Berkley Street Audiobook (Berkley Street Book 1)

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Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins

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.



Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins

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.

383 reviews for Berkley Street Audiobook (Berkley Street Book 1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a terrific ghost book ! Can’t wait till I can get the next one!!!!!☺

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Siharath

    Great!! Ready for book 2!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Haunted Reading Room

    Review: BERKLEY STREET by Ron RipleyI don’t know what author Ron Ripley’s nightmares are like, but he certainly knows how to bring on the scares, in every single story. BERKLEY STREET is frightening, very much, and I finished unsure which scared me more: the haunts, or the humans [shudder]. BERKLEY STREET is part of the MOVING IN series. Do read this, but not at night and not alone.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic! If your looking for a creepy story, you’ve found it! I’m ready fo4 the next!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heaven Riendeau

    Full of twist and turns. Love that the characters are so well portrayed. Full of descriptions so that I could picture all of it. Liked that descriptions were so detailed. Again an amazing book that made me want to see what would happen next but I didn’t want to finish either.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I stayed up all nite to read this one. Last book I did that was “Christine” written by Steven King. I just couldn’t stop had to see where this book was going. I really enjoyed this book, I read quite of bit of horror, mystery type books for over 50 years now and when I can’t put it down that means this book is really special. This is not my first book by Ron and it definitely will not be my last. He has become one of my “go to” authors when looking for something good to read, he’ll become one of your’s too!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read. Fast paced and super spooky. I loved it!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr. Robert J. Stanek

    You are a great writer and you prove it on every book. The ideas are fresh and make great reads

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jess G.

    Great book. I couldn’t stop readying it. First book I have read by Mr. Ripley, and now I will be reading more of his stuff.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book may well be my favorite of all but it is so hard to say. This tale of horror inside an extremely haunted house was a mind blower. As I read all I could think was don’t let it end. If you are looking for a great read this is it. Just be ready to stay awake! I will go so far to say no writter since Koontz has had me waiting so anxiously for the next book to come. I hope in the future Mr. Ripley will expand to long novels and someday see his name on the NY Times best seller list.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda C

    Loved this story that revolves around a very haunted house when the ghostly inhabitants take care of the premises. Shanes quest to learn what happened to his parents kept me wondering whether they were alive or dead. A great read for anyone who enjoys a scary twist filled story.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Crupe


  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    If I didn’t have to work or sleep I would have read this book in one sitting. It was scary but at the same time hard to put down. One of the best of Ron Ripley.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Asher Taylor

    I enjoy a good ghost story, but they can be hard to find.In -Berkley Street-, Ripley does a fine job building a cast of memorable characters – both living and dead – and putting them to work in the service of a compelling and original story. This is a writer who knows his craft, shows us how characters and their word, and perhaps most importantly, knows when not to explain.Likewise, Ripley is clearly a man who knows how way around the world in his head. Reading -Berkley Street-, one feels that Ripley has explored his world will enough that he feels no need for excessive exposition.Occasional minor copy-editing errors don’t detract from the enjoyment of this solid effort, which relies significantly more on psychological suspense than on cheap “jump-scare” tactics. At the same time, the story keeps a quick place aided by short chapters, and doesn’t get bogged down (or, dare I say, waterlogged) in efforts to be too literary. I felt that the ending of the book unfolded a bit too stocky, but still found it very satisfying.I look forward to enjoying more of Mr. Ripley’s work.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love Berkley street..just feel like there should be more to its not know???Just wondered if we ever find out what happene to the mean mr. Robinson??? Was that his name??? The owner that killed and was a physo!….. Don’t remember him or what happened to him….

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony J Marella

    Every so often you come across a good horror novel that has just the right everything that makes it a great page turner building suspense that lets the imagination run wild . This is one of those good books if you like a good haunted house story with twists like The Shining then this will be one you won’t put down. The author grabs you within the first chapter, not graphic or gory your imagination can do that for you. The characters are visual and the ghost are so well created. I am sure others who read this book will agree everyone enjoys the ghost Carl and RobertoSince this is a series book I am sure book 2 will keep the readers on the edge

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was wonderful! I loved all the characters, even Vivienne (although it wasn’t quite love for her). I’ve not read many ghost stories, so I’m glad I kind of cut my teeth on this one. Thanks for a great story. Looking forward to the next one in the series!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    Throughout the entire book. Very well written from both an editorial and storytelling sense. Loved the characters, both living and dead. I hated to have it end…But all good things must come to an end, I suppose. Highly recommend!

  20. Rated 4 out of 5


    WOW. Talk about “everything but the kitchen sink”, this book has it! Scares, thrills & chills, a mystery of why the house became what it is (still not answered by the end of the book, I might add)… You name it, this story pretty much contains it. And since it would seem this is only the first book in a series set on that accursed street, I eagerly await the next installment. Write faster, Ron Ripley!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Cole

    I couldn’t stop reading as soon as I read page 1. It was the classic good versus evil with many innocent victims along the way. Scary stuff

  22. Rated 4 out of 5


    I loved this book! I loved that Shane grew up in the city of Nashua! I grew up there and know the streets and places mentioned in this book. Made it even scarier to read! Well done!!! Can’t wait for Book 2!!!

  23. Rated 3 out of 5


    This was a decent story but not nearly as good as the five star reviews led me to believe. The main character is not particularly likable and the interactions with the ghosts seemed a bit far fetched at times. The ending was disappointing and predictable. The book moves right along but not nearly as good as I would have thought.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judy Moy

    Another great read ! I felt like I was walking beside the characters and felt as though they were my friends.I look forward to the next book with great anticipation !

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    wonderful ghost story!

  26. Rated 3 out of 5

    Barbara L. Rose

    Too many questions left dangling. I realize that is probably for another book, but I personally do not like that tactic. I want to read a story for its merit,not because I was forced to choose it to resolve questions from one I have already read. Strong characters,great story line. I gave it 3 stars instead of 5 for the dangling hook.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Bloomer

    Great book!! I loved the characters and the pace of the story!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book was so good And interesting. Its my first time reading anything but this Arthur and certainly not my last

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved the stories of the ghosts and the tenacity of Shane. The introduction of Herman was a nice addition that gave a different perspective to the story.

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mary Orozco

    I really liked it. They got straight to the point. I really recommend this book. I enjoyed reading this book.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer. KT

    This is a great page turning book. I loved the story and characters alive and dead. Keeps you on your toes and hard to put down. If you want a great terror book then this is the one for you.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sherry B.

    Really a page turner. I did not expect to immediately get caught up in the story but I was. I loved how most of the ghosts back stories were told. My only disappointment was the ending. I guess I wanted a happy ending but rarely are their “happy ever after” in ghost stories.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thunder Man

    I so loved reading this kept me going no stopping.Thank you so much for the book you sent me I read it during chemo visits and found it as good as your others I have read them all.keep up the great work.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tara Lee

    I love horror books and Ron Ripley is one of my new favorites. I couldn’t put this book down. Can’t wait until the next book comes out in this series to see what could possibly happen next.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have all of Mr. Ripley’s books. He is a great writer. I hope to read the rest of his stories.

  36. Rated 4 out of 5


    This is the fourth book I’ve read by Ron in less than a month. You cannot put these books down. The character Shane was afraid and bold at the same time. I love the writing style, the flashbacks and how Ron brings new characters into the story seamlessly. You never know what to expect, but it’s always thrilling! Can’t wait for the next in this series.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna M.

    Wonderful ghost story!

  38. Rated 4 out of 5


    quick read

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    I could not put down this book once I had started. Great characters and horrible ghosts live on Berkley street. Gives you the heebie jeebies as the story is related and I just had to finish it. Highly recommended to readers that like a scary story!!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    First time reading this Author & it won’t be my last. I loved his style!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great mystery! Surprising twists!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul C.

    I enjoyed reading “Berkley Street”, book #1 in another new series by Ron Ripley. Ripley also wrote four other trilogies: “The Boylan House”, The Blood Contract”, The Enfield Horror” and “Sherman’s Library”. All are very good as is “Berkley Street”. I am looking forward to the other books in this seres.This is an excellent haunted house, ghost story. We meet good ghosts and very mean ones.Shane Ryan is 41 years old. He returns to his childhood home at 125 Berkely Street. His parents, Hank and Fiona Ryan, disappeared from the house when Ryan was 18. There was a long legal battle as to who should gain possession of the house after his parents went missing. It was between Ryan and his father’s brother and sister-in-law. When the legal battle ended, Ryan was given possession of the house. His uncle and aunt were not happy. Ryan lets the house remain vacant until he moves in 20 years later. He moves in because he wants to find out what happened to his parents. Soon after he moves in, his aunt and uncle disappear. He soon realizes that the house is haunted. He meets many ghosts. Some are friendly, like Carl, Thaddeus and Eloise. Some are very mean, such as Vivienne, “the girl in the pond”. Ripley takes us on the journey with Ryan, as he enlists others, to find out what happened to his mother and father. The ending leaves plenty of room for the “Berkley Street” series to continue. You will be left wanting more.Ripley tells an excellent haunted house, ghost story. “Berkley Street” is well written and will hold your interest right from the start. There are many very scary moments that will give you the chills. A very tense and spooky read. The character of Shane Ryan is very well developed. You will come to like and route for Ryan through the entire book. Ripley does an excellent job taking the reader on a walk with Ryan as he pursues his goal to find his parents. If you like ghost stories and haunted house stories, you will like “Berkley Street”. If you never read any of Ripley’s other works, read this and you will be hooked. You will want to read his other trilogies. I recommend this book.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a great ghost story. I didn’t stop reading until I got to the end. I didn’t want it to end when it did. You will not be disappointed if you choose this book.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was a book that kept you hooked. It gave good detail without being long winded. Can’t wait for the second book

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was presently surprised with this book! Liked it a lot and recommend this book if you want to read a good horror!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great characters, spooky storyline. I have to admit that this book is now a favorite. Thank you Mr. Ripley for a truly haunting book. I hope there is a book two.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Dayton

    This book tells a tale of extreme haunting and I really enjoyed it. Good characters and plot. If you like the supernatural, you should enjoy this.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow… I’ve been a fan of horror books and movies for decades. I was a die-hard King fan until his ego started taking over; his books became more “philosophical” and his tales lost much of the exquisite elements of terror in his earlier works. I searched high and low for a worthy successor (believe me, I’ve read them all) but was never able to find one. Until now. Though not yet equivalent to King’s best, I have no doubt this author will reach — and possibly exceed — that lofty pinnacle of excellence in the not-too-distant future. Well done!

