Fun House : John Ceepak

  • by Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • Series: John Ceepak
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Ceepak and Boyle are worth waiting for

What made the experience of listening to Fun House the most enjoyable?

Jeff Woodman's narration was, as always, an excellent way to bring the fabulous characters of John Ceepak and Danny Boyle alive.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

This was one of the lighter novels in the series, with Grabenstein taking the opportunity to poke fun at reality TV throughout the book, but no less suspenseful for that. There's lots of action and Grabenstein's usual subtle social commentary as well.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have only listened to Jeff Woodman narrating all the earlier books in this series and he is part of the reason I fell in love with the books (against my own expectations). His performance here was up to his usual high standard. Woodman IS Danny Boyle.

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

Laughed. Out loud. Multiple times.

Any additional comments?

It IS hard to wait two years for each new instalment of this series but Grabenstein has made it worth the wait, meeting my expectations and then some.

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- BSquaredInOz

Maybe it's time for Sea Haven to retire...

I'm a completist and I had to read this book so I would be current with the series. I've read them all, in order, and, unfortunately, this is by far my least favorite.

The characters and setting are the same as the rest in the series. But Danny has been around too long for his point-of-view to be fresh or funny (even though it seems he tries). The mystery was not particularly challenging to figure out, and I'm not convinced the "badguy" was believable in the end... to accept the rationale behind the crimes, you have to suspend disbelief just a smidge too much - more than I expect from a book in this genre.

Even Ceepak seemed to be muted here... or maybe I'm just tired of his goody-two-shoes character which has not shown any growth over time? Not sure, but... I will still probably read the next in the series if there is one. The narration is great as usual.
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- crazybatcow "I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios