Monday 8 May 2017

Audiobook Review: The Sick House by Ambrose Ibsen!

    The Sick House Audiobook
  • Written by: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:04-04-16
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Some Places Should Stay Abandoned....
  • Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.
  • Enter Harlan Ulrich, private investigator and skeptic.
  • Traveling to the site, the detective begins the long process of separating truth from grisly local myth, and during his investigation stumbles upon certain frightful evidence that tries his nerve. He wants to find the doctor in one piece and weathers the hostilities of the locals even as their stories keep him up at night. But the longer he spends in the ghost town of Moonville, the more he feels the influence of something sinister in the shuttered infirmary.
  • When finally the truth is revealed and the infirmary's sordid past comes to light, will Ulrich manage to escape with his life?
My Thoughts:

When Dr. Siegfried Klein goes missing, Harlan Ulrich, a P.I., is asked to take the case. He accepts it gladly as business is slow, and anyway, how hard can a missing persons case be?? Quite hard actually!!! 

I have to start off by saying that this is a case of never judging a book by it's cover!! Initially, when I first saw this and saw the title, I thought this would be gorey and intense horror, but I read some of the reviews and decided to give it a go, and I'm so glad I did because I ended up loving it!!

Ulrich was a slow burn, and by that I mean that it took a little for him to shine. At the start he seems very grumpy and not a very nice man, but the author slowly let's us see exactly who he is and by the end I grew to love the character. I was rooting for him and hoping everything turned out ok!! 

The plot was well developed and fairly fast paced. The Sick House was such a creepy setting and learning and discovering the history of the place just made it worse!! While it's a horror, it is always a really good mystery. In order for Ulrich to figure out what happened to the Doctor, he has to figure out about The Sick House first. I couldn't figure out the ending myself!!! 

In all, this was a surprisingly good read and one I'd recommend. The author has captured my attention with his descriptive writing and captivating characters. I will definitely check out more by him and can't wait to read the next book in this series. 

Wow, Jake Urry was brilliant. He has a very distinctive voice and is able to bring the story alive. He captured the tone of the book perfectly and made the whole experience creepier. He was easy to listen to and knows how to perform!! 

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts. 



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