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
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?".
Probably books like The Moving In series and The Slaughter series because of an entity that has issues with a past life.
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.
No extreme reactions, mainly just curiosity at why such an entity would be terrorizing otherwise innocent people.
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I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
I loved this story! At first it reminded me of cherished places in my life,then it got hairy. The things some people will do to make a family can come back to haunt you. Doug and twin Celeste take grandma back to the family vacation spot. Terrible secrets are thought to be the ramblings of a senile old lady...until they see the truth. Gary Tiedemann is awesome with the narration.I was given this book free for an honest review.
Quick, creative, eerie, suspenseful and entertaining story.
Obviously something odd is going on, the story keeps you guessing almost up to the very end. Not being able to figure out what exactly is going on keeps you glued to the story.
What secrets does your family hide?
What was suppose to be one memorable final family trip turns out to be just that, but not for the reasons that were intended. Finding out there are dark secrets in your family's past that are related to you can change your whole world.
Gary Tiedmann did a great job with the narration. Great voice. Clearly spoken. Smooth even pace. Really good character voices. His was able to convey the emotions each character was feeling. His narration added to the enjoyment of the story.
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I have been an avid reader all my life. Everything from True Crime to Time Travel. Now that I am retired, I read even more.
This book is a lot more than "A Ghost Story". Family - past, present & future is a complicated "animal" with many secrets and every member may have a different feel and recollection of the same past. Often we do the wrong thing for the right reason. I enjoyed this book and think there will be a #2. The narrator did a very good job. Just remember, you can't judge a book by it's cover! This book was gifted to me via Audiobook Boom in exchange for an unbiased review.
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.
Love listening to audio books.
I would recommend this audiobook because in addition to being creepy and entertaining, it makes you stop and wonder what secrets people carry with them in life.
The final truthful revelation of the grandmother was shocking.
A very good performance. His voice was able to capture the frustration and melancholy of the characters.
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This book is definitely a must read - very suspenseful and intriguing. I was unable to turn this book off and listened to it in one sitting. Ambrose Ibsen manages to develop a great storyline while maintaining the suspense and creepiness factor for an excellent story.
In the beginning, the author begins to develop the story with a lot of detail regarding the family. As you get further along in the story, you understand why. The story and characters are extremely well written and the author writes in such a way that you feel you know these characters personally. Also, Mr. Ibsen, manages to evoke your emotions with his writing skill while still keeping you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.
For the narration performance, Gary Tiedemann provided an excellent performance. He portrays the characters perfectly and presents them to you in such a way that allows you to develop a relationship with each. He has excellent tone, pace and inflection and adds emotions to the characters which enhances the story even more. Five stars for both Mr. Ibsen and Mr. Tiedemann.
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A story of betrayal, murder and madness. The ghost only wants the truth to be told. Or is there more she wants?
At first I was disappointed by the ending of this story, after thinking about it for a while, I loved it and thought it perfect for this story.
The storyline is easy to follow and the writing creative.
Gary Tiedemann does a wonderful job narrating. The emotions he adds to the story bring it to life.
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I’m a sucker for anything with ghosts, thrillers and any supernatural horror. I listened to the book in 1 sitting. I did enjoy the sad story even though there were a few repeats in events. Felt sorry for everyone of the family. The narration was good. I recommend this book for anyone who likes suspenseful ghost’s stories and recommend The Ulrich Files which I enjoyed more by the same author. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you.
I don’t typically read or listen to scary novels, but not only am I glad I listened to this book, I’m so glad I listened to it during the day. I had originally thought the book started out kind of slow when describing the family history in great detail, but throughout the rest of the book I understood why the author did it, and overall it was a necessary addition to the story. Towards the middle of the book I found myself trying to guess what the outcome would be after every chapter. The narrator’s words really couldn’t come fast enough for me. The suspense that the author built kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. I ended up finishing it in one sitting. The author really did an amazing job of building up suspense, and then letting it simmer for a bit, and once you relaxed BAM, he was building the suspense back up again. For me, this book was both very unpredictable and very moving. I literally had goosebumps by the end of the book. I highly recommend you give this book a listen.
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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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