The Lonesome Dead

  • by Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
  • 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beware the spirits of Lake Manuxet.
Don't look out towards Knob Island at night. That was the warning Douglas' grandfather gave him as a boy. Now returning to the shores of Lake Manuxet as a grown man, with his twin sister and their ailing grandmother in tow for a final, nostalgic visit, Douglas begins to experience frightful things in his cherished childhood vacation spot.
Just what is it that claws its way out of the lake each night, only to approach their cabin? What mysteries does the remote lake hold? Are the horrors Douglas experiences genuine, or is he simply inheriting the madness that seems to run in his family? What is the true nature of the cryptic warning his grandfather gave him so many years ago about the small island at the center of Lake Manuxet?
What begins as a sentimental pilgrimage to a once-enjoyable vacation spot rapidly deteriorates into a fight for survival and sanity.
The Lonesome Dead is a standalone novel of supernatural suspense and terror by Ambrose Ibsen.

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A very creepy listen!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the author does a very good job at keeping the atmosphere creepy. He also writes in such a way as to always keep you on your toes and asking "why?".


What other book might you compare The Lonesome Dead to and why?

Probably books like The Moving In series and The Slaughter series because of an entity that has issues with a past life.


What about Gary Tiedemann’s performance did you like?

I liked that he always made you know how the character was feeling. His voice just reflected the mood and tenseness that was needed for a book such as this.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reactions, mainly just curiosity at why such an entity would be terrorizing otherwise innocent people.


Any additional comments?

I received this book from the author, narrator, or editor for free via audiobookboom for an unbiased review.

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- Nate Jenks

Lonesome Dead

I loved this story! At first it reminded me of cherished places in my life,then it got hairy. The things some people will do to make a family can come back to haunt you. Doug and twin Celeste take grandma back to the family vacation spot. Terrible secrets are thought to be the ramblings of a senile old lady...until they see the truth. Gary Tiedemann is awesome with the narration.I was given this book free for an honest review.
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- Deedra "I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2016
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen