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Hell's Hammer

Haunted Village Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Thom Bowers
Series: Haunted Village, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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An experiment in terror pushed him to his limits, but now Subject B is fighting back. His name is Marcus Holt. He is a fighter, a survivor, and a decorated combat veteran. But to the sadistic professor Abel Worthe, Marcus is known merely as "Subject B" - a pawn in the scientist’s inhumane experiments. Worthe is an expert in the study of death and fear. And he intends to push Marcus to the limits of human endurance.

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. Their task is made even harder when two new subjects, a bickering couple, are added to their group, drawing the wrathful spirit right to them. 

As Marcus and the others struggle against this supernatural horror, Professor Worthe observes the psychological effects of their extreme terror. But Marcus Holt is a soldier. And he’s not going down without a fight. 

Professor Worthe is about to learn that a caged animal is the most dangerous subject of all....

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Amazing!!

I listened to this ages ago but forgot to review it....(well i thought I had but obviously not!!!) Anyway, book 2 sees the overall plot starting to get darker and it's even better than the first.

The haunted town has two new inhabitants in the form of a husband and wife duo who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are being kept in a container till the house they will enter is ready and Marcus is determined to help them if he can. As I said, the plot of this is darker and things happen that made me shudder because it shows that humans can be just as nasty as anything out there. Also the ghost in this case likes to kill with a hammer, need I say more!!

As with all of Ron Ripley's books, this was amazing. It's fast paced, creepy and intense. Able Worthe is a psycho and I don't think I could hate him anymore than I already do!! I'm loving that we are seeing more of the people who work for him too. Those characters are hard to figure out but it's nice to see an insight into some of them. I'm also loving Marcus and his friendship with Alex.

In all, this series is starting to become a favourite of mine. I'm intrigued to see where it's going and can't wait to read more.

Thom Bowers is as amazing as always. I remember listening to him way back when ;) and listening to him now shows how much he has grown as a narrator. He has such an amazing array of voices for the characters and always brings the atmosphere to life.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Hell's Hammer

This is a great follow up to the first book ! I love the characters . They are written so well as is the story ! Ron Ripley has such a different take on the traditional ghost story . I love his books ! Thom Bowers is once again great with the narration. Can't wait for the next book

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Ron Ripley is the master story teller

You'll love this series...a great story teller and a heart stopping series... what better way to pass an evening.

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Subject B

Mr. Ripley keeps you guessing and scares you with what's going to happen then you want more and more the characters are amazing and you have to keep listening to make sure they make it out.

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I love Ron Ripley’s Books!

A great second book to the series. Essentially the series is about a (crazy) man named Able Worthe who moves haunted houses to his personally created village in the middle of no where. He is doing a study on fear, so as well as moving the houses he also kidnaps people and places them in the village to see how they will react to the ghosts in the houses and just generally being captives. I love Ron Riley’s ability to really get you to know the characters, especially Marcus Holts with some flashback type stories. I wouldn’t say this is a keep you up at night scary book but it is a fantastic take on ghosts! There is so much Ron can do with this series, bringing in ghosts with all types of crazy murderous backgrounds. I also think Thom Bowers does a great job narrating! Would definitely recommend this series to anyone interested in the supernatural/horror scene!

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Nice and spooky

I have enjoyed many of Ripley’s stories. They are sppoky, but there’s a believability to the occurences and situations. I also appreciate the genuine compassion and even affection that happens among the protagonists.

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Good Job!

Enjoyed the second book in the Haunted Village Series much as the first. I look forward to reading the entire series.

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Creepy Experiments

Book 2 is better than 1st as Marcus Holt and Alex are still trapped in Professor Abel Worthe’s village in the dead of winter. They have to deal with a lot of evil ghosts but there are also a couple of kind ones. Abel with his hammer and about new couple Warren and Joyce Miller are now new couple for his experiments. You have to listen or read to find out what happens. At end has a tease of next one Butcher’s Hand, cannot wait.

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  • 10-11-19

Thrilling

One of the things I most enjoy about Ron Ripley’s books is he has characters you love to hate. Slimy, despicable people who also often have a nasty habit of having valid points or feeling reasonable emotions for their fate. The ghost was awesome, and I thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to Subjects E and F.