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The Providence Rider Audiobook

The Providence Rider: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The Providence Rider is the fourth installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying - and trying very hard - to get his attention. That someone is a shadowy figure from out of Matthew's past: the elusive Dr. Fell.

The doctor, it turns out, has a problem of his own, one that requires the exclusive services of Matthew Corbett.The ensuing narrative moves swiftly and gracefully from the emerging metropolis of New York City to Pendulum Island in the remote Bermudas. In the course of his journey, Matthew encounters a truly Dickensian assortment of memorable, often grotesque, antagonists. These include Sirki, the giant, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, an expert in exotic potions with a substance abuse problem of his own, the beautiful but murderous Aria Chillany, and, of course, the master manipulator and "Emperor of Crime" on two continents, Dr. Fell himself. The result is both an exquisitely constructed novel of suspense and a meticulous recreation of a bygone era.

Filled with danger, narrative surprises, and an almost tangible sense of place, The Providence Rider is historical fiction at its finest and most developed. It is the novel that McCammon's many devoted readers have been waiting for. They will not be disappointed.

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

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    Loralie 04-28-17
    Loralie 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyec"

    great nook. can't wait to start bk 5. enjoyed and couldn't rear myself away.
    wanting to see what mischief gets onto next.

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    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 03-12-17
    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 03-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great Matthew Corbett book"

    I got hooked on this series from the first book and can't wait for each book to come out. I absolutely love Matthew Corbett! He is the very first Sherlock Holmes.

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    Suspect 03-03-17
    Suspect 03-03-17
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    "MAGNIFICENT!!!"

    The Providence Rider is Robert McCammon's 4th novel in his fantastic "Matthew Corbitt" series. (No prior series reading required)

    Set in Manhattan in the early 18th Century, Matthew Corbitt is a professional "problem solver" working for the London-based Herrald Agency. Corbitt is equal parts intelligent, cowardly, witty, and moronic—a unique character, indeed. However, the cornerstone of these incredible novels isn't necessarily Corbitt; it's the magnificent adventures and mysteries, aka "problems", in of themselves, and McCammon's superb writing skills that bind them into genuine works of art—masterpieces.

    The Providence Rider gives us Corbitt's first face-to-face introduction to the infamous Professor Fell. Chaos ensues, interesting characters join the gang, and the mysteries grow deeper. A fabulous continuation of a fabulous series.

    Overall: 5 stars!
    Performance: 5 stars! Edoardo Ballerini is AUDIBLE's BEST NARRATOR! PERIOD.
    Story: 5 stars! (This is my favorite story in this series)

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    Michele 02-09-17
    Michele 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "CAN'T put it down "

    loved it, I'm buying the next book now. I sincerely hope he doesn't stop writing.

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    Bonnie Vacaville, CA, United States 01-18-17
    Bonnie Vacaville, CA, United States 01-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "No More for Me"

    Totally ridiculous plot. And the internal dialogue Matthew constantly has with himself gets very old and is very annoying -- it slows the pace of the (silly) story, and I couldn't help wishing it was a book with which I could skip over the boring parts, rather than an audio. No more of this series for me.

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    Kyle 12-17-16
    Kyle 12-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Each Matthew Corbett novel seems to get better and better . And Eduardo's performance was fantastic as usual

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    MLT 10-20-16
    MLT 10-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this series"

    Love Matthew! Adore Berry!
    Plan to listen to the whole series
    Lots of action and intense moments.
    Good defeat evil. Wish for that everyday.
    Fight on Matthew.

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    Carrie Dahlonega, GA, United States 08-22-16
    Carrie Dahlonega, GA, United States 08-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Addicted to Corbett"

    Another great one in this awesome series! Suspenseful, intriguing, leave you guessing until the end, great piece of writing. Yes, I'd definitely recommend this book, this writer, this narrator, and this series!!

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    L. Randall Apple Valley, MN 06-12-16
    L. Randall Apple Valley, MN 06-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "always the best."

    I love this series. Love the author and his ever creative mind. Narrator can't possibly be better. These books have me hooked!!

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    Olivia 05-23-16
    Olivia 05-23-16 Member Since 2017

    Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.

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    "James Bond-ish"

    I found this installment of the Matthew Corbett series to be entertaining, but I’ve been starting to note that that the scenarios he finds himself in seem to get more and more unrealistic with each book.

    Not that I necessarily minded, but the plot of this book, which entails Matthew, Barry, and Zede being taken to a “castle” on an island in Bermuda, was completely far-fetched. And while the other books had an element of gritty realism, I felt that The Providence Rider was more action mixed with fantasy than action mixed with history.

    The combination of the boat trip, the castle, and the exotic setting definitely reminded me of old school James Bond films, and the female characters - Minx, Aria, and “Fancy,” were totally straight out of James Bond. I noted in my review of Mister Slaughter that the series was starting to take on a Harry Potter feel - this time I was reminded of James Bond, Zorro, and Peter Pan.

    Despite the lack of realism, McCammon manages to pull the plot off - at least in my opinion. And even though I suspect that none of the books in the rest of the series are going to be as epically good as Speaks the Nightbird, I will definitely be getting books 5 & 6.

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