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What a Ghoul Wants: A Ghost Hunter Mystery | [Victoria Laurie]

What a Ghoul Wants: A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost - the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster. Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living.
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Publisher's Summary

M. J. Holliday has the unusual ability to talk to the dead. But when it comes to a vengeful ghost and a mysterious drowning, this time she may be in over her head....

That sinking feeling...

Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost - the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster. Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living. The local inspector suspects a father-son serial killing team, but M. J. thinks that theory is all wet. To catch the true culprit she will need to dive deep into the castle’s past and bring some long buried secrets to the surface.

©2012 Victoria Laurie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 04-08-13
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "love the series butttt Gilly has to grow up or go"

    had a few slow parts but a great listen as always. Gilly's been getting under my skin now for the past few novels but this time he make it all the way. he is a hanging on charcter. his ever ending selfish whinning would test the best of us. make him grow up or get out.... if he was my friend i think i would leave him at home and visit when i could....

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle 01-28-13
    Gayle 01-28-13
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    "What a Great Mystery!"

    Wow! I've read all the books in this series and I have to say, this was definitely one of the best. What a deep and murky mystery! Loved the story, loved the narrator - can't wait for the next one!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa A. Williamson St. Louis, MO USA 05-16-13
    Vanessa A. Williamson St. Louis, MO USA 05-16-13 Member Since 2009

    I love a good story

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    "Good story but geez is he annoying."
    Have you listened to any of Eileen Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and she is a very good narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    :: Spoiler:: a bit

    Gilly is EXTREMELY annoying in this book. I don't see how MJ didn't just stuff him onto a plane back home. I got so sick of his histrionics.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-25-13
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Addictive series"

    Another great book in this quirky series! I really do love all the crazy fun of this series!

    Gilly is still a drama queen and a favorite! He is just such a character! Although at this point in te series he really should be used to all the goings on, rather than spazzing!

    MJ and Heath are still a hot couple. They are growing on me, even though I really loved Stephen! They really are sweet together. And they have so much in common, almost too much.

    The Ghoul Hunters are once again in a location that serves up a nasty ghost and a side mystery. The mystery is really well thought out and keeps you on your toes. I really fast paced adventure that has intrigue and haunting!

    I really hope we do not have to wait so long for the next book! I love this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Joan Ann Arbor, Mi United States 03-18-13
    C. Joan Ann Arbor, Mi United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it!"

    The reading of the book was delightful. The story itself, as always, victoria laurie continues to do good work. I love the series and the narrator was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Troy Brandon, FL, United States 12-25-12
    Troy Brandon, FL, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Series has run its course."

    I loved the first 4 books of this series. In fact, I was down right addicted, but since Stephen was written out, the series just hasn't been the same to me. At least I still have Laurie's Psychic Eye series which is the best series ever. I love Abby Cooper and thought MJ and Gilley would be the same but it has not turned out to be.

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    Mark 01-29-13
    Mark 01-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Doesn't do the previous books justice."
    What did you like best about What a Ghoul Wants? What did you like least?

    The clever titles are the best part. The heroine's sidekick is a distraction with his annoying whine.


    If you’ve listened to books by Victoria Laurie before, how does this one compare?

    I enjoyed the detective series more.


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

    A really bad Welsh accent. Decent Irish voices and bearable Scottish and English accents.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This series needs to come back to the US or end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    twinsmom 02-12-14
    twinsmom 02-12-14
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    "Couldn't even finish it"

    Let me start by saying that this is only the second book in the series that I have read. I read the first book in print many years back and thought it was cute but wasn't interested in rushing out to read more. However, when this book became available through one of Audible's 2-for1 credit sales the preview sounded interesting enough that I thought I'd give it a try. Many times with cozy series you don't have to read them all to be able to enjoy any of the books. And that wasn't a problem here either; I was able to follow the story and characters without being familiar with them. However, maybe if I had been invested in the characters from previous books, I would have been more interested in this story. As it was, despite all the action, I was bored. I just couldn't bring myself to care for the characters or what was happening. I gave up listening a little before halfway through.

    Also, the narrator's voice didn't seem to fit the character. In my opinion, she sounds more like a teenager and less like a full-grown adult. Maybe this played in to my dislike of the book, as well. I think Eileen Stevens would do a great job reading a young adult novel as her pacing, cadence and voices were all spot on. She just didn't work for me for this book.

    If you are already a fan of this series, you might like this book, though I'd stay away from the audio version (unless you've listened to them before and don't mind the reader). If you haven't read this series before, I wouldn't recommend starting with this one.

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    Catherine Moore 01-04-14
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    "Simplistic"
    What disappointed you about What a Ghoul Wants?

    The book seemed to be written for YA but isn't advertised as such. The characters came across as flakes.


    Has What a Ghoul Wants turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eileen Stevens?

    Not sure - can't decide if the narrator was the issue or the dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    If this had been described at a YA book, it would have been pretty good. But as a book for adults, I expected the dialogue to be better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 12-20-13
    Ronna 12-20-13
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    "Ghoulishly Fun!"
    Where does What a Ghoul Wants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a silly ,fun series that keeps my interest because it is well written.


    What about Eileen Stevens’s performance did you like?

    Eileen's performance is excellent. She creates personalities with her voices and you always know who's talking.


    Any additional comments?

    The character "Gilly" is still too whiney-Queen for me and I would have dropped him off the castle into the moat 4 stories back. He's an important friend to the main character so he shouldn't be so completely annoying all the time! It takes away from the flow of the stories to have him behaving like an 8 year old every step of the way!

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  • amy
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    "brilliant"
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    thrilling book with a lot of unexpected twist and turns. truely terrifying in places but balanced with a little light hearted humor thrown in


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    the whole thing was brilliant


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    no but very difficult to stop


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