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Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor Audiobook

Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    deedee 10-16-13
    deedee 10-16-13
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    "A waste of time"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure.


    Has Free: Whodunnit? turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gildart Jackson’s performances?

    God, No!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Free: Whodunnit??

    I only made it through about ten minutes before the overwhelming urge to throw the iPhone out the window.


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    Andy WOODLAWN, VA, United States 10-13-13
    Andy WOODLAWN, VA, United States 10-13-13
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    "A cool Mystery book."
    Would you listen to Free: Whodunnit? again? Why?

    This book was free and I was actually entertained by the book. Somehow the story was made believable and the narrator was excellent.


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    Amazon Customer Somerville, MA, United States 10-13-13
    Amazon Customer Somerville, MA, United States 10-13-13

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "This was free...and still not worth it."
    Would you try another book from Anthony Zuiker and/or Gildart Jackson?

    No.


    What didn’t you like about Gildart Jackson’s performance?

    Bad narration, combined with ridiculous plot.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO.


    Any additional comments?

    I was not able to listen to more than 45 minutes without falling asleep. I tried 5 or six times. Just not engaging.

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    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 10-11-13
    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 10-11-13
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    "A funny mystery!"
    Would you listen to Free: Whodunnit? again? Why?

    Definitely! I love a good mystery but when that mystery adds humor it makes it that much better. I have always re-read books so it will be the same with the audible.


    What other book might you compare Free: Whodunnit? to and why?

    I really have none that come to mind, yet. I am new to audible and chose a mystery on a lark. I have always leaned toward sci-fi, horror, thriller type books so it was refreshing to try something new.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the main character realizes that he should have never quit being a butler.


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    John Sioux Falls, SD 09-30-13
    John Sioux Falls, SD 09-30-13
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    "Keeps the mind going..."

    I drive 1100-1200 miles four days a week as a merchandiser in rural South Dakota. I start at 4:00 AM and drive 8 hrs in a 10 hr day. Needless to say, I need something besides the coffee to keep me company.

    Giles and the gang did just that. From the beginning I was hooked by the "murder game" that enhanced the simple plot. As each new murder came about, I found myself analyzing all the pieces of the puzzle and trying to find out Whodunnit!

    I rate this book very high simply because it kept my attention right to the very end, something that when you're driving for long distances at a time is sometimes hard to do.

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    Books and Cats 09-26-13 Member Since 2016

    I listen to audible with a pile of cats all over me. It's "FUR-tastic!"

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    "Great performance, poor story, great writing"
    What did you like best about Free: Whodunnit?? What did you like least?

    The writing is very good. The narrator is excellent. The story concept sounded interesting at first but quickly became silly. It was free so I am not too disappointed.


    What was most disappointing about Anthony Zuiker’s story?

    The plot, the story


    What about Gildart Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful voice, warm& inviting resonance


    Could you see Free: Whodunnit? being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


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    Taylor Canada 09-20-13
    Taylor Canada 09-20-13
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    "Plesantly Supprised, enjoyed a lot"
    If you could sum up Free: Whodunnit? in three words, what would they be?

    Easy Listen, suspenseful, interactive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Whodunnit??

    Trying to figure out who the murder was


    What about Gildart Jackson’s performance did you like?

    His American accents for everyone


    Any additional comments?

    Decided to download because it was free, and expected garbage but was happy with the result, Watched the TV series as a result and enjoyed it as well. Looking forward to the second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sweetie Ft. Collins, CO, United States 09-14-13
    Sweetie Ft. Collins, CO, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    What would have made Free: Whodunnit? better?

    I would have used another book


    What could Anthony Zuiker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    didn't make it far int the story to care


    Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

    don't know


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    don't know


    Any additional comments?

    wasn't interested after listing the first couple mins.

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    Naomi Teaneck, NJ, United States 09-10-13
    Naomi Teaneck, NJ, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not worth your time"
    What disappointed you about Free: Whodunnit??

    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


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Try to do some other thing, not writing books.


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    Barb 09-10-13
    Barb 09-10-13

    Greater Seattle area real estate broker that loves to read...or listen.

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    "I can't wait to see the TV Series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Free: Whodunnit? the most enjoyable?

    This is a very well written and unpredictable story! A must listen that will have you hanging on to find out what happens next!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A good ending.


    Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

    The stoner dude. He is awesome.,


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen. I cannot wait for the TV show!

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