• The Lonesome Dead

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-07-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Beware the spirits of Lake Manuxet.
Don't look out towards Knob Island at night. That was the warning Douglas' grandfather gave him as a boy. Now returning to the shores of Lake Manuxet as a grown man, with his twin sister and their ailing grandmother in tow for a final, nostalgic visit, Douglas begins to experience frightful things in his cherished childhood vacation spot.
Just what is it that claws its way out of the lake each night, only to approach their cabin? What mysteries does the remote lake hold? Are the horrors Douglas experiences genuine, or is he simply inheriting the madness that seems to run in his family? What is the true nature of the cryptic warning his grandfather gave him so many years ago about the small island at the center of Lake Manuxet?
What begins as a sentimental pilgrimage to a once-enjoyable vacation spot rapidly deteriorates into a fight for survival and sanity.
The Lonesome Dead is a standalone novel of supernatural suspense and terror by Ambrose Ibsen.
©2016 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2016 Ambrose Ibsen
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5 out of 5 stars
By Silver on 04-03-17

Haunting indeed

If you are a fan of Michelle Paver's Dark Matter this is the book for you.
Chilling, unsettling and haunting imagery. Ibsen's description of the decrepit ominous tree was both disturbing and beguiling. I know I will be listening to this again soon.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Vicki Goodwin on 09-08-16

Chilling end

The Lonesome Dead had a good mysterious ghostly story. I found the pace a little slow for me and the needless details a bit cumbersome. The end was one hundred times better than the first half. I felt I was walking through mud to get to the good stuff. when the good stuff arrived, I was scared, happy and ready for it.

The writing is, of course, good, in depth and almost too descriptive. I mean, for goodness sakes, we even went to the bathroom with Douglas. I liked the ghostly aspects more than the other ramblings of the main character, Douglas.

I am glad I listened to the audiobook, I just would have cut a little of the naming of the fish in the lake out.

The narration was wonderful. The narrator, Gary Tiedemann had an expressive voice that led to a greater feeling of fear when that part came up. I think if you like the descriptiveness of say, Stephen King, you might really enjoy this.

I am giving a four, due to the ending, the twists at the end, and the narration. It is worth giving a listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nate Jenks on 30-07-16

A very creepy listen!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the author does a very good job at keeping the atmosphere creepy. He also writes in such a way as to always keep you on your toes and asking "why?".

What other book might you compare The Lonesome Dead to and why?

Probably books like The Moving In series and The Slaughter series because of an entity that has issues with a past life.

What about Gary Tiedemann’s performance did you like?

I liked that he always made you know how the character was feeling. His voice just reflected the mood and tenseness that was needed for a book such as this.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reactions, mainly just curiosity at why such an entity would be terrorizing otherwise innocent people.

Any additional comments?

I received this book from the author, narrator, or editor for free via audiobookboom for an unbiased review.

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