I just didn't enjoy the characters or the story here. Everything seemed too simple and black-and-white, and after getting half way through, for only the 2nd time in my 8 years of listening to books, i stopped and gave up. Guess I just couldn't take one more reference to springsteen, or bon jovi... Narration seemed a bit flat too - especially the voice of Ceepak. Sorry, it does seem that lots of folks love this series, it just wasn't me.
I totally love this series of books. It is a guilty pleasure but so perfectly done. The mysteries are fun and full of flavor. The characters have grown over the 8 books. Jeff Woodman is so talented he does every voice in a different and completely believable style. You will have no problem telling who is talking. He makes it all sound effortless.
Ceepak Mysteries are like your favorite dessert. You love seeing it in front of you and enjoy the anticipation. You love devouring it. And you are so sad when it's over.
Mr. Grabenstein, please write faster!
Jeff Woodman - best
lack of anything happening - least
firs one I have listened to. Hope to hear more.
No,the book should have included an ending. Cheap trick to just have it stop without a real conclusion. I don't care enough to buy a followup book
Good to listen to while driving. Entertaining, but doesn't take much concentration
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Nothing wrong with the book but nothing really right either. The story of course was weak, but most of these Ceepak stories are. The ending is just not plausible so the entire story becomes a bit of a waste of time. Not sure I'll read any more of these.
the others that said like the John Cepak books
thankful it was over
It wasn't for me. I purchased the book to see if I would like the characters. The John Cepak guy is too weird for me & the sidekick, can't remember his name was trying, but since I had already spent the money, I decided to stick it out to see if I could tolerat it. Tolerate it is exactly what I did. Not a fan.
my four teens' mom
Yes, other than Mad Mouse, I like Chris Grabenstein's other books, even those written for younger audiences.
The drunken father voice was a little theatrical, but all others were well-done.
It might be time to retire the series due to the limits created by the naming convention. At some point, it just seems awkward and contrived.