  49. Rated 5 out of 5


    I expected a run of the mil story, what I got instead was a great read. Very creative, scary story that wasn’t typical or over done. I look forward to reading more by this author.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a very good read. It is well-written without distracting typos. The author has an awesome imagination with superior storytelling talent. I felt like I was really with the characters in their journey. They seem very real and relatable. Not to mention, this book contains all the elements of a spooky story – horror, thrill, suspense and just the right amount of guessing!

  51. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book kept me up and kept me turning the pages. Loved bonus chapter , as I liked Carl and wanted to know what happened to him.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    I read every night before bed. And every night I couldn’t wait to go to bed just so I could read this book. Loved it!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Southern Rhyder

    Very well written. Bazaar, leaves the mind to wonder of all the possibilities we have never even considered.The mind, should never be under estimated.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved it!! Can’t wait to read another one of his books! Very entertaining…..

  55. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a great book I can’t wait to ready the other ones coming out soon it was great from the start

  56. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoy reading horror but I’m really not into zombies or vampires. You can give me an occasional demon or even a witch and I’m interested but there is nothing I like more than a ghost story…AND if you throw in some great characters, then I’m totally hooked. Well, this book doesn’t disappoint on that front. It’s a good old fashioned ghost story full of wonderful and unforgettable characters! The kind of book that you can’t wait to see what happens but you’re so sad once it ends. I could read this every Halloween along with one of my favorite Bradbury books. I so can’t wait for the sequel!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Demaree

    I have got to say that this one was a thriller. I am definitely looking forward to the next in the Berkley Street Series.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol Craig

    I couldn’t stop reading this book. It kept me on edge and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. My only disappointment was that book two is not out? I want more!

  59. Rated 4 out of 5


    Suspenseful & a great read!

  60. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read!

  61. Rated 1 out of 5

    Julie A Taylor

    This is a very poorly written novel even though the plot is interesting. The story is good but very far from the traditional beliefs of ghosts. If you can handle bad writing and unrealistic hauntings this book is for you.

  62. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pen Name

    Scary good read

  63. Rated 1 out of 5

    Kaye Miller

    I didn’t pay much for this but couldn’t read it because there was so much missing text. There would be 2 pages of print, then 2 pages blank thru the whole thing and it didn’t pick up from the last page either. very dissapointed.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5


    abso;utely terrrifing i loved it well written and full of suspence waiting for the next one

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheila Stunkard

    A very creepy, scary book. Don’t read it alone at night!

  66. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Lighthouse is another AWESOME READ!! Ron Ripley isn’t another King or Koontz – he’s surpassed them in talent for writing horror and supernatural. He’s THE author I will buy every book he puts out, without even reading the intro to it. He’s simply a great writer!

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    A. L. PUTMAN

    Really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing and my interest through out the whole book and I was rather surprised at the end. The end left me questioning what would happen next and if things were really real. Definitely a recommended book as you will remember the characters.

  68. Rated 2 out of 5

    E.P. McLean

    At just one hundred and seventy pages a short book. The author does a good job of describing his ghosts and the back story of Shane and his experiences in his parents house. Has very much the feel of the old ‘House’ series of films from some twenty years ago. The problem with the shortness of the book is so much time is spent on the back story that the ending is rushed. One is left with the idea that this would have been a much better book with fifty more pages of work.

  69. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love reading books about ghosts and unexplained happenings. This book gets you from the beginning and keeps you until the end. Ron Ripley is very good at writing ghost stories that make you believe anything is possible. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series.

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beverly Saville

    Ron Ripley is a FANTASTIC writer! I could not put the book down! I look forward to reading more of his books!

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    cathy dupree

    Ron Ripley’s books are the greatest. He certainly makes it hard to put his books down. Looking forward to his next book.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Featherston

    Excellent book, recommend to everyone who loves a good ghost storyline. Straight on to the next book in the series🔰

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice Mann

    Quite a fun story. I admired the way you are in the past, then in regular time with the different characters. I can hardly wait to begin with the next book.

  74. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maria M Figueras

    Ron Ripley is an amazing author. This book had me reading faster than I ever have before. Amazing story line and the bonus chapters answered all of my questions.

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara Hamsher

    Enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. You could feel the fear of each character especially Shane. Enjoy your reading. I know I did.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5



  77. Rated 1 out of 5

    Dawn Callahan

    Eh. Not very good.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie M. Smith

    Enjoyed reading. This is not a heavy read with details and deep character development. That said, I finished the book in a few hours and it was really fun to read while traveling.

  79. Rated 5 out of 5


    ORDER THIS NOW!!!Ok, here we go.. This is my first time leaving a review on a book/author after owning a Kindle for 7 years. I can’t explain how excited I am that I have stumbled across this writer. What luck! This story/series (I have read the first two), are what make you stay up too late, ignore chores, or hurry to get your “adulting” out of the way so you can pick your Kindle back up.FINALLY.. A story with spirits that allows the spirits themselves to have a voice! It adds such a different dynamic. And Shane. He’s the kind of guy you’re warned to stay away from, yet you’re drawn to.I am amazed at how Mr. Ripley comes up with the story lines. I just simply can’t get enough! And to find out he has many other books that I will get to the pleasure to read is the icing on the cake! I am at a loss as to how this writer is not more well known. Cheers to you, Ron Ripley!

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Cardwell

    The stormy story is fun, original, and interesting. I wish it was longer. Very enjoyable and I would recommend it.

  81. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathryn L. Stanley

    Enjoy this series. Can’t wait for the next book.

  82. Rated 5 out of 5


    ths is great bool. everytime i had to stop reading i looked forward to being able to read it agin.

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judith L. Colburn

    Very good read! I was drawn in from the beginning. I will definitely be reading the entire series.

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    char wernsdorfer


  85. Rated 3 out of 5

    Shawn Chesney

    Some really interesting characters and an interesting take on the haunted house. But suddenly, there are 10 more pages and it wraps up like someone had to meet a deadline. Really a let down. No denouement for any of the otherwise well fleshed out characters, good or evil.

  86. Rated 5 out of 5


    Another excellent Ron Ripley book! I’ve read the book first and now have listened to the audiobook. The performance was very enjoyable and well done. Ron’s books are very “believable” ghost stories and hold your attention throughout the story.

  87. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great book could stop reading. Can’t wait to read more. Reminds me of the good classic horror movies where your own thoughts make it intense.

  88. Rated 4 out of 5

    CJ Sheridan

    Great, spooky visuals with this audio if you have a good imagination! Characters you can invest in with an interesting plot. Doesn’t depend on shock or gore to creep you out!

  89. Rated 4 out of 5

    Denea Gallaway

    I love a good ghost story, loved every page. The end was well done.I would recommend this book to anyone thst likes s good dpooky tale.

  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie @ BookLoversLife

    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.*

  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annette Montoya

    Very good Mr Ripley! I was mesmerized through the whole book. Spooky yes, but not horrific. Look forward to more.

  92. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have the Audiobooks edition of this book, which was not among the choices on Goodreads. I was given this book for free in exchange for a review. That did not prevent me from enjoying it though. Ron Ripley knows how to write ghost stories. This is my second experience with his writing and I have loved them both. In Berkley Street, Shane Ryan inherits an old rambling house when his parents disappear. He once lived in the house as a child and became acquainted with some of the house’s “other” residents. The book moves back and forth from Shane’s childhood in the house to the present day when he returns as an adult. The creepiness slowly grows as we get further into the book, reaching a hair-raising climax as Shane finally faces the girl in the pond, who has been driving the events for years.Mr. Ripley is one of the few ghost story writers who understands that not all ghosts are mean and evil. They aren’t Casper by any stretch of the imagination, but they are not looking to bring harm to the still living either. This makes for a more compelling read. Four solid stars.

