Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein
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Chris Grabenstein

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS, THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS, WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: HOME SWEET MOTEL and many other books, as well as the coauthor of numerous fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson, including I FUNNY, HOUSE OF ROBOTS, TREASURE HUNTERS, and JACKY HA-HA. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, J.J., two cats, and a dog named Fred. You can visit Chris at ChrisGrabenstein.com.

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A self-proclaimed child at heart, Chris Grabenstein knows how to entertain kids. His books are high-energy, sometimes suspenseful, and always funny. It’s his zany humor, in fact, that can keep the grown-ups engaged, too.

Whether you’re into puzzles, haunted houses, treasure hunting, or even stand-up comedy, Chris has a character that will take you on a fast-paced adventure. Still unsure, you silly, cynical adult? Chris has a mystery series featuring policeman and former soldier John Ceepak, with a powerhouse performance by John Woodman, just for you. Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get laughing. —The Audible Editors

Meet Riley Mack

    • Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Bryan Kennedy, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,437

    What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4,000 missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful adventure!

    • By Irene Eastup on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $5.95

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    • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

    Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SO MUCH FUN!

    • By D. Coates on 05-12-16
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Series: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Series, Book 1
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 01-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399 ratings
    • It’s a dream come true for 12-year-old Kyle Keely when he gets the chance to spend the night at the new town library created by his hero, genius game maker Luigi Lemoncello. But the next morning when it’s time to go home the doors won’t open, and Kyle and the other kids have to put their heads together to figure out how to escape. Grab some popcorn and your fellow amateur sleuths—this quirky tale has more twists and turns than Shoots and Ladders.

    Regular price: $25.20

Are the kids asleep?

    • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • John Ceepak, Book 1
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,896

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real-estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in an otherwise quiet summer tourist town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the reader makes this book

    • By L. Haight on 08-30-07
    • John Ceepak, Book 1
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Series: John Ceepak, Book 1
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-05-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3,695 ratings
    • Chris Grabenstein and Jeff Woodman are a perfect pairing in Grabenstein’s fun and thrilling John Ceepak series, set in the fictional Sea Haven, New Jersey (though us proud NJ Audiblites will tell you it’s a thinly-veiled Long Beach Island, NJ). John Ceepak, a former soldier turned policeman, and his partner Danny Boyle, a 24-year-old part-time summer cop, have their quiet summer turned on its head when they’re tasked with solving the murder of a real-estate tycoon who was found dead on the Tilt-a-Whirl at the local amusement park. Grabenstein’s storytelling abilities will hook even non-Jersey Shore aficionados, and Woodman will capture your imagination with his ability to bring every character (from Jersey Shore gangsters, to rookie cops, to even small children) to life, simultaneously conveying humor and suspense in the process.

    Regular price: $17.95

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    • Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game 

    • Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein, Chris Grabenstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and going live across the nation on the world-famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Only a lucky few will be chosen to compete in front of millions of viewers; Kyle Keeley is determined to be one of them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME BOOK

    • By Anonymous User on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

    Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SO MUCH FUN!

    • By D. Coates on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Welcome, boys and girls, listeners of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Changed Voices from book 1 to this

    • By K. Colvin on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein, Chris Grabenstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Everyone's favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy game....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Ariane Ogburn on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Treasure Hunters

    • By: James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Mark Shulman
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT audiobook for the whole family!

    • By Kim on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • I Even Funnier

    • A Middle School Story (I Funny)
    • By: James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Laura Park (illustrator)
    • Narrated by: Frankie Seratch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Amanda Ebright on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Word of Mouse

    • By: James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Nate Begle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By momofthree on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Home Sweet Motel

    • Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Eleven-year-old P. T. Wilkie may be the greatest storyteller alive. But he knows one thing for a fact: The Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome 😊👍

    • By lisa on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $21.00

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