantic and professional tensions between the two overwhelm a gritty and clever mystery. That is not a bad thing. I found myself on edge regarding their relationship more than figuring out the mystery. But as I think about it, it was indeed a great story.

Robert Glenister is remarkable again. Every voice is distinct and his timing is impeccable.

You don't need to read this series in order, but you really should read at least one of the three books by Rowling.
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- Charles Atkinson "Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?"

The best one yet

Although more violent than the first two in the series, the development of the characters is superb. We learn a lot more about Robin's background in this book.

The mystery was wonderfully done and I didn't figure it out although it is fair play. Many will enjoy the references to Blue Oyster Cult rock lyrics.

The narration of the audible book was fantastic.

I couldn't imagine reading this book without having read the first two in the series and would recommend the books be read in order.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio