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  • Slater Mill

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 7
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A soul weary Shane Ryan has physical and emotional scars - souvenirs of his gruesome occupation. His latest job is in Nashua, a sleepy little upstate New Hampshire town that's been awakened by a rampage of murders in Slater Mill. The body count is escalating at an alarming rate. The police have no motive or suspects in the grisly killings and the residents are scared! As he prepares to leave for Slater Mill, Shane is visited by an old acquaintance whose timing couldn't be worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the previous story

  • By goddessjupi on 05-24-17

Excellent for an evening or 2 to listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely. However, I would recommend listening in order. There's plenty of scares and a hero to root for!

What did you like best about this story?

I think I just love Shane. He's got a tough, brave coat but he's as sweet as can be!

What does Thom Bowers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Imagery in the audio is different than reading the book. Not saying either is better. Just saying reading and hearing bring different responses. I like both.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always cheer at the end when Shane is all wiped out but has taken the battle.

  • Witches' Secrets

  • Vampires and Wine, Book 2
  • By: Morgana Best
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Dougherty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Practicing witch, Pepper Jasper, thinks she's had more shocks than anyone should have in one lifetime, yet more sinister secrets lie in wait for her. And when one of the guests is murdered, Pepper discovers a Shifter Wolf is closer than she thought. Can Pepper remain hidden from those who wish her harm?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, Excellent!!

  • By Maureen on 07-10-17

Excellent, Excellent!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Would you listen to Witches' Secrets again? Why?

I would for sure! Anything that lifts my spirits and makes me chuckle is a sure bet!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Witches' Secrets?

They all are but I particularly like imagining little grins, eyes rolling and sarcasm from our main girl!

Have you listened to any of Tiffany Dougherty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have. I think they're all quite good. I think I would rate this performance at the top.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I always go for the last chapter. I always feel satisfaction when I guess right, even more when I'm wrong.

Any additional comments?

Can't go wrong with a Morgana Best story.

  • Lake Nutaq

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 6
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Running from his own demons, Shane Ryan ends up in a cozy little cabin in New Hampshire waiting out a snowstorm. Despite the idyllic setting of ice frosted trees and snow covered lawns, Shane's peaceful hideout is suddenly plunged into chaos. A Micmac ghost army, led by Broken Nose, goes on a rampage of torture and murder. Shane may be a ghostbusting expert, but without his fighting gear, his chances are slim in winning the battle against a supernatural horde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shane's hands are full!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 05-02-17

Shane does it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Would you listen to Lake Nutaq again? Why?

No, probably not. Because I have the book my interest would be more of reading it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lake Nutaq?

When Shane takes responsibility for taking out the major bad guy.(no spoilers).

Which scene was your favorite?

The same. When Shane faces his fears and confronts the major evil one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can you confront your fears?

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining as all the scarestreet books and audios have been!

  • Kurkow Prison

  • Berkley Street, Book 5
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Shane, Frank, and Mason, three ghostblasting military vets, have a new job - the gruesome ghosts of Kurkow Prison. When one of the clueless new owners cuts the iron chains that keep the deadly ghosts locked inside the prison, the property becomes hell on earth! Shane and his brothers-in-arms can't believe the inherent stupidity of the new owners. Fools, Pete, and Ollie, forge ahead, ignoring Shane's warnings, and unleash a spectral horde on Gaiman, New Hampshire!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series so far!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-15-17

Poor Shane: In trouble again.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

What made the experience of listening to Kurkow Prison the most enjoyable?

I love Shane. He's brave without being stupid or unbelievable.

What did you like best about this story?

The final scene where he takes care of Courtnie. He is pained but but does not show it.

What does Thom Bowers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A sense of different voices for different characters. When I read, I don't experience that well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If life would allow, Yes.

Any additional comments?

Poor Shane will not be left alone and continues to take on the supernatural spirits.

