Listen Up is ecstatic to announce that So Cold the River has been nominated for an Audie in the category of Best Paranormal.
So Cold the River
By Michael Koryota
Narrated by Robert Petkof
Michael Koryta is aiming for Stephen King country but lands nearby with this baroquely plotted melodrama. Eric Shaw, who is making a documentary film about a mysterious old man and his Indiana childhood, becomes deranged by evil mineral water. The writing is often clumsy, but this production is a huge success. Robert Petkoff hits all the right notes of bewilderment, menace, and tension as the plot thickens. He delivers an especially effective voice transformation as one character is inhabited by his demon ancestor. But most effective are the marvelous sound effects—of rising winds, a hallucinatory railroad train, sloshing waters, and a ghost violin from the dark past. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2011 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
"... a superior specimen, with its eerie tale of a lovely valley in Indiana where at one time an elixir known as Pluto Water bubbled up from the underground springs ... Koryta sets a beautiful scene, resplendent with dreamy images of phantom railroad trains and ghosts who wear bowler hats and play the violin."
—The New York Times