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a good story nonetheless as it gives us more insight into Vic's ability and also highlights that thete are people out to get him.
It also shows that his Camp Hell training leaves a lot to be desired and builds on his relationship with Jacob a little more.
Gomez Pugh's narration is clear and there's good variation in the character voices so you don't struggle to differentiate between them.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jordan Castillo Price never disappoints me.
Thirty -eight year old Victor Bayne has a special talent ' he can see dead people'. It's a very handy talent to have as a cop, and you would think his investigations would be straightforward, as the victim could tell him who had committed their murder. But in the world of the paranormal nothing is as it seems, and when Vic's talent is suddenly ramped up and ghosts are coming at him on every street corner and getting grabby, Vic turns to the only thing he knows that will keep the visions at bay- drugs.
Vic's new cop partner Roger is way too friendly from the start, but Vic is too high and messed up to see what is really happening, and his ex partner Lisa is sending cryptic phone messages to add to Vic's confusion.
Vic's boyfriend, fellow cop Jacob Marks continues to be his big dependable rock of love, who will do anything to make his man happy. I adore the slow pace of their relationship- and it makes the sex scene at the end of the story incandescently hot.
Gomez Pugh continues to amaze with his wonderful narration. How many voices does this man have? I am in awe. Therefore, I am definitely continuing with this series and would highly recommend.
Would you listen to Criss Cross again? Why?
YES. This is one of my top favorite books in this series. In fact, it probably IS my favorite in the series and the narrator does a super fantastic job with all the voices of the cast. LOVE IT. I can't say that enough.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Crash. In this particular book, Crash gets introduced and I love his voice, and his personality. Of course, Vic will always be my top favorite character in the series because I love his voice, and his personality. Some of his inner thoughts are things I can easily relate to. LOVE Vic.
What about Gomez Pugh’s performance did you like?
He does a fantastic job with everyone's voices. Even Jackie the dead black prostitute ghost. He seemed to subtly alter Jacob's voice in this book and I did like it better than in the first book. He sounded less like a radio DJ I used to listen to a lot. :-)
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES and NO. I wanted to listen to everything because I love this story. Yet, I wanted to make it last as much as possible. I was very sad when I got to the end and there was no more! This is one of my top, all time, favorite series, so yeah.
Any additional comments?
Series/Standalone: book 2
Genre/sub-genre: paranormal with a side of romance
Book Format: audio
Relatable characters: Hell YES
Ratio of sex/plot: equal
Well written/editor needed: well written
Would I re-read?: YES, YES, YES!!!
Personal thoughts: I loved this story. This one is my favorite in the series so far. The narrator does a fantastic job with ALL the voices and the writing is superb. Couldn't ask for something better. Though more would always be nice. :-)
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Any additional comments?
This was a wonderful reading of Criss Cross, book 2 in Jordan Castillo Price's Psycop series. Gomez Pugh has really hit his stride here, and is a pleasure to listen to. Jacob's voice is perfect now (very toppy), but the way we hear Vic's thought process in this narration it's clearer how they are equal partners. That last love scene it one of the best read and hottest I've heard. Pugh also does a great job with Roger Burke's Stepford Husband obsequiousness. Victor is a nicer guy than he can admit to himself and that doesn't always work to his advantage. The side characters are fully drawn, also well read, and worth getting to know better. This is a series I've re-read a few times. The audio version is a must-have for JCP fans and hopefully new readers/listeners who are intrigued by paranormal detectives and thoughtful, witty, well-written m/m.
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