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.
I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.
I actually liked the characters from this second book in the series a little better. I still love that Giles is consistently involved in each story. I also liked the setting of the island in its off season because it gave a better sense of the characters being trapped and helped to heighten the tension of the storyline.
I love how the deaths are still just as complicated and unique but I felt the deaths in the book were more targeted to each victim than in the last book. As an avid CSI, Forensic Files, true-crime reader I love the reveals of how each murder is carried out and how the whole story wraps up in the end. My only problem with these stories is it very easy to determine who the killer is early on in the stories and how the killer seems almost too “all-knowing”. There is little or no explanation for how the killer is able to pull these deaths off without any witnesses especially on a small island.
As usual I have no complaints about Gildart Jackson’s narration – his voice is very soothing and I enjoy listening to him tell the narrative and how he brings Giles to life.
Side Note: So apparently there was a reality television show based on the books that I didn’t even know about. I’m guessing that because it didn’t succeed we won’t get any more stories which is too bad because I really enjoy this little mystery series.
this is an easy road trip read. enjoyable performance and amusing storyline. I love the whodunit approach. I will continue to read them every so often.
Little bit of an eclectic taste
I love gildarts voice 💜 the story is a little bit silly but it's really fun and kind of gory and it makes for a very entertaining read
I have been enjoying listening to books since the late 90's and reading them the old fashioned way since my parents taught me!
I tried listening to this story several times but just could not get into it. The reader wasn't monotone, so that wasn't the issue. I usually enjoy mysteries and police procedurals. Perhaps because these were novices being picked off in creatively disgusting ways, I didn't get my "justice" fix. Could just be me!
Suzie - KyBunnies (Bunny's Review)
Earlier this year I started listening to audio books while I work. Just another way for me to get in more books to read. I was tired of listening to the radio each day and wanted some type of background noise. A friend and author recommend I start listening to audio book. I told her that I did not think I could get involved in the book as much as I did when reading. She kept pushing me to just try. Well I tried it and I have to state that I love it. I quickly listened to most anything I could find and found that my local library carried so many audio books. If you have not tried audio books I highly suggest you give them a try. You just might be surprised at how great they really are.
I love the start of this book. The story took me back to Fantasy Island staring Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize, a show I loved to watch. A mystery island that will keep the guest entertained while they grow stronger as they face challenges.
The narrator Gildart Jackson was a joy to listen to. His voice kept me enthralled in the story. The performance was great. The overall story was entertaining. It allowed me to visualized each character and the narrator helped kept each person separate in my mind.
For a mystery audio book the bunnies and I recommend to any who enjoy mystery.
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