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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vespers (abridged)(audiobook) by Jeff Rovin

Good story but not terribly original, but fun nonetheless.

Read by Boyd Gaines
Approximately 3 hours

I heard Vespers as an abridged audiobook and I will talk about that aspect at the end.

If you saw any of Hollywood's animal disaster B movies (Giant ants, snakes, bugs, etc. that attack humanity) than you get the idea behind this book. Normally placid bats are attacking people and gathering in a murderous swarm above New York City. Meanwhile, something else - something very large - is killing people in the subway tunnels. Will the animal expert and the rough cop be able to save the day?

Even though the plot is formulaic, I still found myself wanting to know what happened next. I couldn't wait to pop the tape in the player as soon as I got in the car!

The audiobook is read by Boyd Gaines who does a phenomenal job. Every character has a unique and distinct voice in accent. 5 stars for him, if I could.

I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on September 29, 2004.

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