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Ghosthunter

An Audible Original Podcast
Narrated by: Ben Lawrence
Length: 3 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Ghosts come in many forms

Be warned contains subjects of sexual abuse & domestic violence.

Jason meets his brother he never knew he had & after he dies sees his spirits & from there starts hunting ghosts. But also needing to know more about why he didn't know he had a had brother till he was in his late teens. Also wanting to know how did he get the scare on his face & why can he remember most of his childhood. This takes place over several years with what started with an article in the paper, Ben befriending Jason, accompanying him on some of his ghost hunts, while helping to work out what happen to Jason when he was young & who Jason really is today. Starts in one place & ends somewhere completely different. I found this a really interesting listen & binged it all in one day. If you're put off by the 'ghost hunting' aspect, this is a small part of the story & small part of Jason, this is more the foundation or backdrop of what sets of a journey of discovery.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Truth is stranger than fiction

A terrible and enthralling true life story that starts off in one direction and takes you to places you never expected.

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Gripping, immersive and short.

This was an interesting one.
Thriller documentaries aren't really my thing but this podcast got me hooked immediately.
Between the characters and the narration this series found a sweet spot.

Unfortunately I think this should've been longer.
Literal years would go by during each episode but it never felt like it.
My immersion would break the instant a character would say.
"I haven't seen him in a while"
Even though I literally heard them talking a scene before.

All of this would get worse near the end with a rather anticlimactic ending.
Yes, that's how life works but this series was partly building up to a moment of human revelation.
A revelation that occurred in the passage of 5 seconds.

With all of that aside...
If you like strong narrated stories or documentaries give it a try.
If you dislike major time jumps and anticlimactic moments give it a miss

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Rivetting

Unexpected twists make this a compelling podcasts. Interesting examination on the shades of grey when looking at whether a person is good or bad.

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The only ghosts are the ghosts of his past.

It doesn't have much to do about ghosts, but the story told might just be more interesting than Ghost hunting. Had to listen till i finished the story.

Eye opening!!!

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Captivating, emotional rollercoaster. Incredible.

This true crime podcast took me on an emotional journey from laughter to tears, anger to compassion. Ghosthunter shows us the incredible resilience of the human spirit It's a captivating complicated journey leaving you wanting more.

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Boring

There isn't much to this except a guy struggling with mental health issues trying to know his father who is a peodophile

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Misleading

I wanted to out and out love this. I really did.

But I struggled to do so.

This is the doco in podcast format - another way of monetising it, I guess. But it's not really about ghosthunting. This is about mental health, horrific abuse and how the mind protects itself.

The main character, Jason, clearly has severe issues that were quite blatant to me from the outset and yet something the film maker seems slow to realise.

Peter, the dead brother, is not a ghost. He is a projection of trauma. A culmination of years of withstanding a titanic wave of childhood abuse and neglect. I have seen this happen often in cases like Jason's and is all part of the disassociative state.

I stopped listening part way through the third episode. I know how stories like this pan out eventually. And it's never good.

Also, Audible as a platform - big thumbs down.

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More than a "Ghosthunter"

Whilst the title describes who Jason is, it's not an accurate depiction of what the audiobook entails. In saying that, I was pleasantly surprised by the captivating story uncovering Jason's life. The only thing that bothered me is that it didn't quite feel complete in the end, but it is a documentary and there's always going to be a risk in that. The audio was really well done and it was overall a great listen.

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  • Mignon
  • 25-07-2019

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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  • Susan Rowley
  • 11-08-2019

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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  • Donna Taylor
  • 17-08-2019

Epic

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

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  • Peter Pritchard
  • 15-08-2019

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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  • tracey
  • 20-08-2019

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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  • Mariner
  • 24-07-2019

No, sorry.......

Only lasted 15 minutes, lost interest when he mentioned 'orbs'.
You cannot claim to be a serious paranormal investigator without dismissing these as the flash-illuminated dust particles that they obviously are.

9 of 26 people found this review helpful