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Lethal White

Cormoran Strike, Book 4
Narrated by: Robert Glenister
Series: Cormoran Strike , Book 4
Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
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Shortlisted for best audiobook in the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018.

I seen a kid killed.... He strangled it, up by the horse.

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.  

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.  

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that....

The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is the gripping next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

©2018 Robert Galbraith Limited (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • HR
  • 20-12-2018

Best Book Of The Series... So Far!

This is the fourth book of the series (I have read all four of the books in this series to date) & it’s a great read! JK Rowling (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) has created fabulous characters, good plots & interesting twists & turns in this wonderful detective story which has a delightful undertow of the blossoming love story between the protagonist (Strike) & the deuteragonist (Robin). I can’t wait for the fifth edition where I hope they FINALLY fall into each other’s arms! 😊

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Excited for the fifth

Some have argued that this should have been the final in the series. Not me.

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Not as Good as the first

A bit disappointed that a lot of the story was on Mathew and Robyn’s miserable Wedding and first year of arguing. I would be happy to see the end of Matthew don’t really think he adds anything worth while to the story. Look forward to seeing Robyn get a bit more back bone in the next novel.
Looking forward to the next Cameron Strike book.

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Should have stopped at 3.

I love this series and have re read and listened to them 5 or 6 times. I even watched the TV Series, (don't bother) but this one was a giant winge form Robyn, she marries an idiot she didn't love or belong with and wonders why it doesn't work out. A waste of a book. Robyn is a strong independent, smart woman and none of those qualities show through in this book. I want my money back.

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Weak story

Story was weak, more intrigued about CB and Robyn’s relationship.
Bit disappointed to be honest. Liked the other three books tho

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Another great read from Robert Galbraith!

I really enjoyed this latest CB Strike novel. The story doesn’t always play out as you would expect and left me checking online to see when the next instalment is due to be released. I’ll have to wait for the TV adaptation in the interim.

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Absorbing read, real characters

The author breathes real personalities into the main characters and all the incidental players. You can really see the people in your mind’s eye and the plot keeps moving. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Well written and well read.

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  • Robyn Allan
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 20-06-2019

Love these books

JK Rowling is such a writer. She has created some great characters, can't wait for the next one

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  • Sue
  • 28-05-2019

A mammoth epic tale

A great tale, which I was very sad to finish. Enjoyed every second of the story and looking forward to hearing where Comorant and Robyn will be in the next book. Will they finally become a couple? I hope so.

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  • Robyn
  • Beaumont Hills, Australia
  • 13-05-2019

My favourite of the series

I'm hoping a new book in the series will be released soon, have loved listening to all the Cormoran Strike books but I believe this is the best so far. The narrator Robert Glenister is really good, what I particularly like is he doesn't put on a stupid, winding voice when reading the female parts. The character and plot are well defined and I love that the book is over 22 hours perfect for long car journeys or walks. J K Rowlings writing under the name of Robert Galbraith is an extremely talented lady. Highly recommend the series.

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  • Hanna
  • 03-10-2018

Another great Cormoran and Robin story

Such a good story, was difficult to stop listening. I was not able to guess the ending. And I really loved how it was read by Robert Glenister. He made the characters and the story feel so alive as I listened

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  • Edward
  • 15-11-2018

Absolute ripper

Great book. Loved it - an absolute ripper, again.
I love that I couldn’t predict the ending

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  • Yuliya YY
  • 16-10-2019

Captivating story, but not as good as previous...

I liked it, but I didnt feel it was as good as previous 3 books.. I lost a bit of interest as the book progresses to the end. However, if there would be book no.5, I would be definitely getting it.

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  • Brian Costello
  • 24-08-2019

My favorite Strike novel yet! Can't wait for more!

This audiobook is an absolute delight! A great installment of this series, but the performance really brings the story alive. love the mystery, love the interpersonal drama! Can't wait for more Strike and Robin :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-2019

It delivers.

Just a great story in a series I love. You know it's good when your long commute is extended by sitting in the car at your destination just to hear a few more minutes.

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  • Lauren
  • 01-01-2019

The finest one yet

This addition to the series has been my favourite yet. A real “page turner” that kept me listening to it at any chance I could find. Highly
Recommended to all the Strike and Harry Potter fans out there.

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  • Brenda
  • 27-11-2018

Absolutely enthralling. loved every moment of it.

the narrator was incredible and the book enthralling. so enjoying these wonderful Comorant detective series.

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  • Jo-Ann Passmore
  • 14-11-2018

Amazing!

Wow. So well written and performed. Absolutely thrilling. The grit and realism was gripping. Loved it!

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  • Grace
  • 06-11-2018

mwah

I was looking forward to it, but it turned out overly formulaic. Disappointing, no stylistic literary surprises, just more of the same.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-2018

Looong book

Very good narrator, but I guess it comes down to taste. I depend on several highs along the way, but this turned out to be talk, talk and talk, until everything is revealed during the last ten minutes. Not for me.

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  • Mikey
  • 19-09-2018

The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

After having read the previous installments to this series I must say there was little doubt in my mind that I would enjoy Lethal White, but this had a different approach compared to the others and I found myself becoming increasingly intrigued with how Strike was going to overcome the fresh obstacles placed in front of him.

