Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation. He is partnered with Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old part-time summer cop who doesn't carry a gun and only works with the police by day so he has enough pocket money left over to play with his beach buddies at night.
In the first novel in a new series written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen's work, the Tilt-a-Whirl murder pushes Ceepak's deep sense of honor and integrity to the limits, as unexpected twists and turns keep the truth spinning wildly in every direction.
©2006 Chris Grabenstein; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
"A fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish." (James Patterson)
"From page 1, this debut stands out as refreshingly different....an absolute triumph." (Booklist)
Easy to listen to, a nice little mystery. Good character development that will temp me to go further into the series.
I enjoyed listening to Jeff Woodman.
Tilt-a-Whirl was an enjoyable and fast-paced story. When I first started listening I wasn't expecting much. By the end of the book I was already moving on to the next in the series. Not only was the story wonderful but the narrator really made this series one of the best listens I have had in a long time. He gave the story a voice and the characters even more personality than they already had. My favorite thing about this story was it's ability to keep me in suspense and to not allow me to get too far ahead. Others may disagree with me, but this book surprised me in more ways than I had expected.
I would recommend this book to any of my friends male or female.
I dont have a book to compareTilt a whirl wJEFF ith, it was very unique
Jeff was able to give each character a life of their own
You never saw it coming
The story is good. It is told through the eyes of Danny Boyle, Ceepak's partner. I really enjoy his description of places and events. It is through the eyes of a rookie cop without any sophistication to get in the way of real life. It is totally amusing at times and very true-to-life of a naive, fun/party-loving 25 yr old who never left his hometown, but is willing to admit that it might be time to grow up.
It is also a good mystery - a fun who-done-it. I'm on to book 2. I hope by the time I get through with book 6 there is another one available.
Danny Boyle. See my review.
Again, Danny Boyle, with Ceepak coming in a close second.
Many times I laughed out loud.
I had never heard of this guy and actually bought this based on an audible recommendation. I'm glad I did. I've listened to ALL the books in the John Seepak series and I love the guy...and his code. Narration is fine, setting on the eastern seaboard is different. There are characters you love, and characters you love to hate. Very good book. My bet is once you listen to this first one, you'll go after them all.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
After reading "Rolling Thunder" I found that I wanted to start at the beginning of the John Ceepak Mysteries. From reading the summaries "Tilt A Whirl" appeared to be the first book. I loved this one too.
I lasted 30 mintues. The first person narrative is awful, which the narrator makes excruciating. He CANNOT even remotely do anyone's voice but his own -- and even that is wrapped-up in an annoyting semi-flake of a sidekick who thinks we want his personal critique of EVERY SINGLE THING that happens.
The voice of Cepak is beyond an amaturish effort. As soon as the Producer heard it, he should have said "Are you trying to be funny? -- We can't have the hero of the story sounding like a characature -- and a bad one at that!"
I wish yearly members could be credited with 1 refund a year. This would EASILY be mine.
I bought this book during one of the $4.95 sales. Figured I'd experiment with a new author at a low price. I sure am glad I did. Enjoyed the narrators voice, the book had a good sense of humor and a good plot twist. I enjoyed it so much I have bought the rest of the books in the series.
Many people enjoyed this book, but if you recognize these warning signs, give up, it doesn't change, it does not get better.
If you think that Danny Boyle, our describer of events, will ever gain in IQ points, he doesn't. give up.
If every character seems really stupid, it is not on purpose, give up.
If the admittedly skillful reader, Jeff Woodman seems to make merely annoying characters excruciating with his dramatic delivery, give up.
If there are no normal characters in this book, but only crazy or ditzy or clueless ones, and it bothers you, give up.
If you are waiting for Danny, our witness to these goings on, to stop being precious and treacly with his nonstop descriptions and comments, it won't happen. Give up.
If you like the first couple of chapters, well, heck, it all just gets better and better for you. Keep reading.
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