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Mad Mouse Audiobook

Mad Mouse: John Ceepak, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

It's almost Labor Day, and the end of summer could mean the end of someone's life in this exciting sequel to Chris Grabenstein's Tilt-a-Whirl.

Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a madman's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

Whipping from the boardwalk to the beach and back again, Mad Mouse keeps zigging and zagging at a breakneck pace, all the way to the surprising finish.

Don't miss other adventures featuring Sea Haven's finest, including the first book in the series, Tilt-a-Whirl, and the third, Whack-a-Mole.

©2006 Chris Grabenstein; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With agile humor, neat plotting, unexpected sweetness, and an irresistible duo, Grabenstein offers a hip new form of cozy." (Booklist)
"Likable good guys, plausible bad guys, a sensible plot and a supple prose style that moves from breezy to poignant." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    R. Davis Newnan, GA 11-22-13
    R. Davis Newnan, GA 11-22-13

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    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.

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    Trish Virginia 11-02-13
    Trish Virginia 11-02-13 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "Did Not Disappoint!"

    There is always the concern that a book you're looking forward to reading/listening to just won't live up to your expectations. When I decided to continue this series when heading to the gym, I was hoping it would keep me entertained for seventy long, boring walking laps around the track. Not to worry--Danny Boyle and John Ceepak to the rescue!

    This is a light mystery, but very well written with some humorous, contrasting characters. The narrator, young Danny Boyle, has a lot to learn about police work--and life. And the hero of the series, John Ceepak, is a returning veteran, who lives by a code that is sadly disappearing in today's world. Crimes are solved, lessons are learned, and order is restored to Sea Haven!

    Mad Mouse's narrator, Jeff Woodman, does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life. I was happy to see he is the one and only narrator for this series. I'm already looking forward to installment #3--

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    Carol Napier, New Zealand 03-27-13
    Carol Napier, New Zealand 03-27-13
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    "What more can I say?"

    I absolutely LOVE this series!! I've listened to them all, and I'm devastated that there aren't any more. So thoroughly enjoyable and funny. Start with the first and enjoy your way through the rest. You won't be sorry.

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    Tracey Rains 04-20-09 Member Since 2007

    I mainly read mysteries, and sci-fi, sometimes with a dose of humor, and I love the BBC. I enjoy the hidden gems more than the best-sellers.

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    "Humor and Suspense Well Blended"

    This book blended humor and suspense very successfully. The humor never seemed out of place, and it did not diminish the suspense in any way. I have found in many humorous mystery novels, the focus is too much on the humor for the story to be very suspenseful. That is not the case in this book. I found myself looking for any opportunity I could find to listen so that I could find out what was happening next. The characters are all well-drawn, and Grabenstein avoids stereotypes most of the time. Even some of the more minor characters were well fleshed out.

    The most impressive aspect of this book, however, was the performance of Jeff Woodman as he read the book. He made every character very distinct and his voicing of Ceepak was brilliant. My first impression of the character was exactly how Woodman voiced him. I envisioned Patrick Warburton in that role should the series ever be filmed, and I could imagine that Warburton was reading the Ceepak dialog. (If you watched The Tick, you know what I mean.)

    I recommended this book to my husband who usually listens to a different type of book, and within the first 20 minutes, he was captured, too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-05-07
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-05-07 Member Since 2017

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.

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    "One step up from the Hardy Boys"

    Despite one "Roger that" too many from the book's main protagonist, I enjoyed this listen. When I purchased the book I didn't realize that it was written for a teen audience. Then again, maybe it wasn't, but that's the way it turned out. It was a sale book and since my wife grew up in the Jersey Shore setting, I thought it was worth the risk. Simple characters, a simple though somewhat contrived plot and simple dialogue make for a relaxed listen. A few years back I reread one of my Hardy Boys books to see what interested me back in my pre-teen years. One reread was enough to satisfy my nostalgia need. If you wonder what the Hardy Boys might be like dropping "F" bombs, then give this book a try. And if you're 16 years old, this author and his books are for you.

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    ELEANOR FOWSER 05-18-17 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I want some scrapple"

    Raised in New Jersey, I now live in Arizona. These books bring back happy childhood memories of going down the shore with the family. Salt water taffy, miniature golf, fresh seafood. These books are great reading for when I want some light reading, engaging but not overly complex. A good book to take to the beach.

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    Amazon Customer VA United States 12-14-16
    Amazon Customer VA United States 12-14-16

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    entertaining story, plus good commentary on how things can have unexpected longqq term effects
    narrator did a good job with accents, voices and keeping the story flowing.
    another good Ceepak novel

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    Lane Rogers 10-08-16
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    "another great book"

    this is a new offer for me. I love this new often hear that I have discovered. His books are very interesting keeps you on your toes and the narrator keeps it Lively and fun. I cannot wait to hear the next book in this series.

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    C. A. Gelsinger 09-20-16

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    "Fun at the Beach"

    First, the story is entertaining. I just finished Tilt a Whirl; I got the 3 books for 2 credits during the recent promotion. I like the protagonists, Danny and Sepack, the character development is satisfactory and it moves right along. Good narration, which is always a big factor, so all in all, this is a solid series with some likeable guys--and a couple real bad eggs.

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    Moose 07-19-15
    Moose 07-19-15 Member Since 2015

    An avid reader who works too much to actually read in the traditional manner she now consumes audiobooks at her job, driving, and running.

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    "Paintballs and Snipers"

    Once again, Chris Grabenstein writes another great Ceepak mystery that by all means shouldn't be as fun and interesting as it is. Although there are pitfalls in Grabenstein's characterizations and plot, I just can't bring myself to care. I enjoy the story and the two main characters far too much. It took me a span of two days to listen to this book and by the time it was done I was already downloading book 3.

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