The Sick House: The Ulrich Files, Book 1 - AUDIO review

4 Stars

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.
Enter Harlan Ulrich, private investigator and skeptic.
Traveling to the site, the detective begins the long process of separating truth from grisly local myth, and during his investigation stumbles upon certain frightful evidence that tries his nerve. He wants to find the doctor in one piece and weathers the hostilities of the locals even as their stories keep him up at night. But the longer he spends in the ghost town of Moonville, the more he feels the influence of something sinister in the shuttered infirmary.
When finally the truth is revealed and the infirmary's sordid past comes to light, will Ulrich manage to escape with his life?

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.
Visit his website: https://ambroseibsen.com/

Jake Urry -  I am an actor and audiobook narrator, and also co-run Just Some Theatre Company, producing new writing that we tour around the UK. I'm currently recording Audiobooks for sale on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. 
Visit his website: https://www.jakeurry.com/

MY THOUGHTS on the story-
Boy I have missed reading this genre, and this one was Very good! A creepy but fun story. I wouldn't really call this horror, thriller - maybe, spooky - kind of, dark - definitely! I did get some goosebumps in a few spots.

The main character, Harlan Ulrich was not supposed to be all that likeable... and yet - I liked him. He seemed real to me. He admitted his failures and fears and doubts. He was unsure of himself and still he pushed on, not giving up till he found some answers.

The descriptions in this book are amazing. It definitely gives you the feeling of being right there, which I am not sure is a good thing or not, LOL.

I am already signed up to review the next "Ulrich File" book - Medicine For the Dead. I am really looking forward to this book as well. I will be posting my review on Aug. 10th.

 MY THOUGHTS on the audio -
This reader was excellent! I loved him, I loved his voice, the accent - kind of sexy! In a creepy, dark, horror story kind of way lol. But seriously - he made the book for me! And I am really looking forward to listening to him on the second one!

This doesn't happen often. I am very picky with readers. And seldom like them as much as I did this one. So - two thumbs up!

If you want to get your creep on - this is a quick and enjoyable read (nothing too graphic, gross, or violent). Try it in audio or read it yourself!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this audiobook from Audiobookworm Promotions Thank You!
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  1. Uh...the cover...It's going to give me nightmares. Is it gory?

    1. No!
      It is eerie and creepy but not gross like the cover suggests. Its a ghost story. I don't know why they chose to put that cover on????