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Free Fall: A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8 | [Chris Grabenstein]

Free Fall: A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8

“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.
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Publisher's Summary

“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.

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    Ginger C. Paderborn, Germany 06-07-13
    Ginger C. Paderborn, Germany 06-07-13
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    "Another entertaining Grabenstein!"
    If you could sum up Free Fall in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining page turner


    What did you like best about this story?

    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 :-)


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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!


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

    Sometimes I just had to love (therefore nothing to read in class or a quiet Environment :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the next one will come out soon and be as good as the first eight ones!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 07-10-14
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 07-10-14 Member Since 2005
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    "not great"

    I was fooled by the overall rating on this book. It doesn't belong in the same stratosphere as the really good 4-star reads (Child, Coben, Johnson). The dialogue is wooden, and the writing is just plain hard to swallow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Wikstr�m Skelleftea, Sweden 04-04-14
    Roger Wikstr�m Skelleftea, Sweden 04-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Easy listening, great narrator"

    A great, easy-to-read detective story with likable main characters. Also a nice move to see the story from the main Ceepak's colleague's view. And Jeff Woodman does a superb job narrating the story. He really bring the characters to life. My only regret was that I started with book 8, now I have to work myself backwards in time :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 01-29-14
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2011

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    "My favorite one of the Ceepak Series!"

    A great book! I have really enjoyed the entire series, and this book, was my favorite. Of course, it is currently the last book and I am hoping there is a book 9 coming soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John NJ, United States 01-27-14
    John NJ, United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2007
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    "I'm from NJ too, still not interesting"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loves Fun 09-10-13
    Loves Fun 09-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun,fast, not much of a story"
    What did you like best about Free Fall? What did you like least?

    Jeff Woodman - best

    lack of anything happening - least


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    firs one I have listened to. Hope to hear more.


    Do you think Free Fall needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    Good to listen to while driving. Entertaining, but doesn't take much concentration

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Long Beach, NY, United States 08-18-13
    James Long Beach, NY, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2006

    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

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    "Rather Lacking"

    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.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Roger 10-12-13
    Roger 10-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "not really that great"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    the others that said like the John Cepak books


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    thankful it was over


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tarrytopia Modesto, CA 06-01-13
    tarrytopia Modesto, CA 06-01-13 Member Since 2008

    my four teens' mom

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    "Not 'Cepak' Quality"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Chris Grabenstein? Why or why not?

    Yes, other than Mad Mouse, I like Chris Grabenstein's other books, even those written for younger audiences.


    What aspect of Jeff Woodman’s performance would you have changed?

    The drunken father voice was a little theatrical, but all others were well-done.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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