Sanford Hospital Ebook & Audiobook Combo (Berkley Street Book 4)

Rated 4.57 out of 5 based on 46 customer ratings
(47 customer reviews)

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Audiobook Sample:

Book Length: 202 pages
Audio Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins

Sanford Hospital. A Victorianesque monstrosity with creeping ivy and the infamous Ward E, home of the soon-to-be-dead. This is where ghost hunter, Shane Ryan, ends up for his burn treatments. Courtesy of the Veterans Administration system, the ex-marine is cut off from his private doctors and thrust into the arms of a hospital with one special nurse from hell; Nurse Ruth Williamson, who is as dead as they come.

The Nurse is a whole new breed of undead. She has a cadre of helpers who are loyal to the grave. Her twisted sense of mercy is death to the dying … and the living if they get in her way. And Shane Ryan is in her way.

Gathering his new friends and a few ghostly comrades, Shane takes up arms against the unholy regiment to fight the good fight. He can’t allow the Nurse to continue her killing spree. She is not God and her legacy of death must be stopped. Although she has a few more tricks up her sleeve, Shane’s mission is clear. The Nurse must die. And stay dead. Once and for all.

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Book Length: 202 pages

Audio Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins

Sanford Hospital. A Victorianesque monstrosity with creeping ivy and the infamous Ward E, home of the soon-to-be-dead. This is where ghost hunter, Shane Ryan, ends up for his burn treatments. Courtesy of the Veterans Administration system, the ex-marine is cut off from his private doctors and thrust into the arms of a hospital with one special nurse from hell; Nurse Ruth Williamson, who is as dead as they come.

The Nurse is a whole new breed of undead. She has a cadre of helpers who are loyal to the grave. Her twisted sense of mercy is death to the dying … and the living if they get in her way. And Shane Ryan is in her way.

Gathering his new friends and a few ghostly comrades, Shane takes up arms against the unholy regiment to fight the good fight. He can’t allow the Nurse to continue her killing spree. She is not God and her legacy of death must be stopped. Although she has a few more tricks up her sleeve, Shane’s mission is clear. The Nurse must die. And stay dead. Once and for all.

47 reviews for Sanford Hospital Ebook & Audiobook Combo (Berkley Street Book 4)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Little Newt

    I thoroughly enjoy these books! I’m already waiting for Berkley Street 5 (please there’s a book 5!). Thank you, Mr Ripley, for sharing your work with all of us.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    amalthe

    I have devoured all the books in this series and can’t wait for more! I really like Shane and look forward to reading more (hopefully) about the new monk.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really love this series!!!! It just keeps getting better and better. Shane is fearless as usual but I like how the secondary characters step up as well. It’s so hard to give a review without giving away key elements of the story but please read this book!!!!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Pastukhov

    Have enjoyed all the books in this series. I would recommend reading if you like to get scared. The bonus story at the end puts it all together.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    darlene k maggard

    This book was OK . not so much excitement as the other’s but still good. OK bring on the next.love this writer keep them coming.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Penny L. Stankiewiz

    I didn’t enjoy this book as much as his others. Just seemed redundant with nothing new, either plot or presentation. I think Ryan is so much deeper than his character was portrayed in this novel. Kinda felt like Mr. Ripley was just going through the motions

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Autumn Morales

    I’ve read every book of the series. I absolutely love them. I especially like the bonus chapters that give you background information on the characters.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy B.

    Love these stories. This one is as good as the other three.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Love the way the writer grabs you and pull you into the story. I feel like I know Shane and the others that live in Berkeley house. Courtney is a welcome addition to the household. Can’t wait for the next book! Team Scary keeps it real !!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    btagz

    Keeps u intrigued. Suspenseful from the start! HAVE ENJOYED everyone of this author’s books so far. Keep them coming, great job

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jedidiah Petersen

    Great story, I would say one of the best I have read of his books. Lots of surprises and suspense. There are a few errors and things not explained as well as I would have liked. However, overall it was great.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really like Ron Ripley. He is a very good story teller. Everything is so well written and fast paced.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    sieara1975

    I can’t get enough of Ron Ripley’s tales. I am a very avid reader and bore easily but never with his books. A lot of books today are so predictable they’re not worth reading but not Ron Ripley you never know what’s around the next corner. I would recommend him to anyone one who loves a good mystery with a healthy dose of supernatural a brilliant modern take on ghost stories.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    Wow, can’t get enough of this writing. We all know V.A hospitals are not up to pare, but this is the ultimate creep. The little good , kind nurse Ruth decides when it’s someone’s time. Even after she’s dead. Then a few guys decide it’s time to fight back. The fight is on! What will you think of next time someone sticks a needle in your arm???

  15. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jessie Hall

    Ron Ripley is amazing !!!I read everything he writes.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    cathy dupree

    Great book. Very suspenseful.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kat

    I adore this series, truly I do. But…it seems like the books have become the bare bones of a story. The first one, maybe two, were so full of detail and backstory. The later ones, not so much. This one leaves the reader wanting more information.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shalanda

    I’ve enjoyed reading this series each story is more interesting as the next I learn a lot as well from the series!

