Stirrings in the Black House

  • by Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fear is a place.
When struggling concert pianist Emil inherits a house from his late uncle, he thinks all of his problems are solved. Absconding to the mysterious Weatherby House in the suburbs of Portland where his famous uncle composed many classical masterpieces, Emil finds the place completely empty, save for one thing: his uncle's grand piano.
But Weatherby House is not the ideal getaway it appears at first glance. It has a dark past and is shunned by the locals. As the days pass, strange things occur on the property, leaving Emil to wonder if he isn't losing his mind.
Unplaceable footsteps resound in the upstairs; dark figures peer into the windows at night despite the empty acreage that surrounds the old house, and that blasted piano can't seem to keep quiet, loosing music at turns beautiful and terrifying even as no one sits before it.
In time, Emil discovers that there's something else living in Weatherby House.
And it refuses to let him leave.

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<3 Ambrose!

This the 5th book I have read from Ambrose, and I have loved them all.
I will say I believe this one is my favorite though. I really enjoyed the storyline. I also love the characters!. The writers books seem to be creepy and dark but not too over-the-top. just the way I like them!
The narration was spot on. I look forward to hearing more from Ambrose!

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- TinkerMel

Just what I was hoping for!

This story is filled with horror, mystery, suspense and some creepy ghosts and a good bit of gore. Emil a concert pianist who lost what he had due to drug abuse inherits a huge house in a small town in Oregon. It's in the outskirts of town surrounded by nothing and has a history. Several people were murdered in the house. He doesn't know this upon inheriting it. It's talking with a local girl that he learns and she tells him of a book written about the gory murders.

The author does a fantastic job building the characters, giving them shape, form and depth. He also builds suspense, increasing one step at a time until hitting full blast with a toe-curling climax. I clung to each word and really didn't want it to end. I think that's my only complaint was the ending left me in a "that's it!". It seemed unfinished but otherwise an excellent story I'll listen to I'm sure again.

The narrator used great pacing adding to the excitement of the story, building as the author built. Great job and very clear sound quality.

I received this book free for an honest review.
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- Erika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-29-2017
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen