The Silkworm

Version: Unabridged
Author: Robert Galbraith
Narrator: Robert Glenister
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: June 2015
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.

Reviews (23)

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Written by Melissa M. on January 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Wondeful wonderful narrator, will be looking into other books he's narrated b/c he was so good. I REALLY liked this book. The writing is great and keeps you interested, even if it's tangenting off/ giving back story/ over describing scenery so you can really visualize it: i tend to skip over over described things that don't feel necessary to the story: but JK really knows how to keep it interesting and doesn't really describe too much that is not necessary, so I never have that issue. I liked this story a lot better than the first Strike book. The storyline/of the first book really weren't my normal type of mystery book; I tend to read historical fiction detective novels, and especially not when the topic talks about some high fashion celebrity types: I only read because JK wrote it: BUT I was still interested the whole time because of her writing style/ was engaging, and I liked Strike and Robins characters and really wanted to see where they would go, so even though I didn't LOVE the storyline from the first one, it was enticing enough and I wanted to read this one. This storyline, while still not historical fiction, was still more my type of storyline. It does get a little gross at times and I worried how much more that would follow: but it stayed manageable and I was really surprised at the twist and couldn't wait to get back in my car to commute to continue listening.

Written by lacy w on November 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed the first book with the Lula Landry case, but I REALLY loved this second novel in the the Strike series. The author is so incredible at describing not only scenery to make it simple to see the story in the reader’s mind, but the way he builds each character so simply clear is what I love. You just get to know each one of them by his description of them, and it just makes me want to listen more and more. I will admit, at times, that my mind did trail off, but that’s only because of how in-depth the writing is while painting the whole picture for the reader. I still was able to follow, and I can’t WAIT to listen to it again to catch anything j may have missed. Great book. Loved it! I’m very excited about the third one!!!

Written by Rhonda B on September 9th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book. Narrator was excellent. Looking forward to the last book in the series!

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Written by Lauren K on August 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it as much as the first in the series. Excellent series! Enjoyed the narrator as well.

Written by Robin Steuernagel on August 15th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I did not like this book as much as the first one in the series. The story was hard to follow and not that interesting. I still really like the narrartor, though.

Written by Shannon Harris on June 6th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book was good I got lost a lot! I think it's going to be one I listen to a few times to get all the little details.

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Written by suev from Feeding Hills, MA on May 25th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I sent this back after listening to 3 cds. It was very boring and didn't like the reader.

Written by Barbara McIntyre on March 17th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Liked it better than the first book The Cuckoo's Calling. The next in the series Career of Evil is on my list to read soon.

Written by Nancy Krehlik on February 24th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was a waste of my time. The narrator was ok.

Written by Gwendolyn Gaither on January 18th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is the second Galbraith I have listened to and loved it as much as the first. Excellent narration and the story keeps you going.

Author Details

Author Details

Galbraith, Robert

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.