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  • Suicide Forest

  • World’s Scariest Places Series, Book 1
  • By: Jeremy Bates
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Suicide Forest

By: Jeremy Bates
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
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Summary

From USA Today and number-one Amazon best-selling author Jeremy Bates comes a tale of mystery and horror set in Japan's ancient Suicide Forest, a place that is easy to enter but, for some, impossible to leave.

Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods.

When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning - and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Jeremy Bates (P)2019 Tantor

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Boring unfortunately

I must’ve listened to a different book. Than the other reviewers. Sorry but to me this was not that good, this was my first Jeremy Bates novel and it will be my last. It just didn’t do anything for me. I love Supernatural horror, it was more like a teen horror movie.

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Kinda enjoyble trainwreck

Culturally insensitive, illogical, nonsense, annoying main character, a male pick-me if you will, it’s like an even worse Midsommar, I don’t understand the number of good reviews

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Brilliant

I wasn't expecting much from this book but I am pleased to say it was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.

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Gripping storyline

The story keeps you guessing right to the end. Very well thought out. Listened to the whole story in one sitting. Would definitely recommend.

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Great listen

I enjoyed the steady start as it gave a good base to understanding each character. Giving a nice amount of background to each person, and accents where needed without being over the top or unrealistic.
Things build slowly but when they kick off they really kick off!
I listen to audio books as a bedtime wind down before sleep but regularly kept me up late as i needed to know just a bit more before i could pause, ‘just one more page,’ and for the last 3rd of the book i had to switch to daytime listening as the scene and atmosphere were set so well it was actually frightening at times! Which made the book everything i hoped it would be.
The narrator was easy to listen to and took you through the journey as if you were there.
Highly recommend this book and i will be getting others from this author.

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Opportunity squandered I'm afraid

Great opportunity for a fab scary story... but it's drawn out, boring and didnt give the impact it could have, sorry

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Decent story good narration

Quite enjoyed this. Felt it dragged a bit in the middle but made up for it in the end. Couldn’t fault the narration.

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The descriptive storyline allowed for a visual experience

I enjoyed the story and found the description of the different locations easily visualised , the subject matter was fascinating and I now am keen to find out more about the suïcide forest .

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Suicide Forest

I absolutely loved this book. I read this book in one sitting and I simply couldn't put it down. It captures you and it's very suspenseful. You didn't know if it was one of the friends or something else. It's a great read. I want to read the rest of the series.

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So so creepy

Oh wow. This was very disturbing and eerie, brilliantly written. It was so taut with tension that you found yourself struggling to breathe.
Not at all gory ,definate mind games .
Really enjoyed it

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