I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I find this series to be a bit on the light side as but they are a guilty pleasure. In this one we meet Ceepak's father and learn a bit more of his background with one heck of a surprise from his past.
The main story is about the murder of a soldier that was set up to look like a suicide. It keeps moving along pretty well with the usual humorous viewpoints pointed out by Danny.
Again, nothing super on the thriller/dramatic side but lots of fun to listen to.
I can't remember the last time I actually read a book!!
I stumbled across this series and have really enjoyed it
Say something about myself! I'm 66 with poor vision and HANDICAPPED,I save all my actual reading for my bible. My pleasure is at AUDIBLE!
the story move fast and holds your interest..but it is totally ruined by the LARGE amount of excessive profanity. I would rate it 5 stars if the profanity level was missing
I love the John Ceepak series. I started with the newest Rolling Thunder and then went back to the first. Was not that crazy about either Mad Mouse or Whack a Mole, which were too gruesome for this light mystery series, but this book was just right. Interesting story, good mystery and the Ceepak humor. If it had more meat, I would give it 5 stars, but then it would have used too much concentration for a commuter book. Recommended and certainly worth a credit.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
I love the John Ceepak Mysteries! Jeff Woodman is a wonderful narrator. You feel like you are peeking into the room where the story is taking place and you can visualize all of the characters.
Thanks for the books and keep them coming!
Each of these books is even more intense. Danny and Seapak solve yet another crime spree in a fast paced adventure that will keep you listening.
This is a book written for grade school kids if it were not for the story line. I was very disappointed and could hardly finish it. I would not recommend this book to anyone. The storyline was good but the way it was written was not, very childish and boring. Don't waste your money on this one, or your time!
This is the first Grabenstein book I've read/heard. It will be my last. I bought it on the half-price sale and I don't think it was worth even that. John Ceepak is a wooden, one-dimensional, incredibly inauthentic character. In fact, he's just the idea of a character, barely a character at all. The narrator's reading of this character's voice only makes the character more flat and unbelievable. The author also has a bad habit of talking about how brilliant this character is through his sidekick Danny's commentary. Even if your plotting or your detective's deductions really are brilliant, it's not a good idea to say so overtly. If they really are--and they're not in this case--your readers will make that judgment. If they're not so brilliant, you just look foolish for claiming they are. To Grabenstein's credit, there are a few interesting moments in the plot. But overall, this is not even mediocre quality mystery writing.
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
This book wasn't as entertaining as the previous books, it was pretty formulaic and the story just wasn't that interesting to me. There wasn't much suspense about what was going to happen. The one thing I did enjoy was learning more about Ceepak's (sp?) background.
Started out slow and never picked up. Reminded me of a group of people lacking in common knowledge of police work. They all seemed to stumble around, looking for answers in a murder investigation, with no one person with any training for more than parking tickets.