For nearly three and a half centuries, the Boylan House has stood at the end of Meeting House Road. And something in that house has been killing boys for centuries.
The town of Monson is a quaint and quiet New England town. Yet the house is terrifying and has been for as long as anyone can remember. Adults put the thing out of mind and ignore the fears of their children, admonishing them to stay away.
Too many boys have vanished into the swamps behind the house. Bodies never recovered. Nothing ever recovered. The families are left with their memories and the disturbing thought that the Boylan House had something to do with it.
Mason Philips knows better than that. He knows that there's something in the house. Something evil. Something hunting children from time to time.
And Mason has decided that it's time for the killing to stop.
The Boylan House Trilogy contains:
1. The Boylan House
3. The Deadwood Throne
©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2016 ScareStreet.com
I truly enjoyed the Moving In series but didn't like the narrator or halting speech. This trilogy was not nearly as interesting or creepy and the story seemed disjointed. However the narrator was much better. I would like to see this narrator do the other series. I would also like less casual profanity which I don't think is necessary.
This trilogy will keep you listening start to finish. The narrator does a wonderful job voicing the Boylan spirit as well as the rest of the characters. The author delivers a tale with a history stretching back 100's of years and multiple locations. Be ready to have that creepy house From your childhood Halloween memories come back to haunt you. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
There is a house in nearly every town that stands abandoned and just left there. Well, the Boylan house is one of them! It has stood for centuries on Meeting House Road, New Hampshire. It's a house no-one dares to enter, and if they do, they usually don't come out. Also every year, around Halloween, boys seem to go missing in or around the house, never to be seen of heard from again. Just what is going on?
Well, Mason Philips is intent on finding out what is going on. When he was a boy, on Halloween, himself and his friend decide to call to the house on a dare. Mason swears that a trap door opened in the roof and something pulled his friend into the house. Nobody believes him though and he goes through life remembering the house and wanting to see if it was just a young boys imagination. He goes back to try to find the truth, and what he unravels was shocking.
This was awesome!! So creepy and scary and perfect for this time of year!! This is the type of book that would work well read at a camp fire. They are perfect little bite sized bits of spooky.
Character wise, I really liked Mason. He has always thought about the house from his childhood and is finally in a position to find out more about it. During his research, he meets a lovely librarian, a police officer that is willing to help, and even his estranged Uncle, who has already dabbled with the house and the evil within. This ragtag group of people may just get to the bottom of what lies within the house.
Plot wise, it's a really short read but packed with chills, thrills and enough of a spooky atmosphere that it will keep you on the edge of your seat. This author is fast becoming one of my go to ones for a short scary read! He knows how to tell a great story.
Thom Bowers read the book well. He had plenty of different tones and inflections to make the story thoroughly enjoyable.
I received this from the author. This in no way affected or influenced my thoughts!
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
Loved the plot and story. It was scary and kept me listening till the end.
"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."
Norwegian in a English world!
I got this book for free for my review, but all I say are my options.
Ron Ripley is new name for me. I do love that, and I also love this books. Thom Bowers is a fantastic reader for the books too. So why not 5 stars? I guess I just didn't love the books, but I really really liked it. There is something special about the books, and I would recommend the books to horror fans.
Ugh I don't want to be mean but this book was not good. I received the audiobook in exchange for an honest review so I'll start with that.
The book is narrated by Thom Bowers and for the most part, he does a great job. His accents sometimes seemed a bit uneven but what he did with what he was given is great. I'd listen to another book narrated by him. I'd give his performance four out of five stars.
Now for my problems with the actual book and again I'm not trying to be mean but this is a problem with the amazon self-publishing machine that's become more prevalent with pushing consumers towards Kindle Unlimited etc.
This book reads like a first draft and that's the problem. So many of my problems with this book, even just the basic craft mistakes that are everywhere, would probably have been eliminated or at the very least pointed out by an editor or publisher before this was put out for consumers.
The characters are unbelievable one-dimensional cliches. Their dialogue is dull and each sentence is followed by Mason screamed or Boylan grunted etc. The book has very little tension or suspense. Not to mention it's the least frightening horror "novel" I've ever read.
And that brings me to the really irritating thing about this book that just screams amateur. This is not a trilogy and it shouldn't be marketed that way. It's a novella, but I'd accept calling it a short novel or novel but not a trilogy by any standards. And what are those bonus scenes? By the time I got that the end and got the "bonus scenes" I was pissed. Is Ron Ripley trying to rename or reinvent the epilogue? Or has he just never read one?
There were other issues I had with the book but that's my point if this book was actually given the time and effort of actual rewrites and edits it could be worth reading. But it wasn't and is not worth reading. 1 star.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I love audio books.
In this day and age it's pretty difficult to write an original "ghost" story - they all seem to bleed together somehow. But 'The Boylan House Trilogy' truly was a unique take on a haunted house, a ghostly entity and a spooky local, historical story. While I felt that some parts were a bit of a stretch, I thought that overall, it was a fun listen. I would recommend this book to ghost-story-lovers!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I am new to reviewing audiobooks but I have been reviewing books for over 4 years.
I don't usually review audiobooks on my blog but I do listen to some once in a while.
A few people told me about The Boylan House trilogy and I found it sounded interesting so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the books and I was so happy to get the chance to listen to it on audiobook that I had to start listening to it as soon as I got the chance.
I am so glad I listened to this trilogy and now I do want to own all the books in paperback because I know I will want to read the trilogy in the future.
These books are well written. The narrator did a fabulous job telling stories.
If you are looking for a great horror audiobook to listen to I do highly recommend you give this a try.
I give The Boylan House trilogy 5 out of 5.
The plot line is intriguing and keeps the reader guessing until the end. I loved it and can't wait to read the next in this series.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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