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Murder on Opening Night Audiobook

Murder on Opening Night: Myrtle Clover Cozy Mysteries, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

When Myrtle Clover and her friend Miles attend a play in their small town, there's a full house on opening night. It's clear to Myrtle that one of the actresses is a stage hog who loves stealing the spotlight. Nandina Marshall certainly does upstage everyone - when her murder forces an unexpected intermission. Can Myrtle and Miles discover who was behind her final curtain call before murder makes an encore?

©2015 Elizabeth Spann Craig (P)2016 Elizabeth Spann Craig

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Judy Blue so aptly portrays each character in this Myrtle Clover mystery that it's difficult to select a favorite…Clover's marvelous wit will sweep listeners along as she questions witnesses at the theater, funerals, and anywhere else she can corral them. Blue expertly presents both text and dialogue, outdoing herself with the actors' outsized egos and inability to stop acting, no matter what." (AudioFile, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award)

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    Christy Lynn Lawrenceville, GA, United States 06-08-16
    Christy Lynn Lawrenceville, GA, United States 06-08-16 Member Since 2010
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    "You got a love Myrtle"

    This is a terrific book in a terrific series. It is so funny and the plot keeps you guessing. I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 05-07-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Life after 80"

    Myrtle proves yet again that age is nothing but a number as she solves another murder. I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was funny and full of twists and turns to keep the reader off balance. I love Wanda's role in this story. She is becoming my favorite character next to myrtle. Cozy mystery lovers have to listen or read this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terminator Fan 07-18-16
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    "Cute story"

    Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBlast.

    This is apparently the 9th book in the series but it was my first exposure to Myrtle Clover and her world. Cozy mysteries aren't generally my favorite genre, but I found this to be rather charming. I also liked that it's apparently based out of my home state, which was pretty cool. The narrator did a good job of distinguishing the characters and bring Myrtle's world to life. If you're a fan of cozy mysteries, you should like this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    josie Asheville, North Carolina 06-24-16
    josie Asheville, North Carolina 06-24-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "Makes one look forward to getting old"

    I love mysteries with elderly people as the 'investigator(s).' This book does not disappoint nor does the narration. Great voice. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I think Judy Blue did a remarkable job carrying this story. The story and the mystery are ok, but the characters make it really good. I wonder if this is a series? I hope so. Good humor. Love that Myrtle!
    I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise H. Zich Rose, New York United States 06-16-16
    Denise H. Zich Rose, New York United States 06-16-16
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    "A cute little cozy mystery"

    Murder on Opening Night: Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery...
    Audiobook
    by Elizabeth Spann Craig

    This audiobook was given by the author at no cost
    in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    This is the 9 book in the Myrtle Clover Cozy mystery series. If you liked the first 8 books you might enjoy this one as well. It just was not my cup of tea as it was way too “folksy” in myrtle forgetting things and playing up the “I’m just an old lady”, when she was more mentally with it then not.

    The story line moved along nicely for a cozy mystery. The narration was done well and the different people were well portrayed. I might have gotten more enjoyment from the book if I started at the start of the series and had known all of the down home folk’s personalities.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 06-15-16
    Christina 06-15-16

    A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks

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    "An absolute treat!"

    This is my first book from the Myrtle Clover series, and although it's book 9 I had no problems feeling like I seamlessly got caught up. I can't believe it took me this long to learn about this series, because I am in love!

    Myrtle is the spunkiest senior & she is so instantly loveable! She pokes around in the town mysteries with her sidekick Miles. They are two senior neighbors & friends who have the perfect opposing & complimentary personalities. Myrtle is more easy going, spunky, and flies by the seat of her pants. Miles is a structured planner, and he is always trying to reel in Myrtle or talk her out of her hijinks (Myrtle is a terrible cook and it's hilarious when she gets in the kitchen). Together I could not ask for a more hilarious & entertaining duo! Judy does an incredible job narrating & bringing those 2 to life. This series instantly pulled me in & I loved how it puts two characters in their 80's into the role of amateur sleuths. You don't see that anywhere else in the cozy genre & it's such a treat! This book was provided as a gift for my honest review & this was 100% my own honest opinions. I plan to go back now and purchase the other books in this series ASAP!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Texas 09-13-16
    Lynn Texas 09-13-16
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    "Myrtle Somehow Handles It"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a well written and read book. The characters are funny and entertaining. It is a fun fast moving book that will leave you laughing.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was well written because the one time I thought I knew the answers, I was wrong!


    What about Judy Blue’s performance did you like?

    She did an amazing job keeping the voices separate so I knew who was talking at what time. This is something that really helps when listening to audio books.


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

    I laughed so many times at Mrytle's antics. She


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sammmmstein 07-27-16
    Sammmmstein 07-27-16
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    "This was Awesome!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Murder on Opening Night to be better than the print version?

    Yes - It was much more magical.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the one voiced by JoBe Cerny!!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    ALL OF THEM! I'm awful at picking favorites.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for this awesome audible book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-06-16

    I love audio books! I love to read and this opens up even more time to enjoy a good story.

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    "Myrtle"
    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted this book with the understanding I would leave an honest review. This was the first book in this series for me. I found parts of the book funny and I did finally get into it by about half way. It looks like most people love this series so I will have to try another in the series to be fair. I did really enjoy the narrator and would love to listen to more by her.

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    Bodiccea 07-03-16
    Bodiccea 07-03-16

    I read from every category but intelligent mysteries short on gore and long on interesting characters are my favourite.

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    "I just couldn't....."
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    I tried three times to finish this book and I just couldn't do it. The characters far exceed my threshold for cutesy overload. I really wanted to like it as I love to find mysteries that feature older people but the story meanders over meaningless detail (the assembly of a squash casserole take up over 10 minutes of listening....seriously) so much that I lost patience again and again.

    The narration is equally untolerable to my ear, sounding more like the narration of a book aimed at toddlers.

    In fairness, there are people who like their mysteries as light and fluffy as cotton candy and more power to them. If that is what you are looking for, you may enjoy this book.

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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