The Lighthouse

Berkley Street Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Thom Bowers
Series: Berkley Street Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Ex-marine Shane Ryan is a ghost hunter whose troubled past haunts him almost as much as the ghosts he encounters in the line of duty. He's the best. And his reward for excellence? The punishment of being in high demand for jobs to eradicate the worst kind of ghosts - the kind that kill.

His latest assignment is an idyllic island setting with sunny skies, crystal blue ocean and a venerable old lighthouse that makes the scenery picture perfect...except for the malevolent, murderous ghosts marring the living portrait. If Amy, the owner, wasn't Marie Lafontaine's cousin, Shane would have steered clear of Squirrel Island and its diabolical dead. But Detective Lafontaine is his do-or-die friend. He'd do anything for her. Even face Dorothy, the undead Evilena who kills anyone invading her unholy domain. Add two shipwrecked couples to the mix and Shane has more trouble than he wants to handle.

Shane's mission is clear: rid the island of Dorothy and her band of undead while keeping his new charges alive. But how could he know that staying alive meant facing the worst evil ever imagined?

©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2016 ScareStreet.com

What listeners say about The Lighthouse

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    120
  • 4 Stars
    62
  • 3 Stars
    29
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    127
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    101
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Terrifying!!

So Shane's back but this time he is dealing with something even worse!! He is asked to help with a haunted lighthouse, which seems easy enough, but it's anything but. This island is riddled with the dead. What could possibly happen to Shane on a remote island filled with the dead?? ;) Well, read it to see!!!!

Here's me thinking that Berkley Street was scary, well welcome to The Lighthouse!! A place that is so captivating, you won't want to leave, well Dorothy doesn't give you much choice!! If you enter her domain, you are there to stay. When Shane gets there, he realises the scope of the problem, but he knows that he will only be there a day or two and some one will check on him, when no one does though, and two couples wind up washed ashore, Shane sees that there is more going on than meets the eye. With people being killed, can Shane figure things out before it's too late!!

Shane is just as awesome as the first book! He visits the Lighthouse as a favour to Detective Lafontaine, otherwise he would have stayed away!! He really grows as a character in this book, he is brave, selfless and does what he needs to in order to survive and help others.

In all, this was terrifying!! Dorothy was truly evil!! Finding out what she was like when she was alive was heartbreaking, but pales in comparison to what she does when she is dead! Lighthouses can be creepy places at the best of times, but add in lots of ghosts, and you have a chilling tale that will leave you wanting to sleep with the lights on.

Thom Bowers really knows how to bring a terrifying tale to life. He ramps up the tension when needed and did a great job with the atmosphere. Really enjoyed his narration and need to check out more from him.

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

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Let's see .... SCARY, FRIGHTFUL, GRUESOME, GHASTLY

Would you listen to The Lighthouse again? Why?

No, I don't think I want to go back to Squirrel Island... been there, done that, thanks to the author of this mesmerizing, but horrifying tale.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lighthouse?

Finding out who the blonde is ....

Which character – as performed by Thom Bowers – was your favorite?

Sean, of course!

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

Be prepared to watch through your fingers ....

Any additional comments?

I've read a lot of "horror" books, but this series is the best I've read. I'm starting on Book 3 right away! The narrator has a velvety voice that makes listening for hours a real pleasure.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great book!

I am loving this series! More gore this time but still not overly done or for no reason. I hate when there's gore for the sake of gore. Shane is better than before and so is his predicament and the twist of one of the bad guys. Awesome story telling! The narrator seems better than last time too though it was the same guy. He had a good grasp of his accents this time. I enjoyed the bonus story at the end too. It didn't get much emotion or thought from Ewan (the Irish kid with the pipe) but it was a good story nonetheless.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great addition to the series

Another great story from this author, and a good addition to the series. I like the characters, and love that they are smart and try to find a way out of things instead of just waiting to be saved! Smart characters are so much easier to like and be interested in. Looking forward to the next book!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This was a ghostly night!!!

What did you love best about The Lighthouse?

I loveShane and his ability to see the dead without freaking out. I'm kind of like him. I don't think it would terrify me either.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lighthouse?

Probably the ending. It was closed up well but with room for another Shane.

Which character – as performed by Thom Bowers – was your favorite?

I have always, from Book one related to him. Who doesn't have ghosts in their room as a kid.

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

No, I was pretty enticed but no extremes.

Any additional comments?