  19. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lisa B.

    If you like the show “Supernatural ” you will love this.Otherwise mildly entertaining light reading.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    The best in the series so far. Great characters, great storyline. I read in one sitting. Moving on to the next book in this series.

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chino

    A very good read when you are bored and looking for some very exciting , wicked and daring ghosts. I enjoyed it a lot.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Surprising book, never read one that dealt with killer nurses. Became predictable, but did enjoy it

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol Bullock

    Best book in the series so far!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fifty five Fifty Code five

    Loved the story I couldn’t put it down. Read the book in three days. In fact I’ve read the whole series in two weeks, can’t wait till book six comes out (I have pre orders six)

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    retriever54

    Another excellent story and audiobook from Ron Ripley. I like Ron’s stories because they are a “believable” story, not too far out there. You read the story and get lost in it and when you are done, you’re amazed at the amount of time that has gone by.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Love each one. Characters are so well developed from the first page of the first book in the series. Five stars for a reason.

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kathryn A St John

    I loved how simple the horror is in this series. As always, it’s not overdone or complex or confusing. It’s simple and yet there’s always a new twist to it with each book in this series. The twists keep it inventive and new so I don’t get bored with the same old thing. New characters have always been added and, as usual, I like them. Brother Francis is the new main character and he rocks!There were times I got seriously angry though. The nurse was so horrible and the people following her were just as bad. I couldn’t believe there were living people who believed she was in the right! It made me so mad because it was obvious to me that she was just killing people left and right with no real regard to their pain and suffering. If I’m being honest, I was also a bit scared sometimes. It takes a lot to actually frighten me with a book because I know it’s not real etc. I don’t mean I got scared in that sense. I mean that I was scared for Shane. I was worried this ghost would prove to be too much for him and he’d die. And I felt sooo bad for Shane. He’s falling apart and I find it so sad. I hope he rallies and gets better or he’s going to drink himself into an early grave. 🙁

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie @ BookLoversLife

    Ron Ripley definitely won on the setting!! Sanford Hospital is ” A Victorianesque monstrosity with creeping ivy” and it’s where Shane is being sent for burn treatment following the events of the last book. It’s home to more than the patients as Shane soon finds out. The infamous Ward E is home to a nurse who is only too happy to help you pass into the after life. It’s up to Shane and a few of his new friends to try to get Nurse Williamson to stay dead, though this may be his toughest fight yet because it’s not just the dead that are helping the Nurse, she has some fanatical living beings helping her too. Shane knows how to fight the dead, but it’s the living who he needs to fear.Even when he is down, poor Shane doesn’t get a break!! He is trying to recover from the burns he received last time and is sent to this creepy hospital with no other choice than to get the treatment he needs. He is nursing his wounds and his broken heart yet trouble still finds him there! He not only has to deal with the multitude of ghosts, but also the humans who are helping her. He really has a tough time with this one and has a lot more injuries that he will need to recover from now ;)As I said, the setting for this was awesome. An old hospital is creepy enough, but add in the fresh hell that is Nurse Ruth and you have an eerie, creepy place. Nurse Ruth was horrible. When she thinks your time is up, it’s up. She kills indiscriminately, though she likes to think that she does it to ease their suffering. She has been doing it for decades and has a core group of both ghosts and humans who follow her. She is a force to be reckoned with!!In all, this edition was just as good as the rest. Shane is on the edge and I really hope he rallies both his fighting spirit and health and comes out on top. I feel like poor Shane can’t handle much more without breaking!!!! Bring on the next one.Thom Bowers did an amazing job. He just seems to “get” these books and knows how to read it well. He is easy to listen to and I really need to check out more from him.I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    denise

    Ron Ripley is a great story teller. His books keep me interested from start to finish. This series is my favorite so far.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Shah

    I absolutely love this series. Once you start them, you don’t want to stop. My new favorite author. Keep them coming!!!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr. Robert J. Stanek

    Just like always I don’t know how do it.the story and character s keep you reading and you don’t want it to end

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judiz45701

    This book keep me on the edge of my seat. Years ago, I worked in a mental health hospital. It had been built back in the late 1800 hundreds. And it was haunted! Part of the original name was State Hospital. But it no longer treats patients. The building has long since be closed. I guess that’s why Sanford Hospital was so good. Read the book folks, you won’t be disappointed.

