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  • Amherst Burial Ground

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 9
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Amherst, New Hampshire, is known for its lush landscapes and pastoral beauty. It's also the home of The One, a hideous little ghost boy named Samson, who's been dead for centuries and feeds off the life force of the living. His smile is as alluring as he is deadly. Now, Shane Ryan must destroy him before Samson grants the Watchers eternal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well done Series!!

  • By carol villalobos on 06-24-18

A solid ending to a great series

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I loved this series of books, and enjoyed watching the characters grow from their experiences. This was a good solid ending, with resolutions to the open issues, as well as some bonus bits at the end that enhanced the world in which the story takes place. I have not tackled a series of more than 3 or 4 books for a while, so the fact that this series kept me interested the whole time was quite impressive! Looking forward to more from this author.

  • Borgin Keep

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 8
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Shane Ryan and his ghostbusting partner, Frank Benedict, have been killing ghosts all over New England. He's always thought the jobs were random until he runs into The Watchers, an elite group who's decided Shane is a threat to their own sinister plans. Their leader sends Shane a gruesome message that can't be ignored. Marie Lafontaine joins Shane and Frank as they descend on Borgin Keep, which is set in the lush hills of Vermont. They discover The Watchers have a few ghastly secrets of their own, hidden within the chilling castle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Borgin Keep

  • By t pizek on 01-05-18

Shane is not someone you want to make angry!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

This is my favorite horror series thus far, and each book brings more layers to the world. I am both excited and sad to get to the conclusion of Shane's escapades.

  • Slater Mill

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 7
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 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

Better than the previous story

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

This book is better than the previous in the series. New story, but does a great job of building on the world as well as drawing together elements from the previous books in the series. Really enjoy the narrator for this series as well! Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Lake Nutaq

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 6
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

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

Good, but did not love it as much as the others

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

The ghosts were interesting, and while I enjoyed the story, it did not draw me in as much as the others in the series. I felt like the focus was a bit too divided, which overall made the story a bit less enjoyable for me. Without​ giving too many spoilers, I did not enjoy that there were so many entities that were "bad guys" for this book without really feeling like most were fully explained. It was still a good portion of the series, and I look forward to more that are hopefully a bit more focused (or perhaps clarify some things from this story that were not explained fully).

  • 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

Creepy, sarcastically humorous, and interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

This series continues to surprise me! Each book brings something new to the series, while building on the previously established characters. This book had more scenes of biting humor from the main character, but it worked perfectly with the story. Each book has bonus chapters, which is something I love, but this time was a bit different and did a good job of enriching the story and closing small plot holes that might bother some readers/listeners. I look forward to the next book in the series and seeing where it takes the characters!

  • 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 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

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

haunting addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Another great addition to the series, and the setting and characters were creepy and frightening. The stories just seem to get richer as the series go on, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • 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 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

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

Good horror story continuing the series

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

This book was better than the previous. A very good series thus far. This story definitely had some sadder undertones than the previous ones, but it just made the story richer as it unfolded. Looking forward to more in this series, and from the author!

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  • Ghost Stories

  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Experience eight Haunting ghost stories that will leave you running scared. This is a timeless short story collection you don't want to miss!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling tales.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-06-17

enjoyable stories

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I enjoyed the stories, and the darker aspects were interesting. I always love ghost stories, and am really enjoying everything I have read or listened to from this author. I did not however like the narrator for this book.

  • The Lighthouse

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 2
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Ex-marine Shane Ryan is a ghost hunter whose troubled past haunts him almost as much as the ghosts he encounters in the line of duty. He's the best. And his reward for excellence? The punishment of being in high demand for jobs to eradicate the worst kind of ghosts - the kind that kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-11-17

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Another great story from this author, and a good addition to the series. I like the characters, and love that they are smart and try to find a way out of things instead of just waiting to be saved! Smart characters are so much easier to like and be interested in. Looking forward to the next book!

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  • Moving In

  • Moving In Series, Book 1
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

To escape the stress of living in the city and the anxiety of his high pressure job, Brian Roy moves his family to the country. His wife loves the easy living, but Brian hates it...especially when weird things start happening in the house. When he discovers a dead body in the woods and a burial ground in his basement, Brian could never imagine the shocking history of the house or its former occupants that comes to light. As his life starts to unravel, Brian isn't so sure living in the country is going to be the oasis of peace he and his wife expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cute little ghost story ....

  • By The Dark Side on 10-19-16

Fun story with engaging characters

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I enjoyed this story so much that I read it once and listened to it twice. The characters seem very real in how they are portrayed, and the interactions are interesting and fun. It seems odd to describe a horror story as fun, but it seems applicable... fun like a thrill ride! Looking forward to hearing more from this series!