Spoiler alert if you haven’t reached page 169 of The Secret History of Twin Peaks yet. In case you have and are considering the audiobook —available for free to first-time Audible users— please proceed in order to enjoy a 16-minute teaser.
The Andrew Packard Case is a document dated March 15, 1989 (one day after Major Briggs disappeared) and retrieved from the Bookhouse by The Archivist. It contains parts of Interpol’s case file on Josie Packard and an article on Andrew Packard’s boating ‘accident’ as published in the Twin Peaks Post on September 27, 1987.
In this rather lengthy audio excerpt shared by Macmillan Audio, you’ll hear Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper, the initially “unknown” author of the volume. Yes, that’s an unavoidable spoiler given the nature of the audiobook, but it’s KYLE MACLACHLAN OFFICIALLY REPRISING HIS ROLE AS DALE COOPER for the first time in a long while, so who’s complaining? Additional voices are provided by author Mark Frost himself as staff reporter Cyril Pons, and Annie Wersching as FBI Special Agent T.P.
The Andrew Packard Case (3/15/89)
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I’m enjoying reading the *Secret History* so far. One of the things I’ve noticed is that Mr. Frost is taking some of the minor characters of the series (like Andrew Packard) and linking them into the history and mythology of the town. Perhaps the new series will have lots of flashbacks? After all, the Lodges seem to bend time and space…
Hi there. It’s me again!
I’m about two-thirds of the way through the book and there seems to be some ret-conning happening. Do your logs have anything to say about that?
Reading the book right now, enjoying it very much, can hardly wait for the new episodes. 25 years of wishing, hoping, waiting.