I loved the first two books of the series. Like many other reviewers have written, I had never heard of this author before "Speaks the Nightbird." Leave it up to audible to ensnare people with their first-of-a-series sales aka 'gateway drug.' I almost went ahead and bought all four available Corbett novels. Glad I didn't. I literally burned through the first two books. The writing, pacing and characterization was top-notch. You felt like you were in the passenger seat and the author was sprawling a great journey before you. This third book, however, is completely the opposite. It is well-written, but lacks heart. It starts off intriguing enough, but then goes into this deal with Mr. Slaughter which is neither thrilling or interesting. Mr. Slaughter reminds me a lot of Heath Ledger in the second batman film, where he tries sooo hard to be soooo crazy and wicked that its just kind of ridiculous. I kept pressing myself to listen to this book, but it shouldn't be that much work. I gave up a few hours shy of the end because, well, I could not force myself to care anymore. I am debating whether or not to even read the fourth book in the series. And the strangest thing off all is that Mr. Corbett has made some decisions in this book that make him really unappealing as a main character as a series. The pacing in this book also suffers, whereas it was almost perfect in the other books. I don't know what threw me off with this one, but it didn't 'feel' like the other books. It bored me.
Yes, I would recommend this book. Good story and great narration.
In the first half of the story, Mister Slaughter is a fairly enjoyable "villain." Most of his dialogue is entertaining.
I've listened to the whole Matthew Corbett series to date and Edoardo Ballerini is at his best in this book.
Due to some actions of certain characters there were some aggravating parts of the book.
Adventure and suspense please!
This Matthew Corbitt novel is different from the others in that it is less of a mystery and more of an action packed horror story. I did not like it as much as the other two. Its still really good though, and truly horrifying as well. The narrator was fabulous as always.
I love the McCammon puts together all the threads of different plots into one awesome story!
Mrs. Such's Sausages!!!!
Diverse and flawless performance.
Yes, but I have to work sometime!
A satisfying tale
Learning the ingredients of Mrs. Such's sausages. The peppers were not enough...
Mr. Ballerini's performance was masterful. Most notable is the fact that he maintains the consistent characterizations for all of the characters throughout the series.
Mr. Slaughter was most memorable character for this story. As the prevailing villain, I was intrigued to learn how he became so villainous.
It seems each installment of the Matthew Corbett series is better than its predecessors. The same is true of Mr. Slaughter.
As awesome as its predecessor! Literally 'edge of your seat' stuff. It kept me up until 4:30am, listening nonstop. Hurry and put his latest on audible! I want the entire series!
Robert McCammon series is fantastic. When you first read Sings The Night Bird, the only thing you hope for is the story to continue, and it does.
I started out listening to my audiobooks to relax, but its so great I tell everyone, "you have no ideal what you are missing. Anywhere!
This was my first time reading Robert McCammon, Mister Slaughter was great! I could not put my phone down. It held my curiosity to the end and as it went it developed.
Matthew Corbin he developed into more of a determined man, instead just a well to do person he became a true force.
Oh no I like a book that I can return to finish it took time.
I cannot wait until River of Souls, is in Audiobook format.
The performance and the complex story line create an audible book that is difficult to stop listing to. The story occurs in the early 1700s and the glimpse of life in early colonial America adds to the appeal.
This is the 3rd book in the series I listened to and the performance in all three is excellent.
Yes! And I could not wait to come back to it.
Another GREAT story in this series! Edoardo Ballerini is FANTASTIC! He is by far my favorite narrator.
I think it will be a while before I have any spicy sausages!
Robert McCammon has a twisted mind....and I love it!