The Town of Griswold Audiobook (Berkley Street Book 3)

Rated 4.79 out of 5 based on 58 customer ratings
(59 customer reviews)

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Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins

Taking a much-needed break, ghost hunter, Shane Ryan, spends a day exploring an old New England town. What starts as a hike, becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse with a malevolent ghost who preys upon unsuspecting visitors. Shane has seen his share of bad spirits, but nothing could have prepared him for the evil predator dogging his trail.

Abel Latham is the scourge of Griswold, a deathly quiet town populated by the undead. Abel stalks the hapless victims who stumble onto his unholy ground before torturing them to death. The police rarely notice who’s missing until two brothers disappear and the only clues are the boys’ abandoned trucks and blood. Lots of blood.

Though shaken by the gruesome details of Abel’s depraved life and dreadful crimes, Shane knows his new job is to end Latham’s reign of terror and his vengeance for blood. As Shane hunts his ghostly mark, he prays he won’t be the next grisly artifact found in Griswold Forest!

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Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins

Taking a much-needed break, ghost hunter, Shane Ryan, spends a day exploring an old New England town. What starts as a hike, becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse with a malevolent ghost who preys upon unsuspecting visitors. Shane has seen his share of bad spirits, but nothing could have prepared him for the evil predator dogging his trail.

Abel Latham is the scourge of Griswold, a deathly quiet town populated by the undead. Abel stalks the hapless victims who stumble onto his unholy ground before torturing them to death. The police rarely notice who’s missing until two brothers disappear and the only clues are the boys’ abandoned trucks and blood. Lots of blood.

Though shaken by the gruesome details of Abel’s depraved life and dreadful crimes, Shane knows his new job is to end Latham’s reign of terror and his vengeance for blood. As Shane hunts his ghostly mark, he prays he won’t be the next grisly artifact found in Griswold Forest!

59 reviews for The Town of Griswold Audiobook (Berkley Street Book 3)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Another great installment in this series! Mr. Ripley’s imagination knows no bounds. The back story and history of each book is so detailed, it’s almost like real events. I am constantly surprised at each one and there are no punches pulled when it comes to the gorey parts. This one had an unexpected ending but hopefully it’s for a reason. Can’t wait for the next one!!!!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    P. Wilber

    Ron RIpley ‘s done it again; makes you want to sit down and read until the whole story is done Ghost horror at it’s best

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Very good storyline, characters, editing. I was definitely surprised at the ending. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    This man is one hell of a writer, Koontz,King and many others should bow before him!. He’s got them all beat! Always tops his previous book and I hate finishing a book of his unless I’ve got another of his to start. They are THATawesome!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice Mann

    Another great story. Don’t always turn out the way one might have wanted, but am looking forward to the next story.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I love all of Rileys books.His characters are people who you care about.I also like it when the bad guys are done in. Keep it up your great!!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paiger

    I can’t get enough of your stories . You just get right to the stories, no long winded chatter , so keep it up, and don’t stop , thank you for your excellent scary skills

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeanie goltermann

    I can’t wait until I can download the 4th book when it’s available. I’ve read all 3 non-stop and really enjoy the characters. I have a very vivid picture of what’s going on in my head and it is very well written with humor as well. I find it’s harder to read this book at night when I’m alone, and this is how I know how deep I’m into the storyline. I’ve come to know and love Shane, as well as Carl and the others who frequently make appearances!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    PATTI L. BARBER

    ok, so I gave it five stars. I love Ron Ripley. However, this book had a shocking ending. I won’t say more because you have to read the book, but I was personally very sad about it. I’m still reeling over the ending and don’t know quite what to say. I would’ve liked to know more about the culprit and what made him what he was. I don’t think you will be disappointed by reading his books.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas E Borst

    Excellent read

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon A Grandowicz

    Good book

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    cathy dupree

    Great book!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    LadyWalk67

    I have enjoyed the Berkley Street Series immensely. While reading these stories I never want to put the books down. The heroism of Shane Ryan, and the roles of the other characters make this series an adventuress, and often times sad read. I’ve enjoyed every book and look forward to the next book in this series.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jedidiah Petersen

    This books is suspenseful, exciting, and fun; I really love this series. You will love it if you like a fun ghost story.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    darlene k maggard

    He did again,this is another great ghost story. You have to read the story goes on,past history gives more to the others.Just received the next one ,can’t wait to start it.Happy reading.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I love reading your books and look forward to the next and the next. Keep them coming. And thank you again for the great writings.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    NENolan

    and another gem from Mr. Ripley. Scary and pretty gruesome at times. Abel is one of Ripley’s creepiest spirits. What more can I say about Shane Ryan?! He is right up their with my other favorite, Brian Roy. Two wonderful characters that I will miss immensely along with Leo, Carl and the other ghostly inhabitants of the Berkeley Street residence.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I chose this rating because its that good. Anything Mr Ripley writes is so good. I can’t wait to read the next “Shane Ryan” story.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ozzies mom

