Ten excited co-workers arrive at the beautiful Avondale Resort on a remote island in the middle of the Caribbean, having been told that they are being rewarded for their hard work and productivity. But their relaxing tropical getaway soon turns into a murderous nightmare.
After an extravagant first night dinner, the guests retire to their lavish suites only to be awakened by an ear-splitting bang. They rush to the smoking parlor to find Jordan, the company’s intern, dead - a massive hole in his chest. Giles, the consummate English butler who seems to be in charge, announces that they must solve the crime or be the next victim.
The killer, who has booby-trapped the island and cut off phone and Internet connections, is hiding among them. Is it the HR representative with a penchant for Bloody Marys, the twenty-two-year-old claims processor with the purity ring, or perhaps the head chef of the company cafeteria? The killer plays with their minds, inviting them to explore the beautiful resort, from the infinity pool with the high dive to the white sand beach complete with jet skis and snorkel gear.
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? Murder on Mystery Island is performed by the show's host/butler, accomplished narrator Gildart Jackson.
©2013 Anthony E. Zuiker (P)2013 Audible Inc.
Divorce attorney needing a break from reality!
No for Anthony E. Zuiker if it was from the same series. I mean really....how many times can the same butler be antagonized (or "cursed") by the same plot line involving clue dropping psychopaths? Yes for Gildart Jackson as he has impeccable timing and a great voice.
Not the genre, but yes from the author. The first chapter of the book kept referencing other books, which I was not going to read. The main character was not well described and none of the things "normal" people in crisis would do were done. For example, why would everyone just go back to bed each night and wait for the killer? They would try to change the rules, blame the butler, etc.
Unfortunately, I did not get to bond with any of the characters. When I started to like one particularly, they would die.
The mystery was well thought out and I did not guess the killer's identity until the end.
It was good for the price - free! Thank you Audible.com for that!
A busy Mum and Accountant. Listen to books while driving to work or sunbathing is my guilty pleasure.
I would recommend this to a friend, but suggest they only read after a signficant period of time if they had read previous books in the series.
I will be reading the other free whodunnit book. Entertaining and kept me guessing until the end.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
Had a hard time listening in the beginning, but was pleasantly surprised to find it very interesting as time went on. Great to pass the time, no bad language... no steamy scenes. Good choice for a fun listen.
I enjoyed this free so book much, I downloaded the first book. The narrator did a spot-on job of telling the story with different voices. In fact, the narrator was so good, I'm looking for other books he's narrated. The story was entertaining and suspenseful, but had a touch of humor. Very nicely done.
I love the story tellers voice. He sounds what you would think a butler would sound like
Suspenseful nail biter
With each murder I was on the edge of my seat. Oddly enough I didn't need to know whodunnit, I was more concerned with who would be next and how they would be killed.
I wasn't too thrilled with his American standard accents. Too stereotypical and cartoonish in some instances.
Will you be next?
I'm hooked on the series and want more! When I saw it was free I was skeptical. But the book didn't disappoint.
You find out 'whodunnit' at the end of the book and it seems rather pointless. You don't discover the WHY they did it.
The methods of each individual character demise was inventive and unique, not something you find in most murder mysteries. It did keep you listening to find out who and how.
I liked the narration - not too involved in the murders but moved the story along. His polite butler as the story teller was in good voice.
I'm left with the feeling that I should have read the former stories (if there are any) and the certainty that I should read the next one.
Stereotypical characters, predictable villian, and worst of all extremely violent. Gory and gruesome details. I didn't finish - it was so nasty (I did check to see if the villian was who I thought - no surprise - it was).
The disgusting details - not necessary for the story - kept getting worse and worse as the story unfolded.
A very bad Agatha Christie wannabe.
I'm a bear that likes honey, climbing trees, stealing picnic baskets and listening to audiobooks.
Well, it's hard to critique a free audiobook, but I'll give it my best shot. I guess I would have liked some better characterization, less stereotypes, less complex murders and a more realistic portrayal of what someone in those circumstances might feel.
No, actually, it made we want to seek out other "Murder on a Deserted Island" type of stories. It was the curiosity about who was the killer and why that kept me going until the end even though I wasn't a huge fan of the story.
He was good.
Disappointment. As I said above, this is a great genre to work in, and it was a little disappointing that there wasn't more effort to create characters with some depth, some good parts and bad parts, and maybe a killer with a clear motive. Maybe there could have been a morality aspect to it. I mean the workplace is pretty cutthroat.
Hey, I love a free book so no complaints. Just a little disappointed that it wasn't a better listen.
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