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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.
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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.

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    Jennifer 04-04-13
    Jennifer 04-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a data warehouse admin with 2 kids and a long drive to work/drop off schedule. I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute!

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    "Robert McCammon, hurry up and write another book!"

    I loved the Corbett series! I love historical fiction and mystery - this is the best if both worlds! It makes me feel as if I am walking a day in the life of the late 1600's and with each twist of the plot, I think "how is Matthew going to get out of this one?" I can't wait to read the next one. Edoardo Ballerini is the perfect reader! I want to read the next book as soon as it comes out, but will wait for the audible version because Edoardo makes the complete experience. Is there an accent that he can't convincingly pull off??? So, Mr. McCammon and and Mr. Ballerini - get to work 'cause this fan wants more!!!

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    Deborah 03-24-13
    Deborah 03-24-13
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    "Grim and slow-paced"

    I stuck with the series on the basis of my enjoyment of book 2, but this book was a disappointment. Too much repetition of grisly scenes, too much rain (how this author loves bleak, rainy weather), too few characters, too many tortured metaphors. I downloaded book 4 hoping that the author would wrap things up in book 4 with more of the style of book 2. It was not to be. I enjoy historical fiction, and the settings for these books are wonderful, but the author really needs a good editor.

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    Susan Linsley 03-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Long"

    I like the Matthew Corbett series, the characters and the historical information.....but....its individual books do tend to go on too long. This one in particular could have been about 1 hour shorter. The anti-hero, Slaughter, was depicted as having such super-human ability to survive and create mayhem, that it became a parody of itself. Mr. McCammon, please restrain yourself. If I were reading this book, instead of listening to it, I would have quit about 3/4 through it.

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    Russell 02-26-13
    Russell 02-26-13

    Like mysteries, not much in to SciFi, hate vampire books. Like most all years of history.

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    "A Special Combination"

    Normally after listening to two books by the same author I get bored with their style. Not so with the Matthew Corbett series written by Robert McCammon and narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. The combination makes for exciting listening and great entertainment. This book continues Matthew's adventures while you watch him grow and mature as the series continues. Can't wait to go directly to book 4 of the series. Hope there are more to come.

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    Camsyn Northeastern MN, United States 02-20-13
    Camsyn Northeastern MN, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It's only a story, but leave the light on, ok?"

    OMG, Matthew, what the heck were you thinking? You just know a chararcter with a name like Tyranthus Slaughter is not going to be a cream puff. This story is brutal, terrifying , and redeeming all in one. When the usually self assured, yet humble Matthew is so full of himself in the beginning, you know he will be taken down a few notches pretty soon. I really enjoy the way Mc Cammon portrays the Native Americans, twice now they have pulled Matthew's foolish butt out of the fire. This story is like the energizer bunny... just keeps going and going, sometimes it's so repulsive that you would like to turn it off, but you just can't- you need to know what happens! Very satisfying- as the first 2 books were. PS- Eduardo Bellerini is my favorite narrator, too

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    MaineOne maine 02-04-13
    MaineOne maine 02-04-13

    reviews for fun

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    "Excellent series"

    Book 3 of the Matthew Corbett series. Not as good as book 1 & 2. I thought the author spent too much time on certain subjects but all in all it is still a good read. I am looking forward to book 4.

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    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 01-12-13
    Angelyn Lynn Haven, FL, United States 01-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "I Love this Series"

    Matthew Corbett is an interesting and exciting fictional character. The story is great and the narrator is perfect for the character. Excellent.

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    Adams Wellington, NV, United States 11-30-12
    Adams Wellington, NV, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Matthew Corbett is the Man!"

    I've listened to all 4 books you've got me hooked. When is book 5 coming out?

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    Sheila Auckland, New Zealand 10-30-12
    Sheila Auckland, New Zealand 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Unusual Storyline"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. A clever plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Indian, who did his best to guide Matthew to safety, even though badly wounded.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene at the well. The Indians were so laidback, but set out to do the job and carried it out with, which seemed, no great effort whatsoever..


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

    Matthew. He impresses me because he never acts without thinking before he makes his move..


    Any additional comments?

    Eldoardo Ballerini's performance is great. He is very talented, he has the gift of bringing the characters to life. Channging his voice for so many charaters is outstanding.

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    Ruth Columbus, NJ, United States 10-08-12
    Ruth Columbus, NJ, United States 10-08-12
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    "Loved it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mister Slaughter to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version.
    I see no reason to read it now.


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

    on par with Sherlock Holmes.


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

    Brings the characters to life.


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

    If you like meat pies---Try the sausages


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and reading.

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