The Afterlife Investigations

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,043 ratings

Asylum Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Reviewer Award for best horror!

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. Stephen deems the old building, closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, 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 
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  • Book 1

    • Asylum

    • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 503

    College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. He puts his skepticism aside and signs on to a paranormal research organization 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. Stephen deems the old building, closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A ghost story

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-17
    • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 543 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Forest

    • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Professor Stephen Barlow is no longer a skeptic. Having faced the horrors of Chaythe Asylum, he turns his attention to the man responsible for the Third Ward Incident - the enigmatic Dr. Corvine - in the hopes of finding answers to his many questions. But some things, he soon learns, are better left lost to history. Traveling to a remote cabin in Michigan in search of the doctor and his research, Stephen finds himself descending deeper into a world of terror and madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant sequel.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-06-17
    • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Occupant

    • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 3
    • By: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    The door has been opened. It's already too late. The hunt is on for the thing that escaped from Chaythe Asylum. A life hangs in the balance. Dark plots set in motion more than thirty years ago wind to a close in this final, terrifying volume. Will Stephen Barlow intervene in time to spare the world the horrors of the Occupant?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic finale

    • By Spooky Mike on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95