GhosTV, by Jordan Castillo Price
Narrated By: Gomez Pugh
Series: PsyCop, Book #5
Run-time: 12 hours, 6 minute
Buy Link: Audible.com
I received a copy of this audiobook free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
For the past dozen years, Victor Bayne has solved numerous murders by interrogating witnesses only he can see – dead witnesses. But when his best friend Lisa goes missing from the sunny California campus of PsyTrain, the last thing he wants to find there is her spirit.
Disappearing without a trace in a school full of psychics? That’s some trick. But somehow both Lisa and her roommate have vanished into thin air. A group of fanatics called Five Faith has been sniffing around, and Lisa’s email is compromised.
Time is running out, and with no ghosts to cross-examine, Vic can’t afford to turn down any offers of help. An old enemy can provide an innovative way to track Vic’s missing friend, and he enters into an uneasy alliance – even though its ultimate cost will ensnare him in a debt he may never manage to settle.
I’ve listened to other Psycop books read by Gomez Pugh, and I’m always ridiculously pleased with them. He is probably the best matched narrator I’ve ever found for an audio book… He does every character’s voice perfectly, but his Vic is so spot on that I now hear Gomez’s voice in my head when I’m reading the books!
GhosTV is one of my favorite books in the PysCop series for a number of reasons: it’s a chance for Vic and Jacob to leave Chicago and solve a mystery together; it’s the first time we really get to see what Vic is capable of; and it has one of my all-time favorite scenes (which is too spoilery for me to post here).
So listening to Gomez read it was like putting a layer of icing on an already delicious slice of cake. It gave the story another dimension, added another level of sensory enjoyment to an already imagery-rich novel.
First of all, the way Gomez reads Vic’s sarcasm is hilarious. And there is a lot of Vic’s sarcasm in this one. You get the idea that he’s pretty fed up with everyone at PsyTrain when reading the book, but listening to Gomez made me outright laugh out loud.
Link. “Gee, I wasn’t as up on my Native American traditions as the chick who used to call herself Faun fucking Windsong even though she was fifteen sixteenths as lily-white as me. Imagine that.”
And there were also the emotional scenes, which are more impactual by being read out loud. Little moments that might be over-looked in the book, but I enjoyed more because I could hear them instead.
Overall, this is another outstanding audiobook. But maybe don’t listen to some of it in public, because I was definitely blushing a bit during some of the, um, sexytimes scenes.