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That Ghoul Ava Audiobook

That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures

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Publisher's Summary

That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures gives you two entertainingly funny Ava tales. Relive the day she first joined the supernatural community and discover how her bond with the human Lisa Jenkins first began. Also meet regional Psychic, Morgan and the vampire that would get under Ava's skin from their first encounter in a 24 hour super market. Then, In Ava versus the Rogue Vampire, follow Ava and Lisa on their first real "assignment" on behalf of Morgan when a rogue vampire slips into Vampire Queen Belinda's territory and starts killing indiscriminately. Just don't expect Ava and Belinda to share a hug when it is done...

©2011 T W Brown (P)2013 May December Publications, LLC

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    Jeff united kingdom 17/09/2017
    Jeff united kingdom 17/09/2017
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    "undead and just getting used to not being alive."
    If you could sum up That Ghoul Ava in three words, what would they be?

    BRILLIANT- WEIRD - ENJOYABLE


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE INTERNAL DIALOGUE THAT AVA USES THROUGHOUT THE STORY.


    What about Celia Aurora de Blas’s performance did you like?

    PERFECT FOR THIS BOOK


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    AT LEAST IF I KILL YOU BY ACCIDENT I WILL ENJOY EATING YOU AFTERWARDS.


    Any additional comments?

    I CANT WAIT TO READ/LISTEN TO THE NEXT ONE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 23/06/2014
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    "Witty, sassy and a little gruesome."
    What did you like most about That Ghoul Ava?

    It was different from all the other books I've read. None of the clichés and great one liners from the lead character. I loved the lead character and her outlook on life, I've now bought the book as well and can't wait to start on the rest of the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    Without giving away any spoilers when she first woke up in the bathroom.


    Have you listened to any of Celia Aurora de Blas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    It took me until chapter 2 to start to like Celia Aurora De Blas's performance. I felt she could have breathed a little more life into such and unusual character. I also found it confusing that she couldn't give the characters different voices. It was all read in the one tone and the Irish accent was awful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I listened over a few days whilst out walking.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely buying the rest of the series, I far prefer the different narrator in the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Mcdowall 22/06/2014
    Mrs Mcdowall 22/06/2014
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    "A great book well worth a listen"
    Would you listen to That Ghoul Ava again? Why?

    I may re listen to this but only after I have listened to the whole series. I am looking forward to the next instalment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    The part if the story line where Ava finds the baby and saves it sticks in my mind.
    The anger she feels towards the people who did this and how she doesn't second guess what the outcome will be. The way she doesn't doubt herself while committing the self appointed revenge and not feeling any guilt for committing her first 'murder'.


    Have you listened to any of Celia Aurora de Blas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard any of her other performances but I think that with her distinct vocals I would recognise her story telling.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Although I was able to empathise with the main character I didn't cry at her sad backstory. I did have a giggle at some of her antics.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first instalment of Ava and I am looking forward to getting to know her better.

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  • ATX-LH
    24/08/16
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    "I want to be a Ghoul too!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is such a fun story. If you are a fan of the supernatural you will definitely love this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ghoul. I never thought a Ghoul can be cool, but Ava was super cool!!


    Which character – as performed by Celia Aurora de Blas – was your favorite?

    All of them. Celia really brought the story to life. I was hooked from the beginning.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I was disappointed that this story was only 3 hours long


    Any additional comments?

    I am so looking forward to the next book in the series.. can't wait to find out what Ava is up to next!!

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steve H. Caldwell
    Tacoma, WA
    16/08/16
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    "Fun Story Diana Rowlands fans will enjoy."

    This story is about a girl named Ava, an average 32 year old waitress, kind of drifting aimlessly through life. After yet another relationship epically fails, she end up swallowing the contents of her medicine cabinet. Death ensues. However, it doesnt stick. She wakes up 2 days later, smelling an amazingly good smell. Well, that smell is a dead body. Ava has turned into a ghoul, and corpses are whats on the menu. So starts a wild ride where Ava gets a Teen sidekick she saves from an abusive, much older boyfriend, a controller in the local psychic(basically the supernatural cop on the block), and en enemy in the queen of the local vampire Kiss(Coven).
    Ava is a really fun character who muddles along and still manages to succeed. She is well written, with a really good inner voice. The plot moves along nicely, and has lots of room to expand the storyline. Any fans of Diana Rowland's White Trash Zombie series should really be able to sink their teeth into this series.
    As far as narration, Celia Aurora de Blas does a great job differntiating the characters, giving each a distinctive voice, all while moving the narrating along well.

    I was given a copy of this audiobook by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Book Lover
    Utah
    16/01/15
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    "Ava is definitely worth getting to know."
    Where does That Ghoul Ava rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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 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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    The imagery presented when Ava was all naked under the self-serve car wash lights, being hosed down by a giggling seventeen-year-old all because she got splattered with vampire glitter dust. It actually made me laugh out loud it was so absurd, which was awesome. Oh, and dead children smelling like candy. Seriously, where does the author come up with this stuff?


