I'm always excited when I find a series to listen to. In this case, I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. However, Mr. Slaughter quickly became too violent for my taste. Had I been reading the book I could have speed-read through the violent sections, but one can't do that with an audio book. I might have been able to tolerate the violence more easily had I thought the actions taken were in character with the Matthew presented in the previous two books. Some work had been done to show how he'd changed and why, but I bet his mentor in the first book would have barely recognized Matthew.
The problem is largely mine -- I don't like books that are filled with violence. Nor do I like books that are what I consider to be excessively filled with suspense. However, I do feel that McCammon failed to do enough character development to justify a Matthew who would do such the dishonest thing that led to the first incidence of violence.
Ballerini was great in all three books.
Hmmmm....the entire book? No fair..... The problem really is mine, and I think other people who enjoy historical fiction and don't mind violence would probably enjoy the book and the series.
I didn't finish Mr. Slaughter, and won't listen to the rest of the books in the series. I Googled the series to learn how everything turned out.
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