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Mister Slaughter Audiobook

Mister Slaughter: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3

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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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    michelle 11-23-15
    michelle 11-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Mister Slaughter the most enjoyable?

    None stop action! Once the book was over, I couldn't wait to get the next!


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

    Mrs Such's sausage! wasn't expecting that


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    Love his voice and his ability to move from one character to another


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    WENDY 10-09-15
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    "Good series but lost the plot in the third one"
    What did you like best about Mister Slaughter? What did you like least?

    Complicated plot, good characters. The Walker encounter was great but too short.
    Not to be mistaken I must first say that I consider Robert McCammon to be one the of finest writers I know. His style is wonderful, his build up of his characters is outstanding and his stories are complicated and well thought out.

    I enjoyed the first two books detailing Matthew Corbett's adventures despite the occasional irritation at his mistakes and weakness. However, this one, Mister Slaughter, finally revealed the bumbling, idiotic and whiney detective who can not even fend off a woman and who was single handedly responsible for more deaths and destruction that many real world serial killers. In fact, I wonder if he really is a serial killer as his moves seem to be more designed to bring about more death than deter them. I can only assume that some critic convinced Mr McCammon to put a bit more violence into his stories or perhaps he wanted to mirror George RR Martin's addiction to killing off the most likeable characters in a book and instead let his book down.


    Has Mister Slaughter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    In this series for sure I have been turned off but not the genre. I wont be buying the next in the series should there be one but I will most certainly enjoy reading other of Robert McCammon's writing.


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

    I have not heard anything by him before but Edoardo Ballerini is an outstanding narrator and I will certainly look for more from him.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't often write reviews preferring to leave that to others who are much better writers than I. Only when I have been moved to warn others do I tend to say anything and this is one of those times. Obviously I am not in the majority reading the reviews but perhaps that is because some reader simply turned off the book and went onto something more appealing and so didn't write their reviews.




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    Amazon Customer 09-14-15
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    "Outstanding Story Line!!"

    I am only sorry about one thing:
    That I couldn't listen to it all at once. I listened every day, at work, all day long, then while driving home. Great Story & characters!!

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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 09-06-15
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 09-06-15 Listener Since 2007
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    "ANOTHER WINNER..."

    I am using every spare credit to get every book in this series. The third installment of Matthew Corbett's "adventures" leads us to another creepy, brutal and bizarre cast of characters; where evil is REALLY evil. The 1700's time period is again captured in all reality where a rain storm can mean so much more on a muddy pathway, justice and revenge intermingle, and survival depends on keen instinct and a lot of luck. Matthew's character is consistent, lovable and you are drawn into his life completely. I found myself wanting to shout at him.."don't do that!" or "look out behind you!" More of a "how could you do that" than a "whodunit", this book delivers as much as the previous volumes in this series. I do not want it to end!

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    Deidre 08-25-15
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    "Brilliant"

    Love every minute of the series so far in fact I find it so hard to stop listening.

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    Joan Austin, TX, United States 08-09-15
    Joan Austin, TX, United States 08-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Edge-of-Your-Seat installment"

    I am totally hooked on the Matthew Corbett series. Each book continues to thrillingly engage me in the action and intrigue, and, somehow, McCammon increases this with each tale. I feel like I have to take little relaxation breaks to "rest" between listens. I can drive for hours without fear of feeling drowsy because I get so involved in anxious anticipation of what will befall Matthew and his various companions in each chapter. The characters are well-developed, and the reader, Edoardo Ballerini, conveys this very effectively in his delivery. This book had many surprises. I am downloading Book Four as soon as I post this review. I must say, I get get more grocery shopping, watering, housecleaning, and driving done in order to extend listening time!

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    Christopher wilcox 03-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

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

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    missgrundy San Francisco, CA 03-02-15
    missgrundy San Francisco, CA 03-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great novel --"

    I've become a huge fan of this series, especially in audiobook form. I've never been that into American history, but what McCammon does with the Colonial period is absolutely fascinating. The story is good -- somewhat different from the first two, in that it's not really a mystery -- but it certainly kept my attention. Highly recommended (and yes, it's violent, moreso than the first two).

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    mikes4ever Minnesota 03-01-15
    mikes4ever Minnesota 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book with Great narration!"

    Good book. More violence then the first two books. The narrator is terrific.
    Mike Bratsch

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    LRoger01 02-28-15
    LRoger01 02-28-15
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    "a decent story"

    The writing isn't as detailed as the previous two books. The in depth look into life in the early 1700s was missing and weakens the writing some. It's still a worthy listen if you like the first two books.

    Do not listen to this one if you have not listened to the first two. The author writes with the assumption that you have.

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