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Publisher's Summary

Jasper Andrews finds herself drawn into this superhuman world when a freak explosion exposes her to groups interested in secret abilities. When her family is killed under unbelievable circumstances, Jasper is the only suspect. She flees police custody and heads to New York City to lose herself in the crowds. Jasper wants revenge, but being chased by the police and superhuman bad guys, slows her down. While she's in hiding Jasper becomes more volatile; she begins manifesting traces of her siblings' abilities and begins to lose control. The Order of Vespers has decided she's too dangerous and too important to leave unguarded and capture her. Before she can escape, the killers strike again, this time taking children directly connected to the Order. Jasper is forced to choose between her vendetta and the lives of the Vespers and humanity.

©2016 Matilda Reyes (P)2019 Matilda Reyes

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Good story but needs a different narrator.

I have the hardcopy and it reads like a screenplay. Reyes created a faithful diorama of NYC and then torched it showing the hidden city of a secret order and the city within a city. A year later I was still mapping locations in the story against places IRL. I know the story is considered YA because the heroine is a teen but themes and character reactions are believable for college students and even adults. I could easily see Gina OR Michelle Rodriguez as the lead if this were to become a franchise or series. In style and tone, this would be a nice replacement for PLL on Freeform.
Jasper is a New Yorker in high school when we meet her and this story is a first person narrative so someone who sounds like Brenda Strong was a distraction for me. This narrator gets better as the story progresses but I still had to play it at 1.3x speed for the delivery to begin to match the action and as the action picked up and acting improved, slow it back down to (eventually) 1.15x speed.

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Interesting!!

Order of Vespers by Matilda Reyes and narrated by Monica Jaye is the first in this series.
As I was given this book for an honest review, I am going to be very honest in the fact that I listened to both the first and second book before I wrote this review. The story was amazing and I loved this idea of storyline. HOWEVER, I had to absolutely fight with the narration. I would say 75% of the time I didn't know which character was speaking and the accents were terrible. This is however my opinion. I can say though if you can get through this book and onto the next one, you will enjoy it even more. I really loved the story. I will give this warning for people who may have triggers with violent death of parents or siblings. It was moving for me and I don't have those triggers. Make sure if you are emotional to start with a box of tissues because I did cry through several parts.

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Order of Vespers

This book was so much fun! It kept my attention the entire time though there were a few times what was going on got a little confusing but this didn't detract from the book either. It was amazing! I loved the book so much! I did not want to put it down for even a moment. It was hard to push pause or anything else. This was a very fun and dark paranormal story that I enjoyed listening to. The narrator did an amazing job and the characters were so intriguing. I am very excited to get to start the next book!

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Keeps your interest

Jasper is an interesting heroine. She has supernatural abilities and a "split personality". Jasper is taken in by the Order of Vespers which is a society of people with supernatural abilities. They are unsure if she can be trusted or will be their savior.The Order is at "war" with a group of people who want to kill them off. Will be listening to the next story to find out what ultimately happens to Jasper and her friends.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Entertaining Book By An Author To Keep An Eye On.

"Order Of Vespers" is, among other things, a kind of dark coming of age tale for Jasper Andrews. All her life, Jasper has been warned by her parents to keep her powers in check so that they won't be noticed by normal people and even more importantly, those that would seek to kill them simply for fear of what she and her family are capable of doing. Jasper, who grew up listening to these warnings, always felt her family's tales of bogey men were just their way of trying to get her to double down on getting her power under control. A power that Jasper has never been able to get a good handle on. A power to blow things up. Jasper's lack of control had been the cause of endless concern for her parents and siblings. So when the day finally came that Jasper had an explosive incident at school, Jasper's parents decided they had no choice but to send her away for her own safety and the safety of the rest of the family. Before any of this could happen, Jasper's family is murdered, leaving Jasper on the run and wanting revenge, Jasper finds herself being chased by both police and superhuman killers with very little in the way of options. And that is just the beginning of "Order Of Vespers." If that isn't enough to draw you in, then I don't know what to tell you. This story just isn't for you.

Now I didn't find "Order Of Vespers" a perfect story, but I definitely enjoyed it for what it offered. Author, Matilda Reyes populates her book with a decent number of interesting and sometimes complex characters. If this becomes a series of books, (which seems to be the intent, as book 2 is available), I can see the potential for growth in the main character. Also, narrator, Monica Jaye does a good job of bringing the story to life. I really enjoyed her voice. I don't know why she didn't narrate book 2. I just hope the new person does at least as well. Finally, this free, review copy audiobook was given to me at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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The story was good but hard to get into. The narrator did not properly portray the proper emotions throughout the book. This made the character come off as whiney, careless and annoying. I feel if the narrator would have done a better job for the emotions and each character voice then this book would have been so much better. I feel the story is well written and the characters would have been likable if narration was different. (I received this audible book as an arc and am leaving a voluntary honest review)

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Enjoyed it. There is a lot going on.

Order of Vespers By: Matilda Reyes Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins

Interesting story line and heroes. A story with a difference. I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next book in the series.

Although it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, the story leaves you wondering what happens from here.

I can’t remember any corse language in it. No sex scenes. There is violence in it.

Narrated by: Monica Jaye she dose a great job with all characters having their own unique voice.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher free of charge for a honest, unbiased review.

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Good start to a series

I received a free audio copy of this book. I had no idea what to expect but I found the book pretty good. I feel like it started out really well and caught my interest from the start Bieber part way through it seemed to move too quickly and I was lost at some points—maybe I was not listening close enough though. Spoiler-I feel like the main character ‘got over’ her parents death a bit too abruptly for me. Not sure of the time line either—how much time passed from beginning to end?

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Not bad

I liked the storyline. The characters were good . What actually made this hard for me was the narrator. I felt like she was not able to be each character sometimes I was lost as to who was actually talking . I think had this been narrated by another I would have loved it.

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Pretty Good

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I have mixed feelings about this book.
The good - the author did an wonderful job developing characters that were interesting and dynamic. The premise of the plot was intriguing and well thought out, and there is a great deal of action throughout the book. There were any lulls in the story, and I enjoyed the humor from the witty protagonist.
The bad - the protagonist was overly whiny throughout, which was hard to handle. Also, there were times when the plot became a little convoluted due to too many things happening all at once.
Overall, I thought that book was pretty good. If you like an action packed book, this is a good choice.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 06-02-20

brilliant

Order of Vespers tells the story of Jasper, a young woman thrust into a world she has no clue about. Order of Vespers is a coming-of-age novel, where the person coming of age who grows up to be badass. The book is well written, the story will keep you guessing. The author does a great job of describing the scenes and feeling of every act. Exciting and highly recommended.

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  • Aggie
  • 05-09-20

Very good book

I enjoyed listening to this book. It's a dark fantasy, fast paced and interesting story. The main character keeps it interesting when she comes into powers and tries to keep it under control with others helping with the training. The narrator did an excellent job by bringing the story to life.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 11-16-19

Fabulous.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Jasper Andrews comes to the attention of a superhuman society when she causes an explosion at her school then later at the police station. I loved listening to this and am now half way through book 2 .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-21

Loved it

Absolutely loved it. Great narration allowed me to become fully immersed in the book. No time to get bored listening