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The Westing Game

Written by: Ellen Raskin
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 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

What the critics say

"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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  • Alex
  • 2018-12-17

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
  • 2018-03-02

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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  • Karen M. Brinkley
  • 2018-04-24

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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  • Robert F Klie
  • 2019-03-31

Great book

Love it but not for kids under age 8 or 9 best time to read 10 and up so you can understand the book and solve it yourself.

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  • RRineer
  • 2019-01-26

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-10

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
  • 2019-06-05

This book was very interesting

Thid book was a book that I had to read for summer reading at my school. I thought that this book was going to be boring but it wasn't, suprizingly

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  • JRW
  • 2019-06-03

our kids loved it!

this book was a lot of fun. it had us gripped and guessing the whole time

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-30

I think I found my new addiction

I loved this book so much, and I definitely would recommend it To whoever says this book is bad then you should rethink and reread until you like it.

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  • Dan Proctor
  • 2019-03-06

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