  93. Rated 5 out of 5


    I LOVE anything supernatural. I love how Ron Ripley writes with the ghosts and this book is no exception which I did not want to end. This book is about Shane returning to his childhood home to find his family. Loved the all the characters especially Roberto, Carl, Jerry, and Herman but hated Vivian. My only complaint, too short and want the rest of the series on audiobook. Highly recommend to anyone who loves ghosts, also recommend the Moving in series.

  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wen H

    I absolutely loved this book and I quickly read the entire series. The idea of growing up in a haunted house and learning to live in balance with the majority of the spirits there was such a neat concept, and I loved the relationship between the main character and the ghosts, such as Carl and Eloise. I’m looking forward to more stories in the future with these characters and this house!

  95. Rated 1 out of 5


    I did not like this book! I don’t care for books that go back and forth from years back to the present. did not care for the ending either.

  96. Rated 4 out of 5


    Very good story. It really keeps your interest going.

  97. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent read. I was not disappointed. I have enjoyed all of Ron’s books

  98. Rated 5 out of 5


    Shane Ryan returns to his childhood home to investigate the disapearance of his parents from their very haunted home. As a child he encounters friendly and not so friendly and dangerous spirits lurking in the walls. Seriously creepy, loved every word written.

  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tamara H Collins

    Wow I can not wait to start book two. I couldn’t put it Down. It was completely mesmerizing from start to finish.

  100. Rated 3 out of 5


    I read this book in just a few hours. It provided a bit of entertainment. I would rather it had been a movie.

  101. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robert D’Amato

    Very entertaining, he shows a lot of imagination and ties up the loose ends. Now I will get the next in the series.

  102. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow..Mr Ripley writes in such a way that I almost felt that I lived in the house with them. I am looking forward to reading more.

  103. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a great ghost story! I liked the pace of the book, no waiting for something exciting to happen. I also appreciated that there’s no sappy love story. The characters were great, though I wish there was more about the Andersons. Great book, will definitely read more by this author.

  104. Rated 5 out of 5


    Omg, such a great scary story. I don’t think I’ve gotten so caught up in a ghost story in a really long time, right from the first page. Even all the back and forth between the past and present was so seamless and well written.

  105. Rated 3 out of 5

    christine gudzelak

    A good read.

  106. Rated 5 out of 5

    P. Wint

    The characters are very well written. The fascinating story grips you from the first page. There is a lot of mystery and suspense. Love the supernatural elements as well. If you like spooky and a bit of adventure, this book won’t disappoint.

  107. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this Series!! Great characters and story lines. I recommend reading this.

  108. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved the Moving In series. This guy does creepy ghost stories like nothing else. I was excited to find this series. It didn’t disappoint. Creepy and dark it was an awesome read.The narrator did a good job. He gave a great performance.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  109. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dana Williams

    Good book

  110. Rated 5 out of 5


    I rate this right up there with “Moving In.” Great horror ghost story: action packed with excellent character development.

  111. Rated 3 out of 5

    Joy D.

    Decent enough ghost/haunted house story, but I was left with too many unanswered questions about the house and all of its inhabitants. Maybe some of those questions are answered in the next book, but I like situations to be resolved in the book they are introduced into.

  112. Rated 4 out of 5


    This was a really well written story with some very creepy moments. I really enjoyed it and wasn’t ready for the book to end.

  113. Rated 5 out of 5


    I could barely put this book down (so to speak), it kept my mind occupied by the thought of what was to happen next. A great suspense, character development was awesome & it flowed quite well.

  114. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jen Kunkle-Clark

    Imagine your house has long past, and an even longer memory. Shane was still in grade school when he first laid eyes on 125 Berkeley Street. Screams, secret passages, the shadow of something that seems dead set on his destruction have haunted him ever since. Now he’s all grown up and back to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding his childhood home.

  115. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raymond Restaino

    I really enjoyed this book! The writer gets you hooked and you are compelled to finish! On to the next book in the series!

  116. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tina Cole

    Berkley Street draws you in in the first five minutes. The main character is Shane Ryan and boy does he have an interesting, scary life! He returns to his very haunted childhood home to try and find his missing parents. There are quite a few old ‘friends’ still there. I won’t say more about that.Ron’s characters are always endearing and you want to get right in there with them. The ghosts are mean and ugly and scary and just horrible in every kind of way. There are lots of intense confrontations described in detail. I’ve never read a book by Ron that I didn’t enjoy. I’m an old school Stephen King fan and can honestly say Ron’s writing is comparable to King. I’ve been up reading into the wee hours. I’m only able to do this because my dog is right beside me! Otherwise I’d too scared!Berkley Street is a fantastic read! This is a stand-alone book, but, I’m sure when you finish it, you’ll immediately want to start Book 2 (The Lighthouse). I’m already reading Sanford Hospital (Book 4) of the series – sneaking every single moment I can! Read Berkley Street. I promise a scary ride!

  117. Rated 4 out of 5


    Quick read! Can’t wait to get the next one!

  118. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ban Filthy Illegals

    I am still reading Ron’s “Moving series” (I took a break because I seemed to have lost interest in that series). I started reading this series after a short hiatus from Ron.It was an OK book. It definitely could have been better.There were quite a few scares and “sh*t my pants” moments but over all, I came out feeling that not much was explained. Don’t get me wrong…Ron explains quite a bit about the history of the house however, I left feeling that it was not enough. For example, there were a number of ghosts that befriended Shane however the book concentrated on the German ghost. Who was that skeleton that beat the snot out of Shane when he was younger? And why did the skeleton remove every single hair follicle from his body? I mean, he is totally hairless and there is no explanation as to why the evil skeleton did that! Frustrating!!Probably the most annoying and frustrating unexplained moment was when Shane was able to beat up the Pond Girl in her bedroom. How did he get the abilities to beat a ghost up? He had no protection what so ever.Also, I didn’t like the depressed, alcoholic hero Shane portrayed. His one word sentences and matter-of-fact conversations with the other characters made me want to beat him up.Proofreading is a MUST! Come on…there were spelling and grammar mistakes! And instead of saying Shane Said, the writer accidentally wrote Mr. Shane said. Pathetic.I’m curious as to why there are similarities to this and the River Series by Michael Richan. I love that series and to see the similarities is a bit disturbing.I will read the other books in this series but I am not going to hold my breath…

  119. Rated 5 out of 5

    A. Gray

    Loved the book! Could not put the book down! More then I expected but everything I wanted! Would definitely recommend this book

  120. Rated 4 out of 5


    Something is wrong with the old Andersen house. Really, really, wrong. Shane Ryan grew up there. Now he has returned to his childhood home, 20 years after the disappearance of his parents, to find out exactly what happened all those years ago. He might not like what he finds. Many secrets and ghosts from the past will need to be brought to light in order to unravel the mystery.If you are looking for a slow burn haunted house tale, then Berkley Street Is not your huckleberry. There is zero pussyfooting around with this one. The spirits are restless and they are in your face from the beginning. I dug that about this one. The characters, both alive and spirit, were well drawn and the story moves quickly with several genuinely creepy moments.The audio for BS was very well done. I wasn’t too sure about the narrator at first, but once I got used to the cadence and tone, it fit the story and I ended up liking it very much. Listening versus reading is sometimes a difficult thing, but no matter the format of this one, I believe that I would have enjoyed it equally. 3.5+ Stars**”I received a complimentary audiobook edition of this title from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review and this was it.”**

  121. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ron has a talent for writing about spooky, scary, creepy things. He so well describes characters, places, ghosts, environments that as a reader; I am hooked from the first word to the last.

  122. Rated 5 out of 5

    Malinda A. Wagner

    I had to finish this book in two late nights to find out what happened to the haunts and humans. Good spooky times…

  123. Rated 5 out of 5


    Berkley Street (Book 1)By: Ron RipleyGenre: HorrorShane Ryan is a retired marine who just moved back into his family home, the place he grew up in as a child. Unlike your typical two story Victorian, this one is full of ghosts, demons and devils and always has been. Shane’s childhood was traumatic and horrific. Now, as a grown adult, he must face those ghosts to find out what happened to his parents who disappeared in the house 20 years ago.Horror is my genre of choice. I love to be scared. The cover of, and the description of Berkley Street intrigued me. I am SO GLAD I chose it!Great read! Scary, suspenseful, mysterious and just plain icky! I loved it!Ron Ripley is a very talented writer. While reading one scene—one in which tiny little demon-like things drag a naked man down the hallway of the Berkley Street house, and past the open doorway of the room in which Shane sits terrified and watching, presumably to eat him or torture him or whatever—I found myself scared out of my wits and shaking. That scene lasted all of a page and a ½…maybe! TERRIFIED ME!Shane is a great character. As a child, he was faced with these demons and ghosts on a nightly basis—although his parents didn’t believe his stories—and still turned out to be a great guy. He’s witty and fun and well rounded. He’s hard when he must be but, would prefer to be gentle and kind. He’s my kind of hero.The antagonist of the story is the ghost of a little girl. She is one terrifying little hag. You can’t help but hate her!Other characters include two ghost children just looking for playmates, a Nazi soldier who can be incredibly kind and inhumanly cruel at the same time; and terrifying ghost of an old man so filled with hate that he scares Shane even as an adult. There’s also a kind and benevolent skeleton who plays the violin.They all make up a heck of a story!I recommend it highly to anyone enjoys being scared. I bought this book through Audible. I would also HIGHLY recommend readers buy the version that you can listen to. I listened to while at the gym. More than once I had to stop my exercises just to shudder! Scary stuff!

