Develop the characters and reduce the melodrama.
Dead I May Well Be
This is my first but he is a very talented narrator.
Not for me.
I was fairly engaged for the first two parts but the characters became more and more unbelievable. By part 4 I gave up.
Absolutely, especially to historical fiction fans. Humanity at its best & worse no matter the year or clothes. A story that "spellbinds " you from the beginning & doesn't let go until the fox is found. great characters with so many wonderful voices. Excellent narration & the book never seemed too long .
The introduction of the Exodus Jerusalem character, the verbal parry between .Corbett & Bidwell.Matthew arrivung at the Lynch house. The dinner at Lucretia Vaughn's
It would have to be the Jerusalem & Lynch character as a matter of the narrators skill. But Matthew was my favorite by far. His consistently dogged yet level headed quest for the truth. This guy just doesnt give up, he couldn't if he tried.
Very memorable book
Yes, the story line was excellent
I couldn't put this book down. Since it's long, pick a very long weekend to start it and expect to keep thinking about it long after you've finished.
This novel was one of the best I listened to in a long time. Robert McCammon's talent as a wonderful writer is well earned.
The entire story line is fascinating. It left you guessing right to the end about the real villain. The superstition and fear of early America is dramatized by the plans to burn a supposed witch and the reaction of the town's citizens in embracing it.
The narrator is EXCELLENT. No other work for it. His portrayal of the various characters make them come alive and walk through your mind.
The novel, my opinion, is better than McCammon's hit "Swan Song". The message entwined in the story line is as true today as it was in colonial America.
I highly recommend this book.
I loved the historic information. I loved the suspense. This author really surprised me with how really well written this book was. His characters were full and lively, the setting was well formed, and his mystery was very well paced. Unlike some mysteries, there were no dry spots and then over loads of info., and there were no overly/unduely frustrating episodes. I liked everything about this book, and will absolutely be looking up more from Mr.McCammon.
One memorable moment (there were many) was when Matthew gives Woodward his weskit back. I felt like crying. I suppose that as i think of my response, many of their interactions are what stand out for me, although their story was secondary.
I was really impressed with (SPOILER) Matthew's encounter w Lynch/Lancaster. His near hypnotism was totally spellbinding (no pun intendended). I dont know if it was the writing, or the reading of it, but it snagged my brain and almost had me hypnotized as well
I wouldnt say an EXTREME reaction. However, I like this book VERY much and will be shoving down the throats of many family members and friends!! It did make me laugh and cry, though.
As said in an earlier response, McCammon thoroughly and pleasantly surprised me. This has been one of the best new books that ive read this year. It was really well written and a ton of fun to see through to the end!!!
yes, It is fascinating and draws me in.
yes. There is no certainty of knowing what is coming. The tension stays tight.
Have not finished the book yet, so it is hard to say.
Still reading the book.
I am amazed by the beginning of this series. McCammon creates fabulous characters and the narrator performs each with such a gift for voices. It is a bit distracting to hear modern idiomatic expressions come out of these characters in 1699; I only wish now I had saved a list. Somehow I don't think they would have been said something like "she's not all that!" Regardless, the dialogue is engaging and in this particular tale, the puzzle's solution was worth the wait.
Characters were likable, real and engaging. I could relate to them and understand them. Plot is brilliantly thought out and unpredictable enough to stay interesting the whole way through. Matthew is an intriguing character that I want to hear more about! I will be buying the rest of this series!
Green; he was funny.
When Ms. Nettles fought a good fight.
Kept me interested from the beginning.
Good story but the guys accents are terrible and his mispronunciation of a plethora of words is extremely irritating, however, the story makes it a worthwhile listen. I nearly returned it and bought the book... which is what I may do for the sequels.