We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Whack-a-Mole Audiobook

Whack-a-Mole: John Ceepak, Book 3

Regular Price:$17.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

John Ceepak and Danny Boyle return with the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be ready to strike again. An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven pits Ceepak against a killer with a code just as rigid as his own. When the killer targets his next victim, the consequences becomes dire for Ceepak and Boyle. This is a game they must win.

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

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

What the Critics Say

"Another winner." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1233 )
5 star
 (573)
4 star
 (457)
3 star
 (142)
2 star
 (39)
1 star
 (22)
Overall
4.3 (781 )
5 star
 (388)
4 star
 (284)
3 star
 (81)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.6 (787 )
5 star
 (532)
4 star
 (182)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jeffrey Littleton, CO, USA 05-23-09
    Jeffrey Littleton, CO, USA 05-23-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "fun mystery"

    I like mysteries of all types from the serious to the comic. I found Chris Grabenstein by accident on Audible and have enjoyed all three in the series. Whack a Mole was the best so far with a pretty good mystery that took a while to figure out and a fun set of characters. The humor mixed in with the story is enjoyable and at times very funny. Though I enjoyed the story a good deal my favorite part is the narration by Jeff Woodman who did all the Grabenstein book. He definitely is one of my favorite narrators and his portrayal of the characters is very good, and the I think he has Danny and Ceepak down to perfection. I recommend the whole series and this book in particular. I am looking forward to listening to Hell Hole.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lehua of Pacifica Hawaii 08-03-08
    Lehua of Pacifica Hawaii 08-03-08

    Lehua of Pacifica

    HELPFUL VOTES
    561
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    297
    77
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    14
    Overall
    "Mystery can still be fun"

    This was an unexpected "win" for me. It's very funny; not in the fall-off-your-chair Evanovich way but more like Rocky and Bullwinkle. The main characters, albeit tongue in cheek, are quite likable. In spite of being silly, the plot is engaging and well-paced. I had fun.

    AUDIO: Excellent reader, perfect to play the protagonist, and does well with the other characters, too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-25-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-25-15 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    13391
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1944
    1582
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    475
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Who is the intended audience?"

    Chris Grabenstein is a former standup comedian who writes light, funny and sometimes preachy "Who-done-it" novels. The audience would appear to be young adults. The stories are told in the first person of Danny Boyle who is the junior partner of the main character, policeman John Ceepak. Jeff Woodman does outstanding narration as Danny Boyle's voice.

    This book is about the Bruce Spingsteen quoting Ceepak solving a mass murder case that began almost 30 years ago and continues today. The setting is a New Jersey resort beach town.

    The book is quick and fun reading of a plot that is not very complex.

    Spoiler: Ceepak solves the serial murder mystery in the end then he gets married.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 09-10-07
    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 09-10-07 Member Since 2010

    brenwalt

    HELPFUL VOTES
    205
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    190
    47
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    20
    0
    Overall
    "Disappointing"

    I am a huge fan of Carl Hiassen and had heard or read that this author was similar. I went ahead and purchased all three books in the series and managed to listen to them all but with great difficulty. Plot is similar in all. Foul language is overdone. All in all, very juvenile. I consider these books a "Hardy Boys - X-rated"

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marilyn 08-21-17
    Marilyn 08-21-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I love this series"

    wow another book in this series set in a fake town on the Jersey shore. part seaside heights n part beach haven. a fabulous narrator too. thoroughly enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michelle Pogodzinski 08-18-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the series!"

    It is such a cute and entertaining series. This particular book didn't need to get so "uncomfortable" in the verbiage as it did.... but all in all the book was entertaining. As always, you never know who the bad guy really is until closer to the end so it keeps you turning the pages!

    Love you JC! Too bad you are gonna be off the market! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 08-13-17

    et vera, increase patuit dea

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "warning: dismemberment "

    In Book 3 , our heroes are taking on a religious, sexually- dysfunctional sociopath serial killer. I personally chose the audioupfrade because I enjoyed the dialogue the conradery between our heroes, and I needed hands free; but quickly became aware of the multiple body parts and dismemberment descriptions. Be prepared. On a lighter note there is comedy, pratfalls of the inept, bumbling, overcompensating Santucci, working himself into a cockgight with Ceepak ... over nothing. There is touching moments of the budding romance between Ceepak and Rita.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Margaret South Daytona, FL, United States 07-30-17
    Margaret South Daytona, FL, United States 07-30-17 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "just fun listing"

    Mystery made fun and still interesting. Light and we'll performed to bring you in touch with the plot and the characters. I grew up with the radio plays on Sunday drives with my family and loved all the performances. It let's the listener use their imagination. I get that same warm feeling with this author and artists. Well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sherry Pitcock 07-23-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    129
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    49
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fun gruesome detective story"

    I really like these characters. sorry there aren't more books in the series. well read as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 07-16-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    151
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    219
    214
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WHACK A MOLE"
    What did you love best about Whack-a-Mole?

    The way the author had you thinking that you really figured out who the killer was, and then up pops 2 other people you think could have done it! 😉


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Come on, of course it's Ceepak!


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

    The personality to each and everyone of the characters. He's excellent!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Smile at the end... 😊


    Any additional comments?

    First dark mystery of this series. Although well written, thought out, imaginative, I myself like the light-hearted mysteries. Still a book I wouldn't miss out of this series. A lot of surprises!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.