  124. Rated 5 out of 5


    After reading the first couple ‘Moving In’ books I was hooked. This one was faster paced and a bit scarier and was hard to put down.

  125. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha H

    I loved the story line of the house and all the characters involved in the story. I didn’t want to stop reading.

  126. Rated 4 out of 5


    What did you love best about Berkley Street?I loved that Berkley Street was not predictable. Just when I thought I possible had it figured out I was thrown for another loop hole. Great keep you on your feet listenDid the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?Yes was always something unexpected and making you wonder who what where and why.The back story on the house and how it came to be was gripping.If you could take any character from Berkley Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?Shane hes been through hell and still manages to keep moving

  127. Rated 4 out of 5


    I like reading the book about haunted house.This book didn’t disappoint me.Every chapter is mysterious.I listened Audible with .75 speed. That sounds scared me more.

  128. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow..really surprised by a great storyline and ending. Very well written and great imagery.cant wait to see what Mr. Ripley has in store next.

  129. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julia Bock

    This is an interesting story. I don’t think I’ve ever read another like it. There are more books in the series. This first one might give you nightmares.

  130. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Shah

    Really enjoyed this story. This is the kind of story that stays with you long after you stop readiing. If you enjoy the supernatural, this is for you. Off to book two!!

  131. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very gripping! Wasn’t sure where it was going, but kept my interest all the way. Bonus chapters were very informative.

  132. Rated 5 out of 5


    Berkeley Street was a book with a 5 star rating in my option. If old houses could talk, I wonder if you would find ghosts in them. Makes one wonder…..

  133. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin L. Wright

    I usually don’t like ghost stories. I don’t believe in them, and usually avoid books with them in it. But Ron Ripley has a winner in this book. He has developed the characters, both living and dead, with such skill that I got to know them all and was 100% invested in the tale. The book reaches a happy ending very believably. Already downloaded and am reading Book 2.

  134. Rated 5 out of 5


    A page Turner! Very good read!

  135. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love the little bit of military thrown in the mix. Little bit of a murder mystery. Excellent story by far!

  136. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melody Rose

    I like the characters. It’s one of those books that you just can’t put down you have to keep reading and reading all through the night to see what happens.

  137. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am loving this book! I only read at night, before bed, hate to put it down to get some sleep!

  138. Rated 5 out of 5

    A. Bell

    I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. I love a good ghost story and this was so well done and I could really picture this crazy maze of a house and the deep dark twists and turns. Even the ghosts kind of got you liking them. Not the dark ones of course, but it was a truly great story. Well written and held my attention at every page. !

  139. Rated 3 out of 5


    Very straightforward and good ghost story. I liked it but hopefully he’ll become a better more complex writer with practice.

  140. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda C. Schiess

    Wonderful tale. Hard to put down. Loved the characters.

  141. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teri Burke

    Try enjoyable with enough moments to shiver by. Although the back story of Carl would have been a welcome depth to the narration. You an tell during the read that there is much more to be heard and understood about the house but even more so about the girl.

  142. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed this book. It was fantastic ghost story. Full of suspenseful moments. Kept me on edge with every chapter.

  143. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suzi Armstrong

    I love to read, and this book grabbed my attention from the start. The characters came to life in my mind and their stories were well told.

  144. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole reader

    If you love horror , then pick this book. Have not read a book like this in a long time, really long time. Once you start you won’t put down

  145. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anjelica Klade

    This was an excellent sorry not predictable like many others. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read the others in the series.

  146. Rated 4 out of 5


    A really fun read. I was entertained.

  147. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judy A. Bradshaw

    I really liked the story and plot. It kept my attention and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes ghost stories. I chose to give it 5stars because it was a page turner!

  148. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Jett

    This book was absolutely wonderful. I wish there had been more to it because I am so curious about the other ghosts in the house. I’ve already recommended it to several friends even when only a quarter of the way through.

  149. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam Peterson

    I read a lot of books and this was right up there with any of the horror novels I’ve read

  150. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angelic Haliga

    It’s refreshing to find a book that literally kept me looking behind my back whenever I was in the basement!!! THANK YOU!

  151. Rated 5 out of 5

    M. C Gillette

    A Real Page Turner! A real nail biter! I love this series! It’s a different kind of horror, but one I love! I have read the entire 6 book series in one week, I am so hooked. The best part is that he doesn’t kill pets in the stories-a real deal breaker in my opinion. The action is fast and furious. Keep Shane Ryan and Frank coming, Ron. I’ll be waiting.

  152. Rated 4 out of 5


    I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t very long, but the story was convoluted enough to hold my attention. I enjoy spooky stories, but I don’t enjoy gory stories. This fit the bill nicely. I’m looking forward to reading other books in this collection.

  153. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading more of this series. I started with the (Moving In) series and I’m hooked.

  154. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love Dragons, what can I say. Honestly, over the years I’ve come across excellent to cheesy books involving dragons.The perspectives of both species were truly brought to life! Each of the main characters were deeply well developing.Notably, this page Turner did not lack excitement nor depth. In the end it accommodates and wows you with the true parallels of our current world.FOR DRAGON LOVERS EVERYWHERE A MUST READ. … FOR THE REST OF YOU READERS GIVE IT SOME CONSIDERATION! Again the depth with this author writes is truly INCREDIBLE!I greatly look forward to the next book suggested to bead in your trilogy , #3. Now here’s an Author that’s real. He recommends read Book 3 Before Book 2 go prevent any spoilers as Book 2is a Prequel to book 1. Sounds like it might contain many spoilers to the first book in the trilogy.Thank you Mr. Ron Ripley for a great get away in such an exotic world!

  155. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denise Richardson

    The characters are stunningly created. I found myself quickly invested. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

  156. Rated 4 out of 5


    The main characters are always people you would like to know and visit with. Then he puts these characters in some really terrifying situations, both physical and mental. The more I read the more I realized that even if they survived they would never be exactly as they had been before. This is the second series of Mr . Ripley’s that I have started and I really enjoyed Berkley Street. I’m getting ready to order The Lighthouse but I can’t start it tonight or I’ll be up all night reading can’t stand putting them down, unfinished.

  157. Rated 4 out of 5


    Good first book

  158. Rated 4 out of 5


    While I was left with a few questions (mostly on Mr. Anderson and the final fate of Carl and the others) I enjoyed this read. Ripley sets up a great atmosphere for the house and takes a few surprising turns along the way. It’s a short book and leaves you wanting more of it. The bonus chapters spread a little light but I did want more explanation.

  159. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rev Gurley

    My favorite genre is the classic Gothic haunted house novel. Yet, unfortunately, most are the same basic plot – family moves into a house in the country, ghosts happen, family members turn against each other….blah blah blah. Berkley Street, however, is different – refreshingly so. Yes there are ghosts, but they work more like characters than objects. Some are good, some are bad, some are scared of each other. My only complaint is that there are a few threads that aren’t tied up as nicely as I would’ve liked, but overall, an exceptional Gothic horror story worth reading. I was so impressed, I picked up the next 2 books by Ron Ripley.

  160. Rated 4 out of 5

    chicken little

    I enjoyed the book,it was not the type I normally read. Once. I started it kept my interest and found myself eager to discover why and how the ghost resided in this house.

  161. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Marissa Francis

    Great book I was riveted!

  162. Rated 5 out of 5


    I haven’t finished it yet but so far so good.

  163. Rated 2 out of 5

    Piper’s mama

    Have you ever met someone who talks about themselves in the third person? It almost felt like that.Shane opens his eyes. Shane gets out of bed. Shane goes for a walk.I felt like I was reading one of the old dick and Jane books but with ghosts.The parents come in his room in a flashback and are referred to as ” Shane’s mom ” and ” Shane’s dad” a dozen times and with their first names to each other in every line of dialog.I found it super distracting and annoyed me to the point I stopped reading. Which was disappointing because the reviews say this is a great scary story which I am always looking for

  164. Rated 5 out of 5

    Music & Book Fan

    Very enjoyable book, I could not stop reading it after I download it . I really didn’t think I’d really love the book’s concept, but I really do look forward to more in the series from Ron Ripley. It combines ghosts, horror, and mystery all in a great combination. Please give this first book a read of you like any of the topics I listed.

  165. Rated 3 out of 5


    Difficult to follow. Stand-alone with unanswered questions that bounces between past and present.Interesting storyline. The characters have distinct personalities. The dialogue is okay.No desire to re-read this story. I may be interested in other works by this author.

  166. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rebecca M. Fullwood

    This was so much better than I expected. Very interesting. A ghost story to saver. I would read this author again.

  167. Rated 5 out of 5

    mike perkovich

    love this series

  168. Rated 1 out of 5


    Didnt like it- there really didnt seem to be much point,

  169. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joan Yankalunas

    I love haunted house stories and this one delivered! The historical references gave the story extra depth and the characters including the ghosts were interesting. The nether worldliness of the house made a great background for the story.The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. Loved the bonus chapters at the end- I can’t wait to hear more.

  170. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ron Ripley never disappoints. Looking forward to many more great reads from him.

