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Darkside Blues Audiobook

Darkside Blues: The Ulrich Files, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

"Ghosts don't simply latch onto places, investigator. People can become haunted, too."

A missing person. A city plunged into unforgiving winter. A dangerous spirit.

Though enjoying an increase in business following his last case, life isn't all roses for private investigator Harlan Ulrich. His newest job, another missing person's case, is unlike any other he's ever taken on.

Local businessman Michael Poole hires Ulrich to find his estranged daughter.

The problem?

She's been dead for a decade.

Join Ulrich on a trip into the darkness, into the frostbitten underworld, as he seeks out a hateful phantom with only a cat and a thermos of good coffee on his side.

Darkside Blues is the third novel in the Ulrich Files series by Ambrose Ibsen.

©2017 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2017 Ambrose Ibsen

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    Mary Karowski 05-11-17
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    "Detective ghosts and lots of double twists"

    Take a detective on the rise. Just completed some cases. Some local fame for the paranormal aspect of one of the cases. A crazy cat. An encounter with a man who wants to find his daughter. Did I mention she died 10 years ago? Find out why. Find out where she is. And most importantly find out what she wants. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    med c 05-04-17
    med c 05-04-17
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    "Book 3"
    Have you listened to any of Jake Urry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Jake Urry is the perfect voice for this kind of genre


    Who was the most memorable character of Darkside Blues and why?

    If you love a good horror story, I recommend this series . The author creates suspense and dread for both the listener/reader. The author takes his time in telling the story and creates a wonderfully engaging character in Ulrich. These series is three books and listen to all three.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Kansas 04-29-17
    April H. Kansas 04-29-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Darkside Blues"

    Darkside Blues: The Ulrich Files, Book 3
    Ambrose Ibsen

    Private Investigator Harlan Ulrich is back with a new case. A missing person case that takes the listener into the dark side. The story builds slowly adding lots of suspense and the supernatural chills.


    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Jake Urry brings the spooky feel to this tale!


    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 04-27-17
    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 04-27-17 Member Since 2017

    Audio books get me through my drive time, laundry time, grocery shopping, everything that would otherwise be a chore. I love audiobooks!

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    "Creepy and well-written"

    The main character of this book was really hard up for money in the book that preceded this, so it was really cool to see him doing a job for the sake of the job in this book because he cared about the job so much, and the money was secondary.

    This story had atmosphere and was moody. Ambrose Ibsen did a great job of setting the tone, and Jake Urry did an amazing job of oozing out the mood. Jake is one of my favorite narrators and I plan to stalk him on Audible until I have listened to nearly everything he has done.

    If you like mysteries and ghost stories, this book is a perfect mashup. Give it a listen and you won't be sorry. I bought this book after hearing the one that came before this, and I'm hooked on this series now!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Josh R 05-10-17
    Josh R 05-10-17
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    "Great ghost story with excellent narration"

    This is the third installment of the Ulrich series and even though I’ve listened to the first two, this could be listened to as a standalone story. The first two books are great though, so you should give them a try anyways. I enjoy following Ulrich on his investigations, and I was excited when I saw the third book was available. I appreciate that the author can put together a good ghost story without making it overly violent or gory. The characters in this story were well thought out and the pacing of the story is great. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing throughout the novel. The narrator, Jake Urry, has the perfect voice for this series, and this is the first book where I’ve heard him introduce sound effects and music. They seemed well thought-out and were well placed helping my sense of immersion. Overall a great continuation to the series and I hope he keeps them coming.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Simona 05-03-17
    Simona 05-03-17 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The best in the series so far!"

    I've been waiting for the 3rd book in the Ulrich files for a long time, and the day has risen! Yay! I think this is the best book in the series so far. It didn't disappoint a bit and it contains a spellbinding story. Also a story full of suspense, chills and heartbreak. Ambrose Ibsen really did it this time.

