Forest is a Brilliant Sequel
out of 5 stars
I couldn’t wait for Forest to come to audio because Joe Hempel really brought the first to life and I knew he would nail this one!
After the events of the first book, Stephen is intent on finding out more about what was released when they opened the Asylum. This time around, Elizabeth and Jake want nothing to do with it so Stephen sets off alone. But Jake soon calls him and tells him Elizabeth is acting strangely. With everything Stephen learns about what Dr. Corvine was doing, it doesn’t take him long to realize that Elizabeth is in serious danger.
I loved book 1 and couldn’t wait to dive into this one!! This is just as good as book one, if not better!! There aren’t as many supernatural happenings in this one. Instead, we dive deeper into Dr. Corvines past and, to me anyway, that was much scarier!! Stephen and Jake’s investigation takes them to places that were wiped off the maps. I had chills for pretty much all of the book!!
The characters are as good as ever. Stephen has grown a lot since the first book. He isn’t the novice and skeptic he was back then. The deeper he goes into the doctors past and his experiments, the worse it is. Jake is his hesitant partner in crime, but again, he has grown a lot from the grunting, jealous boy he was in book 1! All the characters were well written and developed.
In all, this was such an amazing read. Ambrose Ibsen is a writer more should know about. Ever singe book I’ve read by him has been different and captivating. He knows how to write a scary book and when you pair that book with Joe Hempel, well, it’s a winner!! Go read some of this authors work. You will be instantly hooked!!
Joe Hempel is such an easy narrator to listen to. He makes listening to books effortless!! He is always clear, always knows how to make inflections work and always, always delivers a flawless performance. He is a narrator I recommend to people because I know they will enjoy his performance.
Book Description:Forest (Afterlife Investigations #2) by Ambrose Ibsen
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
Series: Afterlife Investigations #2
Published by Self Published on September 22nd 2017
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“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.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Once upon a time, a young Ambrose Ibsen discovered a collection of ghost stories on his father’s bookshelf. He was never the same again.
Apart from horror fiction, he enjoys good coffee, brewed strong.