  171. Rated 5 out of 5

    denise sheldon

    A book I could not put down. Extremely well wrote. Don’t usually read scary books but this one was so interesting with great stories all through.

  172. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barb Wiggins

    It came up as an offer in one of my book clubs and when I tried to purchase the book it said I did a while back. I looked up the book and ended up reading it again. It’s really well written, and you are curious as to what will happen next and just keep reading one more chapter until it’s gone and you’ve up really late! I loved it enough to read it twice!

  173. Rated 4 out of 5

    L Ensign

    Hard to put down. A few slow areas. Characters are relatable. Both the living and dead. Not a typical ghost story. Not scary. But definitely intriguing and quite a few new ideas I haven’t read before. Recommend.

  174. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had a hard time stopping to do other things. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author

  175. Rated 4 out of 5


    Interesting and holds your attention. Sequels are equally entertaining. All are worth taking the time to read. Hope there are more to come!

  176. Rated 5 out of 5

    Curt W

    Ron Ripley’s “Berkley Street” grabs your attention from the first pages. Moving into an unusually haunted house, the protagonist, Shane, exhibits an interesting and compelling mix of courage and vulnerability. At times hero, then victim, Shane faces ghosts and situations from his childhood and the past owners of the home. The characters are well developed and believable in a page-turner you’ll hate to put down. It’s a very good read.

  177. Rated 4 out of 5

    K. Singer

    This book kept me interested. I usually end up not liking paranormal type books, but this one didn’t read as formulaic as most.

  178. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Sjoberg

    Great read. You want frightening? You need to read this book. I couldn’t put it down until the end, oh, and I read it with the lights on.

  179. Rated 5 out of 5


    You had to love or hate this genre. For me is LOVE AT 1ST SIGHT….Ron Ripley is one of those writers that could make anything with little or big things. You could feel fear, stress, die of terror, suspense but never being bored.I had other books by Ripley and just began the Berkley Series. I wasn’t disappointed. Me, that hate go and back can’t stop to read and finally know what Shane wants too.The use of few “live” characters in between the lot of “dead ones” are great. So many dead interesting ones…The plot, the characters, the atmosphere, pond, the house even the abuse of alcohol fits like a great puzzle.Ripley is an artist moving and creating that atmosphere of threat that never leaves. Every book I read from him is better and better.I could say many things from the book, but where is the fun in telling that you could read and enjoy?I’m very honest with my Reviews, not only for me, the author or other readers, how an author know when did something good or need improvement?How another reader believe in my review? If I didn’t read the book, I don’t Review. If the book is good, Review. If the book isn’t good, Review.With that we all benefit, readers, authors & readers searching for something new or special.My opinions are my own. You can find me at Amazon under: MASTERI

  180. Rated 4 out of 5

    Danielle Brooks

    Very interesting story.

  181. Rated 5 out of 5


    I got this book on a whim. Once I began to read it I simply couldn’t put it down. My family had a late supper as a result. My husband is going to read it next!

  182. Rated 5 out of 5

    A. Rutter

    Couldn’t put this one down until I was done! It drew me in and grabbed hold.. it was spooky and yet there were great characters and a story. Would definitely recommend. I don’t give 5 stars often.

  183. Rated 4 out of 5

    S. F. Williams

    I really enjoyed this book. It’s a quick read and has enough twists and turns to keep me reading. Characters are identifiable and developed enough for a haunted house tale.

  184. Rated 4 out of 5


    A great book! An unusual and well-written plot. I would have given it five stars, but at only 192 pages, it was much too short. This is not your same old haunted house story. Very enjoyable to read.

  185. Rated 5 out of 5

    Betty J White

    Is a great book one I had to finish in one sitting waiting to see what would happen next

  186. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ron Ripley wrote a book I couldn’t put down. Rich ghostly characters, a hero , interesting support characters, I didn’t want it to end. I am a fan for life. Kudos to you Mr. Ripley ! Keep those stories coming !

  187. Rated 5 out of 5


    I read this book in one sitting. This book was just the right amount of terrifying, and I think I’ll be sleeping with a light on tonight.

  188. Rated 5 out of 5


    I loved the pace and the way the story flowed easily even though there were different time periods interspersed. I also liked the bonus chapters about carl, I would have liked to know more on how some of the other ghosts came to be there.

  189. Rated 5 out of 5


    It is a terrific story which holds your interest to the end. The characters are very real and make this story all the more interesting. Can’t put the book down. Hated to see the story end.

  190. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Wall

    This story was a very enjoyable experience. I enjoyed the main character and his many interactions with the many spirits living in his home. I was very entertained and look forward to more stories by his author.

  191. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thankfully I read this book during the day time. Otherwise I would be sleeping with my lights on. Well written and scary enough.

  192. Rated 4 out of 5

    Leanne Hoagland Smith

    Are there ghosts? Can spirits change what we perceive as reality? Can a house physically change its internal structure? This fictional book looks at those three questions and gives the reader a lot of twists and turns. Through flashbacks, the reader gains greater understanding as to the unknowns within the house and how those unknowns haunted the life of one young boy and many adults.

  193. Rated 5 out of 5


    I loved this book. I haven’t read a good ghost story in a long long time! This by far, is the best I’ve read! I couldn’t put it down once I stared reading it. Had to finish it! Give it a try, you’ll love it too.

  194. Rated 4 out of 5


    Psychological thriller that could use more context. I have questions!! 🙂 What happens to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson? Looking forward to reading more of this story.

  195. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed this book. The present and past weave back and forth until you finally get to scariest part…

  196. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Lou

    Thoroughly enjoyable and spooky enough that I did not want to read it at night. History does repeat itself until one man is able to face his own fear and put a stop to the evil in the house.

  197. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suzan Beyer

    This is a great, scary ghost story. I loved this book!

  198. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mimi Daniel

    Very cleverly thought out. I enjoyed it greatly. It gave me weird dreams! Kudos!

  199. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Alexander

    I absolutely loved this book! It wasn’t long enough though, as I was sadly finished almost as soon as I started.

  200. Rated 4 out of 5

    sherry park

    Very good writing, scary and kept my attention. Loved it.

  201. Rated 5 out of 5

    lucy carl

    Could not put this down! The perfect book to read when you need a little chill in your bedroom late at night!

  202. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely LOVED this book. Couldn’t put it down!!!

  203. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastically frightening. Absolutely loved it, engrossing from start to finish so much much so I couldn’t put it down. Will definitely be be adding Ron Ripley to my preferred authors list.

  204. Rated 5 out of 5

    Johann ginn

    Shane is going back to a house that stole his parents.He grew up in the house with the dead always communicating with him but besides the ghosts there is something lurking in the pond out back…Will shane ever find his missing parents or will he also go missing?Pick this up, its good!

  205. Rated 5 out of 5

    lynn robinson

    This was a well written book . Ghost are abundant in this story of a haunted house and the lives in touched. Affecting some people more than others. If you didn’t believe in ghosts before reading this book you definitely will when done. It was a strange, spooky and weird story that I had to continue till the end. Good book, thanks

  206. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great book!!!!

  207. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mrs. D. L. Clifford

    Welcome to the haunted house on Berkley Street, a house that Shane Ryan returns to to try and find his parents who went missing years ago. Little does he know that his aunt and uncle have also gone there as they believe the house should belong to them. Trouble is, they also go missing and Detective Marie Lafontaine thinks Shane has something to do with it. Between them and with the help of a few others they search the secret passages within the walls where the dead lie in wait.This is a brilliant read and I liked the fact that at the end of the book there are bonus chapters which explain how and why the dead are there

  208. Rated 5 out of 5

    albert edie

    One of the best modern horrer novels I have ever read! Truly gave me goosebumps at times, which I can assure is not an easy thing to accomplish! I would suggest this book to anyone who is a fan of horror from Edgar Allen poe to Stephen King a must read!

  209. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen Fosses

    Scary, but not scary to the point of nightmares. It was a fast read and a good change of pace for me!

  210. Rated 5 out of 5


    Couldn’t put it down. Read it in two days, I will be getting Mr Ripleys other books, hope others enjoy it also

  211. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raymond Arifianto

    Read straight through. Awesome 🙂

  212. Rated 1 out of 5

    Agatha Britt

    I didn’t enjoy this book. Much too weird and twisted for my taste. It was well written though and I am sure there are many people who will love !

  213. Rated 5 out of 5


    Extremely well written. I found it impossible not to identify with the characters – if you enjoy feeling fear, Mr. RIpley really brings it!

  214. Rated 5 out of 5

    John A McFarlane

    Fun with a nice steady pace. This book in my opinion had only one real flaw and that was a forensic visit from the police which ended when nothing was found but lots of strange occurences. They did not investigate further. However, it’s easy to overlook that as this was just fun to read start to finish I can’t say it sent chills up my spine but I still did not want to put it down. Overall, very entertaining!

  215. Rated 5 out of 5

    P. Baker

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was well written and believable, even though I don’t believe in ghosts. It was not your usual ghost story and held my interest. The characters were likable and interesting.

  216. Rated 2 out of 5


    What a dreadful book – the timeline is all over the place until the reader has no idea of just WHAT time period the story is relating to.The situations were erratic and tended towards the totally absurd.The only way I could get through it was to treat the story as a comedy – so: I giggled my way through the silliness…..

