The River of Souls : Matthew Corbett

  • by Robert McCammon
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • Series: Matthew Corbett
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1703. The place: The Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional 'problem solver,' has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: Escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball.
What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Troubled by certain discrepancies and determined to see some sort of justice done, Matthew joins the hunt for the runaway slaves. He embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls. He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt...and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind.
What follows is a shattering ordeal encompassing snakes, alligators, exiled savages, mythical beasts, and ordinary human treachery. The journey up the River of Souls will test Matthew's courage, commitment, and powers of endurance. It will also lead him to a confrontation with a figure from his recent past, which will alter Matthew's life, setting the stage for the next installment in this compulsively readable series.
Gripping, unsettling, and richly atmospheric, The River of Souls is a masterful historical adventure and a major addition to Robert McCammon's extraordinary body of work. Featuring the continuing exploits of a young hero USA Today has called 'the Early American James Bond.'


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Customer Reviews

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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 abruptly. Sorry Mr McCammon but it ended all too soon.
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- rossi46

A disappointment!

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, unfortunately this one felt anticlimactic after its predecessor the providence rider. For me it simply isn't of the same standard of the previous Matthew Corbett novels and the whole story seemed pointless, I even felt Ballerinia performance was lacking compared to the previous novels, perhaps he felt the same as me. The conclusion introduced an almost ridiculously tenuous link to Professor Fell, which only came after having to wade through several chapters of an even more absurd proposition of Matthew suffering from memory loss. My advice would be to save your money and skip this book, you won't miss anything believe me and with any luck the next book will be what we have all been waiting for, the end of Professor Fell.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-05-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios