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Joe Odin is the world's greatest guesser, a carnival legend who can tell you your weight, your profession, or your favorite brand of whiskey with nothing but a glance and a grubby dollar. He uses his flamboyant style of deduction to peer into small-town secrets and unravel his favorite puzzles of all - murders.

Primrose Whistler is just 17 years old, a trailer-park firecracker with green hair and a talent for trouble. After she witnesses a brutal attack and is almost killed at the county fair, she and Odin forge an unlikely partnership of razor-sharp wits and masterful deduction to stop a killer before he silences Prim for good.

©2012 Scott Lininger (P)2014 Last Word Audio

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Colby Elliott deftly captures each unique, often endearing, character in this mystery...Elliott is particularly entertaining in his creation of Odin, a trickster character...his rendering of Prim and her young circle is also fascinating and realistic. Heavy accents - Jamaican, Southern, and rural - add to the atmosphere of this puzzler." (AudioFile)

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Awesome! Not your run of the mill Mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, great storytelling in combination with excellent narration. A fabulous listening experience. I look forward to more Prim and Odin adventures. I'm hoping Mr. Lininger keeps Mr. Elliott as the narrator or I'll probably have an extreme ugly reaction.

What did you like best about this story?

The cast of characters are rich. Mr. Elliott's narration brings them to life. This is not your run of the mill mystery. A wonderful surprise as we run alongside Miss Primrose Whistler and her friends, relatives and new community.<br/>

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

No. This is my first experience with Mr. Elliott's talent. He is definitely on my favs list.

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

Plenty of snickering, plenty of heart racing moments as well. Bravo

Any additional comments?

I received a copy via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Characters

This was a very good book. I enjoyed getting to know Prim and her aunt Vern. I would have liked this book to be longer, but the end left everything open enough for a sequel. I loved how the author kept me guessing. I definitely hope there will be more adventures for Prim in the future.
The narrator was excellent. My only minor complaint was the way he said "ugg" I am not sure if the author wrote it that way, or if he wrote "ugh" and the narrator said it wrong. But really I cannot complain too much. He still did an excellent job with the voices, even though Prim is clearly a young woman.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Sherlockian

What made the experience of listening to Guesswork the most enjoyable?

The narrator was great. The only thing I didn't really like was the lack of a female narrator. I know 2 are more expensive than one, but if I had to choose I think it would be a good female voice that can do men's voice's well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guesswork?

I liked the relationship between Prim and Emma. When they had scenes together I was very focused.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Prim figures out the real murderer.

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

No. It was good but not THAT good. I enjoyed listening to it and would probably listen to a second in series. Good concept for a series.

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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A FUN teen / young adult mystery adventure

Where does Guesswork rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not my usual genre, but it was well done. Interesting and not the usual characters. This is a teen young adult book read by Colby Elliott. As such, don't expect Jack Reacher. Still fast moving plot kept my interest and I listened straight through. The characters are developed well, with feasible background.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe Odin, the Carney guesser. He was the perfect agent to Prim.

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

I haven't listen to this narrator / actor before. But, I'll look for him. He does a good job.

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

I actually did listen in one go.

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. This is a fine production for the target audiences.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Guesswork: A Prim and Odin Mystery

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

Prim comes to Hygiene Colorado to visit her Aunt Vern,. So begins mystery and murder for her and the worlds best guesser, Odin to solve. There are enough twists and turns to keep the listener guessing. I hope there will be more Prim and Odin adventures in the future.

The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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This book was not for me.

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

I had to focus on not tuning out the story. The story was ok just kinda slow paced.

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful