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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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    Glenda 10-21-13
    Glenda 10-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from Anthony Zuiker and/or Gildart Jackson?

    No


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

    I would probably try it again


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gildart Jackson?

    Yes


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

    I think what it lacks is that the characters are not endearing, you don't really like anyone. You sort of start off liking the "butler" but soon you change your mind about him as well.


    Any additional comments?

    It really is a disappointing book, from the very beginning you have to wonder how a supposedly top rate butler will except a job from an employer that he has never heard anything about and has no information on. How could you be sure that this new employer could even pay the promised salary. Then it goes on to try to make the reader believe that a staff that is trapped on the grounds couldn't think to wait until the guest start arriving by limo, and simply run through the opened gate!

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    Rob LITHIA, FL, United States 10-20-13
    Rob LITHIA, FL, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2008

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Waste of time"
    What disappointed you about Free: Whodunnit??

    No satisfying resolution or explanation of the "mystery". Not even close to plausible.


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

    No.


    Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    Emily Spokane, WA, United States 10-19-13
    Emily Spokane, WA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Just barely worth the time, but for free why not?"

    With a more talented writer this could have been pretty enjoyable. Obviously the premise is contrived, nearly ridiculous, but I was willing to suspend disbelief. I just would have felt better about spending time listening to this if it was better written. However, if you need something to listen to and don't have a credit, it might be worth a try.

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    Linda eureka springs, AR, United States 10-17-13
    Linda eureka springs, AR, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Free: Whodunnit? again? Why?

    kinda had it figured out in the middle, and was fun watching/listening to it unfold... love the premise. Jiles, what a consummate butler! and i hope we see/hear more of him.


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

    any Hercule Poirot book. why? anyone who has ever read Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot books will know why!!!


    What about Gildart Jackson’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT BOOK... had it not been free, i would not have tried it, but now i will buy all the 'whodunnit' books... wait, there is another one, FREE!!!! woo hoo!

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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 Member Since 2016

    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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