  217. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was so intrigued by the premise of this novel. Who has the courage to live in a wildly haunted house that can transform at will? Superb and one of my favorites so far in my Kindle library.

  218. Rated 4 out of 5

    Margaret A. Croyts

    A great story, better than a ghost story. Well written and easy to read. Great, strong characters. I enjoyed reading this book.

  219. Rated 4 out of 5

    K. A. Y.

    BERKLEY STREET is the first novel in the Berkley Street series, by author Ron Ripley. In the house at number 125 Berkley Street, the author has created a most unique and terrifying environment positively riddled with ghosts of different backgrounds and temperaments. Shane Ryan and his parents, Hank and Fiona, buy the house after it had belonged to the Andersons. It doesn’t take long for young Shane and his family to find out what the rest of the neighborhood already suspected–that their house is indeed, very much, haunted to the maximum capacity.”Everything’s impossible until it isn’t . . . “Ron Ripley has created a morbid “fun house” of sorts, filled with macabre spirits, hidden passages, and a house that likes to conveniently change its shape and form impossibly, from the inside.”. . . you can disappear into the walls. Places and rooms which shouldn’t exist, but they do anyway.”Twenty years after the disappearance of his parents, a series of events leads Shane to move back to the house at 125 Berkley Street. On his first day, he meets a neighbor and former Marine, Gerald Beck–a man who has always believed the rumors of Shane’s house to be truth.”. . . there are things which the Good Lord does not rein in. And some of those things are in the root cellar.”Along with the unique atmosphere of this house, Ripley brings us characters–both living and dead–that you’ll come to care about as if they were real people. Each death that occurs there has it’s own special kind of torture, and each spirit trapped there retains their individual personalities. Some, like Carl, are simply grateful to be remembered: “. . . My Oubliette . . . My little place of forgetting. I shall forget he existed, and so shall the world . . . “. Others, like the Lady of the Lake , are still as twisted and sadistic in death as they were in life–more than capable of causing the painful deaths of so many others.”. . . when he fell asleep, he died. They call it dry drowning. A little water in the lungs is enough to kill . . . “Shane is aware of the danger he faces in returning, but his character is so convincingly portrayed that the reader can easily accept that his homecoming was inevitable.I found Berkley Street to be a unique and compelling supernatural horror novel. This was the first book that I’d read by Ron Ripley, and I’ve already purchased another.Recommended!

  220. Rated 4 out of 5


    If you like ghost stories and/or horror this book is for you! Couldn’t put it down until I finished. I’ve never read this author before, but I will now.

  221. Rated 5 out of 5


    Intensely good ghost story. Well written with very few editorial errors.

  222. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is such a gripping story. It tells so much but let’s you fill in the surrounding area. I would say that this is a book for anyone who likes a good ghost story.

  223. Rated 3 out of 5


    Well this was quite an unusual read. The ending of a story is important to me and I found the ending to be satisfactory. While I understand that this is a ghost story i found some portions just downright unbelievable. However I gave it three stars for the storyline and the ending.

  224. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a great read, I can’t wait to continue reading Book 2! It kept me guessing who and what happened and what was going to happen! 5 Stars given

  225. Rated 4 out of 5


    I couldn’t put this book down once I started it. If you like horror, this story is for you.

  226. Rated 3 out of 5


    Although this was a ghost story which takes place in a haunted house, it was not very scarey. The ghosts, many of which were very likable, were more like fairytale characters. But the book did hold my attention.

  227. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tundra Gal

    Unfortunately it was heart stopping and fear inducing and gripping and all of the above times 1000. Why is this unfortunate? Because it leaves you so fearful.

  228. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Shinall

    I loved the whole concept of this story: ghosts that befriend and protect the living; friendly ghosts that are afraid of other (nasty) ghosts. Great story, well written with just the right amount of creep. Ron, keep it up!

  229. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am very particular about my horror stories and I must say this one met all my criteria. Spooky and creepy without tons of gore. Kept me awake at night wondering about the sounds in the dark. lol. I love the flashbacks to earlier times, the author did a great job of letting us get to know the main character through his weaving past and present. definitely left me wanting to know more about what happens next in the house. can’t wait to read the other books in this series!

  230. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kate’s mom

    Enjoyed it immensely! Fun read!

  231. Rated 3 out of 5


    Well written book, worth a look if you enjoy horror stories.Not enough suspense for me and I didn’t relate to the main character. Because I didn’t connect with the read I couldn’t get past how implausible the plot was.An easy, quick read.

  232. Rated 4 out of 5

    M. Pflegl

    Interesting plot, strange storyline but it held my attention. Would definitely read sequel.

  233. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Rhodes

    Great book. I couldn’t put it down.

  234. Rated 4 out of 5


    I give this book a 4 star rating because it kept me on the edge of my seat, eager to know what was around the next corner. Intense! If you like haunted houses and living dead…this is your book.

  235. Rated 5 out of 5


    A true page turner, one you’ll want to read in a single sitting. Character rich & well written.You never know, from page to page, what will happen or be revealed next. Which, for me, was extremely enjoyable because no time was spent trying to figure out “who done it”, only pure reading pleasure.

  236. Rated 4 out of 5


    It you enjoy ghostly story telling with a large amount of weird amount of reality thrown in then you will enjoy this novel. At times you wonder who is real;the author, the hero or die ghost.

  237. Rated 5 out of 5

    karen bird

    Wow I really enjoyed this book great story couldn’t put it down each page revealed more questions than answers then little Hint’s really enjoyed how the story of the house and the family came to live their thank you Ron for a very enjoyable book keep them coming looking forward to the next one . Karen

  238. Rated 1 out of 5

    Ed N

    Have standards in literature fallen this far?I read multiple reviews on Amazon praising this novel for its horror elements. Yet when I finally read the tale, I found it to be quite disappointing and disjointed. I was hoping for something along the lines of an Algernon Blackwood tale. What was delivered could scarcely be mentioned alongside the likes of a Stephen King novella.The writing style was amateurish and juvenile. The characters were vastly underdeveloped and rather one-dimensional. I could not help but feel that this was a draft, not a final product. A grade school reader might enjoy this book, but an adult would find it not very diverting. The novel is short enough to be read in one day, if the reader is so inclined.I, for one, would recommending passing on this book until you are seeking something short and simple for a weekend read or airplane trip.

  239. Rated 3 out of 5

    Debbie J. Blake

    took me awhile to get into this story. Characters were kind of one dimensional but it got better later in the story. I really liked the bonus material. It explains more of the hauntings.

  240. Rated 4 out of 5

    Frank C.

    I enjoyed this book. Although it is not the type of book I normally read. Because of it, I will look for other books by this author. Thanks a bunch for the good read.

  241. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Anne Johnson

    A house completely made up of dead people and the brave family who tried to help them. A “ghost whisperer” who after years of trying to conquer his fear finally comes back to find his missing parents with the help of ghost friends.

  242. Rated 5 out of 5

    david krull

    Loved this book. Read the whole thing in two days. Had a hard time putting it down.Really loved Carl. Great character The premise was really good. Reminded me of Stephen King’s Rose Red. The cast of characters could be kept together for future sequels. At least I hope they are Would have liked to know more about Mr Anderson. He could be a novella all by himself. Great book. Keep up the good work

  243. Rated 4 out of 5


    Characters blended together for easy and pleasant reading. A very interesting mix of the living and the dead. Highly recommended

  244. Rated 4 out of 5

    Winifred GS

    Berkley Street was interesting. It went just enough to let you know who the main ghosts were and still kept Shane as the lead in this story. I also like having more background on Carl.

  245. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book is so well written I enjoyed every minute of reading it so it frustrates the heck out of me when a book as good as this leads you into the next book and you are forced to buy the others. The characters are well written and it’s easy to follow the story line. Enjoyed very much!!

  246. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ramonita Torres

    Would not recommend , too boring! Could not finish the book. Did not hold my interest. Not my favorite author.

  247. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have never been disappointed with any of Ron’s books.

  248. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc A. Torres

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was spooky and fun! The characters really brought you in and the setting was I just awesome! Love a haunted house!! Ihighly recommend it!

  249. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read. Very cleaver.

  250. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great horror story

  251. Rated 4 out of 5


    But a good kind of eerie! The kind that gives you a little chill and makes the hair rise on the back of your neck. Enjoyed this read!

  252. Rated 3 out of 5


    Worth reading, not to good not to bad. It kept my interest. Some parts were stupid though. I would read another book from this author.

  253. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great characters. Very interesting take on the proverbial haunted house.

  254. Rated 4 out of 5

    Greg Macdonald

    This is the first book I have read by Ron Ripley, and it was an excellent introduction. The pacing was steady, and he leaves just enough hidden to keep the reader hooked and coming back for more. The wealth of follow-up material from just this one book is amazing; so many more tales to tell. Can’t wait to start the next one!

  255. Rated 4 out of 5


    Enjoyed this book. Look forward to reading more from this author

  256. Rated 5 out of 5


    WOW!!What a read. I was gripped from cover to cover with this wonderfully tense story. Fantastic book.

  257. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet Sheldon

    I read the entire book from start to finish in one go and still felt I wished it went on longer. Characters were interesting and carried the story beautifully. Thank you.

