I didn't enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed the stories in "Speaks the Nightbird" and "The Queen of Bedlam." In this installment, our protagonist and his mentor bite off more than they can chew with a seemingly mundane job gone badly awry and events turn macabre and unpalatable in a hurry. There is more action and less dialogue in this installment than the previous two. I enjoy Matthew's interrogations, so I missed the dialogue.
The narration by Edoardo Ballerini continues to be spot on.
I would recommend the audiobook, The characters are all interesting, the time period is refreshing.
Matthew is the man
Mr Ballerini is excellent, I think is has multiple personalities, he personalizes each character. You forget it's one person doing the narrating.
The story you don't want to ever end
Yes. But I would have them listen to the first two in this series before.
The climax in South Carolina
I have no clue
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.
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.
While I am a big fan of this series - as the books move along the main character, Matthew Corbett, is becoming almost distractingly annoying. His arrogance mixed with brazen stupid choices one after another are starting to get in the way of my enjoyment of the story. With each edition the narrator's misguided hero-complex is irritating.
Edoardo Ballerni's performance in this entire series is one of the BEST parts of the listening experience. Wonderful voice, excellent characters. He really brings the book to life.
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!