The difference between this book and the last few, is that when Cormoran first appeared on the scene as a personal detective he was a single (albeit a bit lonely as well) rough-around-the edges detective, he was unknown to the public and his raw approach was evident not only from the way he talked, his mannerisms or even the cuisine he would often choose to indulge in (Large donor kebab with extra chips) but also the almost obsessive determination in getting the job done.

Lethal White throws some pretty interesting spanners in the works, Strike is now famous, he's tasted success through his work and he's even found some sort of relationship in Robin, which proves to be difficult as she has become invaluable to him.

Excellently read by a master narrator, this book is pleasingly long in length and the story has more twists than a formula one racing track. This review was about 100 words too long, because any Galbraith novel scarcely requires any introduction, I just got a bit carried away because I enjoyed it so much! Compelling from start to finish.

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  • Sue
  • 21-09-2018

Whatever the audiobook term is for unputdownable.

This is the first Strike book since the tv adaptations and it was great to find that the Strike in my head is unchanged. Probably because the tv was so well cast!
This was a very engaging episode and I couldn't stop listening. Excellent plot. The usual great narration from Robert Glenister.
I must admit I did yell at the characters a bit, but that's standard now. They're flawed, I love them.

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  • Andy
  • 24-09-2018

Amazing

For me this series is consistently excellent.
The plots weave in with the character development and real events to give a good sense of context.
I cannot sing the praises of this series too much, other than the fact that I am getting everyone I know to read it and I’m now “patiently” waiting the 2 years for the next instalment!
In terms of an audible book Robert Glenister is excellent, his regional accents are great and the characters spoken words are synonymous with his voice!

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  • Steph H
  • 24-09-2018

Gripping

A great installment in this series.

The crime story was very interesting and really had me thinking. I couldn't work out who had 'done it' or why, and I'm pleased that for one person at least it was resolved in the way it was.

The personal story was very gripping, characters becoming more loathsome, the lack of communication between some was so irritating I found myself almost shouting at my listening device lol. It was all very realistic though.

Just a warning that there are elements of emotional and mental abuse explored in this story that some may find triggering.

Bring on the next one!!

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  • SarahSpincat
  • 19-09-2018

Compelling in story and performance

I must have got through this audible in record time from the release date, so compelling was the story and performance. I will be sure to find more titles read by the extraordinary and multi-voiced Robert Glenister who brings the best of the different skills of storytelling and acting to his role. And I love, as always with this series, the sense of place... of London, the subtle detail and the broad sweep of the story with its fascinating contemporary and ancient themes.

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  • Marilyn
  • 08-11-2018

Disappointing

Having listened to all the previous books, I thought that this one was by far the weakest.
It's saving grace was the excellent performance by the narrator, Robert Glenister. He brings to life each of the characters with great skill.
The story is far too long and over complicated.
I love the two main characters and once again, we are left wanting more of their unfolding relationship.

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  • Claire
  • 09-10-2018

The best so far...!

The Strike novels have always had a highly addictive quality, and this fourth is no exception -

I was actually hugely invested in a physical copy of a different novel when this came out, but one night I was too tired to read, so I thought I'd just listen to the first 10 minutes of this and ease myself in gently before jumping with gusto once I'd finished the other book...well, four days later, I had finished this and not touched the other! "Unputdownable", exactly. I listened over breakfast, which spilled into early afternoon and long evenings. It's so easy to dip into, but once I started I couldn't stop. A truly gripping central mystery (which, unlike the Silkworm or Career of Evil, didn't irritate me along the way), populated with characters who, in true Christie-style, all had plausible motives to commit various crimes, alongside the continuing relationship between Robin and Strike which enthrals me. I love the way we see their individual perspectives in separate chapters, it is very involving, like a serialised drama: perfect for an audiobook.

The only negative: it has left me wanting so much more, as soon as possible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2018

Absolutely brilliant

22 hours of listening to this fantastically gripping story and I didn't want it to end. Thoroughly drawn into the characters lives. Please let there be another chapter soon.

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  • Stephen Murphy
  • 26-09-2018

Spare me the Ibsen

I enjoyed this less than the previous books. Putting in meaningless quotes from Ibsen wore very thin after 70 chapters. And the story became laboured after the discovery of the body. In the end I just wanted it to end. Having said that, there were enjoyable bits too: the author's disdain for London society tossers is splendid; the dialogue between Robin (?Robyn - I've never seen it in print) and Matt and between Strike and Charlotte was excellent; and the reader is one of the best. I think it's time Strike and Robin got it togetherb this dancing around each other is also wearing a bit thin.

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  • H. D. Beach
  • 06-11-2018

Expectations too high?

I absolutely love this series and this one started incredibly promising too. Characters as usual - brilliantly engaging and two or three subplots (particularly the relationship issues and the one with Billy) hooked you in, but the main plot lacked tension and the denouement was clumsy. I’ve given worse books higher ratings I’m sure though - I was a bit disappointed as she is normally so good. Brilliantly performed by Robert Glenister - never heard characters so well inhabited before on one of these ...

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