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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Let Us Prey (abridged audiobook) by Bill Brannon
Awful. I give it an 'F'
Published by HarperAudio in 1994
Duration: About 3 hours.
Let Us Prey gets some pretty decent reviews on Amazon.com so...maybe it is pretty decent IF you are a fan of gratuitous, super-detailed rape scenes, splattering mists of blood and brains, barely fleshed-out government plots and revenge-driven soldiers who insanely act without cause.
Admittedly, I listened to it as an abridged book on tape, however, Brannon's book is in serious need of more detail explaining the connections between the characters, including what some of these characters are doing in this plot in the first place. I was irritated at the lack of detail, but yet even more irritated at the insane amount of detail devoted to these items: 1) a visit of a 'John' to a hooker in Las Vegas; 2) an unnecessary rape and genital mutilation scene and similar descriptions of violence.
In an abridgment, you should abridge the unnecessary parts, not the essential plot details!
I rate this audiobook 1 star out of 5 and it can be found on Amazon.com here: Let Us Prey.
Reviewed on February 16, 2006.