I have always liked stories about the 17th Century, but good ones are few and far between. This is one of the good ones.
I often find th..Show More »at novels which are so long struggle to remain gripping throughout, so I approached this one with some trepidation. I don't like to waste my monthly credit! I should not have worried.
Ballerini's narration is superb and he has a great way of changing his voice for every single character so you know just who they are. This, coupled with McGammon's detailed and, sometimes, startling revelations which are revealed steadily throughout the novel make for an fascinating audiobook which thrills and entertains in equal measure. The thirty-odd hours have all but skipped by and, with only another four to go, I can't wait to find out what happens. I'm about to download the next novel in the series - I'm assuming this is the first in the 'Matthew Corbett' novels (Come on, Audible, make your labelling more helpful! This is not the only series poorly labelled. How about some more specific, advanced genre labels?) - because I'm looking forward to seeing in 1800 with Matthew in the colonies.
I loved the first Matthew Corbett novel and wondered if there was any way to match the quality of that stunning book. I was so pleased to find that th..Show More »is is every bit as good. I love the characters, the way the author immerses the reader (listener) into the life of New York in the early 18thC, the twists and turns and red herrings of the plot. The icing on the cake is Edoardo Ballerini. His characterisations are spot-on and he brings Matthew totally to life. I read somewhere that there will be 10 in the Matthew Corbett series. I shall be downloading every one of them.
This book is very much the same as all other McCammon's stories: exciting,intelligent,keeping you on the edge,fiery detective work. This one however i..Show More »s so well written that I wasn't able to stop until the story finished.
Great adventure in a good all style, no nonsense only fantastic story. Edoardo Ballerini to me is the most wonderful narrator!
Again another great Matthew Corbet novel but not as good as the others because just when the story was really taking off when it finished quite abrupt..Show More »ly. Sorry Mr McCammon but it ended all too soon.