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The Lighthouse Audiobook

The Lighthouse: Berkley Street Series, Book 2

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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.

His latest assignment is an idyllic island setting with sunny skies, crystal blue ocean and a venerable old lighthouse that makes the scenery picture perfect...except for the malevolent, murderous ghosts marring the living portrait. If Amy, the owner, wasn't Marie Lafontaine's cousin, Shane would have steered clear of Squirrel Island and its diabolical dead. But Detective Lafontaine is his do-or-die friend. He'd do anything for her. Even face Dorothy, the undead Evilena who kills anyone invading her unholy domain. Add two shipwrecked couples to the mix and Shane has more trouble than he wants to handle.

Shane's mission is clear: rid the island of Dorothy and her band of undead while keeping his new charges alive. But how could he know that staying alive meant facing the worst evil ever imagined?

©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2016 ScareStreet.com

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrifying!!"

    So Shane's back but this time he is dealing with something even worse!! He is asked to help with a haunted lighthouse, which seems easy enough, but it's anything but. This island is riddled with the dead. What could possibly happen to Shane on a remote island filled with the dead?? ;) Well, read it to see!!!!

    Here's me thinking that Berkley Street was scary, well welcome to The Lighthouse!! A place that is so captivating, you won't want to leave, well Dorothy doesn't give you much choice!! If you enter her domain, you are there to stay. When Shane gets there, he realises the scope of the problem, but he knows that he will only be there a day or two and some one will check on him, when no one does though, and two couples wind up washed ashore, Shane sees that there is more going on than meets the eye. With people being killed, can Shane figure things out before it's too late!!

    Shane is just as awesome as the first book! He visits the Lighthouse as a favour to Detective Lafontaine, otherwise he would have stayed away!! He really grows as a character in this book, he is brave, selfless and does what he needs to in order to survive and help others.

    In all, this was terrifying!! Dorothy was truly evil!! Finding out what she was like when she was alive was heartbreaking, but pales in comparison to what she does when she is dead! Lighthouses can be creepy places at the best of times, but add in lots of ghosts, and you have a chilling tale that will leave you wanting to sleep with the lights on.

    Thom Bowers really knows how to bring a terrifying tale to life. He ramps up the tension when needed and did a great job with the atmosphere. Really enjoyed his narration and need to check out more from him.

    *I received a free copy of this but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle M Stacey 02-19-17
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    "Let's see .... SCARY, FRIGHTFUL, GRUESOME, GHASTLY"
    Would you listen to The Lighthouse again? Why?

    No, I don't think I want to go back to Squirrel Island... been there, done that, thanks to the author of this mesmerizing, but horrifying tale.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lighthouse?

    Finding out who the blonde is ....


    Which character – as performed by Thom Bowers – was your favorite?

    Sean, of course!


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

    Be prepared to watch through your fingers ....


    Any additional comments?

    I've read a lot of "horror" books, but this series is the best I've read. I'm starting on Book 3 right away! The narrator has a velvety voice that makes listening for hours a real pleasure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn A St John 01-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great book!"

    I am loving this series! More gore this time but still not overly done or for no reason. I hate when there's gore for the sake of gore. Shane is better than before and so is his predicament and the twist of one of the bad guys. Awesome story telling! The narrator seems better than last time too though it was the same guy. He had a good grasp of his accents this time. I enjoyed the bonus story at the end too. It didn't get much emotion or thought from Ewan (the Irish kid with the pipe) but it was a good story nonetheless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    goddessjupi Phoenix, AZ USA 01-12-17
    goddessjupi Phoenix, AZ USA 01-12-17
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    "Great addition to the series"

    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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    Maureen 01-07-17
    Maureen 01-07-17
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    "This was a ghostly night!!!"
    What did you love best about The Lighthouse?

    I loveShane and his ability to see the dead without freaking out. I'm kind of like him. I don't think it would terrify me either.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lighthouse?

    Probably the ending. It was closed up well but with room for another Shane.


    Which character – as performed by Thom Bowers – was your favorite?

    I have always, from Book one related to him. Who doesn't have ghosts in their room as a kid.


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

    No, I was pretty enticed but no extremes.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done story. Well narrorated story. Gets you a five star rating from me. Thanks for the free listen for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    willee 01-02-17
    willee 01-02-17
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    "Great Ghost Hunter"

    I love Ron Ripley’s series of ghosts and characters. Shane is not your typical ex-marine but very down to earth and a ghost hunter. Shane is on deserted island with a lighthouse and many different ghosts, some mean and others likeable. Recommend you read the 1st book in the series Berkley Street then this one I cannot wait for 3rd book The Town of Griswold to be audiobook. I also recommend his Moving In series. These series are for anyone who enjoys horror/ghost stories. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook from Scare Street. THANK YOU!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Areana S 05-22-17
    Areana S 05-22-17
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    "Awesome series, terrible narrator"

    The narrator COULD be good if he would let go of the notion that scary books have to be read with over-emphasis on so many words. He even goes beyond, he'll do so to practically each word in some sentences. It's highly annoying and detracts from an otherwise good story.
    Horror novels about ghosts are difficult to write because many seem cheesey but Ron Ripley does a great job. With how desensitized our culture is to images of death in news or online and slasher-type films, ghost stories are hard pressed to incite true fear, although if faced with one I think everyone would poop themselves. These two books so far have provided just the right amount of give and take to create tension for the reader.
    If you can just look past the cornball voice "over-acting" you will be pleasantly surprised by a good creepy story or things that do more than go bump in the night.

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    Krys Beal 03-02-17
    Krys Beal 03-02-17

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    "Ron does it again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lighthouse to be better than the print version?

    I love both but, in this day and age, time is at a premium. Audible has brought "reading" back into my life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although it was the second in the series, it really stood on it's own. It was great to see Shane back in action. The storyline kept me engaged, and I found it interesting.


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

    Thom's narration really adds to the overall experience of the story. Shane Ryan would not be the same without Thom to bring Ron's character to life. The same applies to the other recurring characters. I especially like the accents he uses.


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

    His past haunts him almost as much as the ghosts he encounters in the line of duty.


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 02-26-17
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 02-26-17 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A boiler plate disappointment"

    After enjoying Berkley Street, which was an original scary story, I was extremely disappointed with this mediocre boiler plate plot. First Shae is described as

    “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.”

    First, he did eradicate the ghost of his family home and had a haunted past growing up in that environment. I questioned the sanity of parents who knowingly live with dangerous ghost.
    Did he hang out a sign declaring he is now a certified ghost hunter? Nope. Nor was there anything to establish him as the best ghost hunter or this was a career choice.

    That description illustrates a totally different Shane that is in this story. Relationship/description in this book are based upon things we, the reader, have not been shown.

    The story proceeds as a sophomoric version of B movie. A group of kids who make a wrong decision for night of fun. They stumble into an ominous situation where the kids have various degrees of believability of the paranormal, occult, supernatural. As they begin to be killed off they become believers. There is an element of romance, with a couple developing a relationship based on the stressful circumstances. They make a frenzy of bad choices against the suggestion of the one person levelheaded person. The story always end there is one, or our romantic couple who survives. Yep, boiler plate.


    That is what Ron Ripley delivers as his second novel in the Berkley Street Series – a boiler plate a disappointment. A story is not scary when you are aware of the out come.

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    Kelly 01-22-17
    Kelly 01-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    loved this and the moving in series and hope to see more of Leo in this series

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