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Ghosthunter

An Audible Original Podcast
Narrated by: Ben Lawrence
Length: 3 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Summary

Please note: this series contains mature content and listener discretion is advised.

The first ghost Jason King ever saw was his brother’s. And when the spectre told Jason that he needed to find their estranged father, who disappeared during their childhood, his life was changed forever.

When documentarian Ben Lawrence reads an article about Jason, now a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter, he embarks on a seven year journey into a gothic world of suburban graveyards and broken souls.

Paranormal activity, a family’s terrible forgotten secret and a police investigation converge in Ghosthunter, a part family memoir and part true crime podcast. Years of self-reflection and estranged characters from the past bring Jason and Ben to a confronting conclusion – that sometimes the most terrifying ghosts are the ones we find within ourselves.

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Critic reviews

"True crime and the paranormal collide in Ghosthunter... Much like Serial and S-Town, Ghosthunter starts off following the story of an eccentric man on a Quixotic journey, then morphs into a tale focused more on family and foibles than the supernatural." (Rolling Stone)

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Really Interesting Character Study

If you're a fan of podcasts like S-Town you'll likely enjoy this. It's a mix of true crime and character study, with the added mystery of helping a man uncover his past. You hear from the ghost hunter himself, from various of his friends and family, and follow along on his quest to find his father. Note though, if you're looking for a podcast about paranormal investigation, this isn't it. The guy at the centre of all this just happens to be a ghost hunter.

The narrator is good, as is the production quality, and throughout it's touching, sad and interesting. Take care to heed the content warnings though, as life has not been kind to many of the people involved.

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Thought provoking reporting of trauma and recovery

This is a story that builds and ghosthunting is not it's focus. It is considered reporting of the impact of trauma and the winding path of recovery. I am glad I ignored the early mention of orbs and stuck with this thought provoking story.

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Not what you may think.

I downloaded this as something Audible was giving away. If there was a charge after, I'd have paid. I was expecting a daft ghosthunter story, instead we get the story of the Ghost Hunter, Jason King. Ben Lawrence is a great narrator as this is his documentary and he spends a lot of time with Jason. Jason's story is unbelievable tragic and the horrors faced here are all very human.

Some episodes come with trigger warnings and I warn you that they are required. I am not joking or exaggerating that there are horrors here.

This series might not convince a sceptic that ghosts exist, but no one can deny that the past haunts the present.

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A gripping story

Not at all what I was expecting but a haunting story of searching for something innocent and finding a harsh reality. I had to listen to this in one sitting, reduced to an almost zombie like state and am left with more questions than answers.

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Everything a Character Study should be

Downloaded this thinking it was going to be a trashy pseudo science series that may irritate me. How wrong I was! Don't be mislead by the title and the first 15 minutes. This is a documentary piece about how the 'ghosthunter's' childhood trauma still affects him and those around him, in a fascinating character study. It is masterfully told and the author pulls no punches. The drama of the story is allowed to speak for itself.

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Epic

What an amazing story. Please can we have more like this. Well thought out and presented

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What a great story

Don’t let the title fool you. We all have ghosts within....

A great production and couldn’t stop listening from the first chapter. Well worth 3 hours of my time!

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Worth a listen

Not what I was expecting but an interesting character analysis of a unique and challenging individual.

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brilliant!

excellent story has been very emotional at times but so worth hearing. don't delay listening go download it now you'll be gripped whole way through. ******star from me.

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Surprised me

This Audiobook is not what I expected at all. I'm a lover of the paranormal which is why the title drew me in.

Its a very interesting, sad and gripping story. Once I started listening I couldn't stop.

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