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Darkside Blues

The Ulrich Files, Book 3
Narrated by: Jake Urry
Series: The Ulrich Files, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

"Ghosts don't simply latch onto places, investigator. People can become haunted, too."

A missing person. A city plunged into unforgiving winter. A dangerous spirit.

Though enjoying an increase in business following his last case, life isn't all roses for private investigator Harlan Ulrich. His newest job, another missing person's case, is unlike any other he's ever taken on.

Local businessman Michael Poole hires Ulrich to find his estranged daughter.

The problem?

She's been dead for a decade.

Join Ulrich on a trip into the darkness, into the frostbitten underworld, as he seeks out a hateful phantom with only a cat and a thermos of good coffee on his side.

Darkside Blues is the third novel in the Ulrich Files series by Ambrose Ibsen.

©2017 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2017 Ambrose Ibsen

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the best in the series

if I'm being honast I didn't really care much for the first book, the second book was better and then this one was great! the main character took some getting used to but now I can honestly say that I've grown very fond of him and look forward to listening to his next ghostly adventure. As a side note, I found the narration a tad slow but by speeding it up by just a tiny amount it was perfect.

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Old fashioned spooky story

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

Yes it is a good solid book in the genre and keeps you gripped

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harlan Ulrich, though he was very cold

Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favourite?

Harlan Ulrich old film noir, dectective ala Dennis Wheatley

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

Good gothic spinetingler

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The story has is a good solid spooky story, and with the narration sounds like a Denis Wheatley novel, I would recommend

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"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

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Just before Christmas, the weather bleak and cold, investigator Harlan Ulrich is approached by a man who wants him to find his daughter, a girl who had died almost exactly ten years before but who the father is certain he has recently seen walking each evening from a cafe to an hotel before vanishing. The man seems decent and desperate, so Harlan takes the case, one he and his cat will regret.

A good ghost story, with the tension growing as it progresses, and made increasingly creepy by Jake Urry's excellent narration, reinforced by occasional gentle background sound effects. A recommended listen.

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Superbly narrated, atmospheric paranormal mystery

Following 'The Sick House' and 'Medicine For The Dead', this is the third book featuring coffee-addicted private investigator Harlan Ulrich. It works fine as a standalone. In the last two books, Ulrich dealt with some frightening cases involving supernatural phenomena that have made him well-known locally and his PI business is finally taking off. When Ulrich is approached by Michael Poole, a rich local businessman, who asks him to investigate the disappearance of his daughter, Ulrich is reasonably happy to take on the case as it appears to be more of a "normal" missing person's case. Of course, it doesn't quite turn out that way, and soon Ulrich is being followed.
Initially, I thought this was going to be quite a straightforward ghost story, but getting further into it, little twists kept coming that made this into a less clear-cut, rather sad, and nicely atmospheric paranormal mystery. I've become quite fond of Harlan Ulrich over the course of the three audiobooks. The way he chats with his cat is pretty endearing and he is an all-round good guy. I enjoy Ambrose Ibsen's descriptive style of writing and the way he creates fear and suspense.
This was a quick and easy listen made even more enjoyable thanks to the excellent narration by Jake Urry. Good range of voices, great pacing and intonation, and just perfect at getting the eerie atmosphere across.