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Publisher's Summary

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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Love Strike & Robin

I love this series, Robert Glenister is the perfect narrator BUT the irritating, unnecessary and irrelevant quotations and references at the beginning of each chapter break up the mood and flow of the story. When reading from a book, the reader can skip them but cannot when listening to an audiobook. It’s a pity.

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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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Love this author

Another good story by this author loved it from start to finish. Always guaranteed to enjoy the storyline with plenty going on. Narration excellent. A really good read.

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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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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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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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Hate the irritating sexual tension Love the crimes

I have really enjoyed the other books but right from the start of this I thought Ho no!! It's turning into a soappy

So still going but it's loosing me

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Totally engrossed

This was a return to form, after the drop of Career of Evil, more emphasis on character development than plot, suturing me into the rich deep world of the case.

Sorry when it ended, loved it.
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fantastic

I love everything about it. the Performance is great and the story keeps you interested

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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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  • Sherri
  • 31-12-2020

Another brilliant effort.

How does she keep them coming? Each one as good as the last. I can only hope Strike and Robyn live forever.

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  • Clive Byerley
  • 20-12-2020

O God will it never end!

An overblown, over long , over detailed book with tiresome characters and ridiculous plot explaining last chapter.

If you’ve this much spare time take up gardening! I wish I had.

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  • Bruce
  • 07-09-2020

Sadly, interrupted with pretentious and annoying quote

An enjoyable book. Good story, adds to the story arc of the series nicely too.
Shame about the book quotations inserted at the beginning of EVERY CHAPTER. I found these more and more annoying as the book went on... to me they were irrelevant quotes that just distracted and interrupted. Only if they were Latin would it be more pretentious.
Not sure if i will buy the next book... dont think i can deal with another 70+ useless quotes scattered thru what would else wise be an enjoyable book.

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  • 07-08-2020

Great book brilliantly read

Loved it. She's a great story teller and he read it superbly well ( fantastic accents )

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  • Terry
  • 29-03-2020

Poor voice choices

It’s hard to come to terms with Cormorant Strike having an aged Yorkshire voice, he sounds more like an ancient actor from the Archers. In many ways it would have been better to just read the story instead of trying to interpret the voices of all the characters. It was so annoying I had to give up in the end and read the book myself.

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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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  • Lisa Elumalai
  • 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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  • 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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  • BewBob
  • 05-11-2018

Not the strongest in the Strike series

Well read as always, and enjoyable enough but not the strongest in the series: I have no problem with the on-going will they won’t they of the protagonists, but the mystery plot was a little weaker than the previous and felt as if it relied a bit too much on long conversations of exposition.

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  • Lee Calver
  • 03-11-2018

What's gone wrong?

This has been a great series so far, but this book was really not up to scratch. As a crime-thriller, it lacked crime or thrills. And there can only be so much of the recycling of the non-romance between Robin and Strike before it just gets repetitious. It feels like 'Galbraith' has read one too many Jane Austen novel, but lacks Austin's finely tuned pacing and flair.

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  • Steph H
  • 24-09-2018

Excellent

There is a lot of progression in this book of the characters development, Strike and Robin's relationship and the agency as a whole.

JK Rowling really knows her stuff when it comes to pacing a series, brilliant next book in this series.

I love the addition of Barclay too.

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  • Sarah S
  • 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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