Children are being murdered.
What's a ghoul to do when the latest job dropped in her lap involves the sudden disappearance and murder of several children in the area? It's not like she doesn't already have enough on her plate; what, with being recently declared Public Enemy Number One by the Templars (an organization of which her roommate and best friend, Lisa Jenkins, is a member), and a problem involving the neighbor's massive dogs using her lawn as a toilet, which is becoming a real issue for the goblin horde living in her basement.
When Ava discovers the source of the killing might blow the lid off the Supernatural community, she charges in like she has so often in the past: unprepared.
Can she defeat this monster, or will she finally find that she has bitten off more than she can chew?
That Ghoul Ava...on the Lam!
©2015 TW Brown (P)2015 TW Brown
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.
This book left me wanting more the second it was over. I loved it from start to finish. Ava is a fantastic and real character
This is a wonderful well told story. It has everything, humor, thrill, edge of the seat.
I would say this ranks somewhere in the middle, but near the top of the middle.
I love Buttpimple and nosewart. They are funny! They remind me of those dogs that are so ugly they are cute and you just can't help but want to scoop them up and cuddle.... most of the time anyway
yes i have listened to a few of her other performances. I think she does great in all of them! I do like her different voices for the characters in the book
Yes it was!! I wanted to know how Ava would get out of the mess she was in and how would her friends recover/survive the choices that were made. Licking Ava in the eye and all...
I really enjoyed this book. It had the whatever type attitude from Ava but it also showed a side to Ava that we haven't really seen too much towards many "people"... her caring side. She really does care for all the creatures around her. :)
May Dec Pub
Ava saves children!
It was fun that Ava had a hard time with the Lamia and took a lot of damage. Not everything is cutsie but Ava comes out on top once again! Go Ava!
I love listening to Pamela Lorence. She is the perfect voice of Ava,
I would LOVE to see an Ava film.
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