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.
This is the second Robert McCammon book I've listened to. They were both great. The narration was well done and the stories themselves gripping. I enjoy the way he describes people and events and there were places where I laughed out loud at a scene he was painting, even as the story itself may have been in a serious place in the telling. I highly recommend this book.
Queen of Bedlam has a wide range of characters to pull you in. You can see how McCammon is constructing a world where his hero can live and grow.
The action sequence on the farm is terrific. Matthew has to survive all manner of deadly attacks and you have no idea how he will make it. McCammon has the ability to both misdirect and foreshadow which is truly surprising.
Pacing, tone, accents are all great.
This is the second Matthew Corbett novel. Just like Speaks the Nightingale, it is long. You feel the pacing is very slow at first, but as you get further on, you see that there is no wasted information. McCammon is creating a world and setting up information which is necessary for the full impact of the story. And like the real world, things are not really over when you think they are. Enjoy. This will keep you engaged.
This is one fabulous tale of suspense and historical fiction . The narrator is perfect. PERFECT! He effortlessly switches between English accents and colonial American and brings this thriller to life. My favorite Matthew Corbett book yet, I couldn't put it down.!!
this is a good book. great story in most aspects. very well written. good preformance.
however, the main character is drugged and viciously raped by a woman about half way through the book.
NOT a book for kids.
Mr. McCammon is masterful at imagery, language and storytelling. Mr. Ballerini carries the period as well as the characters with his voice. Both keep the reader enthralled throughout. One minor complaint is the narrator's pace. I fortunately have the ability to adjust the speed of the reading to 1.25 or sometimes 1.5 times to make it comfortable to my listening.
As a side note, yesterday was the 87th Oscar awards and it occurred to me that if ever Matthew Corbett hit the big screen, he could be played by this year's winner of Actor in a Lead Role, Eddie Redmayne.