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Ghosthunter

An Audible Original Podcast
Narrated by: Ben Lawrence
Length: 3 hrs
4.1 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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What the critics say

"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)

What listeners say about Ghosthunter

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I failed to pay enough attention

I was seeking fiction, and the "supernatural" title sucked me in. Its a bit unfair to review this based on that perspective, but it is what it is. it's a documentary of a broken man with no childhood that he remembers and an odd hobby... ghosthunting. but that hobby could be stampcollecting for all it contributed to the story. The subject is a man with a scar. The book started out with the premise that they were seeking how the child that he was, got the scar. It is paced realistically, with insights into his life over half a decade or more. Apparently there is a corresponding film. It has some good insights into abuse and the sequelae of it. Otherwise it is just a bird's eye view of an abuse-survivor's life. it's decent, but the material fails to generate a theme that spans the narrative, and the narrator's closure at the end seems contrived.

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title slightly off

This is more about the person himself who happens to be a ghost hunter. I still enjoyed this audible series even though it is not what I thought it would be.

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Not what I expected

It wasn't what I was expecting, but still a good documentary none the less. Learned somethings about myself from it, so that a plus toward it's score.

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This was a fantastic story

Ghosthunter was not what I thought it would be but it was so much better. Ben did an excellent job of weaving a life story that was at times heartbreaking, with several other equally heartbreaking stories leaving the listener with a better understanding of how life circumstances for one person can have a domino effect on several others. Despite not finding too many traditional ghosts, the metaphorical ones were everywhere and that left a lasting impact.

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Slow

This is not what I thought it would be. I found it slow and draggy.