    Narrator Jake Urry is always perfect for this genre and in this book there where chilling sound effects, which made the setting so much better. I really felt I was there, which could seem not so cozy, because the story certainly wasn't. Jake is getting (again!) 5 stars for his magnificent performance and sound effects in this thriller.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Muraenidae 05-02-17
    Muraenidae 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really good ghost story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It was a great book and while I haven't listened to any of the other books in the series, based on reviews they must be as good. I always like finding a good series to stick with and share.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beardsly the cat. I liked Ulrich's attitude towards his cat as well as their interactions.


    Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favorite?

    Vivian. I enjoyed his "liar" voice.


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

    I have to start out by saying that I have a daughter so the story itself is awful and I would have preferred a far more intense ending. I didn't really expect the book to go the way that it did so when everything is revealed I wanted more justice. That being said the book itself was really good.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 04-29-17
    Bill 04-29-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of horror and thrillers with the occasional SciFi and crime noir.

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    "A very good installment in a very good series!"

    10 years ago, Michael Poole’s precious daughter Vivian came to a very bad end. Now he has hired P. I. Harlan Ulrich to investigate the circumstance of her recent reappearance. It will be up to Ulrich to uncover the truth revolving around her estrangement from her family and untimely death.

    I really like this series and even though I missed the second installment somehow, it did not detract from my enjoyment of this one. Of course, when I saw it was available for review, I jumped on it. This was a quick and easy listen. Entertaining and well-paced. Jake Urry does an excellent job on the narration and I really feel he nailed the character of Harlan Ulrich.

    *I received a complimentary audiobook review copy from the narrator in exchange for an honest review. This was it.

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    JayEvan Montgomery 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great horror"

    great horror book. hope there are more to come. I'd like to hear more adventures from the P.I.

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    willee 04-27-17
    willee 04-27-17
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    "Ulrich's Ghosts"

    I love the characters of Harlan Ulrich (private investigator), Beardsley (his cat) and the ghosts and want more... This story is about Vivian (who committed suicide 10 yrs. ago) and her despicable father Michael Poole. Highly recommend this series to anyone who likes ghostly mystery/thrillers. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Even though I read the book in March it was much better with the narration. Thank you!

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    5/15/17
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    ""Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.""
    Any additional comments?

    Just before Christmas, the weather bleak and cold, investigator Harlan Ulrich is approached by a man who wants him to find his daughter, a girl who had died almost exactly ten years before but who the father is certain he has recently seen walking each evening from a cafe to an hotel before vanishing. The man seems decent and desperate, so Harlan takes the case, one he and his cat will regret.

    A good ghost story, with the tension growing as it progresses, and made increasingly creepy by Jake Urry's excellent narration, reinforced by occasional gentle background sound effects. A recommended listen.

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  • Petra
    4/20/17
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    "Superbly narrated, atmospheric paranormal mystery"

    Following 'The Sick House' and 'Medicine For The Dead', this is the third book featuring coffee-addicted private investigator Harlan Ulrich. It works fine as a standalone. In the last two books, Ulrich dealt with some frightening cases involving supernatural phenomena that have made him well-known locally and his PI business is finally taking off. When Ulrich is approached by Michael Poole, a rich local businessman, who asks him to investigate the disappearance of his daughter, Ulrich is reasonably happy to take on the case as it appears to be more of a "normal" missing person's case. Of course, it doesn't quite turn out that way, and soon Ulrich is being followed.
    Initially, I thought this was going to be quite a straightforward ghost story, but getting further into it, little twists kept coming that made this into a less clear-cut, rather sad, and nicely atmospheric paranormal mystery. I've become quite fond of Harlan Ulrich over the course of the three audiobooks. The way he chats with his cat is pretty endearing and he is an all-round good guy. I enjoy Ambrose Ibsen's descriptive style of writing and the way he creates fear and suspense.
    This was a quick and easy listen made even more enjoyable thanks to the excellent narration by Jake Urry. Good range of voices, great pacing and intonation, and just perfect at getting the eerie atmosphere across.

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