I enjoyed the first two books in this series. This book was quite different the style of writing changed. He tried to write cliff hangers but 2 seconds later when the next chapter started you find it was just leading... I did not like the violence gruesome and at points unnecessary.
The side lineage of the sausage is too haunting. I will reframe for those who have not read of listened to it. I dreaded all the fighting scenarios. I found them boring and not very engaging.
I have enjoyed the series so this was okay.
Stop with all the near death stuff. Come on, no one gets shot at, stabbed, poisoned, etc multiple times a week and survives. Just not real. There are many interesting characters which could have been further explored and would have been much more interesting than the mayhem.
He doesn't lose his stride and I know by his voice which character is speaking. He has a good practice of using a whisper which is effective.
Well, yes, continuation of the series but as a stand alone, I would not have finished it.
Yes, a great story and a fantastic narrator.
So many and I'd hate to spoil any of the story for anyone
Edoardo Ballerini is without doubt one of the very best, he brings the characters to life like no other, it's so well done that you forget the intense interactions between Matthew & Mr. Slaughter are being voiced by the same person
This is a great story in itself and the overarching Professor Fell crime syndicate story has me very intrigued.
The first two books just make you want more. McCammon delivers again with #3.
The performance by Ballerini just makes this book even better.
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!
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.