The Westing Game

The Westing Game

Audiobook CD - 1998
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The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p1998
ISBN: 9780788749391
0788749390
Branch Call Number: J/ TALK RASKIN CD
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Woodman, Jeff

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JCLVasuC Mar 26, 2020

I listened to the audiobook and read the e book at the same time. The narrator was very good. There are lot of characters in the book. If you are not paying attention, it is very difficult to keep track and understand each character. The book was a bit confusing in the beginning, but the last few chapters were very interesting. The ending was very good and a pleasant surprise. This book has been on my list to read. I am glad I read it!

JCLAllisonD Jun 06, 2017

As an audiobook, this plot bursting with characters is a little much to keep up with. I would highly recommend reading this one, though.

JCLChrisK Jul 02, 2013

For some reason I missed out on this one when I was young, but I've been aware of it since I first started working as a librarian years ago. More than any other, it's the title I've seen most referenced again and again as a standard for comparison in reviews and blurbs of newer books. In the world of mysteries for young readers, it's the gold standard that all others are measured against. You could almost call it a cliche, saying, "[This new book] is destined to be a classic like The Westing Game," or, "Readers who were tickled by The Westing Game will love [this new book]." Except calling it a cliche would undermine an appreciation for just how deserving Raskin's book is of the praise. It really is the best.

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danielestes
Mar 20, 2013

Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game is a delightful mystery that is also like a game for the reader. The players are assembled, clues are given and the solutions to the puzzles are eventually revealed.

Many reviewers have remarked how they first read The Westing Game as a teenager or around that age. I first read it as an adult and was entertained seeing how everything unfolded. The book's audience is clearly for the younger reader, but adults should appreciate it too.

lakevilla_IDOL Nov 26, 2012

This book is a murder mystery, but it is not scary. A man dies and in his will, 20 random people are called in. They are paired up. They have to play a game using clues to figure out who killed Mr. Westing. whoever solves the mystery first will recieve all the money left in Mr. Westing's will. At the end there is a good twist that will change the players point of view. This book was very well written, and a must read.

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Nov 08, 2017

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