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Fun House Audiobook

Fun House: A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 01-29-14
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyed the parody to "Jersey Shore:"

    Grabenstein entwined the hit Jersey Shore with his mystery this time. It was a lot of fun and, having been a Jersey Shore fan, I was well aware of which characters he was referring to even though they had somewhat different names. I found myself chuckling out loud often. I enjoyed this book as I have the rest!

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    Bette ESSEX, MD, United States 01-20-14
    Bette ESSEX, MD, United States 01-20-14
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    "Very entertaining"
    What did you love best about Fun House?

    I love all the John Ceepak books. They are very addicting


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration is spot on and is one of the main reasons that I listened to this series.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Behind the scenes at the beach


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think you can stop at just one book in this series. It is performed so well you won't want to stop at just one.

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    DMcClureDVM 07-10-13
    DMcClureDVM 07-10-13 Member Since 2005
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    "John Ceepak Mystery is Summer Fun"

    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!

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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 12-30-12
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "disappointing"

    title says it all. I was disappointed in the book especially after such a long wait.

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    Susan 12-24-12
    Susan 12-24-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Another Fun Ride"

    I love the John Ceepak stories and this was no exception. These books always leave me anticipating when the next volume will appear.

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    M.W. 12-01-12
    M.W. 12-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Geez O Man are you Kidding Me?"

    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.

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    Jim Davis Louisiana 11-28-12
    Jim Davis Louisiana 11-28-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Not Prude But Language is a Distraction"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Some of my friends would probably like the book for the storyline which was ok.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The trashy characters and the cursing was unnecessary unless the author was trying to appeal to some of the semi-retarded with limited vocabulary.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeff did a good job with reading the weak dialogue.


    Do you think Fun House needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I have read all of the older books in the series and the author can do better.


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    Nancy Cleveland, TN, United States 09-28-12
    Nancy Cleveland, TN, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun House -- Another Fun Addition to this Series!"

    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.

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    Cheryl 09-10-12
    Cheryl 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fun House to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The narrator gives each character their own personality


    What did you like best about this story?

    It has intrigue and everyday life involved.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    He has such great infllection and ability to individualize each character.


    Any additional comments?

    This book can actually make me laugh out loud. I look forward to each Ceepak novel to come.

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    Barbara Tucson, AZ, United States 08-06-12
    Barbara Tucson, AZ, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "MORE JOHN CEEPAK and DANNY BOYLE"
    Would you listen to Fun House again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fun House?

    The ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Reality TV can be hazardous to your health


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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