There comes a time when a ghoul has to grow up and accept her role. Be it hero or villain, Ava Birch is about to make the choices in her life that may shape her future and have a drastic impact on those around her.
Secrets will be revealed and a path will be chosen. The question remains...will Ava take it. Tune in and find out...
Next, on a very special That Ghoul Ava...
©2014 Todd Brown (P)2014 Todd Brown
May Dec Pub
I love Ava meeting new characters and learning her new skills. I loved Muffy and the descriptive way TW has to show when she is in either of her forms. I thought it was genius introducing all the characters found in the basement and I could really see them in my head with all the descriptions.
I loved the basement and all the new creatures that Ava found there - and saw the zombie making kid as Spicolli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Not a care in the world ;)
This is the first book I have listened to that Pamela has read and I really enjoyed her acting as Ava. She really gets into character and it sounds like she has a lot of fun doing the book.
This book would have been great listening to it in one sitting. As it was, I broke it up into about 6 parts and found myself waiting to get back to the book!
I am blown away that TW - a man - can have so many insites into a woman's world. He is hilarious!
We read to know, we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 3 Story 4
The fourth title in this series is a turning point for Ava: she has to decide, hero or villain. Until this point, she has been straddling that line as she learns about the various denizens of the supernatural world, their histories and their battles. She discovers more about her own alliances and purposes, discovering true friends and finding more new powers and abilities.
This is the point at which she has to learn to choose, and then to live with those choices: waffling between guilt and not giving a flying Frisbee about her own choices and actions just won’t work for her anymore. Tired of the ‘baby spoons’ of information she has been given by those in the know, her decision to get her answers, her way, unearths powers and abilities she did not know existed, and perhaps no-one wanted her to discover.
In terms of the story trajectory this fits perfectly in the arc and again furthers Ava’s growth, both elements feel perfectly acceptable and natural. Humor isn’t lost in this, even with the more serious topics under the microscope, and not unsurprisingly, Ava’s adaption to the new changes in circumstance are handled with her snarky asides and her do what’s needed approach.
Pamela Lorence returns to narrate this installment, and her performance is growing on me: still carrying that Barbie doll overtone, she’s incorporated the rather matter-of-fact deadpan delivery that notes Ava’s particularly humorous observations: particularly apt as Ava does not seem to realize she is funny. Another wonderful installment in this series.
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.
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 loved this audiobook.TW Brown is quite talented at storytelling.I have enjoyed every one of his books.He can make me laugh and cry.
The narrator has a pleasant voice and imbues Ava with personality.
I want to listen to everyone of TW Browns books in one sitting.
I recommend this author to any fan of the zombie and paranormal genres.For horror try the Zomblog and The Dead series.For comedy and paranormal you must try the That Ghoul Ava series.TW Brown is one of my favorite authors and I always reccomend his work to fellow bibliophiles.
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