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I don't know that it did. The tense moments didn't seem all that tense the way the narrator read it. She just didn't resonate with the character. I think if I had read this book rather than listened to it, I would have had a more favorable opinion. There were also a couple parts where I imagine there was a break in the text to signify a new section was starting but when the narrator read it, those pauses weren't significant enough to instantly realize a new scene was starting so I had to consciously stop to think about what was happening, which then made me lose track of what I was listening to, and I had to go back thirty seconds just to listen to it again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did actually chuckle out loud a couple of times. Some of the things the author wrote (knowing he's a male writing a female main character) were humorous. I think the parts about Ava seeing her female anatomy on video and how she at one point crossed her arms in order to push her best attributes forward were pretty much right on the money as far as seeming like they came from a female perspective. I also liked Lisa's character, although sometimes she seemed to be the far more adult of the two even though she was a solid fifteen years younger.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't realize at first that this was two separate stories in one so it was a little weird how in the middle (or what I thought was the middle but was actually the next story) the main character kept referencing stuff that had just happened (but really was from the first story). Now that I see that it was two separate stories, it makes a lot more sense. So just a word of caution to anyone else reading this before they listen to the story, it's not just unnecessary repetition, it's simply the back-story for those who hadn't heard the first story. I am really looking forward to listening to the next installment of Ava's story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christina
    09/01/15
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    "i love Ava"
    Would you listen to That Ghoul Ava again? Why?

    i loved the Ava story; i found the dark humor amazing; i love everything that T.W. Brown does. There is nothing he could write that i wouldn't read/or listen to, his writing is fantastic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all pretty hilarious, but i'd have to say Ava and her naivety was thoroughly comical.


    What does Celia Aurora de Blas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She made me fall asleep her voice was great it wasn't easy to listen to audiobooks it was like hearing a bedtime story from my mom..


    If you could take any character from That Ghoul Ava out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Morgan she always seemed to be put out; and i found that so great. Her superiority over everyone else was so funny..


    Any additional comments?

    For anyone who thinks that this would be silly or not worth a read/listen i have news for you; it really is great; my husband loved it; i thought it was not going to be good; and then i folded and listened to the first one, and now i'm hooked..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    15/12/14
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    "One i might of passed on"
    Where does That Ghoul Ava rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This rates in the top 20 of my zombie audiobooks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Has to be Ava, becuase of her funny analogy's about her state of being. "Shark Mouth"


    Which character – as performed by Celia Aurora de Blas – was your favorite?

    Ava


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not at first then i started getting into it and did listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    like i said i probably would have passed on this.I have quite a few of T.W Browns books, he gifted this to me from a social media site (Thank you!). it took me about ten minutes to get into it then the characters suck you in.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • RC Martine
    11/09/14
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    "Loving Ava!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to That Ghoul Ava the most enjoyable?

    really enjoyed the story!!! the narrator does a good job of making the book come alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    The first time she eats her first body & her reactions. priceless.


    What three words best describe Celia Aurora de Blas’s performance?

    she does ok


    Who was the most memorable character of That Ghoul Ava and why?

    Oh Ava of course!!! She kicks booty! she's snarky and caring!!


    Any additional comments?

    Love That Ghoul Ava!!! My current favorite book character!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D.R. Johnson
    Texas
    08/08/14
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    "Awesomely fun story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes supernatural stories. Although I don't mind reading another zombie/vampire/werewolf book, this story has a fresh and new perspective that opens up the door for unexplored possibilities. The best thing about it is that it's FUN. I immediately loved Ava, and her quirky personality.


    What other book might you compare That Ghoul Ava to and why?

    Well, not to any of the other T.W. Brown books I've read. The one thing it keeps reminding me of for some reason is the show Lost Girl...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many scenes stand out in such a short book, but I really liked when Ava first woke up to her new... condition...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to this book all in one sitting!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is pretty light on the gore, although does deal with adult situations and themes. The only reason this book got knocked one star for the performance was something that happened early on. The reader didn't differentiate the characters voices hardly at all, and a spot of dialogue was really confusing to follow who was speaking. This flaw seemed to disappear by the end of the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Leesa Austin
    USA
    22/06/14
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    "Ava, one cool ghoul"
    Where does That Ghoul Ava rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think it is at least in the top 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    I really enjoyed the part where she accidently made the vampire have to go back outside.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can not choose a favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Ava, one cool ghoul?


    Any additional comments?

    This book was fun to listen to and had some funny moments. Cant wait to hear the next ones.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karma
    20/06/14
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    "A ghoulish good book!!!"
    If you could sum up That Ghoul Ava in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, awesome and entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of That Ghoul Ava?

    Glitter dust LOL!! After the Twilight comment in the beginning :)


    Have you listened to any of Celia Aurora de Blas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first e-book.


    Who was the most memorable character of That Ghoul Ava and why?

    Ava, She can't always 'get' the word she wants to say, how often has that happened to you and me? She's a regular gal with the same problems we have she's just dead now. Her attitude is priceless!


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the whole zombie, vampire genre and now I have another thing to add to it. This is a short book at 2 hours, you can listen to it while cleaning house, I did, and it made the time fly. Thank you for a great story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kristoffer
    14/06/14
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    "Review"
    What did you love best about That Ghoul Ava?

    I like the humor of the storyline.


    What other book might you compare That Ghoul Ava to and why?

    It has kinda the same since of sarcasm as "Ghost Girl" Written by "Tonya Hurley"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ava saving the baby from the trash can..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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