When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs-and that the resident phantom won't push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M.J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the menacing phantom.
©2010 Victoria Laurie (P)2010 Audible, Inc
“Reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's bunch, Laurie's enthusiastic, punchy ghost busters make this paranormal series one teens can also enjoy.” (Publisher’s Weekly)
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This series still reminds me of a Scooby-doo episode. I enjoyed it - entertained all the way through. Though Gilly gets on my nerves - not really sure why they bring him on their trips when he tends to cause more problems then he solves.
"Great mystery series!"
Another great addition to the Ghost Hunter series. A miss Steven but will try to get over it. Heath is great and I will endevour to love him and MJ together. Still a great read!
Super funny and quirky series! I just can't get enough of these fast paced adventures!
Awesome narration from Eileen Stevens!!
"Best ghost hunter out there"
spooky castle, treasure
I would say Gilly, his off the cuff remarks to MJ most of the time have me cracking up.
gives each of the characters life
yes, I found my self wanting to listen to this book during any free time that I had and finished it quickly only to dowload the next one in the series and listen to that one too.
I would recommend that you check out the previous titles in this series. Not because they aren't stand alone books all by themselves but the other books are also really good and you get a little bit more back ground on the characters.
"I didn't pick out the bad guy and was surprised..."
This was another good story and the ending was a pleasant surprise. Usually I figure them out ahead of time.
Uh oh. I just realized I left the comment about the messy kitchen on the wrong review. It's supposed to be on this one. Okay, well here is my pet peeve. The kitchen seemed WAY too messy in the description after their chase through the kitchen at the Inn. Food dripping from the ceiling? Really? It just didn't seem realistic to me. Of course, maybe I'm neat in my chase scenes through a kitchen.
The accidents that kept happening with people around M.J. also seemed extreme, but I've never been on a ghost hunt or had a demon chase after me, so I could be wrong.
Other than those pet peeve comments, I enjoyed the story overall. The ghosts at the castle were a good part of the story at the end.
Gilly remained a bit of a fingernail on the chalkboard sensation at times. Like when he raced ahead on the causeway and fell.... uh, okay. But his dropping something important and then being forgiven so readily? Or easily?
The stories are a good read and are definitely something I've enjoyed throughout the whole series. They're probably good for teenagers too, but not for younger children.
"Fun, Fun, Fun!!!"
Love this series! A little mystery, a little scary a LOT of fun! M.J.'s friend, Gilly, is my favorite! Definitely a must read series! Eileen Stevens is a very good narrator for this series!
"Another good read"
I always enjoy a new book from Victoria Laurie. Story line moves on a timely basis and the book does keep you interested. Eileen does a good job of reading this novel. Looking forward to next book.
gils has such a whinny funny side but man he can grate my last nerve. he seems to forget that mj is why he has a job. please man up or at least be gay enough to have manners. i have never met a gay man that is so whinny rude and self absorbed as gil. he is funny and does make the stories but he has gone to far and takes away from what i think is right. i love the book and the story just a few tweeks on gil would be better. ready for the next one.
I love this series, as I do all of Victoria Laurie's books. I should start by saying that I've probably listened to this entire series at least 5 times, and this is the first time I noticed this.... MJ was kind of bitchy in this one. Mind you, if I lead her life, I would be a beast every single day, but it was just surprising given her kind heart so far. It could have simply been from the narrator's inflection, as she changes things up a little here and there, but as the great Gillespie would say, Jesus Christ MJ!
No matter, it was a smashing success & I love that all the characters have their moments, flaws, and bad hair days. If it weren't for that, they would not hold my heart so dearly.
"Where did the spark go?"
In this episode of Ghoul Getters, MJ Holiday and team travel to Ireland to face down the most malevolent demon yet and in search of real treasure! Stay tuned for the exciting review by Paranormaly Yours!
MJ was duped into doing an investigation on a haunted castle in Ireland by her producer Gopher with gold bulian. Little did MJ know that the spirit haunting the castle wasn't your ordinary ghost, in fact, it was the mother of all hell broken loose! As soon as the team arrives to the castle, Gopher goes missing, and they have their first encounter with the demon. Everyone gets out by the skin of their teeth and immediately go into recon mode. Naturally the first thing they do is go to the local authorities for help, but to no avail. They have very specific rules about the castle and it's visitors, and that is enter at your own risk. The police will not enter the grounds.....PERIOD. So, left faced with their own devices, MJ and her crew are on the hunt.
Lets start with the mess that is MJ's team. Heath, who is a medium like MJ, and Gilley her best friend and IT guy. Heath is wonderful, patient, understanding and helpful, Gilley not so much. It amazes me that MJ has been able to not only get jobs ghost busting, but complete them without getting killed due to Gilley's unfortunate narcissistic personalty. He is so thoughtless and self centered that he always manages to make things way harder for everyone else than they should be. Gopher, her producer, he is so greedy and out for numero uno, (just as bad as Gilley at times) that he intentionally puts MJ and Heath in harms way to get the “money shot” for the show. The fact that he is the one to go missing serves as instant karma, and makes me feel somewhat better. Overall it was a poorly planned out trip and investigation, and it wasn't until MJ took charge of the situation that things started happening. Too bad MJ and Gilley didn't have the money themselves to do their own show!
This is the best Paranormal Mystery Series, but their was just something about this case that bugged me enough to only give it 3 stars. MJ is a very strong medium, with a heart full of compassion. Her best friend Gilley keeps her real, grounded, and reminds me of her tragic past, where she comes from. Heath is just adorable. I love his character, and role in all this and I hope he takes that step and snatches MJ up before it's too late!
Eileen Stevens narrates for Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls. I have not had the pleasure of listening to Eileen before, so this was a fresh new experience for me. Up until this book, I have been reading them, so I had my own ideals of how each character's voice was. This may have been a mistake, I'm not sure yet. I thought Eileen for MJ was ok, but for Gilley she was way off. During the book, it seemed to me at times that Eileen changed Gilley's voice, it was distinct enough for me to notice, and not like it at all! I thought she did a pretty good job with the Irish accents, much better than she had for the Americans! I'm still on the fence about Eileen for this gig. Like I said, I had envisioned these characters in my head already from the four previous books. I will give her another chance, but for now I give Eileen Stevens 3 stars.
"A "character" "Gilly" completely ruins EVERY story"
I've never been so put off by an author's choice than in this series and I LOVE VICTORIA LAURIE! It's just a never-ending farce of tension with the absurdity of this character trashing EVERYTHING. This character is an amalgam of every character flaw and caricature of someone "light on the carpet." I've held my tongue in this series so far, but, one scene (and character - in every scene) in this story(ies) is so ridiculous, immature... I just can't even begin to understand why this character was chosen to be a major role in these books. I would so much rather have a "bad guy" create the "angst" in a story. This story will have great moments of exploration, discovery, mystery, suspense and then just when you are enjoying the story's progress, there is an inane scene with Gilly that interrupts the momentum in the most grating and annoying way. It is so frustrating.
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