A review by aksmalley
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney


10/10⭐️ - My rating refers to the audiobook version.
7/10 - for the actual novel

If you are an audiobook listener, Invasion of the Body Snatchers needs to go on your “Must Listen” list! I stumbled upon it while looking for an audiobook on my library’s list. I get all my audiobooks through my library because I’m too cheap to subscribe to audible. It has the added benefit (besides being free!) of forcing me to try books I may not normally select because all the bestsellers have long waitlists. I saw that Invasion had won an Audie award and figured I’d give it a try even though it isn’t a book I would normally pick up. My image of this is the somewhat cheesy movie from the 1970s which I never really saw but heard was scary. I didn’t even know it was a book first. But Invasion was written by Jack Finney in 1956. This audio version is narrated by Kristopher Tabori and he is fabulous! It sounds like what radio shows must have sounded like prior to TV. He was acting it out through his narration. It is full of action and adventure and keeps you listening even when you know you should be attending to other things. And while this book is considered a classic of horror, I found it more creepy than scary by today’s standards. The narrator is the son of the director of the original movie adaptation which adds another layer of interest. I can’t say enough great things about this audiobook. It’s in my top 5 of all time.