Ava Birch is a ghoul. Still wading through the world of Supernaturals, she is discovering that daytime soaps have nothing on the drama in her life. Lisa Jenkins, her best friend and human companion, is training to join an organization that tried to eradicate every ghoul on the planet. Morgan, her so-called adviser, continues to answer in as little detail as possible...and now the faeries are causing people to have orgies in the middle of a shopping mall. Welcome to the real world of the Supernaturals where all that stuff you read is based on fact.
©2013 TW Brown (P)2014 TW Brown
The series is getting more gripping & more interesting! the narrator is doing a wonderful job of portraying Ava and the other characters. Totally enjoying the progression of the series and the fun take on some supernatural dudes :)
Ava!!! she's kinda coming into her own!! I want to be her friend!!!
her perkiness and the way she brings the story to life :)
Ava!!! but not sure where I could find her a meal for the night :) I just wanna pick her brain and hang out :)
Can't wait for more!!!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I am not usually into this genre, but a friend recommended the That Ghoul, Ava series to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I am glad I did! Author TW Brown weaves a fun bit of yarn that involves a tapestry of characters, including a cold and sardonic supernatural psychic, an overly confident Queen of the Zombies, a couple hot (but not sparkling) vampires, a templar-in-training, and of course, That Ghoul, Ava.
I originally read the books, and liked them so much, that when I got the chance to listen to and review the series on Audible, I leapt at the chance.
Ava becomes a Ghoul in the first book of the series. Her inner monologue is an adventure all on its own. She may or may not have a raging case of ADHD, which makes her an easy to identify with character for me. Her mind-wandering inner monologues rival that of JD on the TV show, Scrubs.
The cast of characters are fun and interesting, especially the way Ava describes them. Combine all of the above with a nice dose of '80s music fangirling, and you've got a recipe for a great listen.
Pamela Lorence does a nice job of narrating the stories, though I must say that my mind's voice for Ava was a lot more droll and Daria-like. Even so, I think she was a good choice for Ava's audiobook presence.
Something that is an added bonus is that the author of the series is on Facebook, and he is very nice, likes input, and actually replies when you write on his wall. It's not too often that you can have actual contact with writers of the books you're reading! You should just go ahead and use your credits or buy the series now. You can't go wrong. Fun books! I hope TW Brown does more with Ava.
I would recommend this book to everyone.The author created a quirky,unique story.
Ava is so funny and eccentric and I really enjoyed this audiobook.
I really like the humorous way that the author portrays the paranormal creatures and their interactions with Ava.
We read to know, we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 3 Story 4
Jumping right into the action, this story starts off with a bang and continues to deliver giggles and action in equal measure. The satire in this installment combines nicely with the solidification of Ava’s inner monologue and her own character growth, keeping readers of the earlier books well fueled with ‘aha’ moments as the impressions fall neatly into place.
Barging into a mass of fairies with their panties in a twist as they battle one another is one thing: learning the political and historical machinations and slights behind the dispute are another. The world of the supernatural, undead and otherwise is far more complicated than anyone would have imagined. Ava’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but she manages with her unique brand of associations and ramblings to find an answer.
Narration from Pamela Lorence continues from the previous title: I characterized it then as a snarky Barbie doll, and that comparison remains apt. Even as Ava’s character is growing and developing, there is an added touch of humor from her voice and the imagery it brings, even adding a bit of lighthearted feeling to the overall. Again insets of emotion are well-placed and depicted, adding much to the engagement factor. Another clever installment in a paranormal/ urban fantasy series with a satirical bent.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
As far as performance goes, below Victor Bevine and Kate Reading, but definitely above George Guidall.
Ava, the star of the books, but that's a given, so I'll go with 2nd favorite. Nose Wart!
I really liked the fight scene with the fairy. I could pretty much see it all in my head as Pamela narrated it.
I wouldn't change a thing. The title is perfect.
This series is like a supernatural Nancy Drew for grown ups. I can't wait for the next installment!
Ava is, and continues to be, one of my favorite characters. I love both the written and audible versions of this book!
Ava is in a class all her own. She's both badass and witty.
My favorite scene had to be the big fight scene. I loved how she would grab one of the dead monsters and nibble on it while the bad guys would do the bad guy talk.
I wouldn't change it. This title rocks.
I'm still waiting for this book to become a tv series or a movie. And there's a fan page for Ava on Facebook now! (Yes, I joined it. ^-^ )
This book well series is the best! I just love the character. The Book is put together so well that you feel like your there. The book touches on human emotions with a lot of laughter! Thanks again t.W Brown
The continuation of Avas world gets better and better with each book. I laughed and I cant say I cried but I was upset at parts. Ava learns more about her abilities as a ghoul and the people that she is with everyday or at least interacts with. Her understanding of the supernatural world is expanding and getting a bit more scary as she finds out. It is a great continuation of the series and I look forward to more.
May Dec Pub
I love listening to Ava. I liked seeing Ava fight and work with the fairies. In some ways they are like preteens...but with an attitude and surprises.
I love it when Ava disappears into her own head and just spaces out. I am glad that it isn't just me that goes on trips :)
Once again Pamela is perfect. She really gets into her Ava. I would like to meet her one day to see if she is just like what I think Ava is, or if she really has to work to get into character. What ever it is, she does it well.
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