As a lifelong reader I am thrilled to be working at Duxbury Free Library. With a longer commute, I have a new-found passion for audio books. Discussions with many like-minded patrons has lead me to write this blog. The available variety of fiction genres and non-fiction works seems endless.

In this blog I hope to give you some insight into the gratification of listening to audio books. Those of us who read by listening know that various factors are key to an enjoyable read. For myself, first and foremost is the narrator. The sound and quality of a story comes down to that voice.
My first audio book review is the trilogy by Robert Galbraith: Cuckoo Calling; Silkworm; and Career of Evil.

I loved this trilogy in a big part, because of the wonderful narrator Robert Glenister. He portrayed the lead character of Comoron Strike with such "crass-class". 
The series is set in London and follows a modern day private detective and his intelligent, quick thinking assistant Robin. Strike is a military veteran with a partial leg amputation. This disability is almost a character in itself due to the masterful descriptions by the author of how this effects his ability to investigate these crimes. Further, his tabloid worthy upbringing introduces shady characters from his youth that are invaluable in resolving his cases. His former police colleagues occasionally lend a hand, although they are not always happy with the results.
Glenister's English accent transports you to modern London. The author gives us well rounded characters and interesting mysteries to be solved. Check out Cuckoo's Calling on audio book where Strike and Robin are trying to determine if the lovely fashion model's death was really a suicide or murder. I hope you will find yourself yearning for more adventure.  

Turn up the volume to adventure!  Mary Beth


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