I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.
A very good story done in the vein of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie is filled with unique characters, great tension and a main character, the butler, who is very easy to root for.
The story is really engaging even though it doesn’t take much to figure out who the killer is. Mr. Zuiker does have a way of coming up with great deaths and a way of keeping you guessing about how the death was actually executed and who the next victim will be. The characters are very diverse even though some of them delve into almost stereotype territory. Mr. Zuiker finds a clever way to make each death complex yet somehow feel realistic but it does the give murderer an almost too omnipotent sense of intelligence.
Gildart Jackson is a wonderful narrator and his Giles is the image of how I suspect a butler would sound. His other characters are also very well fleshed out and it is very easy to tell which character is speaking.
I look forward to reading more books in the series.
i had little interest in the characters. this was an outlandish boring story . some of the deaths where creative but a little boy could have thought them up. I feel a bit guilty since it was free .
This was a fantastic Agatha Christie style murder mystery. I was hooked from the first words. perfect narrator too!
It's definitely at the top. The story is very interesting, the narrator is great, the characters are well-defined. It's like an old-fashioned mystery that you get really wrapped up in and feel like you're actually there in the mansion.
Maybe some of the old Agatha Christie novels. Lots of rich characters, interesting setting.
He does a great job with voicing the many characters, to the point where I sometimes forgot it was the same person performing.
At times I did chuckle or gasp.
The one thing that is wrong, and is different from the normal mystery formula, is the POV. In both this one, and Murder on Mystery Island, the POV of the murderer is misleading. They think the same things as the victims, have the same concerns, etc. That isn't realistic. If I'm the killer, I wouldn't be worrying about whether or not I'm investigating the right room, or trusting the right people. That part was very disappointing. Otherwise, this is great. I bought it a year ago, and I still listen to it often, even knowing the outcome :)