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Speaks the Nightbird, Volume I: Judgment of the Witch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    A rewarding read

    This book was not what I expected, and it was so much more. McCammon has a voice that speaks to the deepest part of the reader's mind with his insightful imagery and amazing ability to create memorable characters. Well beyond the story of a witch in 1699, this tale brings the reader a real sense of life in those days when America did not exist and wilderness equated with unknown terror. Now that I have consumed the book, I will miss the adventure it took me on every time I picked it up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2004

    this nightbird soars

    Robert Maccammon never disappoints, his stories shine like diamonds, and 'Speaks the Nightbird' lights up the dark.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2003

    Welcome back, Robert

    I have read all of RRM's novels and this has to be the best, right after Swan Song. The reason I enjoy his novels is because he can write well on several different planes. His short story novel 'Blue World' had him writing everything from horror to human condition insights to a serial-style story. Here he's done it again, bring us back 300 years. I knew I was reading a great novel because there were times I was so into it that when I put the book down, I appreciated in-door plumbing and other model amenities that we take for granted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2003

    Excellent book

    I do not normally like historical fiction, but Speaks the Nightbird held my interest from the beginning. Well drawn characters and an interesting story. Looking forward to Volume II.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2006

    Good, but...

    For a long time McCammon fan, it was great to dive into a new book of his. I loved the characters and the setting. However, the book is far too long, and the Agatha-Christie-style ending really wasn't worthy of this writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    Badly needs editing!!!!

    Mr McCammon is certainly capable of writing a good book, but this isn't it. It has far more pages than ideas. 'The covers of this book are too far apart' Q. Crisp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    salem witch trials revisited

    This was a very intersting set-up novel for another take on witch trials. The characters were interesting, as was the village where the action takes place. This first book established the story of a woman who is accused of being a witch. As the main focus is on the judge and his assistant, it was most interesting. (Note: the college that I attend just got throught with a performance of The Crucible, which is why I probably gravitated to this story more so than others). I have given it three stars because the story definatly ends unresolved (to be dealt with in book two-where more happens). Do read this book, as it sets up book two nicely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    Wait another 10 years to read this one.

    A very interesting topic for Robert to write. However, not as engrossing as Boy's life or Swan's Song (Classics). Along the lines of Gone South. Too wordy and never-ending. Waited 10 tears for this from my all time favorite writer.

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