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Brian Roy is the brainchild behind the Leonidas Group, a ghostbusting organization with a track record of incomparable success for tracking down and annihilating ghosts. This time, however, Brian may have met his match with his latest job investigating Middlebury Sanitarium!

Occupied by a host of undeads, Middlebury Sanitarium has a history of drugging its residents to prevent them from entering the grounds at night and becoming a part of the "lost brigade", never to be heard from again. From a vengeful King who ruthlessly protects his royal domain to Clyde, a faceless soldier who's still fighting WWI, Brian's got his hands full! And then there's the boneyard.

Now, Brian teams up with an old vet caretaker, Ken Buckingham, to de-ghost the place. But the shrewd, kindly old man has a few secrets up his own sleeve that even Brian could have never anticipated.

©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2016 ScareStreet.com

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Don't read with the lights off!!

Having loved both book 1 & 2, I couldn't wait to dive into this and see what else could possibly happen Brian and the Leonidas Group. Well this edition sees Brian being called to investigate Middlebury Sanitarium, and you just know, even before reading the book, that with Sanitarium in the name, there will be ghosts!! Brian definitely has his hands over full with this one!

One thing I've found with this series is that the settings seem to be getting creepier and creepier. I have always thought that, for a ghost story anyway, an abandoned mansion, or hospital or Sanitarium are always a good place to set it. They just give of an incredibly scary vibe! Middlebury Sanitarium was such a scary place, and the authors descriptive writing just gave me chills thinking of it. You could just imagine the pain and suffering that took place there!! Definitely not a book to read in the dark ;) Saying that, I may love scary stories but I'm a wimp and only read them during the day!!!

Again, the author creates unique and interesting characters. I loved the introduction of Ken!! His back story was awesome and his character really shined. Then we have the dead! All of them were as freaky as hell and scary as ever!! The King!!!! I got goose bumps while reading about him. But as I've come to expect with this author. Some of the awesome characters die. Damn you Ron Ripley!!!! ;) Though with so many ghosts wafting around the place, maybe they might make a return!!! Lol.

Anyway, this book, and indeed the series, was amazing. They may be relatively short books, but there is so much happening that they don't feel short. They are chock full of suspense, thrills, chills and will grab you from the first page. I so want these to be a mini series on TV!

I've listened to a good few books narrated by Andrew Tell and not one of them has been anything but perfect. He is effortless to listen to and really knows how to bring the listener into the story. He knew how to bring across the creepiness of the place and characters and was a big reason why I loved the series so much!!

*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

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A SCARY STORY IN AN OLD SANITARIUM?! WHO KNEW?!

If you love ghost stories, then Yes, recommended. It had both originality and the same ol' mixed together. It is just is not my style plus it can be hard to get scared with all the humor flying around. Without sound effects I had a had time compartmentalizing the 2 elements. I like the writing though and I do see why the series is popular. Andrew Tell is very good and I reviewed this book since it was provided to me as a gift from someone related to the book

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spooky book, that will keep you entertained

Middleburg Sanitarium is a very spooky place. its filled with tons of ghosts, not only good but bad. Mostly bad.
I was not the smartest and started listening to this late at night when i couldn't sleep. most books do not get to me. but this book had some spooky parts in it.
It was written very well, and I listened to it all in one sitting. I would totally recommend this to any horror fan its a great listen.

Andrew Tell, would not be pick to read this book. though he did the voices well, he seemed very monotone while reading this. almost like he was bored. his pace was slow. but other then that! i loved this book.


I was gratefully provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

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Love it!!!

I love this series. It's spooky and loaded with ghosts. Never a dull moment with Brian.

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Awesome Book Series

Loved it! Need more of Brian Jenny and Anne! Want to know does Anne steal Brian? Keep writing.

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Ghost Story

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

The narration was good, easy to follow through the unexpected and creepy twists and turns.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy via Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Some Nasties

This book was great. I don't like anything around hospitals or sanitariums but I wanted to stick with the series glad I did. This has some nasty ghosts. And the night watchman is a great character.

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Paranormal at it's best. Great listen

If you could sum up Middlebury Sanitarium in three words, what would they be?

Twists, Suspense, Exciting.

What other book might you compare Middlebury Sanitarium to and why?

I really don't have any of comparison, but I certainly will follow this series.

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

I have listened to other of Andrew Tell's. He's awesome at them all. I can't compare.

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

I was absolutely stunned at the story line, the flow was great. There was no confusion. I truly love the twists and discoveries along the way.

Any additional comments?

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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great book

I really enjoyed this book lots of spook's and many ghosts this was a fun read. I recomend this series I received this book free for a honest and unbiased opinion from narrator, author and or publisher via audio book boom.com

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Scary fun

I completely enjoyed this audio book. The reader does a great job and the characters are great. This story is a lot of fun.
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