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 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.
Basically yes, love mysteries but I had to keep going back to see what I missed.
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.
Great speaking voice. Definitely plays the parts well. That English butler thing was going strong.
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
The butler, because I can picture the Butler from Clue being the one playing this role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only people who are into gratuitous violence will probably like this book. So many people murdered for no reason.
The page after page gore. This was not a mystery, but an excuse for gore.
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.
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.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
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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Trying to figure out how each person would meet their end & who was the murderer.
Yes, because I did not know what was going to happen next.
When the butler, Giles saved the last living person from being killed by the murderer.
It made me cheer, when the murderer did not get away.
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.
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