A grand estate. Ten unsuspecting guests. A diabolical game of life and death.
A companion to the upcoming show Whodunnit? on ABC.
Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor. The others are told they must solve the crime or be the next victim. The killer, their diabolical host, is hiding among the frightened guests. Is the murderer the well-toned trophy wife, the retired deputy sheriff, the stoned college dropout, or perhaps the sweet, homely grandmother? The killer toys with them, inviting the guests to explore the lavish estate, from the stables to the hedge maze, in an effort to uncover the gory details of how the murderer pulled off such a gruesome murder. Alliances are forged carefully and information is shared warily, since none of the remaining guests knows whom to trust. The next to die a hideous death will be the one with the least accurate solution to the latest murder. In the end, only three guests will remain: the winner, the loser, and the killer.
Full of tricky plot twists and over-the-top schemes, Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manner is riveting required listening for mystery fans. Listeners are treated to an edge-of-their-seat thriller as they participate in solving the crime. It's Clue meets Ten Little Indians.
Anthony E. Zuiker is the creator and executive producer of the CSI franchise, which includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY. His mystery reality show, Whodunnit?, is his first foray into unscripted television. He lives in Los Angeles with his three children and his wife, Michelle.
Whodunnit is performed by the show's host/butler, accomplished narrator Gildart Jackson.
©2013 Anthony Zuiker (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I would have used another book
didn't make it far int the story to care
wasn't interested after listing the first couple mins.
A poor fiction , supposed to remind 10 little Indians by Agatha Christie.
10 guests are invited to a place for "entertainment " and are trapped with a killer who is full of inventions of ways to kill.
The plot is non convincing, and even annoying.
What a waste of time
Try to do some other thing, not writing books.
Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.
This is a very well written and unpredictable story! A must listen that will have you hanging on to find out what happens next!
A good ending.
The stoner dude. He is awesome.,
A must listen. I cannot wait for the TV show!
Delicious, intriguing, entertaining
All the murders and the reaction of the "guests"
A 3rd dimension
Yes, I did
I want more please
Whodunnit? As the name obviously implies, a murder mystery is at hand. Be advised, however, that the Butler did not do it. In an interesting presentation of this murder mystery, the author presents a not unusual theme where guests are murdered one by one with the nasty killer being one of the guests. All along the way we, the listeners, are privy to the clues found by investigating 1. The scene of the crime, 2. The morgue and 3. The victims last known whereabouts. It was interesting to follow the story and become wrapped up in trying to discover the killer before the end of the book. All in all, an interesting idea and an interesting listen.
For starters, it was AWESOME that I was able to get this audiobook for free. I watched the show this past summer on ABC and became hooked on it after the first episode. I love a good mystery and find it amusing to attempt to play the role of a fledgling Sherlock Holmes, looking for clues and attempting to put them together to solve the mystery. I was able to do that with the show and hopefully can do the same with this audiobook! It's a perfect fit for me!
I would have to say that one of the most memorable moments of "Whodunnit?: Murder In Mystery Manor" occurs at the very beginning of the story, when Giles first arrives at the manor, unsure of what he's gotten himself into, and is contemplating whether or not he's made a huge mistake by accepting a recent job offer from the manor's mysterious host (or hostess).
Before now, I had only seen Mr. Jackson in a few episodes of the supernatural drama series "Charmed" as good-guy-turned-ruthless-villain Gideon and, more recently, as Butler Giles in "Whodunnit?" this past summer. I thought his performance in both shows was nothing short of stellar, but I think he's done an extraordinary job in his narration of this audiobook. It's amazing how he's able to switch from one voice to another at the drop of a hat, and his manner of narration makes the listener feel as if they are actually present at the locations mentioned in the book. Listening to him, I could actually see myself at the base of the stone steps that lead to the manor's front doors. If Mr. Jackson hasn't considered becoming a part-time narrator/voiceover actor, he should seriously consider it. They definitely found the right guy for the show as well as this book!
Yes. It's so interesting that I simply could not bear to turn off my computer! I actually made some popcorn and ate it while listening to this book! That's how much I liked it!
Simply put, I am hooked and want more. Please, please PLEASE make more "Whodunnit?" books!
Of course, but id only do it for Jackson's voice.
Sure because it was good.
It is a tv series. Jackson makes a great narrator.
I love Jackson's voice
they really went the extra mile getting into character with this book. i was a little bias and chose a character that i didnt like for the killer and was wrong! awesome suspense! id recommend it to anyone into csi type shows.
The ending was totally unexpected.
Yes..but I had to break it up into several sessions.
You will never guess the killer!!!!
New twist on old plot; really good at bringing characters to life; too much repetition for my tastes (necessary for tv show?) I listen or read to just about anything so was not shocked by any of the grislier events but definitely not PG. Guessed ending pretty early on. Would love to see more mysteries on tv so will watch this.
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