Murder/mystery/suspense is not my favorite genre. However, when McCammon pairs it with historical fiction and superb character development, I find I love it. Murder/mystery/suspense set in 1703 in the growing town of New York with vivid details and excellent dialogue. The Matthew Corbett series is growing on me. Edoardo Bellerini gives voice to the story beautifully.
This is the second book in the Matthew Corbett series and it was perhaps not quite as powerful as the first, but in no way a let down. I haven't been so impressed with an author in a very long time and now I'm equally impressed with Mr Ballerini for bringing Matthew and all the characters in the series to such bold and colorful life. I look forward to the next books as well.
Very near the top. Speaks the Nightbird (book 1) was a great lauchpad for this follow-on novel. Excellent character development, highly creative plot, dovetailed ending (all threads come together). Very highly recommended.
The performance by Eduardo Ballerini made the story truly come alive. He creates unique, believable voice characterizations that create the mood, ambiance, and fabric on which the story is superbly overlayed by Robert McCammon.
Absolutely. I'm a bit disappointed that each novel in the series is shorter than its predecessor, but that's ok, as long as the series continues.
Please keep writing these stories with the same attention to detail that evokes a feeling in the reader of being present with the characters in the story.
Yes, the story is entertaining, the audio is well done and the information regarding the time setting is educational.
The unfolding of the story and characters. The "hero" is a regular guy would uses logic and information to advance the story.
When the drunken lawyer tells his tale of woe and revenge.
A case of revenge and a woman in hiding.
I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
The second book of the series isn't quite what the first one was, but this is certainly worth a listen. If nothing else, Edoardo Ballerini's narration makes it all worthwhile.
The storyline in this book, as with "Speaks the Nightbird," has some dark and grisly details. (No more than "Devil in the White City," but gruesome nonetheless.) I try to ignore it just so I can spend some time in NYC in the early 18th century.
McCammon throws things in every now and again to make you chuckle. This isn't flawless historical fiction and he lets you know he's in on the joke. One thing I do appreciate about McCammon's writing is that he always ties up the ending and takes time doing it. This book, like the first, feels complete and unhurried.
A terrific thriller with rich characters, plenty of thrills & menace with a nod and a few winks to Conan Doyle and Dickens! Reminiscent of Mark Frost's The List of Seven.
I enjoyed the historical aspects of the narrative set in New York before New York was a modern metropolitan city. Getting a little bit of the era's history and some detail on how they live their daily life in that age is fascinating. The mystery to be solved is always a delight and this series builds on the prior story so that you feel a real sense of history growing in the larger narrative to follow.
Middle age working mom with a "bonus baby" who is now 10 yrs old. Used to read books like crazy but now I LOVE to listen to books in my car.
Can't wait to start the next book in this series. The narrator is wonderful! He uses different voices for the different characters.