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A House by the Sea Audiobook

A House by the Sea: Winthrop House, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Something has always lived in Winthrop House.

After his book becomes a best seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view.

But everything is not what it seems.

Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.

The Ripleys begin to grapple with the property's vile reputation, learning more about its sordid history and experiencing strange things within its walls. What was once a dream home quickly becomes a nightmare for the family as they encounter the terrifying presence that has existed there since times immemorial.

A House By The Sea is a full-length novel of supernatural horror and suspense by Ambrose Ibsen.

©2016 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2016 Ambrose Ibsen

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 11-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Creepy!!!"

    Gosh, what a creepy ass book!! I started listening to this when I was home alone one night, but had to stop until the next morning. My boys were gone with their dad to visit his father, and there's me thinking it was a good idea to start a ghost book at night!! Ya, that didn't last long, I stopped listening and picked up a book instead.

    This follows the story of Jack and his family. Jack wrote a bestselling novel and with some of his fortune, he decided to buy a house that was a real good deal. He couldn't figure out why this seemingly amazing house was so cheap. Well after he moves in, he hears the story of Winthrop House and the mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds. Soon after the family start hearing things, seeing doors open for no reason and other strange occurrences. Jack does all he can to rationalise these things but somethings are too hard to explain, and when Jack finally decides to take a stand, it may be too late.

    This was a run of the mill, hauntingly good, ghost story, but with a twist ;) I loved finding out, along with the family, about the house and it's previous freaky occupants! A story about a haunted house is spooky enough, but add in a weird demonic ghost and it makes for good reading! Also, that ending... Will there be a book 2??

    In all, this was a quick, spooky and entertaining read. I definitely couldn't read it at night though, as I'm a scaredy cat ;)

    James Foster is a phenomenal narrator. He has so many tones, voices and cadences that really bring a book to life. He knows how to tell a good story and must have been a bard in a former life!! Lol.

    I received a free copy of this but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tad B. New York 11-15-16
    Tad B. New York 11-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    I always love a good ghost book and this one takes the cake! Ambrose has this kind of supernatural horror nailed to the floor - he never disappoints. A great mix of mystery, spooks, fueled characters and a solid dose of generally fantastic writing. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a ghost story!

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PattyH Iowa 11-05-16
    PattyH Iowa 11-05-16

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    "A House by the Sea"

    I love the author's style. This is a story of a house filled with ghosts. full of twists and unexpected turns. You won't want to stop listening!

    James Foster narration of this book is excellent.

    I revceived this audible from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for a honest unbiased review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shoe girl 11-03-16
    shoe girl 11-03-16 Member Since 2016

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "Ambrose! awesome as always!"

    this is my 3rd book by this written. ( my favorite was Raw Power)

    This one is good as well! I got a little pissy at first, because every time I went to listen to this, I would get interrupted, and have to start the chapters all over again. I must of heard the 3rd chapter 3 times! I finally put my head phones on, and went into my room. I ended up staying up half the night till it was finished :)


    Its a nice little ghost story, about moving into a cursed house. Its a beautiful house right on the water. its their dream house, Well that doesn't last long and soon the terror starts.

    This does move fast. one of things i like about his books. though I didn't think this was one of his best works, I felt the story could went deeper into the troubles they had, it is worth the listen if you like her work.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Lori 12-04-16
    Lori 12-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    I have listened to several other books by Ambrose Ibsen and have enjoyed each one. They have all been very entertaining and enjoyable stories. This one is no exception. It's an entertaining and interesting nice little creepy ghost story with a twist.

    When a realtor tells you a house has strange past….listen!

    If you like a good old fashioned ghost story you will not be disappointed. Loved the reference to his other book. That was a nice little way to put that in there.

    James Foster does a fantastic job with the narration as usual. Love listening to books he narrates. Nice voice easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace. Great character voices. He is able to pull you into the story and bring it to life through his narration. Very enjoyable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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    Stephanie GARDENDALE, AL, United States 11-28-16
    Stephanie GARDENDALE, AL, United States 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    Would you listen to A House by the Sea again? Why?

    Yes, but only around Halloween when creepy horror stories are somehow better and scarier.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to this somewhat realistic, spooky book. The location for this story was great. I had no problem with relating with the each character and caring about what happens next.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-07-16 Member Since 2016

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

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    "I want to read more by Mr absence"

    Great author narrator is excellent, ghost and all kinds of good things. Jack always wanted this house I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased option via audio book boom dot com

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    willee 11-03-16
    willee 11-03-16
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    I have to admit I love anything with ghosts and this one was good. I would never go to the beach near this house. Jack was told about the house reputation before buying but ignored the warning. Jack’s daughter Abigail sensed something immediately then things really started to happen. Recommend this book if you enjoy haunted houses. The author is good with ghosts and hauntings, loved the Ulrich files better and look forward to listening to Transmission a Supernatural Thriller. THANK YOU!

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