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Kurkow Prison Audiobook

Kurkow Prison: Berkley Street, Book 5

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Shane, Frank, and Mason, three ghostblasting military vets, have a new job - the gruesome ghosts of Kurkow Prison. When one of the clueless new owners cuts the iron chains that keep the deadly ghosts locked inside the prison, the property becomes hell on earth! Shane and his brothers-in-arms can't believe the inherent stupidity of the new owners. Fools, Pete, and Ollie, forge ahead, ignoring Shane's warnings, and unleash a spectral horde on Gaiman, New Hampshire!

Taking over the town, the undead kill everyone in sight. Shane and his comrades wonder why the ghosts are focused on Mulberry Street. As the battle rages on, the three men discover the town is covered in a shroud of secrecy, upheld even by the local cops.

Hoping to stop an Armageddon, Shane, Frank, and Mason wage war against time, a winter freeze, and vengeful ghosts. It'll take all their combined battle skills, supernatural experience, and the courage to be as savage as their unholy enemies to save the few brave survivors waiting on a savior. As the truth about Mulberry Street unravels, Shane and crew unearth the deepest secret...which lies very, very close to home!

©2016 Ron Ripley (P)2017 ScareStreet.com

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  • Natalie @ BookLoversLife
    15/03/17
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    "Best in series so far!"

    This was without a doubt, the best in the series so far!! Again, I loved the setting and it was much scarier and creepier than the last few.

    So this one takes place in Gaiman, New Hampshire. Shane, Frank and Mason are called in to help the town after the new owners of the abandoned Kurkow Prison, unwittingly release a horde of angry and vengeful ghosts on the town. Well, Shane did warn them not to but Pete and Ollie didn't listen, now the town and it's residents are under attack and Shane has to figure out a way to get the ghosts back to Kurkow Prison and under lock and key again, whilst trying to find out what happened and battling a storm at the same time.

    This series just keeps going from strength to strength! Ron Ripley has upped his game with this one and given us one hell of a ride. Poor Shane has so much to deal with and thinks the job he initially takes will be easy, but it's not. There is so many secrets and lies that it will take Shane, Frank and Mason and their combined abilities to get out of this alive. The plot was fast paced, creepy, bloody and addicting and I loved it!!! Also, I don't want to say too much but I'm intrigued to see what will happen to Courtney!!

    In all, a brilliant addition to a equally brilliant series. I love these characters and have loved each of the settings of the books, I can't wait to see where else these characters will go. Bring on the next one ;)

    I don't think I can see anyone else reading these stories as Thom Bowers has it down. He knows how to tell these books to make them creepier and come alive. I definitely need to see if he narrates any other books.

    I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Watergartener
    09/11/17
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    "This one's a real nightmare!"

    Imagine a whole prison full of cruel murderous ghosts, bent on revenge, set free to roam through town. Another horrifying story with excellent narration!
    Shane shows a darker side of himself through his anger, and violence toward a couple of living characters in this one. Ghost hunting is starting to take it's toll.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • e.rit
    24/09/17
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    "I do not want to ghost hunt here."

    This book aS a good way to remind people that do not how to get rid of ghosts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren
    West Wyoming, PA USA
    09/09/17
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    "Amazing!"

    I highly recommend the entire series. The main characters come across as very real. They have baggage, they're believable, and it makes you cheer for them that much more. It's not always easy to get attached to a character in what boils down to a ghost story, but this series nails it on the head. I'm always left wanting more. Each story in the series builds off the last and takes you a great journey. Sometimes, as with life, the journey is painful. I highly recommend the series. Once you start into it, you won't want to put the series down. if you're anything like me, you'll be desperately watching for an announcement that the next book is being released. I hope to never hear the end of Shane Ryan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    Glendale, CA
    30/08/17
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    "This one fell flat"
    Would you try another book from Ron Ripley and/or Thom Bowers?

    I will definitely continue on with this series, but this story fell totally flat for me. It was very hard to get through, but I wanted to finish it. Really boring and didn't have the same guts/stuffing that the other books have had so far.


    Has Kurkow Prison turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all - you win some, you lose some.


    What about Thom Bowers’s performance did you like?

    Yes, as always, he was great!


    What character would you cut from Kurkow Prison?

    Some of the characters from the past - the two little girls & their family. Not sure what the whole deal was with them and completely unnecessary. This was just a very boring story and I didn't feel it holds water.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheltiebear
    Elkhorn, WI, US
    12/07/17
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    "You Just Never Know"

    Not predictable at all - sometimes series tend to have an ebb and flow about them, but this being book 5 still keeps me surprised. What nightmares this can conjure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    CA
    23/06/17
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    "Kurkow's ghosts"

    This story started great from the first word. It was hard not to hate the guard who'd started the accident. I always feel like I know the people the story describes. The narrator has a great voice for telling ghost stories. I will continue to read the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Merrell
    Friendship, NY, United States
    06/04/17
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    "Darker than the previous books in this series"

    Book 5 is the darkest story yet in the Berkley Street Series. Shane's new friend Frank, who he met at Sanford Hospital (book 4), asks him if he wants to come along on a job - essentially to just get out of the house and do some honest, manual labor. Things quickly get out of control when the demolition team opens the doors to Kurkow Prison and unleash a nightmare! Shane and Frank are back in the fray, risking their lives, fighting ghosts, and trying to keep people safe.

    These two are a great team! I love the chemistry between Shane and Frank - both no nonsense ex-military men who get the job done. We see some changes in Shane's relationship with Courtney, too. Overall, this story is darker than previous ones in this series, and Shane faces a really tough decision. I am seriously hooked on this series, and I highly recommend all Ron Ripley's books! I can't wait to read and listen to the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen
    25/03/17
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    "Poor Shane: In trouble again."
    What made the experience of listening to Kurkow Prison the most enjoyable?

    I love Shane. He's brave without being stupid or unbelievable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The final scene where he takes care of Courtnie. He is pained but but does not show it.


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

    A sense of different voices for different characters. When I read, I don't experience that well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If life would allow, Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Poor Shane will not be left alone and continues to take on the supernatural spirits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn A St John
    19/03/17
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    "Obsessed with this series!"
    Would you listen to Kurkow Prison again? Why?

    Definitely. It was so exciting and the narrator (and story telling) sucks me into the story so well that I can see everything happening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The excitement and the mixture of ghostly horror and story.


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

    Frank. I'd say Shane but the poor guy is becoming super dark and I love that Frank is still on the saner side. Thom Bowers is an awesome narrator who really does justice to all the characters in the book. His female characters don't sound all that female (just like female narrators don't usually do well with male voices), but my fav female character he did was Laura, the cop. He does a good job with Courtney, but I don't particularly care for her character anymore so Laura has become my fav female in this book and Frank is my fav male.


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

    I was super worried from time and time and downright shocked more than once. People kept interrupting me toward the end which made me want to scream because things were pretty intense by that point. I always get a bit teary and sad for Shane because the poor guy is just falling apart. But my reaction for him wasn't so bad this time around because his grief was toned down a bit compared to the last book (Sanford Hospital). I HATED the brothers Olly and Pete. Ugh. I was completely shocked and horrified by their personalities. I kept wishing Shane or Frank would kill them but I'm sure that would've been a bad thing in the long run.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read the other books in this series, you really should. They're so good! This one was a little weak on giving the back story because there were so many ghosts to provide a story for. It's not like the other books where it's just the one ghost wreaking havoc and killing people to create more ghosts. There were perhaps too many characters this time - a lot of them seemed superfluous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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