Berkley Street : Berkley Street Series

  • by Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by Thom Bowers
  • Series: Berkley Street Series
  • 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.
When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane's life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents.
But there's something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn't happy that Shane is back.
It isn't happy at all.


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Not a house I want to visit!!!

Oh god, this book gave me chills!! I couldn't read it at night as the very first night I did, I ended up with vivid dreams and was jumping at every noise!!

Shane has finally moved back into the house of his childhood, not that he wanted to but necessity to find his parents made him. You see, the house is haunted and Shane had never intended on coming back, but the house didn't want him to stay away and so made his parents disappear! Can he find the answers before it's too late, or will the house swallow him whole too?

Poor Shane. What a childhood he had!! The story is told in flashbacks to his youth and to the present, so we see the whole picture slowly unravel! I have to say that when I was a kid, I wouldn't have been so brave as Shane and would have run screaming and crying and never return to that hell hole!!

Character wise, I loved Shane. He is resigned to the fact that he will have to explore the house in order to get answers, but worst of all is that he will have to enter the dreaded cellar, where the darkest spirits lay!! Despite him being so scared, I admired his willingness to do what was needed to get the answers.

I also loved the detective who comes to investigate Shane in the disappearance of his aunt and uncle. She saw some weird stuff but wanted to help Shane solve the mystery. I also loved seeing their friendship grow!! (Hopefully becoming more ;))

Anyway, this book was incredibly creepy but totally captivating! It gave me chills, had me hiding behind my pillow and checking every noise I heard in my house! It would make a brilliant TV episode! This narrator definitely knows how to scare his readers and I can't wait to read more from him!

Thom Bowers was impressive in this. He knew when to amp up the tension and when to bring the story to the next gear. My heart was racing at times listening to it!! Thoroughly enjoyed his narration and this story. Can't wait for the next.

*I received this as a gift but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Menacing Haunted House

If you could sum up Berkley Street in three words, what would they be?

Sinister, creepy and nightmarish.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, I did not expect what was happening next. The plot is original. The way the story went back in time helpped me understand the main character. The story stayed with me days after I had finished reading and listening to this book

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

The narrator had a clear creepy voice and the tone would change subtelty with each character. The narrator made you believe he had lived this story.

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

Come visit the House on Berkley Street but don't go in.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy reading and listening to stories that match the narrator and the book so expertly.

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- leahsephra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2016
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