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  • Murder in E Minor | Robert Goldsborough

    Murder in E Minor

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
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    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    It wasn’t Nero Wolfe’s idea for Orrie Cather to kill himself, but the great detective gave his blessing to his longtime associate’s plan. Cather had killed three people, and it was only fair to pay the price. Though Wolfe reacted to Cather’s death with his characteristic calmness, prize assistant Archie Goodwin could see the rotund genius of West 35th Street was shaken to his well-fed core. Wolfe decided his sleuthing days were finished. The detective’s retirement lasts until the day Maria Radovich walks through his door.

    Amazon Customer says: "OK, but nothing special"
  • Murder By the Book | Rex Stout

    Murder By the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    Leonard Dyke's writing style didn't offend. But all of his work featured unhappy endings: murders. When four people die, including the author, police finally call on Nero Wolfe. Wolfe baits a trap, and when it springs shut, he finds that truth is stranger (and bloodier) than fiction.

    M. W. Baker says: "Good stuff"
  • The Doorbell Rang | Rex Stout

    The Doorbell Rang

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (153)

    There's no one or no thing the great detective Nero Wolfe won't take on if the price is right. That's something wealthy society widow Rachel Bruner is counting on when she writes him a check for a whopping one hundred grand. The oversize genius and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, soon find out why the prize is so generous as they lock horns with the FBI. The highly trained G-men have a way with threats, tails, and bugs that could give even sedentary sleuth Nero Wolfe a run for his money.

    Sheila says: "Defend a widow, outfox the FBI, and make $100,000"
  • Stop the Presses! | Robert Goldsborough

    Stop the Presses!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, Wolfe is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette's gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who's hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good book, wrong reader"
  • Homicide Trinity | Rex Stout

    Homicide Trinity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (116)

    The orchid-growing gourmet Nero Wolfe and his onfidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, dine on a three-course feast of murder. The menu in the first case is a double helping of lethal instruments. In the second, an embarassing situation develops when Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon. Finally, a healthy serving of greenbacks and a ham actor lead Archie to an unpleasant discovery.

    Michael says: "Best of the Nero Shorts"
  • Some Buried Caesar | Rex Stout

    Some Buried Caesar

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (202)

    A car accident in upstate New York strands Nero Wolfe, America's largest detective, and Archie Goodwin, his confidential assistant, in the midst of a family feud. The feud, over $45,000 worth of prize bull, turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangled body of a family scion. Solving the mystery is no problem - but, alas, the evidence keeps disappearing.

    Sue V says: "Great story, poor audio"
  • Might As Well Be Dead | Rex Stout

    Might As Well Be Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (122)

    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.

    Chris T says: "Nero Wolfe solves a case a jury thinks it has."
  • Over My Dead Body | Rex Stout

    Over My Dead Body

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (140)

    Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is a genius at daring detection. But he is always on guard when it comes to women. Now, murder at a fencing studio engages him and his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, in a dangerous duel with death. The prime suspect is a Balkan beauty who has a secret reason for wanting Wolfe to clear her - and a double identity that may be the perfect foil for covering up a killer.

    Tog says: "Another Great One"
  • Death of a Doxy | Rex Stout

    Death of a Doxy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (119)

    Blackmail is such an ugly word. But then again, so is murder. Unfortunately, both terms have been laid at the feet of one of Nero Wolfe's oldest acquaintances, a fellow P.I. with a knack for finding trouble, and stepping straight into it. He's been accused of murdering a kept woman, and now Nero's on the case.

    Michael says: "One of the best of a great series"
  • In the Best Families | Rex Stout

    In the Best Families

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (177)

    Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money. The case leads them unexpectedly to the country's most dangerous man. And if the sleuths want to live, they'll have to consider an alien idea: run and hide. That will be no small feat for the wide Mr. Wolfe.

    Michael says: "My least favorite Nero Wolfe"
  • Before Midnight | Rex Stout

    Before Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (137)

    Cheaters never prosper, but Nero Wolfe encounters one who kills trying. At the Pour Amour perfume riddle contest, a million dollars goes to the contestant who can answer five questions. Someone doesn't like the heat of competition, so he murders the contest founder and steals the answers to the riddles. Now Wolfe has to sniff down a trail of clues that leads disturbingly close to home.

