Haunted Village Series Books 1 - 3

Supernatural Horror With Scary Ghosts & Haunted Houses
Narrated by: Thom Bowers
Series: Haunted Village, Book 1-3
Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the ultimate experiment in terror....

Professor Abel Worthe is brilliant, wealthy, and utterly immoral. He is an expert in a very particular field: The study of fear and death. Using his vast resources, Worthe has transported a collection of haunted houses and paranormal sites to his hidden village. And kidnapped civilians are forced to confront unknown horrors in the chilling name of research.

Marcus Holt thought his worst memories were behind him. A veteran of the Vietnam War, this old soldier is haunted by nightmares of brutal conflict. But he’s about to discover that his battle for survival has only just begun....

Book One - Worthe’s Village: Marcus Holt finds himself kidnapped and thrust into Worthe’s village of horrors. Now known as "Subject B", this tough as nails combat veteran is determined to survive long enough to find and kill his malicious captor.

Book Two - Hell’s Hammer: Trapped in the shadowy streets of a haunted village, Marcus and his young friend Alex must deal with a new threat: The ghost of a vicious murderer, who kills with a bloody mason’s hammer. And the sadistic Professor Worthe is about to learn that a caged animal is the most dangerous subject of all....

Book Three - Butcher’s Hands: There is a new test subject in Worthe’s haunted village: A Roman Catholic priest. This new victim’s faith and devotion are put to the test when the group is hunted by a vicious ghost welding a bloody meat cleaver.

Marcus must put his courage, experience, and iron will to the test, as he clashes with the diabolical professor Worthe and his grisly collection of supernatural killers. Can he survive this ordeal and win his freedom?

Or will the final result of Worthe's experiment be too much fear for one man to take....

©2020 Scare Street (P)2020 Scare Street

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  • 06-22-20

Now this I like

I’ve enjoyed a fair amount of Ron Ripley’s spooky series. This one, maybe cause I’m working on a “village” project of my own (in miniature ho model scale) & ghosty themed books & podcasts have been getting me through this pandemic times, has quickly become not just my favorite series by Ripley but a favorite in general. I being a Victorian era nerd could go for more talk of interiors of era structures, but that is my own nerdom preference & not necessarily go with the flow of these ( I only point out because sometimes less droning detail is a benefit to an author’s style. I know I hate authors that spend too much time on details that well, don’t matter.) & I can fill that in with my own imagination, why I like these books. I am enjoying the characters, premise & can’t wait for what happens next.

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Heart racing

This series is so heart pounding it keeps you entertained to the point where you don't want it to end yet you want to see what will happen next. Abel worth gets on my last nerve yet you wonder what makes him tick. Marcus is someone you will really love as are Joyce and alex then there's Elaine and jeanette . Great narration each story will definitely keep you coming back for more. Five stars all the way from the way it was written to the great narration.

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not bad

made it through the three stories, which were actually just episodic chapters in an ongoing story. I would have liked some closure, but each chapter left more open ends, designed to entice me to get the next one. not bad, but three was enough for me.

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great book

I have loved this book. The storyline is one that I've never heard before so it has kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters are very believable. The story is written so you feel like you are taking part of everything that is going on. Can't wait to get to the next chapters. Thom Bowers does an awesome job reading the book. I would recommend this book to everyone.

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Great story!

Fast paced and interesting! I can't wait to dive into the next set of books!

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An Awesome New [Favorite] Series From Ron Ripley.

Worth's Village: Ron Ripley does it again with his Haunted Village Series, this installment of his new series has fast become a favorite (along with his Berkeley Street Series). I Love the main character Marcus, secondary characters, and especially the storyline. The narrator does a wonderful job conveying the mood and tension as events occur. Hell's Hammer: I loved seeing a Favorite character (Shane Ryan) from Ron's Berkeley Street series making a cameo appearance in this book. As I currently own an Audible copy I can't review typos, or sentence structure as Audible copies are based on the orators interpretation. As to that, the orator does an amazing job so connecting you with the characters as the events unfold so you form emotional attachments. I was definitely rooting for loved characters while wishing death and dismemberment upon unlikable ones. Butcher's Hands: Another Cameo feom our Beloved Shane Ryan. We get to know a bit more about Marcus Wirth and Timmy as this installment unfolds, giving us a little back story on why Able Worth is how he is, if course this doesn't make you like him better than before (if at all), you still wish he gets dumped in the village like Marcus and his little group of "Subjects." I can't wait to see what will happen in the next installments of this series! Highly Recommended!

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Fantastic

Captivating from the get go. Intense and shocking, loved it!! The idea of this just blows my mind

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Intrigued and entertained

Loved it so much I just purchased the rest of the series! I couldn't stop listening. I absolutely love Ron Ripley's stories!

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loved this book

kept me interested and eager to finish will buy dimular books like this one thanks

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Playing at 1.5x Speed Helps

The story is original. The narration felt melodramatic at times and over-enunciated, but speeding the playback to 1.5x helped quite a bit. I'll surely move in to the next books in the series eventually.

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  • 04-30-20

Loved it

This is a brilliant box set, loved it great storyline and amazing characters. I highly recommend this book set. The narrator is pretty good too. ❤️🤣☠️👌

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  • Kaz Whymark
  • 04-06-20

Good Book 📖 😊

Ron Ripley has once again kept me very entertained with scarey ghosts and a madman whose idea of fun is to set up a whole town full of very bad spirits who enjoy killing and torture Plenty of things that go bump in the night Great 👍🏽 character’s good story & the narration is okay Would recommend this to anyone who like’s spooky stuff 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-26-20

Awesome!!

Great story and Thom Bowers does a great job as always. Also I love the fact that Shane Ryan keeps popping up in the series.