Book Review: Forest (The Afterlife Investigations #2) by Ambrose Ibsen

Posted October 15, 2017 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Forest (The Afterlife Investigations #2) by Ambrose IbsenForest (The Afterlife Investigations Book 2) by Ambrose Ibsen
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Series: The Afterlife Investigations #2
Published by Ambrose Ibsen on 09-22-17
Genres: Horror
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: five-stars

“You should not have answered its call...”
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. He and his students uncover the frightful truth about Corvine's experiments and realize that they may have unleashed something terrible in their meddling.

FOREST is the second novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.

THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS
Asylum

Forest

The Occupant

We continue the story where we left it in the previous book. Professor Stephen Barlow is decided to continue his investigation after finding some old tapes at the Asylum. Despite the warnings given by Elizabeth and Jake, he drives to a remote location where Dr. Corvine is supposed to have a cabin. But it seems Stephen is not alone in his trip, and he will learn that Elizabeth is in grave danger.

I was looking forward to this one after listening to ‘Asylum’. One of the thinks I enjoy from Ibsen’s books is how well everything is described. It does not feel that descriptions are overdone, but one can see at all time the surroundings of the main character. This is one of the things that helps me get into the story.

There are three main characters again in this book, plus some secondaries, and Ibsen has really brought them to life in his writing. The speak like real people and one can’t help but care for them.

But in what Ibsen excels is in creating the mystery and building up the tension. This is one of those books that I couldn’t put down because I needed to know what was coming up next. The forest looms like a heavy presence on Stephen, and I was able to feel it.

Even though this is a great book, my main reason for going for it is that it is narrated by Joe Hempel, one of my favorite narrators. Hempel is unique in bringing characters to life with great interpretation skills, giving each one a unique voice. He has a pleasant and clear voice, and the audio production is absolutely spotless. You can’t go wrong with Joe Hempel.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
five-stars
Narration
five-stars
Overall: five-stars
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