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    David A. Bates

    I received a complementary copy of the Audiobooks.com version of this book. While it has many of the same elements as the first three books in this series, the story moves along at a good pace and kept me interested. Sanford Hospital is an old VA hospital where Shane Ryan, the protagonist in the series, is supposed to receive a skin graft for the burns he suffered in Book #3. Of course, there are ghosts afoot, but this time they have human allies to assist with their evil undertakings. This fact puts an entirely new level of complications into the mix for Shane. He does manage to enlist the help of a few fellow veterans and one or two others from the human realm and beyond.One might think that these books would become stale and trite but they do not do so. True, there are evil spirits and the victims of same in every book so far, but the author manages to maintain the reader’s interest in spite of it all. I found the audio version of the book especially enjoyable because the narrator has the skill of language nuances that give each character a unique personality.

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Barbara L. Rose

    This book again grabbed and held my attention beginning to end. The characters come alive on the page, and I must know what happens. Editing needs improving . I do find typo, spelling, wrong names and other errors distracting.

  35. Rated 3 out of 5

    D2E

    This wasn’t the best book of the series. Just too “slasher” for my tastes. I like stories that make you wonder if something like that could actually happen. This was not one of those stories. I kept waiting for “Jason” to enter the scene. I’m on book 7 of the series at the moment. I do recommend the series if you like spooky books where the story moves along. I like Ripley’s style of writing. He describes things well enough to paint a picture in your imagination without running on and on with useless mundane details.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    mike perkovich

    Love his writing just bought book 7.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna M.

    Great book series, you feel as if you are there. You see in your mind what Ron is describing in the books.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    thebookandi

    I really enjoy Ron Ripley’s stories!The Berkley Street series of which Sandford Hospital is book 4 is remarkable.Shane Ryan is amazing! He is courageous, witty, humble and kind and yet still has the rock hard, razor sharp, killer instinct and ability that he makes an extremely entertaining hero!In Sandford Hospital a certain evil–a “merciful” spirit–an angel of death–or rather the ghost of an angel of death, is murdering veterans whom she decides are too ill, too alone or too inconsequential to live. She is helped by both the living and the dead who share her mission. Shane, recently admitted to the hospital for treatment of burns to his body (a leftover from his last battle with the dead) finds himself in a war to save those veterans and others from the the nurse and all of her goons. He is helped by several of the other hospital patients and his new friend, Dom Francis, a Catholic Monk who wasn’t always so spiritual. “Frank” has a violent past as a warrior who has done his fair share of killing. He and Shane come together to save Sandford Hospital. The angel of death has her hands full when these two avenging angels come to call.Ron Ripley’s writing is skillful and imaginative. His characters are well developed and well drawn. I can both “see” and “know” them. I understand their motivations, their strengths, their weaknesses and their hearts. Ripley’s ability to make them “real” is enviable. I very much admire his talent.This story has a bit of a back-burner mystery (I won’t give it away) and I really enjoyed it. The rest is Shane Ryan being Shane Ryan and I love that.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    brendatreddle

    As a retired nurse I have seen and felt ghosts. Even a nurse ghost that visit my room while I was a patient in hospital.Thanks only checked up on me. This is a great story.My heart hurts for his loss.Brave man to fight this evil. Love this series More please

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    GRAY

    Remarkable the consistency of this writer, RON RIPLEY. I can’t leave the books alone, LOVE AT 1ST SIGHT with RonRiple’s writing.The main character isn’t an invincible “super-heroe”, had many “human faults”. That make the approach to him more easy.He felt, cry, drank too much, chain-smoke & live most of his life around ghosts and enjoy make “pain” to bad ghosts.How could he return, help… Suffering PTSD, Depression. This time loose a love interest and the rest isn’t history is a well wtitten book.I can’t stop, I been reading them in order and love every second of it. Don’t let anyone told you. Buy the books and enjoy.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. Yay for Shane, Francis, Doc, “the Nurse” and the new ones.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, at every book change and you know the new characters and the changes of Shane, friends and his house ghosts.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

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    sharonme

    Don’t read this book if a hospital stay is in your near future. Ghosts can hurt you worse than most medical procedures!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Great story…again!

  43. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    As always this is another very scary story and of course I read every last word. Hmm, does this make me scary too? Oh well as long as Ripley writes this good, I’ll keep reading and the next one always seems to get better. The details and the involved story lines always keep me on my toes and the almost final battle in this story surprised me completely. Another great Ron Ripley book to keep me awake an few extra hours.

  44. Rated 3 out of 5

    Linda Demaree

    I have read the previous novels in the Berkley Series and thoroughly enjoyed them, but this one just didn’t seem to “have it” for me. I enjoy Ron Ripley’s stories, but thus far they have all had pretty much the same format. I wonder if there will be any changes coming in the rest of the series. Sure hope so.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Malinda A. Wagner

    I really like the main character Shane Ryan. He just accepts what he knows needs to be done, and has way more experience dispatching the evil ghosts. He’s on a mission.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yolanda

    I heart Shane. What an interesting character. Strong and brave. Always excellent writing. Always starts with a bang and continues throughout. You never know who will survive.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I just started reading these installments and enjoy them. This story takes place in a hospital where a dead nurse kills patients at her discretion. Shane must put a stop to this nurse before patients are killed before their time. Recommended!!

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