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What lurks within Chaythe Asylum?

College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. When a student asks him to head a new campus organization that centers around paranormal research, he puts his skepticism aside, and signs on in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus.

Enter Chaythe Asylum - a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, Stephen deems the old building as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural, and arranges to take a tour with his students.

But it turns out that the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building. It has watched and waited for nearly three decades, and when Stephen and his students enter, they find themselves at the center of a nightmare 28 years in the making.

Asylum is the first novel in the Afterlife Investigations Trilogy.

The Afterlife Investigations:

  • Asylum
  • Forest
  • The Occupant

©2017 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2017 Ambrose Ibsen

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Very interesting. This is a very fast paced good old fashion ghost story. I am going to download the next audiobook in this series when it is available.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Haunting!

This is my first book I've come across by Ambrose Ibsen. I loved it! Very creepy! A pair of college students and a professor start a paranormal research organization at their school. The professor doesn't believe in that nonsense but he could use the extra cash. The first call they get leads them to an abandoned asylum only to find it wasn't abandoned. There was something waiting there. It had been patiently waiting for 28 years planning for this night.

Excellent narration by Joe Hempel! He always does a great job and knows how to properly set the mood for the story he is telling.

I will be adding Ambrose Ibsen to my list of authors I'd love to read/listen to more of. I will definitely be check out the rest of this series when it is available!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A ghost story

This is a good story. Nothing new. A cute summer read or listen. The audible recording is well done.

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Ghost story worth its salt!

I've said it before and I will say it again Ambrose Ibsen is the master of the ghost story. I have read and listened to numerous stories and he delivers shivers and he-be-jee-be's on every one. I live in Florida and made the mistake of listening to this tonight during hurricane Irma with no power, raging storm and lots and lots of strange noises. I so cannot sleep at this point. Joe Hempel delivers an impeccable narration lending the story the edge it deserves and creating that creepy crawly feeling the author intends you to have. Can't wait for the next one!!I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Delightfully creepy

This is an interesting and creepy story that steadily draws you into the horror of an asylum with a cruel, twisted past. The authors writing and the great narration in the audiobook creates just the right atmosphere; they make you feel as if you are in the asylum with the characters, you live the terrifying occurrences right along with them and experience their growing anxiety and fear. It's a ghostly, chilling story that is enhanced by excellent narration. A delightfully creepy tale that will send shivers down your back, but it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting the next in the series.

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Great Haunted Asylum

I have read or listened to most of the author’s books as he is a good ghost/creepy writer. This book is the 1st of the series and about a young professor Stephen who was talked in to being a sponsor/supervisor to a couple of college students (Elizabeth and reluctant Jake wanting to do Supernatural/Ghost hunting. They all enter the Chaythe Asylum an abandon psychiatric hospital where all the creepiness occurs. I want Forest and The Occupant on audiobook like yesterday as listening is better than reading them (which I already read). Excellent narration. He reminds me of author Ron Ripley in this series. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys ghosts and supernatural!!!

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Creepy!

I've read a lot by this author and he never fails to deliver a creepy and thrilling story, and this one is no different.

Stephen Barlow is a professor and is hoping to become full time, but at the moment he needs money! When a student of his comes to him after class and asks him to head a new organisation that she is creating, he is hesitant because it's to do with the paranormal. But once she tells him that just by being head of it, he is entitled to 1000$, he jumps at the chance. He finds out about a place called Chaythe Asylum and arranges a tour of it with his students. Little does he know that the Asylum isn't as abandoned as he thinks!

I really liked Stephen. He is a no nonsense professor who puts aside his skepticism to help his students (well the money helps too ;)). He is used to facts but even he can tell that the Asylum isn't a friendly place. He doesn't want to go in but can't let his students go without him. He was well written and developed and I look forward to more from him.

The plot was fast paced and creepy. An Asylum is an incredibly creepy place anyway, but add in a supernatural element and you have a home run. I know I wouldn't willingly walk into an abandoned Asylum, but I do love reading about them! The ending left me wanting more!! I can't wait to find out what happens next.

In all, an incredibly creepy read. I am so looking forward to book 2!!!

Joe Hempel reads these kind of books brilliantly. He knows how to bring the creepiness alive and how to keep us on the edge of our seats!! He is a narrator that is firmly on my favourite list.

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Great book for a night drive.

Great book. Built up fast and ended abruptly, but now I understand why. Can't wait to listen to the sequels.

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Excellent narrator & interesting story

Good story that would bemefit from a little editing for grammar but otherwise has me interested enough to purchase the next book in the series. Definitely written with the intention of writing a series as it ends on a cliff-hanger, which usually annoys me but didn't this time, as long as the cost of the series audio books remains reasonable. I recommend this book, especially for listening to at night around Halloween.

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very creepy!

this is a very promising start to a new series. while not wholly original, there are enough new elements and interesting takes on genre convention to keep the story fresh. the characters are interesting and surprisingly multidimensional. The characters are also smart enough to arrive at the same conclusions as readers are likely to, which is a welcome departure from the numbskulls who seem to populate so much of supernatural horror.

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  • Chris Gunn
  • 12-10-17

Asylum

Not at all what I was expecting. But I was hooked.excellent believable story telling. Can't wait to start second book.