Stout fellow: explore our list of Nero Wolfe mysteries, including novels and classic radio programs.
©1955 Rex Stout; (P)1995 Books on Tape
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (The New York Times)
Nero Wolfe has been my favorite detective since I began reading mysteries years ago. This one is one of my favorite Wolfes.
60-year-old retired library worker, some college , married 30 years, husband retired railroad yardman. one son, 18 years old. God does have a sense of humor!
I have heard Michael Pritchard narrating many of the Nero Wolfe stories. He is marvelous both as Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. His pacing and clear delineation of each character makes for an enjoyable experience. Rex Stout's art and clever repartee lets me listen more than once with equal satisfaction,
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
I really like the Nero Wolfe series, but this is one I could have skipped. The cast of potential criminal characters were less compelling, and the story a bit more unbelievable than the best of the series. Archie is less involved with the plot making this a bit less interesting and there was no big pay off that wasn’t somewhat obvious. Still, this was better than many other mystery novels, but I will not likely read it again.
In a rare twist this was not a Nero Wolfe that i had to finish all in one sitting. It was just the storyline a matter of taste not an opinion of writing or of Rex Stouts craft. It was well written.
The Narration and Technical aspects were perfect. And the Voicing was of the best quality.
Typical Stout--Good story and no filth or expletives! Enjoyable for young and old! Story does drag at times and it could be abridged! Would recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery!
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