    A wonderful read. Couldn’t put it down a real page turner. I’ve become a real Ron Ripley fan.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Really like this author! Third book in this series, but each book is a stand alone read. I’ve read the 4th book and can’t wait for Ripley’s next one. Also devoured all his other books and signed up to his newsletter. A good shiver for a dark night’s entertainment.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Torib

    Griswold was a very interesting read. I enjoyed every minute if it although I always hate to see the story come to an end. I can’t wait to get started on the next installment!!!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Good book. I liked it . I was waiting to see what shane would get into this time. I have read the whole series and I am waiting for the next new one. Shane is a ghost fighter.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    CharBee

    Griswold is a very creepy ghost town. Great story line. I’m on the 4th book in this series and they’ve all been really good reads.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I stumbled upon this book when I was looking for genealogy books. The cover caught my eye. I usually don’t read ghost stories, but I really liked this book. It is a quick read with a good story. I will be exploring Ripley’s other stories.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    Unfortunately for me, I read them out of order. But it filled in all the blanks for me. Shane is back being a hero of course. He fights the old ghost but looses friends along the way. This one had me ruting all the way for Shane and the others fighting too. This was a great story and I can’t get enough of Shane. Recommend this one!

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chino

    I like this book a lot these ghosts are just plain mean.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie @ BookLoversLife

    Here’s me thinking that The Lighthouse was Shane’s toughest job yet, but it’s nothing compared to this!! Shane and his girlfriend decide to take a break by visiting an old New England town. They have heard the gossip, “The legend of Abel Latham” but decide to go see anyway. What starts out as a hike, soon becomes a matter of life and death!This has to be the absolute baddest ghost I’ve read so far!! Abel Latham enjoys torturing his victims and even keeps part of them in his “lair”. He let’s his victims go in the woods and then huts them down. When Shane comes to Griswald, he is confronted with the ghost of a boy and his dog. They explain who Abel is and that there is no escape. The town is not only home to Abel, but also to his many, many victims.Ron Ripley has never failed to deliver anything other than an incredibly scary and addicting read. This one is a lot bloodier, a lot messier, a lot scarier and a lot sadder than the previous two. Shane has to deal with an egotistical and insane ghostly serial killer, but also his two “best friends”. I really thought that Shane wasn’t going to come out on top this time, and truth be told, he doesn’t, but I’m not going to say in what way because it’s a spoiler ;)In all, this was such a scary read. It gave me plenty of chills and spooked me a lot. The plot was well done and well written and I devoured the book. I loved how the author made a reference to his other series too, (which I really need to catch up on because it seems like something major happened in it!!) . Anyway, a suspenseful, creepy, fast paced and exciting read, this series is a must read!! I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.Again, Thom Bowers brings this book to life. He really brings the atmosphere and spookiness alive and knows how to tell the story properly. I highly recommend you check him out.*I received this for free but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Constance J. Keith

    I really see this series as a really horrible spirits and some people making bad choices. But it is still a good story line and really good writing ,the characters have faults and are really human

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I can only write so much about how much I like this spooky series. So with that I will leave this as READ IT, if you like ghosts stories.

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    David A. Bates

    I received the Audiobooks version of this book as a gift. It is the third in a series of very spooky stories of hauntings. The main character in these books is one Shane Ryan, a 40-something ex marine who seems to somehow keep getting caught up in the ghostly happenings in and around his home town of Griswold, New Hampshire. In this book, Shane and his reluctant allies face down an evil spirit who has a fetish for torturing his victims by carving deep cuts into the soles of their feet before killing them in particularly grisly manners, including his own children.The interesting thing about this series is that the author uses various legendary “ghostbusting” techniques and tools to defeat the evil and save the day. Ghost stories are as old as fiction itself but these stories are fresh and unique enough to warrant a read. I highly recommend them.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    Any author that gets me emotionally invested in the book is very good. I like Shane and Courtney together. This book had me wanting to keep reading but afraid to continue because I worried about some of the characters. I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone but I found the ending was sad and I was hoping that it was like some DVD movies where there are alternate endings. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it kept mentioning another case that Shane worked to expel ghosts so I thought I missed book number 2.5 but there wasn’t one. I feel like I’m missing something.