    Linda says: "One of my favorites"
  • The Black Mountain | Rex Stout

    The Black Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    When evil strikes a loved one, it can make us crazy. We can't think rationally enough to get revenge ourselves, so we shouldn't. But Nero Wolfe ignores reason when someone guns down a close friend in cold blood. He vows to collar the killer personally, and it thrusts him into the gravest danger of his career.

    Linda says: "Not a representative Nero Wolfe"
  • Death of a Dude | Rex Stout

    Death of a Dude

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (135)

    The mountain couldn't come to Wolfe, so the great detective went to the mountain - to Lame Horse, Montana, to be exact. Here a city slicker got a country girl pregnant and then took a bullet in the back. Wolfe's job is to get an innocent man exonerated of the crime and catch a killer in the process. But when he packs his silk pajamas and heads west, he finds himself embroiled in a case rife with local cynicism, slipshod police work, and unpleasant political ramifications.

    Nanalou W. Sauder says: "Wolf and Archie in the Wild West"
  • Curtains for Three | Rex Stout

    Curtains for Three

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it's off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught, self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe's own brownstone.

    Michael says: "Three OK Stories, Homicide Trinity much better"
  • And Four to Go | Rex Stout

    And Four to Go

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (123)

    Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin star in these four gems. In "The Christmas Party", Wolfe condescends to uncharacteristic theatrics, which aren't enough to clear him from suspicion of murder. The "Easter Parade" tempts Wolfe to commit larceny for an orchid. "A Fourth of July Picnic" has Wolfe scheduled for to appear as an orator. But his day in the sun is rained out by murder. The last selection, "Murder Is No Joke", is a whodunit in a couturier's salon, where a murderer is dressed to kill and kill again.

    Michael says: "Two of the Best Wolfe Shorts and Two Ok"
  • The Father Hunt | Rex Stout

    The Father Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (101)

    Pretty Amy Denovo wants to find the father she has never seen, but she can't afford Nero Wolfe's outlandish fees...or can she? Suddenly, she's knocking on the detective's door with a parcel full of bills in hand - and a quarter of a million hidden in her closet. It's all part of a nest egg left by her unknown father. But when Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, begin to trace the money to the man, they make a startling discovery: Amy's father murdered her mother, and now he may be after her.

    Michael says: "Great Wolfe but not the very best story"
  • A Family Affair | Rex Stout

    A Family Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (117)

    Nero Wolfe's last recorded case! Wolfe never works without a well-heeled client and a sizable fee, but when a bomb racks his brownstone, killing his favorite waiter from his favorite restaurant, the world's greatest gourmet takes it as a personal affront. What kind of unsavory killer commits murder within 10 feet of a legendary detective? It's a question Wolfe will go to heroic lengths to answer.

    Michael says: "The Last and One of the Best Nero Wolfe Novels"
  • If Death Ever Slept | Rex Stout

    If Death Ever Slept

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (120)

    With Nero Wolfe on the job, you'd think murderers would take caution. But even the master detective can't stop a killing, especially if it's an inside job, right under the roof of his client, millionaire Otis Jarrell. What's more, it's Jarrell's own missing revolver that the killer uses. Wolfe must find the truth behind the scandals in Jarrell's ill-behaved family. One of its members sleeps the fitful sleep of the guilty, and Wolfe's getting dead-tired of murder.

    Alli says: "loved it!"
  • Please Pass the Guilt | Rex Stout

    Please Pass the Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (120)

    A Mets fan with a phony name and a millionaire client arrives just in time to provide a case that will allow Nero Wolfe to pay the rent. The bizarre visitors are in a frenzy about a death-trap explosion in the discreet whiskey drawer of a top TV executive. To crack this case of bombs and bourbon, the indolent genius and his energetic assistant must pick their way though corporate chicanery, vile ambition - and a healthy swig of murder.

    Rebekah says: "Classic Nero Wolfe"
  • Champagne for One | Rex Stout

    Champagne for One

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    There's nothing like murder to spoil a good meal. That's what Archie Goodwin, the able assistant to Nero Wolfe, discovers at a lavish dinner party hosted by a billionaire. It was a casual evening among gorgeous society girls, until champagne became a murder weapon.

    Michael says: "Standardly Great"
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