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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Roker, Dick Lochte Narrator: Al Roker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Billy Blessing Series Release Date:
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Nobody can dish morning television like Al Roker, who’s seen every side of a business that looks good on camera—even when sharks are circling inside the gleaming glass Manhattan media headquarters. Treachery abounds in Roker’s riotously thrilling debut novel—at once an ingenious murder mystery and a delicious behind-the-scenes look at network television. As fact and fiction collide and the backbiting ignites, The Morning Show Murders will make you wonder, “How much of this stuff is real?”

Network TV can be murder.

Just ask Billy Blessing, famous for his smile, charm, and ability to survive the shark tank that is high-stakes morning television. But though Billy has outlived his fair share of prima-donnas, his cooking segment on Wake Up America! is a staple of the American diet, and his Manhattan bistro is a mega-success, his career has just taken a very dangerous turn: his show’s perky cohost, Gin McCauley, has launched into some brass-knuckles contract negotiations. A visiting Mossad agent is about to tell all on the air.And then the network’s head honcho is murdered in his luxury apartment, and an ambitious DA decides that Billy is to blame.

Forensics show that Gerry Gallagher was poisoned and that the fatal coq au vin came from Billy’s restaurant. Gerry had an impressive list of women in his black book—and a news assignment in Afghanistan had plunged the television exec into the heart of a violent international secret. Now unsavory characters are coming out of the woodwork, and another murder strikes the show’s inner circle. Billy knows that someone’s trying to frame him. He also knows that a ruthless international assassin has just arrived in New York City. Suddenly, for the most trusted guy on television, the ultimate career move is not about ratings. It’s about staying alive—and stopping the next murder from becoming tomorrow’s breaking news.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This is a funny, funny, very funny mystery that really gallops along and has several cool twists. Maybe Al Roker should quit his day job. James Patterson
  • Dazzling . . . If you like your crime with a brilliant plot, crackling dialogue, a dash of celebrity and plenty of suspense, then The Morning Show Murders is an absolute must-read. Linda Fairstein
  • Terrific plot, fast, funny, and full of action and adventure with even a touch of steamy romance. Janet Evanovich
  • Required reading. New York Post
  • Great fun! Al pulls back the curtain to reveal what really goes on when the cameras go off. Harlan Coben

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicky | 2/13/2014

    " Pretty good...sometimes slow. Not sure if I will read the midnight one coming out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yvonne | 2/13/2014

    " This was a very enjoyable book to read. It keep my attention and i at least guessed who one of the bad guys were. I would love to see the character Chef Blessing become a series of books. All of the characters were very interesting. I think there are a lot of secerts behind marvin and the commander. There a lot more in the this book can be explored further. It was a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bruce Snell | 2/9/2014

    " This is Al Roker's first fictional novel, and the first Billy Blessing mystery. It is not a great book, but it is good enough. It introduces Chef Billy Blessing, his friends, and his restaurant. In addition to running his restaurant, Billy is a regular on a network morning television show (Like the Today Show), and he has a cable cooking show. While juggling all those responsibilities, one of Billy's friends is murdered and Billy is suspect number one as far as the cops are concerned. In the end, Billy has to face a professional "hit man" who wants to kill Billy and one of the guests on the show. Everything ends well, just in time for a consideration of Book #2. As I said, this is not a work of art, but it is good enough to encourage reading thru to the last page, and that is enough for a positive recommendation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 2/9/2014

    " Barely a 3 on the star scale. I guess I was hoping for more. OK story and I liked the twists but something was just a little off. Maybe too slow. "

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