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A cold dark night. A cemetery full of secrets. And murderous ghosts on the loose.

After more than a decade, Connor Mann is forced out of the psychiatric ward he once called home. He finds himself back in the town where he grew up, with a distant father, and a tragedy all too painful to bear.

His attempt to resume a normal life soon comes under attack when he encounters restless spirits lurking in the basement. And someone - or something - terribly vicious awaits him with open arms in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery.

Meanwhile, a series of unexplained murders begin to wreak havoc on the town, and a group of detectives work tirelessly on the puzzling case. Unbeknownst to them, an elderly Chinese man, Hu, is on the lookout for a nefarious priest, who might hold the key to unlocking the mystery.

As a legion of deadly ghosts cast an ominous cloud over Pine Grove, Connor must confront his tragic past and gather all his strength to defeat them. The battle against unimaginable evil will change everything he knows about himself, and the world.

©2017 Ron Ripley (P)2017 ScareStreet.com

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  • C. Merrell
  • Friendship, NY, United States
  • 12-06-17

Good start to a new series

I had trouble getting into this story at first. I wasn’t strongly drawn to the characters, except for Rex, but the action was pretty steady so I kept listening. It’s a good start to the new series and I will definitely keep going with it, but not one of my favorites. As always, I don’t really care for Thom Bowers’ narration style and that also factors in my rating.

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Another great one by Mr.Ripley

I can not wait for the next one this is another great book. It kept me guessing

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Beware the Silver Fox!

Another chilling story by team Ripley/Bowers! As if living across from a cemetery wasn't bad enough, this one's full of nasties, including a tree that uproots itself and gives chase! Connor's childhood home has some frightful creatures lurking there as well. The setting is very believable, the characters are vibrant, and the narration brings it all to life. I can't wait to see what Connor, Hu, and Rex tackle next!

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Creepy

This is scary because it is so freakin believable!

Only thing I really didn’t care for was the adult voice of Connor. It was too child like.

Great story!

High five stars!!

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Great book !

Mr Ripley never disappoints ! This is next very well done book . Interesting storyline intricate plot with just enough scares ! Narration was quite good . I so enjoyed the book cannot wait for more of this series ! Mr Ripley is an amazing writer !
Highly recommend the read!

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OK listen for a dark and stormy night

It could definitely use some editing, and the narrator should have had a couple cups of coffee before and during narration, but a decent story overall.

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Great performance, disappointing story

Would you listen to Hungry Ghosts again? Why?

I don't think I would, no, because I'm not all that enamored with the idea that Chinese ghosts are different from Western ghosts and that they can change how a Western ghost behaves. I didn't buy into the reasoning we were given to explain why people became hungry ghosts. I understand the mentality that a person's beliefs can change what happens to them after they die but I don't understand why that would affect another person who doesn't share those beliefs.<br/><br/>ie: This evil Chinese monk dies and becomes a hungry ghost - okay. I'll buy that. But then he kills an American who has no ties or beliefs connected with Chinese beliefs and the American can become a hungry ghost? Why? If it's centered on our beliefs, why would the American become something they didn't believe in when they were alive?

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was happy enough with the ending. It makes me wonder how many books are going to be in this series.

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

As always, Thom Bowers gives a wonderful performance. Listening to this audiobook was actually more enjoyable than reading the book on my own because listening to Bowers reading pulled me farther into the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were some icky moments that were like "WHOA!" but I wasn't emotionally moved this time, no. I cried no tears and felt good or bad for no one. Every death scene was interesting though.

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no difference from his other ghost series

story was the same Principle as his other ghost stories series just a different character and place kind of disappointed

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Awesome

Ron Ripley does it again. Right out of the ballpark. Can't wait for the next book in series.

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Really HUNGRY Ghosts

I love ghost stories and this one was so good. It has good character development and loved Connor and Hu and Rex the dog. It has many hungry ghosts, protective dog statues, gore, evil priests, a cemetery and more. Cannot wait for next adventure of Connor, Hu and Rex. Highly recommend this start of new series to anyone who enjoys ghosts’ stories and also recommend the Berkley series. I was given this free review copy audiobook by Scare Street and have voluntarily left this review. THANK YOU!!