Fun House is the latest novel in the award-winning John Ceepak mystery series, set on the Jersey Shore.
What if a reality TV show like Jersey Shore set up production in the fictional seaside resort Sea Haven? What if hitting the gym, tanning, and doing a little laundry aren't the only things the contestants get into? By-the-book officer John Ceepak and his wisecracking young partner, Danny Boyle, have to babysit the buff and boozy kids partying it up in a Jersey Shore rental house for TV’s summertime hit Fun House, while simultaneously trying to stop the rowdy kids from breaking the law up and down the beach. But even Ceepak and Danny can’t stop one young cast member from being murdered - and others from being threatened with the same fate.
©2011 Chris Grabenstein (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Nothing Better than a John Ceepak Mystery to capture Summertime Fun. Chris Grabenstien gives reality TV (nod to Jersey Shore) its due with this tale of a raunchy reality TV show in the summer tourist destination of Sea Haven. The mash-up of John Ceepak, ex-marine stand-up guy, and Danny Boyle, local grown, never-thought-he-would-amount-to-much, just works for me. It is a fun ride and now that we are on Book 7, a nostalgic ride that I look forward to as a summer destination. Keep them coming Chris!
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
title says it all. I was disappointed in the book especially after such a long wait.
I think my biggest gripe with this book is the narration. The narrator has a good voice, but the main character is a New Jersey cop...NATIVE New Jersey. I would expect to hear at least some attempt at a New Jersey accent. Nope, not there. And the deep voice that the narrator attempts for the cop's partner is just painful to listen to.
My other gripe is with the book. Again, the main character is a New Jersey cop. So when every exclamation is "Geez O Man" it makes me think this cop is still in the third grade!
I'm not sure where all the humor that I was expecting was hiding, but I didn't find very much of it. In all, I was disappointed. If I had it to do over, I'd keep that credit.
Some of my friends would probably like the book for the storyline which was ok.
The trashy characters and the cursing was unnecessary unless the author was trying to appeal to some of the semi-retarded with limited vocabulary.
Jeff did a good job with reading the weak dialogue.
I have read all of the older books in the series and the author can do better.
I really enjoy these John Ceepak novels and have listened to them all. This one, like the others, has a good mystery for Ceepak and Danny to solve as they entertain us with their quirkly, but very likeable, personalities. If you are looking for a light, fun listen that will keep you interested from the very start, these books will not disappoint.
Yes. The narrator gives each character their own personality
It has intrigue and everyday life involved.
He has such great infllection and ability to individualize each character.
This book can actually make me laugh out loud. I look forward to each Ceepak novel to come.
I already have listened to it more than once. Whenever a new book comes out, I go back and listen to all of them from the beginning. Sort of like my own version of a "marathon". I enjoy them.
Reality TV can be hazardous to your health
I love the Danny Boyle character and the books are special because they are told from his point of view which is a little sarcatic and often very funny. It has been fun to see him mature in the books from boy to man. Like all of us, he still has some room to grow so I hope the books keep coming.
Yes--a fun and light mystery. Ceepak and his code are great!
The satirization of the current craze of reality TV.
His narration is very easy to listen to and portrays the characters well.
Yes--Keeps your interest.
A quick and fun listen!
I am a farrier and audiobooks really help time go by working alone. Audible makes it so much easier than using CD's!
Take advantage now.
Not so much as some of the others, but those were really outstanding.
Ha! Those accents this time. Oh, what a hoot. I could picture every one of the characters in vivid detail, without being beaten over the head by the voices.
I always have good laughs with Chris's books.
Just that I hope the series continues, I look forward to them very much.
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