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  • PsyCop Briefs, Volume 1

  • By: Jordan Castillo Price
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Victor Bayne sees dead people for a living...and he sees them off the clock, too. After all, ghosts don't confine their appearances to a psychic medium's work hours. From the macabre to the mundane, from titillating to tender, these PsyCop shorts feature stolen moments between the novels. Get a glimpse of Vic's life with Jacob between cases, from both men's viewpoints.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad to see more of these guys!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 01-11-17

Gomez Pugh's narration is always a joy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Any additional comments?

I've already reviewed the ebook version of this, and everything I said there* applies to this edition, as well, but I have to add that Gomez Pugh's narration is always a joy. He gives the characters distinct, individual voices that make it immediately clear who's speaking without making them over the top or ridiculous. Listening to him read the stories in this anthology was like experiencing them for the first time all over again.

*My review of the ebook version from Goodreads/Amazon:

Typical of Jordan Castillo Price's work, this collection of short stories set in the PsyCop universe captures the imagination. I love the mix of slice-of-life vignette and mini case stories; together they give a sense of Vic and Jacob as three-dimensional human beings who are more than just the sum of their gifts or their romance. I particularly liked "Waiting Game," a short piece from the point of view of Vic's former partner, Lisa Gutierrez, that's both an outside perspective of Vic and Jacob's relationship and a peek into what life is like for someone who can know anything they want...so long as that knowledge can be gleaned from the answer to a yes/no question. Honestly, I'd love to see more from Lisa's POV, but I suspect that—from the perspective of an author—her psychic gift is one that's tremendously difficult to write about.

Overall, this is an excellent anthology that I heartily recommend to anyone who's a fan of the PsyCop books.

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