  258. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very addicting book! ! The ghosts and their back story was so much fun to read! Just the right amount of scary!

  259. Rated 4 out of 5

    Abbie Kwiatkowski

    Read this in one day. Was hard for me to put down. Some readers may not like that every chapter is a different time setting like a diary but I think it works well. I will definitely read the rest of the series. It was nice that not only each character was unique but in the bonus material the author cleans up some questions with a supporting character.

  260. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent kept you wanting to turn the page,can’t wait to read more from Mr Ripley

  261. Rated 5 out of 5


    Suspenseful! Very good read, I couldn’t put it down. It’s very well written and I’m going to read the next I’m the series.

  262. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr Ynot 3691

    Good book

  263. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very unusual story, but very good. I could not put it down. I very much recommend reading this book.

  264. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Price

    Amazing story. I couldn’t stop reading, loved the entire ride!

  265. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved it! Very easy to keep up with. Should be made into a movie. Great characters, with an ending that explains the mystery of the beginning.

  266. Rated 2 out of 5


    I did not particularly enjoy this book. The story seemed to drag and abruptly ended. I won’t be reading any more by this author.

  267. Rated 4 out of 5

    ab baby

    This is not my usual reading genre. It was really good. Great characters and even greater ghosts. The house was amazing with its history.

  268. Rated 5 out of 5


    A good read. Love the way Ron Ripley writes. Looking forward to more.

  269. Rated 4 out of 5


    The book is very straightforward and to the action but never felt rushed or thrown onto the page. It was spooky and classic. I really enjoyed reading it!

  270. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read. Some pretty spooky imagery. If you like ghost stories, this is a good choice. Well written and likeable characters

  271. Rated 5 out of 5


    I liked the story, I liked the background, I liked the characters. I liked the book. Good job Ron Ripley

  272. Rated 5 out of 5


    Keeps you guessing. The book would be a great movie. The author gives you just enough to make you read,read,read until you get to the end. Just haunting enough….

  273. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Devereaux

    Here’s a book you will love, if you love creative fiction! Berkley Street has all the ingredients of an exciting mystery and the gripping terror of a supernatural thriller. Ghosts interacting with the living is always great escapism in a novel, as the prospect is entirely believable and mainstream. This is a quick read that will have you glued to your favorite reading device.

  274. Rated 5 out of 5

    LaVerne C.

    This was a surprise to read a ghost story that was so well written & cast with believable characters.I look forward to reading more books in this series.

  275. Rated 4 out of 5


    Good spooky ghost story. Not too gory, but also not the scariest thing ever. Overall I would recommend.

  276. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy J.

    This book was actually better than I thought it would be. Good writing, interesting characters and a good, at times perversely funny, mystery. It is much more interesting than most ghost stories I’ve read.

  277. Rated 5 out of 5


    Had me hanging lives every minute and was unable to put the book down ~so very disappointed that this lovely read had to end

  278. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shirley Herrick

    I loved this book. The extra chapters at the end cleared up any loose ends and questions.

  279. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheri A. Wilkinson

    Berkley Street (Berkley Street Series Book 1) by Ron RipleyFantastic…I could not put it down!

  280. Rated 5 out of 5



  281. Rated 4 out of 5


    This book puts a different spin on ghost I enjoyed the characters in it well written Scarry i wanted to read the book in one setting it was that good.

  282. Rated 4 out of 5


    Easy to get into and easy to get hooked. It has an interesting story and interesting characters with a rich history.

  283. Rated 5 out of 5


    Didn’t want to put it down. Interesting characters. Sub plots keep you wanting to know more and more to reach the final solution.

  284. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verna Sherrer

    Great book. A little like Stephen King, but darker.

  285. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy Briggs

    Enjoyed this book. Not really scary, just interesting. A great break from the historical novels I normally read. This book does have some history infused into its story. Great, easy read.

  286. Rated 5 out of 5

    ruthann watts

    I could not put the kindle down, scary, exciting, it was great

  287. Rated 5 out of 5


    Honestly that is all I need to say about this book is wow! From beginning to end I was caught up in this writers story, hated to see it end!

  288. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was descriptive and beautiful…if you can call tales of death beautiful. Such an interesting novel. I definitely recommend this book and the author. Will be reading and purchasing more.

  289. Rated 5 out of 5


    Scarier than most! Not unlike “Ghost Story” or bag of Bones”, this was a psychological mind game. The main characters are well developed and brave, strong and imaginative. High praise and recommendations for spooky story lovers!

  290. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome book absolutely well-written enjoyable story if you’re a fan of horror than this is the one for you

  291. Rated 3 out of 5

    Dean Neidholt

    I enjoyed the book, the characters were a little shallow and not that scary a story..but still enjoyed reading my second Ripley novel

  292. Rated 4 out of 5


    A great ghost story. Haunted house, keep me on the edge. A must read for someone who loves a great ghost scary horror story.

  293. Rated 1 out of 5

    Judith R. Hart


  294. Rated 4 out of 5

    Linda C. Fulelr

    Good read.

  295. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love this book

  296. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sonia S

    I love you books. Easy to read and has great plots. This is one of my favorites. Thank you and don’t stop writing.

  297. Rated 1 out of 5

    M. Black Eagle

    Waste of time

  298. Rated 5 out of 5

    jean leinneweber

    Was a very good book, just wish the end with Vivienne was more. I read it in a 5 hour period…..going to read the rest soon.

  299. Rated 5 out of 5


    Did you see the movie “Mirrors “? The dead trapped in mirrors (here they’re trapped in the walls). Narnia’s portals to other worldly places. The house at 125 Berkley has all of that and more. Horror and mystery with no disagreeable graphic scenes. Why does the little (dead) girl in the pond want everyone to die if they move into the house? Why won’t she let their spirits leave? The mystery will keep you turning the pages.

  300. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gail F.

    Didn’t want to put it down.

  301. Rated 5 out of 5

    Faustina Taylor

    Very good book keeps you hooked from the very beginning

  302. Rated 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed this whole series I’m waiting for the next book love the characters hurry up with the next book!

  303. Rated 5 out of 5


    it was free – good reading.

  304. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ann D. Poppy

    Well enough written, but I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was the too-short chapters jumping around on the timeline or maybe it was simply not what I expected. I didn’t get far in the book before dumping it from my tablet.

  305. Rated 5 out of 5

    T H

    Really thrilling. I have recommended it to a friend.

  306. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Schiefelbein

    This series was Spectacular! Ron Ripley is my current favorite horror writer and I plan on reading everything he’s written. He’s got a dark & creepy mind, which is exactly what thrills me. If you like creepy ghosts, he’s your Author!

  307. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dog Mom

    LOVED this book! Good fast read – I couldn’t put it down. Will definitely read more by this author.!!!

  308. Rated 4 out of 5


    Could not put this book down! I definitely will be finding the 2nd book of this series! Lots of series from this author as well.

  309. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maria in CA

    If you have a short amount of time and want a quick dose of ghosts, etc. this is jus?t what you want!

  310. Rated 4 out of 5


    Loved the characters and story. Written well and keeps you interested. Hard to put down. Looking forward to next book on set.

  311. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin B

    I wish there was more. Enjoyed reading something different. I would most likey read another book in this spooky series .

  312. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a very intense story, kept me on the edge of my seat! If you like ghost stories, you must read

  313. Rated 5 out of 5


    Enjoyed this book. If you like a good haunted house story this is the book for you. It’s a shorter than usual book and makes for a quick read. Also liked the ending.

  314. Rated 5 out of 5

    #1 reader

    This book made me so scared, that halfway through it, I closed the book and read Scripture so I could fall asleep! Read the rest of the book during the day!

  315. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved it! Super quick read, not too many characters. Great rainy day/ beach weekend book. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  316. Rated 4 out of 5

    avid reader

    Thoroughly entertaining and well written. So many novels these days seem like they were written by grade-school aged authors. This is not one of those. If you like ghost stories you will like this book. My only reason for not giving it a five is because I thought the end came to suddenly and was a little vague. But of course that vagueness is what elevates it

  317. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nancy Gunn

    I enjoyed this book very much. There was just enough information in each chapter to make you go on to the next one. The story helped you connect to the characters. I would definitely read more books by this author.

  318. Rated 4 out of 5

    Florence and Paul

    Pretty interesting

  319. Rated 5 out of 5


    Despite a few instances of clunky writing and a typo or two i really liked this book. I was annoyed by the switching back and forth in time at first, but as the novel went on it stopped bothering me, as they served more as relevant flashbacks.On a side note, I was reading it before bed and had to wake my husband up to go to the bathroom with me in the middle of the night b/c I was so freaked out afterwards.

  320. Rated 5 out of 5

    crystal warren

    This book was crazy. It is all over the place and will for sure keep you on your toes. It was a very interesting read and really hard to put down and had an awesome pace that just kept you coming back for more. Anyhow it follows a guy who inherits his parents house. It was a house that he lived in for many years. The story starts there and bounces back and forth to the past when he was a kid. His parents are mia and he is looking for them because they are in the house. That is all I will say because anything else will give stuff away. REally fun book.

