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Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island Audiobook

Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Crystal 01-25-15
    Crystal 01-25-15
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    "Great fun; Unsatisfactory conclusion"

    I love murder mysteries and this book was perfectly aligned with my taste. But more than anything else, the "Why?" of the murders is most important to me and this book failed to answer the question in even it's most basic form.

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-23-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 01-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Tiger Rose

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    "Not as good as the last one"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Basically yes, love mysteries but I had to keep going back to see what I missed.


    Would you recommend Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not sure. Maybe if someone didn't have something else to listen to it would be ok. It just seemed like the author wanted to find the most gory, gruesome methods of murder possible. It actually took away from whatever the story was supposed to be.


    What does Gildart Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great speaking voice. Definitely plays the parts well. That English butler thing was going strong.


    Did Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island inspire you to do anything?

    No.


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    C 01-09-15
    C 01-09-15
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    "Biiiiiiiiiggggg baadabooom!"
    What did you love best about Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island?

    The elaborate murders. I wasn't just someone walking up and shooting someone in the face because their long lost cousin died to food poisoning from a poorly cut puffer fish that the sushi chef cut up, it was something so elaborate and plausible that you felt guilty for wanting to see what the next murder would be like


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The butler, because I can picture the Butler from Clue being the one playing this role.


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

    I have not, but I'd be willing to check out other books he narrates. I'd go with something a bit of laughter thrown in if he reads such a book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme, no, but guilt. Guilt because I wanted the people to die in a horribly elaborate plausible way, and see how it was all done.


    Any additional comments?

    As with Mystery Manor, this follows suit. It was entertaining, it kept you coming back for more, but again, I would not listen to it again. I listened to this because I listened to the first book and was entertained. This isn't a book that I NEEDed to listen to like when I listen to the Iron Druid Chronicles, but it was a book that I wanted to listen to because the first book was so good.

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    Nina P. Illinois 01-02-15
    Nina P. Illinois 01-02-15

    Nina

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    "Impressed"

    I didn't know this was the 3rd book, so now I have to listen to the first two. I love mysteries and this was a good one. It kept me guessing who was the murderer and why these people were being murdered. I'm looking forward to the other books.

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    Cynthia 12-14-14
    Cynthia 12-14-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Not worth it even for FREE"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Only people who are into gratuitous violence will probably like this book. So many people murdered for no reason.


    What was most disappointing about Anthony E. Zuiker’s story?

    The page after page gore. This was not a mystery, but an excuse for gore.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm surprised I finished it as there was no redeeming value to the creepiness that was this book. Sadly, I read it in December and it has ruined my Christmas mood.

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    Zulu 11-09-14
    Zulu 11-09-14
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    "No company retreat for me"

    This was a free listen for me and was pretty good. I hadn't realized when I listened to this one first that it was actually the second book. Some reference is made to the first book but it can still be considered a standalone.

    10 co-workers are lucky enough (or at least they thought so) to go on a company retreat to a luxury resort on an island where Giles works - who unfortunately had been through this before, the first book. They had the whole resort to themselves. Soon they learn they had been invited to participate in several murder mysteries where they turn out to be the murder victims, and one of them is the actual killer. They're given clues, allowed to investigate one of three places - the crime scene, the morgue or the last known place the victim was before they were discovered. They're allowed to consult with each other after their investigations, which some do and some don't, and then they're given a riddle to solve. Afterwards they are to speak individually into a video camera telling how the murder happened. They then all meet up again to find out who won, who is safe and who is sacred.

    Some of the murders were pretty grisly but luckily the book is pretty fast-paced so the grisly isn't dwelled on.

    The narrator was easy to listen to and did a terrific job, especially with Giles, the butler who had to explain everything. He was even pretty good with the female voices.

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Popcorn Mystery"
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    This is popcorn mystery and not very good at that. But it is a free audio book on audible so why not check it out?

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    Amazon Customer STATEN ISLAND, NY 08-14-14
    Amazon Customer STATEN ISLAND, NY 08-14-14

    WIFE'S A BIG BOOK LOVER

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    "Great mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island the most enjoyable?

    Trying to figure out how each person would meet their end & who was the murderer.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, because I did not know what was going to happen next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the butler, Giles saved the last living person from being killed by the murderer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cheer, when the murderer did not get away.


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    Janet Wilmington, NC, United States 06-16-14
    Janet Wilmington, NC, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2012

    Divorce attorney needing a break from reality!

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    "Death in the Caribbean....so sad."
    Would you try another book from Anthony E. Zuiker and/or Gildart Jackson?

    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.


    Has Whodunnit?: Murder on Mystery Island turned you off from other books in this genre?

    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.


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

    Unfortunately, I did not get to bond with any of the characters. When I started to like one particularly, they would die.


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

    The mystery was well thought out and I did not guess the killer's identity until the end.


    Any additional comments?

    It was good for the price - free! Thank you Audible.com for that!

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    Dianne Oregon, Untied States 06-07-14
    Dianne Oregon, Untied States 06-07-14 Listener Since 2010

    A busy Mum and Accountant. Listen to books while driving to work or sunbathing is my guilty pleasure.

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    "Predictable after reading Murder on Manor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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