Library Journal has named So Cold the River one of the year’s best audio books. This was wonderful news, of course, but really a minimal surprise because I’ve heard nothing all year but praise for Robert Petkoff’s reading. It’s a real tribute to his abilities, because I thought SCTR would be a challenge for listeners — long and sprawling and with lots of point-of-view characters to keep track of. Instead, I heard repeatedly how wonderful the audio edition was, and for that, all credit is due the narrator, not the writer. I’m happy to report that Mr. Petkoff will be narrating The Cypress House on audio as well.