A House by the Sea

  • by Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by James Foster
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Something has always lived in Winthrop House.
After his book becomes a best seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view.
But everything is not what it seems.
Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.
The Ripleys begin to grapple with the property's vile reputation, learning more about its sordid history and experiencing strange things within its walls. What was once a dream home quickly becomes a nightmare for the family as they encounter the terrifying presence that has existed there since times immemorial.
A House By The Sea is a full-length novel of supernatural horror and suspense by Ambrose Ibsen.


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Gosh, what a creepy ass book!! I started listening to this when I was home alone one night, but had to stop until the next morning. My boys were gone with their dad to visit his father, and there's me thinking it was a good idea to start a ghost book at night!! Ya, that didn't last long, I stopped listening and picked up a book instead.

This follows the story of Jack and his family. Jack wrote a bestselling novel and with some of his fortune, he decided to buy a house that was a real good deal. He couldn't figure out why this seemingly amazing house was so cheap. Well after he moves in, he hears the story of Winthrop House and the mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds. Soon after the family start hearing things, seeing doors open for no reason and other strange occurrences. Jack does all he can to rationalise these things but somethings are too hard to explain, and when Jack finally decides to take a stand, it may be too late.

This was a run of the mill, hauntingly good, ghost story, but with a twist ;) I loved finding out, along with the family, about the house and it's previous freaky occupants! A story about a haunted house is spooky enough, but add in a weird demonic ghost and it makes for good reading! Also, that ending... Will there be a book 2??

In all, this was a quick, spooky and entertaining read. I definitely couldn't read it at night though, as I'm a scaredy cat ;)

James Foster is a phenomenal narrator. He has so many tones, voices and cadences that really bring a book to life. He knows how to tell a good story and must have been a bard in a former life!! Lol.

I received a free copy of this but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

A House by the sea

A writer buys his wifes dream house by the sea.They laughed at the stories that it was haunted and grabbed the good deal.Sometimes you should listen to the locals!James foster was the perfect narrator.I was given this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.
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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: 10-28-2016
  • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen