I really enjoyed the first book in this series even though it had some serious flaws, it was a pretty enjoyable read. So I figured the second book would be even better... WRONG.
This book takes all that is silly and poorly written in the first book and amplifies. From a discussion about a well-endowed character name "Master Bates" to horribly out of place language that makes you wonder if the author did any research about the period, it's nonstop silliness.
I tend to be a bitter-ender and at 23 hours it was a long, long road to the end. I may not be able to get those hours of my life back but I can warn others not to waste their time or their credits!
Wow! I love this series!!! This book was great. Couldn't put it down. Great character development.
Love the historical ties and setting. Great amount of detail and research. If all books were like this, I'd have trouble watching TV.
He is a marvelous reader!
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.!!
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.