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)
Didn't read the print version
Not exactly but I'm pretty calloused.
No. But he was awesome in this one.
Gladys made me wet myself
I think this was a great start to the series. I usually prefer darker mysteries and this book mixed a good story with quirky characters.
I loved the interactions with the old hippies, especially Gladys. The accent was priceless.
I haven't heard any of Jeff Woodman's other performances but will keep listening to this series.
This book and characters definitely held my interest. If time permitted, I could have easily spent a whole day listening.
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
I purchased this book because it was a sale item. It turned out to be much better than expected. I especially liked the unexpected twists in the plot. The narrator did a great job and added to the enjoyment of the book significantly. As I viewed the cover art, I wondered why a book titled TILT A WHIRL had a roller coaster and not a tilt a whirl as a graphic. Perhaps the artist didn't know the difference.
Nicely tall and intelligently open-minded
I call these type of books popcorn novels, they are light, enjoyable, fun and you munch through the big bucket without noticing and then can easily toss them aside without feeling guilty.
As many listeners have commented, it's not the deep drama. It has some twists and turns, the somewhat serious issues are however taken a bit too lightly for my taste.
You want to enjoy a quick listen, go for it. Might even be a good first listen to get into the audible mood.
As a kid I spent most of my summers at the Jersey shore. This is a trip down memory lane for me, fortunately minus the murders. The Ceepak books are great mysteries with terrific characters and one of the best audiobook narrators I have ever listened to. The added bonus is the author's attention to detail about NJ and the Jersey shore.
The young, inexperienced sidekick of the oh-so-noble, heroic-yet-vulnerable investigator tells the story so that you feel like you are sitting in a beachside cafe listening to this engaging young man. The characters are distinctly drawn within the narrative and by an outstanding reading performance. The action is clear. Identifying the villain is not easy. This was a very entertaining summer read.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
Like I need another series to follow!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book--and the narrator is excellent!! The story is of the light mystery genre--one of my favorites, and is very well written. The second book in the series is already in my Wish List--
If you're looking for an entertaining listen, look no further . . .
This book is enjoyable and funny. You do not have to think too hard, but it has enough twists that it is not completely predictable. It actually touches on some really serious issues but does this in a way that makes the issues peripheral to the story and not the main point of the story. Makes you feel like there are some good guys still out there.
It was time spent, but I don't know if it was well spent. The selling point for me was a remark about it being similar to a Carl Hiaasen book. It's not. The story is flat, the narrator is flat, and the comedic element is missing. I was actually very disappointed. I kept expecting it to turn around but it never did.
I haven't listened to any of his other books.
None of them.
The talented narrator is what makes this book so wonderful to listen too. Loved it!
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