Friday, June 21, 2013
Audiobook Review: A.P.B. A Whit Pynchon Mystery
Author: Dave Pedneau
Narrator: Chet Williamson
Unabridged Length 8 hrs, 4 min
Publisher: Crossroads Press
Release Date: 04-01-13
Special investigator Whit Pynchon and crime reporter Annie Tyson-Tyree race against time to find the psychotic killer who is murdering the wives and girlfriends of all the cops in the small West Virginia town of Millbrook.
This first book in this series has the recipe for an entertaining mystery. There's Whit Pynchon, special investigator for Tony Danton, the prosecutor in Millbrook, WV. He's a divorced loner who longs to retire to the South Caroline Low Country and plans to do so in exactly one year and six months. Then there is his teenage daughter, Tressa, who is the light of his life and lives with his ex-wife. Whit hates reporters so when Annie Tyson-Tyree comes into the picture to report on the horrible murders of a cop's wife, Whit is very resistant to her. So there's the budding romance. Tressa conspires to get Annie and her father together. More murders happen. Soon Annie and Whit are in a relationship that includes both a romantic connection and mutual interest in solving the case. Even though some aspects were predictable, I enjoyed the story all the way to the satisfying ending and look forward to more in the series. Most of all I enjoyed the narration of Chet Williamson. This was my first experience with his work and I've added him to my list of favorite narrators. His voice is perfect for this type of novel and I am looking forward to hearing more of his work. I always research narrators and found that Chet Williamson is an author too and has narrated some of his own work. My wish list just got longer!
I give A.P.B. 4 stars for story and 5 stars for narration.
Review copy provided by Crossroads Press.