• The Westing Game

  • By: Ellen Raskin
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-12-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 (2 ratings)

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
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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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5 out of 5 stars
By M on 02-03-18

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Karen M. Brinkley on 24-04-18

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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