I haven't listened to a lot of audiobooks but out of the few that I have heard, this was near the top in terms of the story. I really didn't much care..Show More » for the narrator's voice. She didn't seem to catch the right tone for the main character. Instead of sounding like an immature 32-year-old, she sounded like a dumb blonde teenager and I don't think that is what the author probably intended.
I love this series! I don't know how to describe it other than "cute." Ava's a goul and she eats dead people. She's a little blunt and know..Show More »s what she likes. I would very much like to continue the series, but I'm not willing to pay a $15 credit per book. This audiobook was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review, and that's what I'm giving. I love both of the first books, but I can't see paying a $15 credit for a 5 to 6 hour audiobook. I'll wait until I see the series on sale, for like $1.99, but no more than $2.99, per audiobook.
The series is getting more gripping & more interesting! the narrator is doing a wonderful job of portraying Ava and the other characters. Totally enjo..Show More »ying the progression of the series and the fun take on some supernatural dudes :)
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..Show More ». 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 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 T..Show More »W 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.