  32. Rated 4 out of 5

    Barbara L. Rose

    Grabbed me from the first page. I really enjoy these very different ghost stories. His characters come alive on the pages and you actually care what happens to them. Still some typo problems, but not too distracting. If you like unusual ghost stories, you will enjoy this series.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Shah

    These stories are really amazing. I enjoy this author’s writing and the way these characters tie together. Love the supernatural aspects….can’t wait to continue this series.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    thebookandi

    The Town of GriswoldBy: Ron RipleyThe Town of Griswold is a lovely, but deserted old New England town that retired marine Shane Ryan and his girlfriend Courtney stumble upon and decide to explore. Little do they know that the town isn’t quite as deserted as it seems. Abel Latham a serial killer with a penchant for feet (ew!)—a man so low as to kill his own children—stalks the Town of Griswold torturing and killing any hapless tourists who happen to stop by. The police can’t catch him…mainly because he’s dead! It’s up to Shane Ryan to put an end to this evil, once and for all.Shane Ryan, ghost hunter extraordinaire is fast becoming one of my favorite characters. He has an out-of-this-world collection of room-mates and an improbable career and an unimaginable physical ailment (Alopecia) that does not get him down. His life is sooo implausible! But, he is written so well—with humor, wit, fears and foibles—that he seems completely tangible to me. I think I’m in love with Shane Ryan (but, don’t tell my husband!)Abel Latham, too, is written so incredibly well he gave me chills. He was an evil man in life and a demon in death. He scared me to pieces.I love author Ron Ripley’s work. He isn’t as wordy as Stephen King and/or Dean Koontz, but he IS in that same class for me. He’s scary with a touch of humor. Hard to pull off for others, but not Mr. Ripley.I would recommend this (and all Ripley books) to those who like to be a little frightened in the middle of the night!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica N.

    This is a definite page turner. Excellent writing. Ripley is becoming one of my favorite wrighters and I’m one that’s hard to please. I look forward to more.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judiz45701

    I’ve read many ghost stories over time. But I must say “The Town of Griswold” was scary. Readers beware, this series is a must read. Each book only gets scarier…

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    What else can you say about this series, it’s freaking great. No one is safe in this series, no one!

  38. Rated 4 out of 5

    Y

    enjoyed this book

  39. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lisa A. Privitera

    These stories end too abruptly with some dissatisfaction—yet, I read every episode of the series to find out what happens to the characters.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    mike perkovich

    another great one

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    brendatreddle

    Wow couldn’t put it down .Shane is a strong man who still feels hurt and pain.The ending was a surprise. More please.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    GRAY

    Shane, 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, chain-smoke & live most of his life around ghosts.This time a brutal ghost who control all around a ghost town. Poor Shane, ghost never gave him a little time out. How could he return, help… just because he doesn’t want a killer ghost make live humans suffer like him. Even had lost his “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. I had all his books. Think I will enjoy reading them all!!! 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.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

  43. Rated 4 out of 5

    Linda Demaree

    I love the Berkley Street series by Ron Ripley, and this is #3. It did not fail to keep me reading. His writing is graphic, but no one can say it doesn’t keep you interested. Looking forward to the next in this series.

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Having said that as soon as I finish this review I’m downloading Book 4. This is another great series from Ron Ripley, I discovered him when when I got a special deal on Book 1 of his Movin’ In series. Even though both series are about evil ghosts who can still create havoc and death, the main characters in each series are quite different so I I don’t feel as if it’s a continuation of the same series. If you like being scared but not completely grossed out, you will like these series by Ron Ripley.

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    sharonme

    Book 3 doesn’t disappoint. Just as creepy and scary as the previous. Can Shane survive another angry ghost? We’ll find out in book 4!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kate’s mom

    Better than Book #1

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda C

    Ron Ripley certainly knows how to create suspense filled horror that can’t be put down! Plenty of twists involved kept me wondering what might ultimately happen and a bittersweet ending was unexpected but fitting. I certainly plan on reading the next book in this series.Another great book provided by my subscription.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Another riveting Ron Ripley story with the flawed hero Shane Ryan. Shane goes on a day trip to of all places a ghost town and you know things are going south for him from there on. Maybe he’s cursed that he makes it out alive but helps so many others find rest.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Malinda A. Wagner

    I would recommend this book and the “Berkeley Street” series to all my friends that love the horror genre. The Town of Griswold makes you pull for the reluctant hero, and leaves you wondering how the story will unfold.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I have read the first three of Berkley Street. Shane Ryan is great. I also enjoy the bonus scenes. I will continue the series. Hopefully there will be more than 9.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fifty five Fifty Code five

    Ron Ripley has done it once again I have enjoyed this series (Berkeley Street) the stories are suspenseful and keep you wanting just one more chapter

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandie O.

    amazing as all of his books are…..look out Stephen King!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I love everything written by Mr. Ripley. The town of Griswold was very, very good. He really has the nack to keep the reader endorsed, so much so that I absolutely hate it when the book is finished.

  54. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Good read

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angelic Haliga

    Super spookie!

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really enjoyed this book! Keep up the good work!! Cannot wait to read the next one. Let’s s hope it is as good as this one!

  57. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    I like reading these books, but I feel that these kinds of stories have been done before. But I must admit that these installments are interesting, and intriguing. Characters are good though sometimes sad and haunting.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    BB172NOLA

    Loved this book. The series just keeps getting better.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna M.

    Great read!

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