Well done story. Well narrorated story. Gets you a five star rating from me. Thanks for the free listen for an honest review.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Ghost Hunter

I love Ron Ripley’s series of ghosts and characters. Shane is not your typical ex-marine but very down to earth and a ghost hunter. Shane is on deserted island with a lighthouse and many different ghosts, some mean and others likeable. Recommend you read the 1st book in the series Berkley Street then this one I cannot wait for 3rd book The Town of Griswold to be audiobook. I also recommend his Moving In series. These series are for anyone who enjoys horror/ghost stories. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook from Scare Street. THANK YOU!!!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Almost ruined me for lighthouses

We meet again with Shane and Marie. She asks for his help with a cousin’s new purchase. We all love lighthouses and for me they are even better as a remote island. The drawback is the island is full of the dead that are not allowed to leave. The enemy is a horrible person, Dorothy. As the story goes on, we learn that alive Dorothy was a murderous woman but in death she became far worse. This is a true story of wit and I was worried who would come out on top. As if the ghosts were not enough, Shane has to deal with some locals who get stranded on the island and then someone alive who is helping the murderous Dorothy. As they are killed one at a time, one is left that appears to have some attraction to our Shane. I love how the book plays on our fear of remote islands and the allure we have to them. I appreciate that even though Shane is used to dealing with ghosts, he is not perfect. Fights are not one sided. His military training helps with keeping a cool head and steady nerves. I love his sarcasm. The narrator provided another great performance and kept my attention.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not my cup of tea...

I don't know how I made it to chapter 19. I rolled my eyes more times than I can count. The main character is the definition of a Gary Stu type character. I felt like I was reading some man's self insertion or wish fulfillment plot. 45 year old male protagonist steals 20-something-year-old trophy girlfriend away from her loser boyfriend and saves her while everyone else dies around them. *eye roll* Meanwhile the ghosts can literally throw someone across a room without touching them and gouge their eyes out with inhuman strength, yet the main character is invincible, because...wait for it...he has 1 measly set of iron knuckle dusters and too much swag apparently. *mega eye roll* This book might appeal to some people, but I just found it extremely annoying. If you're looking for great horror novels with military main characters, then I would recommend skipping this book and reading something by Greig Beck instead.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I just can’t get enough of books by this author!

I love Ron Ripley books! I love that Ron Ripley with a few words can describe a very horrible gory situation. I love that I can pick any book from any Siri by Ron Ripley and it is a standalone book. Lighthouse was no different this is an awesome book. This time we find Shane Ryan on squirrel Island doing a favor for Marie… Yes she’s in the book… Her cousin Amy has bought squirrel Island. Only to find out that a ghost rules the island so much so she causes those who want to inhabit the island to kill that sell or if they don’t she murders them it’s either or! So income Shane to the rescue or does he he tells Amy he can either get rid of the ghost or taking it, never want to stop in to think what if the ghost gets rid of him? This book is so good and to add to the Torah a rich kid with this three friends gets lampooned on the island and Shane has no choice but to play hospitable host and to make the situation even worse than that Shane befriends one of the shipwrecked and her boyfriend becomes jealous… Yes that’s all Shane needs a jealous boyfriend an island full of ghosts all while he’s trying to do a favor for Marie the one he really loves. This book is so great I recommend it to all horrifying any or Faye and this is true horror!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

twisted

love the backstory, and had twists I didn't expect, will listen to this series and others by this author! Thanks Scare street!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Peter Fowles
  • Peter Fowles
  • 06-12-17

Disapointing read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Far too many ghosts and killings to keep me fully focused on the story line. After reading the first in the series I was expecting a similar very good read. Unfortunately this story left me feeling let down by this very good author.

What was most disappointing about Ron Ripley’s story?

Hard to follow the storyline as too many characters are in it. Got lost halfway through and seem to have missed some key points. I thought that I read that the main character had killed her children but then a great granddaughter appeared in the story. Maybe somebody could explain how that came about and where from.

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

I thoroughly love listening to him and he makes the story come to life. I think that I would have given up with this book halfway through if I had been reading it.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Hopefully the next in the series will keep me wanting more.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nikki G
  • Nikki G
  • 05-13-20

Brilliant!!

Another brilliant book can't wait for next one! Great spooky story narrator was really good.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ronald Betts
  • Ronald Betts
  • 11-04-19

scary story not for reading in the dark.

As the title says not for reading in the dark, it's full of nasty ghosts who don't like the living and go out of their way to be unpleasant, a good read.😮