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Winston Wong used to test video games but has left his downward-spiraling career to follow in the footsteps of Encyclopedia Brown, his favorite childhood detective. When the Pennysaver misprints his new job title, adding an extra S to his listing, Winston becomes a "seniors sleuth." He gets an easy first case, confirming the natural death of a 90-year-old man. However, under the surface of the bingo-loving senior home is a seedier world where a genuine homicide actually occurred. Winston finds himself surrounded by suspects on all sides: a slacker gamer administrator, a kind-hearted nurse, and a motley crew of eccentric residents. To validate his new career choice (and maybe win the girl), he must unravel the truth from a tangle of lies.

©2015 Jennifer J. Chow (P)2015 Jennifer J. Chow

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 03-27-16

I REALLY LIKED IT, AND WANT MORE WINSTON WONG!!!

What made the experience of listening to Seniors Sleuth the most enjoyable?

It was a very well written and narrated story...I was absorbed from chapter 1!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Winston Wong

Which scene was your favorite?

When Winston first comes to the nursing home to visit...

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>This is a fun beginning to a cute series that I would like more of! Winston is a new Detective, he has been a video game tester and was trying to get into that business with no luck, and needs a new career...he accidentally botches his new business cards from Senior Sleuth to Seniors Sleuth..and lands a case investigating the death of an older gentlemen at a fancy senior living facility...well this case is more complex then he thought and although he meets some very interesting people this may be something he does not not want to know about...very good cozy mystery...and would love to continue this series...I recommend!!!

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Slow from beginning to end

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It filled some time, it was slow and needs some help to make it more interesting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

That anyone would hire someone with no credentials from an ad in a paper, even though they were the criminals. The book was just about as suspenseful as a Hardy Boys book and all the mystery books, including the one used in the book, written for kids.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Noah DeBiase?

Maybe, I wasn't impressed.

Was Seniors Sleuth worth the listening time?

It filled some time.

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A fun listen

I enjoyed this book the story was good and plot had me waiting to see who did it. I would recommend this book to my friends as a fun way to pass the time

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Bingo, Jazz and murder

Winston Wong used to test video games but has left his downward-spiraling career to follow in the footsteps of Encyclopedia Brown, his favorite childhood detective. When the Pennysaver misprints his new job title, adding an extra S to his listing, Winston becomes a "seniors sleuth." He gets an easy first case, confirming the natural death of a 90-year-old man. However, under the surface of the bingo-loving senior home is a seedier world where a genuine homicide actually occurred. Winston finds himself surrounded by suspects on all sides: a slacker gamer administrator, a kind-hearted nurse, and a motley crew of eccentric residents. To validate his new career choice (and maybe win the girl), he must unravel the truth from a tangle of lies.
This is a fairly light-hearted cozy, and a first in series. The author combines crime with an interesting Chinese-American family, especially the protagonist, who first horrified his family by a career in computer gaming instead of medicine or law, and *then* became an unofficial private investigator, sort of. We see a bit of his culture, but mostly, Winston is a rather charming, if a bit ditzy, man who bumbles his way to the truth, and finds out that investigating crime involving senior citizens can be far more complicated than he ever thought.

The book is well written, the characters 3 dimensional, involving, and, more to the point, do not stereotype senior citizens. The mystery is, as cozy mysteries should be, twisty and complicated enough to keep the reader guessing, and sorting through suspects along with Winston.

The narrator did a professional, competent job, and his very young sounding voice was appropriate for this book, I think. His reading rate, pronunciation, and character differentiation were very good, too, and he was able to imply age without going overboard, thus making his senior citizens sound like real people.

I look forward to seeing how the author is going to develop this series, and give both book and narrator 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com.

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Fun cosy mystery

This is a fun cozy mystery about a middle-aged game tester turned sleuth. The characters were interesting and a little eccentric. I enjoyed listening to this story; the narrator, Noah DeBiase, was good.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audiobookblast for an honest review.

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Good story

I recieved this book as a gift with the promise I would leave an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. Both the story line and the narrator. It is a clean well written mystery.

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  • Mary
  • Centerville, OH, United States
  • 09-26-15

Deadly Assisted Living

If you could sum up Seniors Sleuth in three words, what would they be?

Deadly Assisted Living

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

It kept my attention though not at edge of my seat.

Which character – as performed by Noah DeBiase – was your favorite?

The hero Winston. He is a kind easy going fellow.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Deadly Assisted Living

Any additional comments?

Winston is starting a new career. He had been a video game tester. Now he advertises himself as a senior sleuth, however the ad is misprinted as a senior's sleuth. His first case is the investigation of a 90 year old assistant living resident. In the investigation an innocent is framed. The actual killer and the motive will surprise you,<br/><br/>This was a likable family rated cozy mystery.<br/><br/><br/>“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot come”

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A nice start to a cozy mystery series

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Seniors Sleuth is the first in the Winston Wong Cozy Mystery series. Eyeing a career change after some money troubles, Winston decides to become a sleuth. When his newspaper ad is printed wrong he becomes a "Seniors Sleuth". His first case is that of a 90 year old's death. Was it natural or is it something more?<br/><br/>Ms. Chow writes a solid mystery that anyone can enjoy. I found it refreshing to have a male lead in a cozy mystery. Usually it is a grandmother, house wife or someone who would be on the sidelines and falls into the mystery.<br/><br/>Winston is kind, caring and genuinely wants to find out what happened to the deceased. Throw in a caring nurse and you have the makings for a good story. <br/><br/>I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, clean story. 15+ recommended.<br/><br/>"I received this book from the author, narrator or rights holder in exchange for an honest review via Audiobook blast dot com:"

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Campy sleuthing

Would you listen to Seniors Sleuth again? Why?

Once is enough for this campy mystery. It was cute.

If you’ve listened to books by J.J. Chow before, how does this one compare?

N/A

What about Noah DeBiase’s performance did you like?

soothing voice, good inflection

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A roller coaster of fun

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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Winston is cool

If you could sum up Seniors Sleuth in three words, what would they be?

Charming, engaging, and technical. <br/>The story, main character, and the narrator charm the socks right off of you, keeping you engaged in the story and invested in the characters. Dealing with nursing homes and medical supplies and conditions involves a lot of technical details that lost me a couple of times.

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

A murder mystery naturally keeps you guessing. There were plenty of suspects and motives introduced here, and on more than one occasion we think we figured it out!

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

Noah had a tough job with the plethora of characters in this book. From the Asian main character to nursing home residents to whiny granddaughter, he sold it. At times I wished he brought more warmth to the story, but this wasn't the emotionally gripping story that I'm used to listening to.

Any additional comments?

Seniors Sleuth is a charming cozy mystery, clean and easy-to-listen to with a tiny smack of romance, a full range of characters, and a happy ending. <br/>This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.