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FOREST Book Review

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"Forest" by Ambrose Ibsen, book 2 in Afterlife Investigations series, audiobook, 5h 22m

(From Audible): Professor Stephen Barlow is no longer a skeptic. Having faced the horrors of Chaythe Asylum, he turns his attention to the man responsible for the Third Ward Incident — the enigmatic Dr. Corvine — in the hopes of finding answers to his many questions.

First and foremost I want to start this review with the fact that I have listened to six of this author's books and have loved all of them. Ibsen writes a good ghost story that reminds me at times of the stories we read as kids in "Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark". If you're looking for a classic ghost/scary story, check out this author! This is book 2 of 3 in this series and I've already grabbed the 3rd one. The way Professor Barlow continues to try and make sense of what is going on knowing that it's supernatural is fantastic. The writing kept me intrigued and the narrator kept me listening. One of the things I enjoy about his narrator is that while he does slightly change the pitch of his voice to go from male to female, it's not cringy. There were multiple times when I said something out loud like, "NO! What are you doing? Don't chase after that!" That makes me feel like I am part of the story! While I have enjoyed reading Ibsen's Beckoning Dead series after listening to it, I really prefer this author's audio books!

I recently heard someone say that they rate a book by the way they feel when they finish it and they don't give it much thought. I like that and I'm giving this a 5 star rating! I very much enjoyed every minute of this audiobook!

5/5 Stars


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