• The Forgotten Dead

  • OutFoxing the Paranormal, Book 1
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Parapsychologist Dr. Nigel Taylor doesn’t work with psychic mediums. Until, that is, a round of budget cuts threatens his job and an eccentric old woman offers him a great deal of grant money. The only catch: He must investigate a haunted house with a man she believes to have a true gift.

Oscar Fox, founder of the ghost-hunting team OutFoxing the Paranormal, has spent his life ignoring the same sort of hallucinations that sent his grandmother to an insane asylum. When he agrees to work with the prestigious—and sexy—Dr. Taylor, he knows he’ll have to keep his visions under wraps so his team can get a desperately needed pay day.

Soon after Nigel, Oscar, and the OtP team arrive at the house, the questions begin to pile up. Why is there a blood stain in the upstairs hallway? What tragedy took place in the basement? And who is the spirit lurking in the closet of a child’s bedroom?

One thing is certain: If Oscar can’t accept the truth about his psychic abilities, and Nigel can’t face the demons of his past, they’ll join the forgotten souls of the house…forever.

©2022 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2022 Jordan L. Hawk

What listeners say about The Forgotten Dead

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • t
  • 04-27-22

I usually love Hawk's works, but...

I'm a pretty die-hard Jordan L Hawk fan. I stopped counting how. many times I've read or listened to SPECTR, Whyborne & Griffin, and Hexbreaker.

However, over the last few years, there has been a distinct lackluster result in Hawk's books. Why do I keep buying? I keep hoping there will be another powerful book coming out of that wonderfully creative mind. Unfortunately The Forgotten Dead was not it. The characters are blasé. The storyline could have been really interesting, but ended up petering out with a whimper instead of a bang.

I would like to blame it on the results of the pandemic, but Hawk's writing style has been faltering for longer than that, I think due to the rush felt by indie authors to get as many books out as possible. When doing that, the result is never going to be great. Good maybe. But not great. And I do expect great from Hawk.

I understand Hawk's writing romance, but before there was more of a hands-off, too many things are going on to be turned on. vibe until later in the book. Now, the characters are into each other from the beginning, which thus ends in constant attraction and lust. BORING. It ends up sounding like all the other lackluster MM Romance books. Come on, Hawk. I know you can do better than this. Get your game back on!

While I like Tristan James, and loved his narration in the Hexworld series, his accents here caused problems for me. Quite often I wasn't sure which of the main characters was speaking.

I at least finished this one, which can not be said for the Rath & Ruin books. So there is that.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

An Enjoyable listen.

Jordan L. Hawk is one of my favorite authors. I was looking forward to this book and was glad to see it avaliable in audio so quickly. It did not disappoint. Tristan James does a great job with the naration. He's one of my favorite narrators.

I really enjoyed this book. The story is thrilling and has some very creepy moments. I do not recommend listening to this audiobook before bed. The characters were interesting and well developed. I enjoyed getting to know them including the secondary characters. The romance is sweet and not the main focus of the story, but I still really enjoyed the connection between the main characters. I hope to see Nigel and Oscar again and see how their romance develops. I'm hoping there will be more books in the series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

not upset just disappointed

I couldn't finish the novel. The characters are so one detentions that you don't realize Nigel is transmale till a little more then halfway through. Something that one would assume would affect his life much more then just a mention of a trans t-shirt his mother gave him when he came out. From fears of being inadequate towards affections from the man he has a crush on to general relief that the group he hangs out with is obviously lbgta friendly, none of those thoughts or emotions are explored. The beginning before I found out that the MC was trans. I felt the novel read like one of her previous novels named 'Restless Spirits' in which about scientist is trying to prove and exercise ghosts with sceince... and a reluctant medium that helps him survive the haughting. Restless spirits is a historical romance while this one is modern. That's really the only difference. oh and the characters are much more flushed out in Restless spirits. This story just feels empty or rushed. It could easily be twice it's length if she would have taken the time to develop the characters more and the horror of the house.

1 person found this helpful