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The Westing Game

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (237 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A Newbery Medal Winner
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book

"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." (Booklist, starred review)

A bizarre chain of events begins when 16 unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one thing's for sure: Sam Westing may be dead...but that won't stop him from playing one last game!

©2004 Ellen Raskin (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges - a demanding but rewarding book." ( The Horn Book)

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I love this story

listening to this story brought me back to when I was in middle school reading it for the first time.

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  • M
  • Long Island, NY
  • 03-02-18

Excellent, Engaging, Smart Whodunit

If you could sum up The Westing Game in three words, what would they be?

This flew. The story was well crafted and kept my attention. The details are everything, and the book truly deserves multiple listens. Who killed Sam Westing? Which one of his many heirs will solve the crime? And why did the eccentric millionaire turn his own death into a game? I am a fan of mystery novels, and this certainly fits the bill.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Westing Game?

The scene where the will is read starts things off nicely.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

The narration had feeling.

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I thought this was a really good book!

I found the plot intriguing! Not your run-of-the-mill murder mystery. And I've read quite a few.

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my favorite book!!

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So good! I really enjoyed the thrill of the read. The book kept me guessing and guessing.

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  • J Stokes
  • Brookline, MA, United States
  • 03-03-19

best family book ever!

we listened this during a long road trip with my 10- and 13-year old, and the miles flew by!

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I love this book! But...

I recommend this book to older children. The one thing I don’t like it’s that there are words we don’t use anymore that aren’t completely, right.

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Surprisingly fun!

Somehow I missed this one in childhood. I regret that. It would have been an absolute favorite! But the 40 something-year-old in me is content to have at least met it in time for my children’s childhood.

So much better than so many others in its category, this is a fun cerebral adventure.

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loved it all the way to the end!

loved it! witty, charming, lots of interesting characters and had me guessing until the end!

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One of my favorite books

A fun, clean story with memorable characters and a crafty plot. I've read this several times and now enjoy it as an adult.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-18

Inspired to go kick some shins!

Well behaved women rarely make history - so we were rooting for Turtle from the start!