I got hooked on this series from the first book and can't wait for each book to come out. I absolutely love Matthew Corbett! He is the very first Sherlock Holmes.
The Providence Rider is Robert McCammon's 4th novel in his fantastic "Matthew Corbitt" series. (No prior series reading required)
Set in Manhattan in the early 18th Century, Matthew Corbitt is a professional "problem solver" working for the London-based Herrald Agency. Corbitt is equal parts intelligent, cowardly, witty, and moronic—a unique character, indeed. However, the cornerstone of these incredible novels isn't necessarily Corbitt; it's the magnificent adventures and mysteries, aka "problems", in of themselves, and McCammon's superb writing skills that bind them into genuine works of art—masterpieces.
The Providence Rider gives us Corbitt's first face-to-face introduction to the infamous Professor Fell. Chaos ensues, interesting characters join the gang, and the mysteries grow deeper. A fabulous continuation of a fabulous series.
Overall: 5 stars!
Performance: 5 stars! Edoardo Ballerini is AUDIBLE's BEST NARRATOR! PERIOD.
Story: 5 stars! (This is my favorite story in this series)
Totally ridiculous plot. And the internal dialogue Matthew constantly has with himself gets very old and is very annoying -- it slows the pace of the (silly) story, and I couldn't help wishing it was a book with which I could skip over the boring parts, rather than an audio. No more of this series for me.
Another great one in this awesome series! Suspenseful, intriguing, leave you guessing until the end, great piece of writing. Yes, I'd definitely recommend this book, this writer, this narrator, and this series!!
I love this series. Love the author and his ever creative mind. Narrator can't possibly be better. These books have me hooked!!
Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.
I found this installment of the Matthew Corbett series to be entertaining, but I’ve been starting to note that that the scenarios he finds himself in seem to get more and more unrealistic with each book.
Not that I necessarily minded, but the plot of this book, which entails Matthew, Barry, and Zede being taken to a “castle” on an island in Bermuda, was completely far-fetched. And while the other books had an element of gritty realism, I felt that The Providence Rider was more action mixed with fantasy than action mixed with history.
The combination of the boat trip, the castle, and the exotic setting definitely reminded me of old school James Bond films, and the female characters - Minx, Aria, and “Fancy,” were totally straight out of James Bond. I noted in my review of Mister Slaughter that the series was starting to take on a Harry Potter feel - this time I was reminded of James Bond, Zorro, and Peter Pan.
Despite the lack of realism, McCammon manages to pull the plot off - at least in my opinion. And even though I suspect that none of the books in the rest of the series are going to be as epically good as Speaks the Nightbird, I will definitely be getting books 5 & 6.
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it was by far my least favorite in this series by Robert McCammon. but I love the Matthew Corbett series of books so I'll listen to the next one and hope it is more like the previous in the series.