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The Town of Griswold Audiobook

The Town of Griswold: Berkley Street Series, Book 3

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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.

Abel Latham is the scourge of Griswold, a deathly quiet town populated by the undead. Abel stalks the hapless victims who stumble onto his unholy ground before torturing them to death. The police rarely notice who's missing until two brothers disappear and the only clues are the boys' abandoned trucks and blood. Lots of blood.

Though shaken by the gruesome details of Abel's depraved life and dreadful crimes, Shane knows his new job is to end Latham's reign of terror and his vengeance for blood. As Shane hunts his ghostly mark, he prays he won't be the next grisly artifact found in Griswold Forest!

©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2017 ScareStreet.com

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    Maureen 01-24-17
    Maureen 01-24-17
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    "Another Shane!"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Areana S 06-08-17
    Areana S 06-08-17
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    "Please fire the narrator!!!!"

    I so wanted to continue the journey with Shane even if the writing is just making it to RL Stein level. Nonetheless, I love books (except westerns and romance) so I enjoy different genres but MY GOODNESS this narrator actually has me mocking him as I listen and yelling at him to quicken his pace. This guy reads as though he is telling a campfire story but because he is so terrible at story-telling he....enunciates....every....word....slowly....and....ugh I can't do it. He reads each word as if it's the last word in a sentence and the voices, oye, the girls sound like men and the men sound like idiots.
    Ok now the story, see I forgot because the narrator ruined it!!! (Truthfully though, I think the author picked up all he knew of ghosts from Supernatural, which is a great show but please be original)
    Ok rant over. Sadly I must let the series go although it physically pains me to leave anything unfinished.
    I promise this: get a new narrator and i'll buy all your books til then
    Areana

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Merrell Friendship, NY, United States 02-26-17
    C. Merrell Friendship, NY, United States 02-26-17 Member Since 2016

    I like to read many different genres, but I favor horror for my Audible choices.

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    "Ghost Town, Literally"

    Another interesting and entertaining story featuring Shane Ryan, a retired marine who can communicate with the dead. This time, Shane and his girlfriend Courtney are out on a relaxing day trip to hike around the abandoned town of Griswold. But as so often happens, it's wrong place wrong time, and they get pulled in to the horrific events that unfold.

    I really feel like this story gives Shane's character a little more depth, and it builds on the new relationship that started after his and Courtney's ordeal at the lighthouse. We also get to see more interaction with his house, which I think of as a main character because it's so fascinating! Highly recommend this series and all Ron Ripley's books!

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    chanon l harrison 02-15-17
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    "great listen"

    this was a good book. on to the next. can imagine as listening and working

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    goddessjupi Phoenix, AZ USA 01-28-17
    goddessjupi Phoenix, AZ USA 01-28-17
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    "Good horror story continuing the series"

    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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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 01-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor Shane!!"

    Here's me thinking that The Lighthouse was Shane's toughest job yet, but it's nothing compared to this!! Shane and his girlfriend decide to take a break by visiting an old New England town. They have heard the gossip, "The legend of Abel Latham" but decide to go see anyway. What starts out as a hike, soon becomes a matter of life and death!

    This has to be the absolute baddest ghost I've read so far!! Abel Latham enjoys torturing his victims and even keeps part of them in his "lair". He let's his victims go in the woods and then huts them down. When Shane comes to Griswald, he is confronted with the ghost of a boy and his dog. They explain who Abel is and that there is no escape. The town is not only home to Abel, but also to his many, many victims.

    Ron Ripley has never failed to deliver anything other than an incredibly scary and addicting read. This one is a lot bloodier, a lot messier, a lot scarier and a lot sadder than the previous two. Shane has to deal with an egotistical and insane ghostly serial killer, but also his two "best friends". I really thought that Shane wasn't going to come out on top this time, and truth be told, he doesn't, but I'm not going to say in what way because it's a spoiler ;)

    In all, this was such a scary read. It gave me plenty of chills and spooked me a lot. The plot was well done and well written and I devoured the book. I loved how the author made a reference to his other series too, (which I really need to catch up on because it seems like something major happened in it!!) . Anyway, a suspenseful, creepy, fast paced and exciting read, this series is a must read!! I can't wait to see what this author comes up with next.

    Again, Thom Bowers brings this book to life. He really brings the atmosphere and spookiness alive and knows how to tell the story properly. I highly recommend you check him out.

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

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    Kathryn A St John 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    What did you love best about The Town of Griswold?

    The story and suspense


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development


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

    Yes, with each book he gets better and better.


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

    Terror waits in the town of Griswold


    Any additional comments?

    Each book in this series is good. As it continues, it keeps its strengths and leaves its weaknesses, though I don't really think it had much in the way of weakness to begin with. The narrator seemed to have had some difficulty with certain accents before. He definitely doesn't have them here. Of course, the only one that's continued over is German but he's got that one nailed down very well now. There was even a shocker scene in there at one point. I expected part of it but didn't expect how that scene ended. Wow! Very good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Nethery 06-30-17
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    "Great story! Couldn't hear the ending though!"

    Maybe it is just a quirk on my end but chapters around 64 to the end were silent then all of a sudden it blasted back on with a bonus chapter loud and clear. Went backwards several times but it failed to produce any sound to those chapters. Now I am left hanging.....

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    Krys Beal 06-20-17
    Krys Beal 06-20-17

    Krys Beal

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    "Sorry Shane, no rest for the wicked."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ron & Thom are the power team of good old-fashioned "ghost story" audio books. What's not to love? You've got a villain that's a force to be reckoned with and an imperfect hero who does what he has to do to get the job done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Town of Griswold?

    Spoiler: <br/><br/>When Shane is in Able's grave, and he gets burned. It was a pulse pounding, cringe-worthy scene.


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

    To me Thom Bowers = Shane Ryan. His performance brings Shane to life, and I'm not sure another performer would feel the same or be as good.


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

    They thought it would be a pleasant walk in the country.....


    Any additional comments?

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

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    leahsephra CA 05-31-17
    leahsephra CA 05-31-17
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    "Griswold"

    The story progressed effortlessly. Did not want to stop listening to the narrative. I was sad with the ending. Another great ghost story. I will be listening to it over and over again.

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