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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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    "Anticlimactic but well read"

    I found the book boring. The narration was excellent but I felt the story dragged on and the big reveals were a let down.

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    Ledermom 10-16-16
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    "Entertaining but long"
    Would you listen to Speaks the Nightbird again? Why?

    no, the story seems to be unnecessarily stretched out.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Some of the time it did, other times it felt like there was too much detail that did not pertain to the plot.


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    Wonderful changes for each character


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    Jaime Orlando, FL, United States 10-14-16
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    "Slow starter, but worth the read!"

    It took me awhile to get into this book because of it' slow start. I came back to it several times before finally giving it a chance to complete. Once I got through about the first 1/4 of the book, it go so much better and was a welcomed surprise. I will definitely read the rest of the series. I am eager to learn of the remaining adventures of the main character Matthew.

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    though this book was long, the characters I loved and a story worth the listen/read. I was a bit disappointed in the end, but I won't say more or I'll give it away!

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    Would you try another book from Robert McCammon and/or Edoardo Ballerini?

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    TCampbell 10-02-16
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    Excellent audiobook. Great story. Great reader. Don't be afraid to give this book a try. It's a long but captivating book. You will not be sorry!

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    Great storytelling in this historical mystery. Never gets dull or off track despite being 30+ hours. Nicely avoids falling back on cliches despite following a tried and true framework for this type if story. The author portrays the time period well, and develops some really great characters. The best part of this audio book was the narrator, Edoardo Ballerini. I could have lisitened to him for 30 more hours. Highly recommend this audiobook!!

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    This book held my attention and I could not put it down.. there was everything going on .. so much so I got my 200 tulips planted, I was consentrating so hard I could not beleive I was finished.
    Another great book .. I am addicted now I have to listen to them all.

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    KimReads 09-24-16
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    Gripping, poetic, mesmerizing! The characters are drawn so completely, the story so full and satisfying, I couldn't stop listening! More please!

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