Review: Killer Flies by Mark Kendall

The population is being eaten up alive–in a harrowing novel of flesh-creeping horror…

First they feasted on farm animals. Then they found humans…

A little girl was dead, attacked and mutilated by some things, creatures of nightmare that were spreading outward like the Black Death, stripping entire towns bare of life.

The death toll mounted, with bodies maimed or ripped to shreds, and thousands cowered in the shadows, hiding fearfully from the death out of the skies, the millions of sucking probosci eagerly reaching out for the attack. And terror erupted into uncontrollable panic, as a lone scientist worked feverishly to save a dying population and destroy the KILLER FLIES.

Swarms of carnivorous flies terrorize a small New Mexico town and the scientist responsible for the insects’ creation must find a way to stop them before the Air Force is allowed to take more drastic measures.

Killer Flies by Mark Kendall. Originally published in 1983. Audiobook edition published by Encyclopocalypse Publications, April 2022. Narrated by Sean Duregger. Total run time is 5 hours 23 minutes.

*Trigger Warning: Animal death, kid death, talk of rape.

Killer Flies has been on my TBR pile for a while! I looooooooove me some crazy killer bugs!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I was very excited when I found this book as an audiobook at the library! WHAT the WHAT??? Awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

This book is BANANAS!! Hahaha…. The author does not hold back on anything. Geez. Lots of insane fly carnage. Animals, Kids, adults, old people… does not matter! These flies caught them all! There are plenty of EWWWWWWWWWW gross out moments to enjoy, lots of blood, death, and destruction.

Killer Flies is a very quick, fun book to fly (heh) through. Very entertaining. It also has some really ridiculous moments that just leave you shaking your head at the insanity- totally in a good way! You can absolutely play a drinking game with how many times the author uses the word “proboscis”. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Another great example is how the main female character’s kid literally just died, yet the majority of the book she just goes on and ON and on about how she is in love with two guys (one of whom she just meets!) and then has sex with both guys a few times. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Top priorities with this one….

The narrator is alright. A little bit of variety between male voices, but the women all sounded so simular. Kids just sounded down right terrible. D: His accents are ok. He gets the job done fine.

I enjoyed the quick pace and all the fly annihilation! The ending is a little anti-climatic and there are several unintentionally hilarious moments. Killer Flies may not be the greatest killer bug book out there, but it is still a fun read / listen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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