“I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.
Ceepak’s unshakable code of honor is tested when he trusts that the nurse is telling the truth. It’s stretched to the limit when one of the nurse’s home health care patients turns up dead. Now Ceepak and Danny must answer the hard and horrible question: "Did we just help a friend get away with murder?" Get ready for another fun and fast-paced listen from Anthony and Agatha award-winner Chris Grabenstein.
©2013 Chris Grabenstein (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
LOVE this series and can't get enough. I find myself laughing out loud. Grabenstein is terrific and Woodman is a brilliant narrator. Don't EVER get a different narrator for this series. I've recommended this series to others and they've all become fans as well.
The ending was memorable, in that I didn't want it to end. This book is too much fun -- I wanted it to keep going.
Jeff Woodman is an absolutely OUTSTANDING narrator. I've purchased other books simply because he narrates them.
Didn't want to put this book down and didn't want it to end.
Can't wait for the next Ceepak/Boyle book!
entertaining page turner
Again Chris Grabenstein wrote a very sunderful Story with his cool characters and a nice Story! Especially nice since I know the Free Fall myself - have been in last year and now look at it a bit different :-)
He again managed to bring the characters ALife in such a cool manner that one can see them right in front of ones eyes! Reading the book would be good too but he makes it like a movie in your mind!
Sometimes I just had to love (therefore nothing to read in class or a quiet Environment :-)
I hope the next one will come out soon and be as good as the first eight ones!!!
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Free fall is the first time I’ve been a bit disappointed in the Ceepak series. Most of the enjoyment I get from the series is for Ceepak and Boyle running around Sea Haven to all of the great locations (with the sunny funderful names) but this story is a bit darker and more static location wise. In addition the ending is a bit of a cliff hanger but leaves a cloud hanging over the head of our two heroes. All this combined to make it feel as if it rained on my Jersey Shore vacation rather than leaving me smiling and waiting for another adventure as the others in the story have.
On the performance side I can't say enough about how great Mr. Woodman is. He really makes these audio books amazing.
This is one of the best narrators I've ever listened to. His voice(s) match the characters perfectly!
I have enjoyed each of the books in this series. Only regret is that it's over.
I hope this won't be the last we hear from John Ceepak and Danny Boyle. It's been great listening to Danny and how he's grownup in this series. The characters are great.
Jeff Woodman is an excellent narrator too!
What else can I say, this was a typically good CEepak book until the end when it became mediocre at best.
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What I loved about this story:
Danny and Ceepak as a team being funny as ever.
A classic who dun it vibe.
Clues to the murderer are left around the story like little crumbs helping you deduce whose the likely suspect.
Ceepak making a funny. (Actually I can't remember if it was this story or from Rolling Thunder...hehehe)
A very well written mystery with some fun laughs and some fun characters.
💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 Jeff Woodman 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖
What I didn't love about this story:
The dumb Mayor and Chief of Police.
The disrespect towards Danny close to the end.
Ceepak not letting his annoying old man die previously.
Christine! Great she has an oath, but what good is it if you allow people to walk all over you! When your lawyer has threaten not to represent you because you won't tell him why people are trying to destroy your life because you care so much about them, but they hate the very essence of you, something is seriously loose in your brain!!!! Jeeze she was ridiculously pathetic!!! Damsel in distress all the way. I hate damsels in distress who do not even try to help themselves!!!!
Katie didn't miraculously come back from the dead to be with Danny again. (What? She's the only chic I could I stand in this series so far for Danny. Leila was ok, at least she had a backbone but....we know how that turned out).
Danny's attraction to hot chic's seemed leacherous in this story. In previous stories his description of hot chic's were funny. I was completely turned off by them in this story.
Mainly because I'm not attracted to chic's sooo...
No book 9 to make everything that went wrong in this story better. -frustrated sigh-
I like happy endings and realism that is realistic rather than gritty.
So, there's this crime, and these police officers try to solve it.
This one was almost a cozy, except for the places where it wasn't.
I love these characters--I'd gladly listen to them solve the mystery of who ate the last cookie.
And I really love that Danny, Ceepak, et al grow and change from year to year and book to book. So much more relatable than characters that stay perpetually 28 across 20+ books (ahem, Stephanie Plum).
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