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.
young at heart grandma
Excellent topic, story and narrator. I feel like I'm part of the story. I can't wait to read the next one.
Another gripping volume in the Matthew Corbett series had me on the edge of my seat. McCammon describes the time period in fascinating details and creates characters both colorful and unique. I could not stop listening! It is also humorous to catch a little innuendo here and there that smacks of today's language. Not for the squeamish, it portrays gritty reality of life in a time where justice was skewed, corruption commonplace and survival was a daily task. While the long list of characters may seem overwhelming at first, you will grow to know the key players, preparing you for more Corbett adventures as "problem solver". I love this series and am immediately moving on to the next book, "Mister Slaughter". Also, if you enjoy this book, you might enjoy the BBC series "Ripper Street". Check it out.
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.!!