Despite or perhaps because of the sometimes overlong descriptive passages, I felt compelled to listen to all three books of the current McCammon series. Mister Slaughter is designed to close the New York chapter of Matthew Corbet's detective career, put his pending love life (but not his sex life) on hold and launch him into new territory, emotionally, socially and professionally.Mister Slaughter continues the series' creepy fascination with lusty, violent and faceless sex as well as the detailed descriptions of the infliction and receipt of pain and suffering. As a reviewer of the first book notes, this is not a series you want children, including teenagers, to over hear while you might thrill in the sordid details.
I might actually compare this book to MacBeth. Flowing descriptive phrasing, the character's desire to understand himself through violence and conflict (absent the obsession with a mother figure) serve to keep the reader engaged through McCammon's internal dialogue and occasionally over-wrought prose.
Sky Walker, the Native American whose sad life poignantly reflects the past two hundred and fifty years of destruction of the North American Indians was beautifully interpreted by Edoardo Ballerini.
The book is best heard over a few days, but not too many. There are a lot of characters, many twists and turns all of which require some time to absorb.
I am now on my 5th book by Mr McCamman. He is a brilliant writer. I will now start the Mathew Corbett book. Thank you so much for the excitement and adventures.
So I have found my favorite writer and reader all in one series!
I had read a review about this book being more gruesome- it was. I find myself eagerly waiting to find out just what Matthew Corbett will say or do next.I do find though that I lose interest as the end comes and the story is being wrapped up.
I love Eduardo Ballerini's many voices! I have gone over my data each month to finish out a story
I have literally a few thousand audible books, I have Parkinson's, always an avid reader. I tend toward horror, paranormal, love Vampires .
This story is of Matthew Corbett, master in training of problem solving. All he has to do is transfer a notorious murderer from the asylum. What could go wrong ? A very dark genius , Mister Slaughter, or just Slaughter to his friends. Love this series.
Author and marionetteer from the Faroe Islands.
As the two other books in the series, it's a very good plot and well written, but this story was simply too violent for my taste, to descriptive gore etc.
Hope the next ones are less in this direction.
Matthew Corbett (sp?) is at it again. I'm not sure how he gets himself into such crazy situations, but I'm glad he does. I hope he has many more stories to live. Great writing, great author, great characters.
Rbt McCammon is my favorite author. He has such range and depth. The characters is this series have become family and I hope it goes on forever!
I tried, but just couldn't finish it. Literature doesn't need yet another stereotypical noble savage who speaks as though he was never exposed to contractions.
This is the third Matthew Corbet story I tried and there is so much potential for good books, here. Unfortunately, the writer never finds his way back to the interesting characters he introduces, and can't seem to decide whether Matthew is a grown-up or not. The use of names that sound like what the character is comes off as totally amateur.
I had hope for this series but it only got worse.
The voice actor did great until required to produce a Scottish accent. *ugh* Just stahp, dude.