  321. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lawrence Loe

    Awesome book with a different take on ghosts and haunted houses. I loved the writing as it was easy to read. The haunting and the goings on in the house were incredible. I have never read a book quite like this. I have now read the next four books in this series and am getting ready to read book 6! Awesome!

  322. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julie R.

    This book is well written and believable. The story flows nicely through flashbacks. The characters are well developed and described. I don’t like to put details of the story into my reviews so I don’t spoil anything, so I will just say, I recommend this book.

  323. Rated 4 out of 5


    I enjoyed reading this book. Suspenseful and scary. I couldn’t put it down.

  324. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great story from beginning to end. Chilling, creepy, suspenseful. Every chapter took you deeper, didn’t want to stop reading.

  325. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great read. I could not stop reading it after I download it. Loved de story and the caracters.

  326. Rated 4 out of 5


    Very entertaining and exciting read. Kept me in the story.

  327. Rated 4 out of 5


    I really enjoyed this book, from page one!. Can’t wait to read moRe from Mr. Ripley!

  328. Rated 4 out of 5


    Another good book from Ron Ripley, can’t wait to read the next. Ron definitely has a way creeping you out while telling a fantastic tale.

  329. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely loved the story. Just the right amount of gore and terror to keep you turning page after page. I will definitely read more from this author.

  330. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maggie Diane Cross

    I loved it and can’t wait to read the others in the series! An excellent read!

  331. Rated 5 out of 5


    I liked that this book kept me wanting to find out more.Even now I have unanswered questions about what happened in the house at Berkley Street.I like a good book that can keep youu interested without resorting to gushing violence, pornographic sexual material, or pervasive foul language.I would recommend this for fans of good old fashioned ghost stories.I want to read the rest of them!!!

  332. Rated 5 out of 5


    I loved reading this book. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down and once I finished I wanted more.

  333. Rated 5 out of 5

    Isabel Campos

    Very good story. Sad that he found his parents and couldn’t retrieve them. Not what I expected but good ending.

  334. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was searching for a horror mystery similar to Stephen King’s stories and am so happy I found this author. Berkley Street was an exciting page turner. I can’t wait to start Book 2.

  335. Rated 4 out of 5


    interesting story

  336. Rated 5 out of 5


    loved this book . the storyline was great and so were the characters

  337. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really liked it! It was a quick read that grabbed my attention and totally claimed it during a reading break.

  338. Rated 5 out of 5


    Enjoyable read

  339. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon L. Warren

    Great book!

  340. Rated 3 out of 5


    It’s an engaging story. Character development seemed a bit rushed at times, but definitely worth a read.

  341. Rated 5 out of 5


    I absolutely loved reading this book. Unbelievable yet brilliant. Loved the way it went backward and forward in time. The characters flowed together nicely. The story line was something I’ve not read before and I would definitely read another. Great book for readers who like lots of spooky goings on. Not typical ghost story. Well done keep them coming. Highly recommended.

  342. Rated 4 out of 5

    Captivating Cakes

    Awesome read!

  343. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book kept my attention from beginning to end. That’s unusual for me.

  344. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love a book that holds my interest to the end.

  345. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank C.

    Great read. Suspenseful from beginning to end.

  346. Rated 5 out of 5


    This story kept my interest throughout. I never knew where the story was headed and that made it even better!

  347. Rated 5 out of 5


    Good reading.. Enjoyed the authors style.

  348. Rated 5 out of 5

    D. Jorgensen

    It’s been years since I read a book I couldn’t wait to get back to, one I hated to see end. This is one of those rare books. Ghosts in the walls, glittery things in the dark, a sinister child controlling a house that changes its floor plan…everything you need for a creepy good time.

  349. Rated 1 out of 5

    Donald L Jackson


  350. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really loved this book! It kept me intrigued and wanting to read more. Ron Ripley does an amazing job with his writing, leaving you with a book you can’t put down. An interesting premise and plot line, along with a scary story made for a good read!

  351. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kimberly A Black

    I totally loved this series of books! Ron Ripley is one of my favorite authors and he tells very good stories. I always check for new books by him when I am ready for a new one.

  352. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josette Thomas

    Excellent book. I’m very much into scary stories etc. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. I love to read and review so many books and this one was worth the read!

  353. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cathie Cataldi

    This book was great! I didn’t want to put it down. It was different from your run of the mill ghost story

  354. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leisha Swiger

    Awesome read!!

  355. Rated 5 out of 5


    I look forward to reading more.

  356. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love ghost stories but all the ones I’ve tried lately have been very disappointing. Then this book came along and it is terrific, charming, addictive. I didn’t find it particularly scary, but fascinating and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Thank goodness Amazon emailed to ask for my recommendation because I spent 30 minutes yesterday looking for a place to rave about this book, but they make it TOO HARD to locate! So, to the author I say BRAVO!

  357. Rated 5 out of 5


    My wife recommended this book for a long flight. By the 4th chapter, I was hooked. Great book. Time to read more.

  358. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a gripping book! I had a hard time putting it down. Best book I read in a while.

  359. Rated 4 out of 5

    ronnie v beals

    Very different book, but, I really did enjoy it. Will be get to g book 2. If you like to be creeper you will like this book.

  360. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carl Murdock

    Sounds good so far still reading and enjoying

  361. Rated 3 out of 5

    Elizabeth Dickie

    Good spooky read! Just what I was looking for–no gore or egregious boo moments. Just lots of creepiness!

  362. Rated 5 out of 5


    Couldn’t put this book down. Amazing writer. Can’t wait for the next book.

  363. Rated 4 out of 5

    John T. M. Herres

    An engaging story, filled with a multitude of ghosts. Some not so bad and willing to help. Others who aren’t so nice. And one who is truly evil. But it might not be the ghosts who are the problem.If you enjoy stories in the Supernatural genre, you should definitely give this a read.

  364. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jaime Ruiz

    I like how it kept me wanting to know where the parents went, who was the girl in the pond, why were these spirits kept inside the house. Very good story. I would recommend to anyone who likes a good story about spirits that haven’t moved on.

  365. Rated 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed this book, especially because I lived on Berkeley (correct spelling) Street in Nashua and I know exactly the house he writes about on the pond where we skated every winter. It’s a beautiful mansion to this day and maybe it WAS haunted, for all we knew!!! Such a fun read and makes me wonder who Ron Ripley really is!!

  366. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andriette Bergakker

    I love this book – a roller coaster of ghosts in one house. Still have to finish, but it is a very good book if you want to be scared.

  367. Rated 5 out of 5


    Once I began reading this book I became so engrossed I just had to read until I was done! Ron Ripley is one of my new favorite authors!

  368. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really good!

  369. Rated 4 out of 5

    M. Roush

    I thought this book was fantastic I enjoyed every word, I kept my interest through out !

  370. Rated 5 out of 5

    t pizek

    A different spin on the classic haunted house plot . Very scary and fast paced . Ghosts galore . If you like a good ghost story I definitely recommend this book.

  371. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holly Stover

    Loved it! Couldn’t put it down!

  372. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely loved it, what a fabulous take on the standard Haunted House. I can’t wait to read the whole series. Thoroughly enjoyable, scares and suspense with no gore and a satisfying ending. Very nice.

  373. Rated 3 out of 5


    Good book

  374. Rated 5 out of 5

    Enjoyable read good

    Really enjoyed this book already recommend to friends.

  375. Rated 4 out of 5

    Iris Barian

    This book held my interest from the beginning to the end. Ron Ripley made it easy to visualize the characters and locations.

  376. Rated 5 out of 5

    Regina S.

    I have loved all of Ron Ripleys books so far!

  377. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andi Starbuck

    Hopefully the beginning of sequels

  378. Rated 5 out of 5


    Usually I read mysteries/thrillers/spy novels but have just recently gotten into ghost stories — not the really really scary, gory ones but the eerie, creepy ones :-). I’ve tried a lot of ghost stories out there today, and have been pretty disappointed until I came across Ron Ripley. Wow, this first book was a real page turner for me. Great story and characters. The storyline was engrossing and characters well developed. I didn’t have any problem following the backward/forward style; I actually think it was the only way to present the story and it was very well done. I have already downloaded a few others and look forward to some great spooky reads! And kudos to his editor! Didn’t notice the distracting typos/wrong words/bad punctuation that are so prevalent in other books.

  379. Rated 2 out of 5

    Cindy R

    Did not keep my interest.

  380. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Sutliff

    I really enjoy this series, I had read the book before listening to it. It took me a couple chapters to get used to the reader but after that I thought it was great!

  381. Rated 5 out of 5


    The characters were interesting especially the marine, Shane. The description of the house with its ever changing layout was delightfully spooky. The book moves smoothly between the past and present which in some books is confusing. The end of many horror novels can be disappointing but I felt very satisfied by the fate of the most evil spirit. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  382. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed this book. At first, I got a little lost on time of events, as it bounces back and forth, but then I loved that it did that. I haven’t read a ghost story since I was a teenager. You know, like, R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike? I was expecting a little cheese. Nope, this was good! Pretty darn creepy at moments. I like I could feel the cold, smell the rot, and fear the dark. Glad this was a freebie I could try. Really considering purchasing book two.

  383. Rated 4 out of 5

    M. Mixon

    An excellent free book. Well written, great characters, good story and no long boring parts. Descriptive but not overly detailed.

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