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Rolling Thunder: A John Ceepak Mystery | [Chris Grabenstein]

Rolling Thunder: A John Ceepak Mystery

A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.
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Publisher's Summary

Theres more fireworks down the Jersey shore in Chris Grabenstein's sixth fast-paced John Ceepak mystery, Rolling Thunder.

A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty.

Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case, a detective/sidekick duo critics have compared to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

Crack another case with John Ceepak.

©2010 Chris Grabenstein (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Full of unpredictable twists and turns. There's plenty of fizz in the chemistry between the two protagonists to keep the novel and the reader spinning." (Boston Globe)

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    Janet Austin, TX, United States 08-24-10
    Janet Austin, TX, United States 08-24-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Great story and narration as usual!"

    Great book as usual. Woodman's narration makes the audio perfect. I really enjoyed the characters and the pacing and Ceepak never gets old. Might want to listen to these books in order as some characters are from previous books. It is NOT necessary to enjoy it but it makes it a little more fun.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 11-08-11
    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2005

    Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!

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    "Fun Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rolling Thunder to be better than the print version?

    I love the charactors and the plots. Very simple, easy to follow and I like the moral John with his side kick Danny. I also like the setting in a beach town that has tourist seasons and otherwise a quiet small town atmosphere.


    Would you recommend Rolling Thunder to your friends? Why or why not?

    Definately. If you like murder mystery but do not like all the gore of some of the crime stories out there. These stories would be appropriate for even a younger audiance (teens) who like mysteries.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    This narrator is AWSOME! So many voices, he is easy to follow when he changes charactors - a lot of diversity without any fake sounding (cartoon-like) voices.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie East Windsor, NJ, United States 09-25-10
    Leslie East Windsor, NJ, United States 09-25-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Very Enjoyable First Audible Book"

    Picked this out of a list of legal thrillers for my first audible book. I enjoyed the combination of humor and mystery very much. I did not have to concentrate too much on the characters to keep everything straight, so its a good book for a drive in traffic. Very good narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Grants Pass, OR, United States 06-05-10
    Janet Grants Pass, OR, United States 06-05-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Can't wait for the next one"

    Having become a fan of Danny and Cepak, I couldn't wait for this new one to be released. I wasn't disappointed! I find myself laughing out loud while listening. The narrator is exceptional and helps increase the enjoyment of this book. Sheer fun. Can't wait for the next one.

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    John WILLIAMSBURG, VA, United States 05-09-10
    John WILLIAMSBURG, VA, United States 05-09-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Thunderous Applause for ROLLING THUNDER!"

    A prominent woman dies on Sea Haven's new wooden roller coaster, but was there a crime? Danny and Ceepak are on the trail when an entirely new crisis shocks the town, threatening the investigators, their friends, and the rapidly-approaching tourist season. "Rolling Thunder," the sixth John Ceepak Mystery from Chris Grabenstein, won't disappoint loyal fans or new readers. As always, Jeff Woodman's narration pulls the characters off the written page and into your headphones. There's plenty of mystery, suspense, and the usual humor, with an ending that will keep you turning pages until it concludes. And...is there someone new in Danny's life? Stay tuned!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    SSMITTEE SEABECK,WASHINGTON 98380 04-22-12
    SSMITTEE SEABECK,WASHINGTON 98380 04-22-12 Member Since 2010

    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!

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    "I REALLY LIKE THESE TWO COPS"

    THEY are so different yet they compliment each other. There is a touch of humor and then there is the Sr. Ceepak who makes me so angry I want to........well anyway it is a good book! It's the second one I have read and I will read more. The problem is that because of audible.com, I have found many favorite authors & it takes me awhile to make my rounds to get back to the beginning of my list. Believe me Chris G. is on my list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    donna Lake Orion, MI, United States 06-02-10
    donna Lake Orion, MI, United States 06-02-10 Member Since 2007
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    "always a pleasure"

    C.G.books are never a waste of time or credit. Well writen and uniquly narrared with humor. I always look forward to his books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-26-10
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-26-10 Member Since 2010

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "A Fun Surprise"

    We were looking for a new author/series for a change of pace and found this book. LOVED IT! I am now hooked on the John Ceepak mysteries. Can't wait to read the next one.

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    Rob Prindle Erie, PA United States 07-23-10
    Rob Prindle Erie, PA United States 07-23-10 Member Since 2002

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    "Great Ride"

    There are really four characters in this book: Danny Boyle, John Ceepak, the narrator Jeff Woodman and the town Chris Grabenstein made up; Sea Haven. Take away one and the Ceepak books wouldn't be half as much fun.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 09-23-11
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 09-23-11 Member Since 2007

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Another engaging story from Sea Haven"

    Each book in the series does stand alone so don't worry too much if you're reading them out of order. That being said, however, you won't fully appreciate the story if you don't know the background of Ceepak and his father, of Danny and Sea Haven, of Ceepak and Danny's earlier "adventures" because the book is nearly equally about exploring these characters and their motivations and solving a crime/mystery.

    It is a decent mystery too... lots of suspense and frustration with the roadblocks Danny and Ceepak have to overcome (interfering officials and rich citizens). And there is a little vein of humor throughout the whole story - particularly when Danny communicates with a suspect, or talks about people in Sea Haven.

    I did think that the wrap up where they "chased" the bad guy went on a little bit too long and was a bit extreme for the usual tone of these books, but, all in all, it is a very good addition to the Danny & Ceepak world. The narration is excellent.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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