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Speaks the Nightbird Audiobook

Speaks the Nightbird

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Fiction, 2013

Judgment of the Witch

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies - and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

Evil Unveiled

After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel - and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

©2002 Robert McCammon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Edoardo Ballerini performs this story of accusation and fear flawlessly. He effortlessly switches his pitch, accents, and timbre to suit the unfortunate Rachel Howarth, the endless curious Corbett, and the various determined characters, good and evil.” (AudioFile)

"a compelling story that should find a wide readership. Highly recommended for popular fiction collections." (Library Journal)

"An excellent story, full of tension and suspense.” (Stephen King)

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    Vickie 11-14-15
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    "Wonderful engaging historical fiction!"

    I would recommend this book to anyone who liked historical novels or anyone who liked a good mystery. This novel was written wonderfully it grabbed you from chapter 1 and never let you go until the very end. Matthew Corbett is a wonderful character, and I can not wait to read the rest of the novels in this series.

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    KP 10-21-15
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    "One of the best books I have ever read!"
    Any additional comments?

    I actually tried to find an autographed copy of this book after I finished it! I only do that with very special books!

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    jenny 10-07-15
    jenny 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    This was an excellent book in every way. The narration was beyond excellent. He was wonderful with the voices of all even the Indians.
    The story was a bit long and I wanted him to get the girl in the end but the story was great. It tells about the superstitions of people no matter what time or age. They go with a spot of gossip and before you no it, someone is a witch. Even thou you no there is no such of a thing. Rumors can get so big that no one really has an idea what is really going on. Doesn't matter if it's 2015 or 1699. We will always be the same. Our evil ways will always be our downfall.

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    S. Drake Riverside, CA United States 10-03-15
    S. Drake Riverside, CA United States 10-03-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great fast paced book with lots of twists"

    I listen to a lot of audio books and I would rate this one of the best so far. The story was clever and interesting, characters interesting and witty. The plot made you play detective to listen for clues. The reader was excellent and the writing outstanding. I love historical fiction and this one was a great listen!

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    Suea 09-25-15
    Suea 09-25-15 Member Since 2012

    zoeq is a trained chef an innkeeper. Currently she is writing a cookbook for the family cook. She lives in Florida and loves kayaking.

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    "Dark and vivid as if you were there"
    If you could sum up Speaks the Nightbird in three words, what would they be?

    Integrity wins out


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew because he persevered in his search for the truth and for justice


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Matthew's reactions upon waking up to find the Indian shaman caring for him.


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

    The price of freedom


    Any additional comments?

    Very well-written and engaging but not a pleasant read

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    Kidi USA 09-22-15
    Kidi USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story, excellent narration!"
    What made the experience of listening to Speaks the Nightbird the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story, very unpredictable, my favorite of all Robert Mccammon works.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaks the Nightbird?

    I was truly spooked by the Episode in Indian village.


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    He is a true artist. Loved his performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    After I listened to it for the first time, the few consecutive time I had to skip through certain parts, they were just too spooky. But I loved it nonetheless.


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    Casey Lee 09-21-15
    Casey Lee 09-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Apostolic Christian. Love History.

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    "Language issues!"

    I was really looking forward to this book but had to stop when the profanity became too bad. I wish there was a rating system for books!

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    Robbie 09-19-15
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    "Could not stop listening."

    This book was not what I expected but I absolutelly loved it.. Performance was excellent.

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    RockChalk DURANGO, CO, US 09-19-15
    RockChalk DURANGO, CO, US 09-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow! Suspenseful,entertaining, extremely well read"

    I listen to and from work generally, but couldn't stop listening. ...great glimpse into 1699 Carolina territory as well. laughed, cheered, was shocked and elated. wonderful performance by narrator!

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    margaret 09-12-15
    margaret 09-12-15

    gentle reader

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    "quite a story"

    well narrated, gripping, fascinating, you'll enter a whole world and then be loath to leave.

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