We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Mister Slaughter: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3 | [Robert McCammon]

Mister Slaughter: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3

. Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York.
Regular Price:$29.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery.

The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising - and extremely tempting - offer. Their response to this offer will alter the course of the novel, setting in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events.

Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted - and necessary - writers.

©2010 Robert McCammon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (1207 )
5 star
 (688)
4 star
 (387)
3 star
 (101)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (15)
Overall
4.4 (1090 )
5 star
 (619)
4 star
 (326)
3 star
 (111)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (15)
Story
4.7 (1097 )
5 star
 (833)
4 star
 (213)
3 star
 (41)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 08-16-12
    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    122
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chaos, Mayhem, Slaughter"
    Would you listen to Mister Slaughter again? Why?

    Yes! Mr. Slaughter is one of the best books I have ever listened to. Even though it is set in the 19th century, it is as entertaining as any 21st century thriller. There is tenderness by strangers, stealth by a young man and his companion and slaughter by a creature you could only call the embodiment of evil.. There is tenacity and triumph. You are missing out if your don''t listen to this book,.


    What other book might you compare Mister Slaughter to and why?

    Speaks the Night Bird. It is by the same author and carries you on an adventure that is unrelenting.


    What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellence..


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Moira L. Mefein 08-20-14

    Walker8-6-17

    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very, very scary villain and lots of adventure"
    Would you listen to Mister Slaughter again? Why?

    Yes, because I am taken with the way that McCammon re-creates that period in history. I am also amazed at how contemporary the plots feel, when the characters, the events, and settings are so far in the past.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There's a certain youngster with a dog who is definitely my favorite. 'nuff said.


    Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am an avid admirer of Mr. Ballerini's readings, and have listened to him on various McCammon books.


    If you could take any character from Mister Slaughter out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think I would very much enjoy knowing Walker-in-Two-Worlds, who is very much a hero, regardless of the ugliness of his life.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Slaughter has to be one of the most frightening villains in contemporary fiction. He is so fully realized by McCammon that it is easy to believe he could have been a real (and terrifying) criminal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ssomers 06-18-14
    ssomers 06-18-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Total Entertainment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook which never dragged or faltered from the first chapter to the last, and kept me guessing. The narration is fantastic and the storyline excellent. It had me intermittently horrified and then laughing out loud. Robert McCammon is an excellent author, and Edoardo Ballerini is one of the best narrators I have encountered in audiobooks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to say - I really like ALL the characters in this book.... I guess I would have to go with Matthew, but Hudson Greathouse is always a winner and even the terrible Mr Slaughter is extremely amusing at times with his sly comments and observations.


    What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration is wonderful. He creates the different characters seemingly without effort. He made me break out laughing so many times, he really knows how to deliver a line.... and other times I was cringing in horror and could hardly bear to listen!


    Who was the most memorable character of Mister Slaughter and why?

    I think Mr Slaughter has to be the most memorable character as he is just such an evil person and quite a complicated man as well. The way the story all ties in together at the end is wonderful, and leaves you wanting to get on to the next book immediately. So many unanswered questions!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great narration. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SonjCos Wesley Chapel, Fl, United States 03-08-14
    SonjCos Wesley Chapel, Fl, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Perfect Mystery"
    If you could sum up Mister Slaughter in three words, what would they be?

    A satisfying tale


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mister Slaughter?

    Learning the ingredients of Mrs. Such's sausages. The peppers were not enough...


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Who was the most memorable character of Mister Slaughter and why?

    Mr. Slaughter was most memorable character for this story. As the prevailing villain, I was intrigued to learn how he became so villainous.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems each installment of the Matthew Corbett series is better than its predecessors. The same is true of Mr. Slaughter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-12-13
    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-12-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    119
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent performance, plot with may twists"
    What made the experience of listening to Mister Slaughter the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the 3rd book in the series I listened to and the performance in all three is excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! And I could not wait to come back to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 08-13-12
    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    51
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Less Talk, More Action & Some Tasty Morsels"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Connie United States 08-13-12
    Connie United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I've listen to them all can't wait for the next"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the audiobook, The characters are all interesting, the time period is refreshing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew is the man


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    Mr Ballerini is excellent, I think is has multiple personalities, he personalizes each character. You forget it's one person doing the narrating.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The story you don't want to ever end


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael CENTERPORT, NY, United States 08-06-12
    Michael CENTERPORT, NY, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not as good as the first two, but still good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. But I would have them listen to the first two in this series before.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mister Slaughter?

    Sausage


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax in South Carolina


    If you could rename Mister Slaughter, what would you call it?

    I have no clue


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine Seattle, WA, United States 07-30-12
    Christine Seattle, WA, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A strong close and a decent opening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Mister Slaughter to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini – was your favorite?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher wilcox 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book!"

    Love Robert McCammon, another great book. Eduardo Ballerini is one of my favorite narrators! Highly recommend this book!!!! Get it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.