  • Nothing to Ghost About

  • Witch Woods Funeral Home, Book 2
  • By: Morgana Best
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Dougherty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Laurel Bay is conducting a funeral when someone is strangled in the bathroom. Now that there have been two deaths in the funeral home, business is as dead as a doornail. As Laurel sifts through the clues, she is faced with too many suspects, a wisecracking ghost, and a woman journalist who appears to be after more than Basil's files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh why o why does it keep happening?

  • By Troublemer on 02-24-17

A little humour for the day!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-17

What made the experience of listening to Nothing to Ghost About the most enjoyable?

The gift of laughter. This author has the ability to take the light side of everything. You'll giggle at the most unexpected Times!

What did you like best about this story?

The same as above. The sarcastic wit of this whole series.

What about Tiffany Dougherty’s performance did you like?

Tiffany has a way with the individual characters. Her different voices are well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did. Started it after dinner and went straight through.

Any additional comments?

Love this author! Check out her other books too!

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  • Sanford Hospital

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 4
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Sanford Hospital. A Victorianesque monstrosity with creeping ivy and the infamous Ward E, home of the soon-to-be-dead. This is where ghost hunter Shane Ryan ends up for his burn treatments. Courtesy of the Veterans Administration system, the ex-marine is cut off from his private doctors and thrust into the arms of a hospital with one special nurse from hell, Nurse Ruth Williamson, who is as dead as they come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant setting!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-27-17

Wonderful Scary story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. Most of my friend don't like the horror genre. I would recommend it to all of us who do.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sanford Hospital?

I love Shane and ofcourse he's back again. Can't really pinpoint an exact scene or moment.

What does Thom Bowers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tom did this story excellent! The storyline and he were perfect together because he brought the individual characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just the ending.

Any additional comments?

Excellent! Highly recommend this one!

  • Blood Cruise

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

Ben Clow's plans are set. Drop off kids, pick up girlfriend, head to the marina, and hop on best friend's cruiser for a weekend of fun at sea. But Ben's happy plans are about to be changed by a tentacled horror that lurks beneath the waves. International crime lords! Deep cover black ops agents! A ravenous, bloodsucking monster! A storm of evil and danger conspire to turn Ben Clow's vacation from a fun ocean getaway into a nightmare of a blood cruise!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An fast paced action Horror story.

  • By Steve H. Caldwell on 09-26-16

Creature from the sea.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

What made the experience of listening to Blood Cruise the most enjoyable?

I'm into sea monster horror flicks and this was very well done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ben of course. I'd like to think I could be as brave in a similar situation.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm a sucker for endings. This one had a great ending.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, to long.

  • The Town of Griswold

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 3
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Taking a much-needed break, ghost hunter Shane Ryan spends a day exploring an old New England town. What starts as a hike becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse with a malevolent ghost who preys upon unsuspecting visitors. Shane has seen his share of bad spirits, but nothing could have prepared him for the evil predator dogging his trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Shane!

  • By Maureen on 01-24-17

Another Shane!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Enjoyed it very much! No struggle to get through. A great sequel to the others in the series! Can be done as a standalone but I would recommend them in order. Great sequel with the ending for more. Keeping it spooky!

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  • Legion: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel

  • Hell on Earth, Book 2
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, as humanity finds itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles of survival with several characters, as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By zoe on 12-29-16

Wow, did it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Legion: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel to be better than the print version?

Definitely. The individual characters come alive with narrator's different tones for them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's gotta be Vamps. He's the central character of course. Why? Because the author really makes him believable.

What does Nigel Patterson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His different tones of vioce for the "experience".

If you could rename Legion: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel, what would you call it?

Life Of Hell

  • Sit for a Spell

  • The Kitchen Witch, Book 3
  • By: Morgana Best
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Dougherty
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

A fun, humorous, cozy mystery - with witches! Amelia Spelled is playing Clue at Camino's house when one of the guests drops dead in the dining room. There was no sign of weapons, so was it Amelia's food? Or something just as unpleasant but more sinister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful story

  • By Troublemer on 01-30-17

another winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Absolutely loved it! Excellent story with near perfect narration. Amelia's back at it and my favorite thyme is always near by. I
love this author and particularly love the narration. Can't go wrong with this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful