Freedom of the Mask : Matthew Corbett

  • by Robert McCammon
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • Series: Matthew Corbett
  • 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver", is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril.
Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew's steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell's Pendulum Island. Little does he know that Matthews's circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he's come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.
Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in best-selling author Robert McCammon's acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called "the Early American James Bond".
The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett's most dangerous adventure yet.


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A violent historical fiction

This is the 6th book in the series, and the protagonist is somehow still alive after too many harrowing life threatening events . I love Matthew 's curiosity, but it gets him into dangerous situations. He is still after the same enemies in each book. That is beginning to get old. Still, It is exciting, and the narrator Ballerini is excellent. His accent for each character is wonderful and you can picture each of the characters and the different scenes vividly .
I want some happily ever after in these books,
but I'll have to keep following, until that comes.?(

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- Janice


I loved this series until this book. The first books contained fully developed stories with clear endings that left you satisfied and wanting to read more about Matthew Corbet's adventures. I love Matthew's character. He's intelligent, curious and a problem solver. In this book Matthew has a series of adventures where he was quite gullible, pessimistic, and whiney. There is quite a bit of violence that seems to just be thrown in without really adding to the story or plot. I found myself thinking how many times can Matthew get hit in the head without some serious brain damage. In addition, his friends are quite easily overcomes and have lost all their earlier skills and abilities. Wasn't Matthew trained in combat, which he seems to have forgotten along with his quick wit. I found myself just ready for it to end, and losing interest about half way through. I was really looking forward to the book and preordered it. What a disappointment, and the worse thing was it didn't really end or wrap up, just left you with another cliff hanger of unresolved plot elements. It's become more of a soap opera then a well developed story with a good beginning, middle and end. Really loved the first 4 books, but this was a mess.
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- Drpjohnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios