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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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    you learn something during this time period accurate tale but also enjoy the fiction of murder deceit and betrayal

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    Debra Munising, MI, United States 02-25-17
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    Wow! Grizzly, gruesome, enchanting, raw, and deeply human and empathetic moments of deep longing, suffering and understanding. These are all a part of the emotional picture that pulls you deeper and deeper into the story of the Nightbird!

    I couldn't stop listening! I was caught and pulled in right up to the last sentence.

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    "Wonderful audio"

    So much fun, some history, some witches, great narrator. Well worth the time spent. Loved it

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    "solid story and a great performance"

    Great for a long commute.
    long but not uneven. I disagree with reviews that are critical of the pacing and sheer length.
    As 17th century whodunit it works well.
    The witch craft theme is depressing. it was a dark time.

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    Gary Saylor San Francisco, CA USA 01-31-17
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    "EXCELLENT!"

    An excellent story and exceptionally narrated! Edoardo Ballerini knocks it out of the park with AMAZING voices and tons of accents. The story was laden with a LOT of historical data. I LOVED IT! Can't wait to read the sequel!

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    Melissa 01-28-17
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    "loved it but it moved slowly"

    I loved it but the narrator spoke so slowly that I could only bear to listen to it by making the speed 1.5.

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    Dan T. Badger chicago 01-27-17
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    "Slow burn that leads to an honest mystery."

    McCammon books start out slow and build to a pretty good fire. Excellent performance!

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    "Kept me enthralled!"
    Would you listen to Speaks the Nightbird again? Why?

    Yes. Such a good story and vivid characters to carry you through the trials of a tormented town!


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

    I love his voice. It is soothing but also keeps your rapt attention.


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

    I couldn't wait to drive or relax at night and listen.


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    Very seldom do I not finish a book. but this one was that bad. The language was unnecessarily foul and the story moved slowly. I have up 90.minutes in.

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