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Whispering Corridors Audiobook

Whispering Corridors: A Ghost Story

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Publisher's Summary

There's something in the house on Kenwood Drive, and it only comes out at night...

College students Eric and Lydia are looking for a novel way to spend Halloween. They decide to put together a documentary about the supernatural and take a camcorder into the long-abandoned house on Kenwood Drive. It's said that a vengeful spirit lives there, and Lydia thinks it the perfect location.

Eric, though, has his reservations. Having grown up in the area, he's familiar with the stories of the spirit they call the "Upside-Down Man", and as their trip to the house draws near, his fear begins to mount. According to the rumors, once you go into the house, you bring the Upside-Down Man out with you. And in three days' time, you disappear.

When the two of them begin to see and experience strange things, they launch into a frenzied search for truth, attempting to separate the myth of Kenwood House from the reality. But it turns out that untangling the threads of local legend is more difficult than it appears.

Especially when you've only got three days.

©2016 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2017 Ambrose Ibsen

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    Christine Newton 05-02-17
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    "Good, spooky story"
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    This was a good story that gave me what I expected - young adults behaving the way they do in horror movies, mysterious deaths, scary tension, a sense that the clock is ticking. Some readers were dissatisfied by the ending, but the only qualm I had about the ending was 'why not upside down'? (anything more about that question here would be a spoiler). I could easily see this play out in a movie, which was what I was looking for when I started listening to the book.

    I've listened to Joe Hempel narrations before and I think he does best when the hero character matches his voice and tone; here, it did. I could easily picture our hero the way the author described and consistently with the narrator's tone of voice.

    I wouldn't want the story to last any longer than it did; it was a good horror fix and I was interested to see how it would end...

    I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Christina PLATTE CITY, MO, United States 04-16-17
    Christina PLATTE CITY, MO, United States 04-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved It!!!! Hooked from beginning to end!!!"
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    From the very first chapter I was hooked! Very scary stuff. I actually had a very bad toothache the couple days I was listening to the book. But not once during the book did I think of it or anything else except the story. It held my complete attention the whole time. If you like haunted house stories this is for you. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick scare. I was given this book by the author for an honest review in return.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tad B. New York 04-25-17
    Tad B. New York 04-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Ghosts, Goths and Good Fun!"
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    Ambrose Ibsen and Joe Hempel are two of my very favorites and they definitely don't disappoint with Whispering Corridors! This book is a classic ghost tale about some well meaning college kids who make poor choices and get hooked up with a demonic spirit. Ibsen always does a fantastic job of spinning a unique and spooky story and the 'Upside-Down Man' ranks up there with the best of the creeps. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun ghost story! 10/10

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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    willee 04-14-17
    willee 04-14-17
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    "Creepy Ghost Story"

    I love anything with creepy/ghost stories and this is no exception. I have read his entire thriller/ horror stories also recommend the Ulrich Files. The title is a little deceiving, it is about Eric and Lydia’s encounter with a shadow called the upside down man and everything happens to them, it was creepy! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. THANK YOU!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Gamez 05-03-17
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    "A better boogie man"

    I really loved the story! So much so that I listened to it all in one sitting. The reason I gave a 4 instead of a 5 is that I didn't feel it wrapped up the ending as well as it could've. I have a love/hate relationship with cliff hangers. But I really hope there will be a second book. I loved that the name given to the mysterious entity in the book, "Upside Down Man". I loved how the author took the idea of "what if an urban legend turned out to be completely real". A very freighting thought. I'm glad that the author created its own character with its own mythos. Kept it fresh and new. What a fun spooky adventure that was!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    pixledust 04-22-17
    pixledust 04-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Genuinely Scary Ghost/Demon Tale"
    What did you love best about Whispering Corridors?

    I love the ending. Of course, I can't tell you about the ending except that it is awesome. It is scary and it flows organically from the story. I also liked that the author did not take the easy way out. They do not go to the priest. Instead they go to the psychic and she is not a stereotypical psychic. She is more like an energy therapist.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked some of the ideas played out in the dialogue. "Does the camera capture two different worlds?" I liked the intellectual wrestling with different possibilities as the characters try to figure out what is going on. The realistic details like the descriptions of the house and the descriptions of the characters are very vivid. Even the flat characters (the old woman, the professor, the bar tender) are memorable.


    What about Joe Hempel’s performance did you like?

    This narrator did a fantastic job giving each character a unique and authentic voice. He switched between characters easily. The best thing about this narrator is that you do not notice him. That is the mark of a great narrator. He tells the story well and you get caught up in it. I will be looking at other books he narrates.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Short answer--YES! This is a great book that is genuinely scary. It is well-written with good descriptions and good characters. The plot is interesting. The dialogue gets a little repetitive in places, but I think that is suppose to set the eerie mood. Overall, this is an excellent book well worth the listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the narrator, author or producer.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    stlblue1 04-13-17
    stlblue1 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    I could not stop listening to this book. Although the story line was something that isn't necessarily new, the narrator kept me on the edge of my seat. He was able to tell the story in a way that kept it interesting, a bit scary and definitely entertaining. Don't get me wrong, the story is good and worth listening to. Great ending!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    patrick 06-22-17
    patrick 06-22-17
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    "upside down man"

    great concept. left me thinking about it. the narration was good. I'd love to see it as a movie

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    Todd (Toad) Vogel 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very creepy!"

    Very creepy book! Eric and Lydia decide to check out this creepy house and the urban legend of the upside-down man. Legend says that if you enter the house, the upside-down man will follow you for 3 days then he takes you in your sleep. Lydia wants to film a documentary of the house, hoping to prove there is something more after we die. What they find is just scary! Excellent book by Ambrose Ibsen and great narration by Joe Hempel! I am a Joe Hempel fan and this is definitely one of my favorites!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie F. 05-25-17
    Leslie F. 05-25-17
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    "Entertaining story for fans of paranormal fiction"

    This was an entertaining ghost story. The plot seemed very familiar and a bit predictable (kids go into haunted house against all warnings to make a documentary.....), but I enjoy ghost stories and stories of haunted places, so I was able to look past that and just enjoy the ride. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Joe Hempel, and he did a good job giving everyone a unique and consistent voice. Overall, an entertaining story for fans of the paranormal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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