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Might As Well Be Dead Audiobook
Might As Well Be Dead
Written by: 
Rex Stout
Narrated by: 
Michael Prichard
Might As Well Be Dead Audiobook

Might As Well Be Dead

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Publisher's Summary

It's a noble idea: James Herold, a wealthy businessman, gave his son a very raw deal 11 years ago; now he wants to make amends. But the son is long-gone, and he wants to stay that way. Herold hires Nero Wolfe to track him down. It turns out the son is bad company, on trial for a cold-blooded murder. Wolfe gets caught in a web of lies, and it could cost him dearly.

Stout fellow: listen to all of our Nero Wolfe mysteries, including classic radio programs!

©1956 Rex Stout; (P)1996 Books on Tape Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (The New York Times)
"What's not to like about a Nero Wolfe mystery? The mysteries are short, cleverly plotted, well paced, and, if you're an audiobook listener, wonderfully read by Michael Prichard....Prichard has read nearly 20 books in Stout's series and has mastered Wolfe's deep, meditative voice and Archie's spry, chipper voice, as well as those of a host of other characters we recognize from one recording to the next." (AudioFile)

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    Vales Tales Northern California 07-11-16
    Vales Tales Northern California 07-11-16 Member Since 2014

    Rabbi Steve the Storyteller

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    "One of the funniest & most gruesome"

    First, no spoilers:
    This entry in one of the greatest detective series of all time is one that makes me laugh out loud as much, if not more than almost any of the others. It's a great one and a typically great performance by Michael Prichard.

    Now for some spoilers:

    This one is also one of the grimmest entries. The murderer is practically a serial killer. Four people are murdered, and while the descriptions and details are mild by today's standards, in terms of the series and the standards of the time in which it was published (1956, same age as me), it's pretty gruesome.

    Which somehow makes the humor even funnier by contrast. Truly comic relief. Both Wolfe and Archie get in some zingers, both at each others' expense and others' as well (Inspector Cramer, for one).

    Highly recommended

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    Kindle Customer 05-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "one of my favorites"

    one of my favorite Nero Wolfe stories. this one has a real happy ending :)

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    Gadgeteer Sioux Falls, SD 02-28-16
    Gadgeteer Sioux Falls, SD 02-28-16 Member Since 2016

    History and Mystery

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    "Nero Timeless as Always"

    I've read all of the Nero Wolf stories and like Sherlock Holmes always entertained and satisfied after visiting old friends. When I hear Nero in action I have to think he was the Mycroft Holmes of his time.

    Well done and entertains.

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    Alli 02-09-16
    Alli 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    I always enjoy Nero Wolfe mysteries. This novel was particularly engaging! I would definitely listen again in the future.

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    "Outstanding...as always"

    Another is a long line of fantastic "Who Done Its" by my favorite mystery writer. Nero, Archie, and the gang score again!

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    G. Griggs 08-15-13
    G. Griggs 08-15-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A Classic Nero Wolfe"

    Loved the story, The Narration as always was wonderful and no real technical glitches to speak of... I was so very please with this Audio Book, and of course the whole Nero Wolfe Series, i have most of these and hope they will make more of them, the Pre-WWII Stories please please, addicted.

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