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
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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.
I liked this book. it was to the point and different. little short, but still a good book
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
This was a really good, epic ghost story that is the perfect listen for Halloween. In a small town there is an old house that has no power or water and seems never to age. The town has also had an unusual amount of children that have mysteriously disappeared during Halloween. Century's have passed and no one has been able to prove that the two are related. Thom Bowers does excellent scary voices.
The Boylan House sits abandoned at the end of Meeting House Road. Legends and scary stories surround the house because for decades’ boys have gone missing in the area around Halloween. One boy, Mason Philips, witnessed another being taken, an event that haunted his thoughts well into his adult life. An event the house never forgot.
This book is gripping and compelling. It is reminiscent of the Amityville House meets the Exorcist. The story will take you centuries past, Mason’s childhood in the 80’s to present day. It is well written and full of twists and turns. My only complaint is that I wished it would have scared me more. Great read/listen for Halloween or dark and stormy night.
I feel that the story could have been fleshed out more and it was definitely not long enough to be called a trilogy. It was barely long enough to be a novel. It also did not read as three separate stories. Also the narration seemed somewhat forced. Great concept, just needs a little work.
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!
I have bought several of the books written by Ron. They are fantastic I love horror but some of them are to bloody. But his are different they are freaky without having to do that. The narrator is really awesome here too. His voice is very relaxing and makes this book a pleasure to listen to.
My first Ron Ripley and I must admit that he wrote an awesome story. If I had to compare it, I'd say it's The Exorcist meets Ammityville Horror meets Monster House. Quite a complex combination that worked fantastically!
Also my first Thom Bowers narration and truthfully he has so many voices I'm left unsure as to which one is his actually.
Bowers made it enjoyable to listen too. Ripley's story creeped me out a few times and made me want to gag a few times. A total "cringe-worthy" tale!
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