Mtsnow reviews PsyCop: Briefs (Vol. I) written by Jordan Castillo Price. Audiobook is 7 hours, 45 minutes, and narrated by Gomez Pugh. Released on Audible on December 20th, 2016. Originally published by JCP Books, LLC. on October 11, 2016
Why MtSnow reviewed this audiobook: Anyone that has read any of my reviews knows that JCP is one of my favorite authors, and Gomez is forever my voice for Vic, Jacob, and Crash. When I was told this was available so soon after having read the book this fall, I just had to say ‘yes, please!!’ as a gift to myself.
Note: a copy of this audiobook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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. Gain new insight on their psychic talents by accompanying them on odd jobs, shopping runs and family visits, or simply enjoy some downtime in the cannery.
The twenty short works range in length from flash fiction to novelettes, woven together to create a novel-length narrative of Vic and Jacob’s relationship from a fresh perspective. The stories are gleaned from various sources: anthologies, newsletters, and web, with four all-new pieces to tie the collection together and delve deeper into your favorite PsyCops’ domestic life.
Stroke of Midnight
Most Likely To…
Jock Straps On Sale
Piece of Cake
In the Dark
Let the Chips Fall
Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns
On the Road
Off the Cuff
Locked and Loaded
Just like when I READ the book as a treat for myself over Halloween, this audio short story collection did NOT disappoint. I was so happy that Gomez was narrating this one, and could not imagine that anyone else would be able to do it justice. He IS Vic, and he just cemented the characters in my mind. This collection had a little bit of something for everyone, with different POVs we typically did not receive in the Psycop series, and it gave the books a whole new meaning.
Hearing things before, during, and after the stories I had already come to love was a treat I never expected. As an example, getting to hear things from Lisa’s perspective was so humorous, embarrassing, and enlightening on what it must be like for her to be around Vic and Jacob. I chuckled when I imagined what she tried NOT to ask her ‘si-no‘ to keep from being embarrassed.
And Crash. It was something to see how Jacob kinda stumbled across him, and how he was so much different than what he usually went for *love the visual of a short Billy Idol. The cover model is perfect!!* At the same time we got to see, during this time before, how Jacob’s interest was slightly peaked about awkward, messy, and oblivious Vic. The cream-filled donut explosion and crumbs all over everything was so exactly how I imagined Vic would present at a precinct gathering of fellow officers!
As mentioned before in my previous review of the book, there were so many different impressions: mundane, abnormal, normal, and irregular. I absolutely loved it. And if it was possible to add a star or pot of gold to an already perfect book, this audio collection would have done it for me.
The inside glimpse into so many supporting characters, as well as the bonus stories, were the perfect dessert to the 4-course meal that is this series. It enriches the PsyCop world, and its definitely worth getting for any Psycop reader.
Do yourself a favor, and grab this one. I can hardly wait for Volume II!! A definite 5-star(10 pot o’ gold) collection. As expected, the audio edition was perfect *Gomez Pugh. Yep*
If interested in my full previous review of the ebook version of this story, please click here.
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About the Author
Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. Her paranormal thrillers are colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.
Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.
With her education in fine arts and practical experience as a graphic designer, Jordan set out to create high quality ebooks with lavish cover art, quality editing and gripping content. The result is JCP Books, offering stories you’ll want to read again and again.