Extended Audio Sample

Download Nine Lives to Murder Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Nine Lives to Murder Audiobook, by Marian Babson Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marian Babson Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781504719254
Regular Price: $16.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

In this hilarious tour de chat, Marian Babson goes beyond the many bubbling mysteries she has written to add an element of comic fantasy to the menace of murder.

Someone is trying to kill leading British Shakespearean actor, husband, father, ladies’ man, and soon-to-be knight of the realm Winstanley Fortescue. The actor, rehearsing his starring role in the forthcoming play Serpent in the Heather, is conked on the head backstage. He falls off a ladder and lands on the resident pest-control officer, Montmorency D. Mousa (otherwise known as Monty), the company cat. When Fortescue comes to, he finds to his horror that he has become trapped in Monty’s body, while the cat, now installed in the heroic frame of the distinguished thespian, has been carted off to the intensive-care unit reserved for humans. How this actor, who has played to the crowned heads of Europe, suffers such indignities as being forced to use a litter box and having to evade his unknown enemy makes this most recent work tops among all the author’s delightful novels.

Download and start listening now!

bq66

Quotes & Awards

  • “Clever and catty in Nine Lives to Murder, the prolific author of more than thirty…novels in the comedy-of-manners vein demonstrates how to make a fluffy tale bristle…There seems no end to Ms. Babson’s ingenuity as she puts Win through his hilarious paces as a cat…For the marvels of metamorphosis, stick to Kafka. For the joy of cats, consider Ms. Babson.”

    New York Times

  • “Babson’s…comic latest is, quite simply, the cat’s meow.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Humorous dialogue and a creative plot.”

    School Library Journal

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Marian Babson

Marian Babson is a mystery writer and author of more than forty novels in the traditional amateur-sleuth style. In 1996 she was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Library Dagger for her body of work.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.