This is one of 73 mysteries written by one of America's greatest writers (and most interesting characters). You can't call yourself a mystery fan if you haven't read Rex Stout.
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"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (The New York Times Book Review)
"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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I have liked virtually all the Nero Wolfe books I have read or listened to, and this is no exception. This is not the best story, but the Archie and Nero characterization is really great. I particularly like the narration which does a great job making Archie come alive. I would not recommend this as a first Nero Wolfe selection (maybe Some Buried Caesar is a good place to start), but any fan will really enjoy Father Hunt. Although this is not the best Wolfe story, even a below average Wolfe is better than most mysteries. The mystery story makes sense and is interesting, intelligent, engaging, and fun, but the characterizations is what makes this particular Wolfe story special.
Rabbi Steve the Storyteller
A very unusual set up for the mystery. And not Wolfe's usual method of solution.
A little bit of a downer, but yet still very satisfying.
And The usual outstanding performance by Michael Prichard.
intriguing. entertaining. Enjoyable.
Fer-de-Lance had the same kind of intricate plotting and character development.
Archie Goodwin, as always.
Wanted to but couldn't of course. Every chance I got I went back to it.
Like all the Nero Wolfe books read by Michael Prichard, this was excellent.
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