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Nero Wolfe
Books in series7
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 117 ratings)
  • 1

    Murder in E Minor

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    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.

    Cathy says: "Not Rex Stout, but a close approximation"
    Not Rex Stout, but a close approximation

    Although this Nero Wolfe adventure was not written by Rex Stout, Robert Goldsborough did a good job of capturing the full flavor of Stout's hero. Our ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2014 by Cathy (Tukwila, WA, United States)
  • 2

    Death on Deadline: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    To save his favorite newspaper, Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war. Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe. MacLaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty, too.

    Kathi says: "Superb job! Nero and Archie are back!"
    Superb job! Nero and Archie are back!

    Robert Goldsborough has done something very difficult: picked up characters and continued a series after the death of the original author. Not the fir..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2013 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 3

    The Bloodied Ivy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    A conservative academic, so far to the right that he thought Ronald Reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant - right up until the morning he is found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines. Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right?

    Kathi says: "Nero and Archie back on the job again!"
    Nero and Archie back on the job again!

    Robert Goldsborough has done a very credible job of reviving the the old Nero Wolfe series. I imagine Rex Stout would greatly approve. In this book, H..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 4

    The Last Coincidence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    When Lily Rowan doesn’t laugh at his jokes, Archie Goodwin knows something is wrong. Her niece Noreen has been running around with Sparky Linville, a club-hopping bad boy who is the terror of Manhattan nightlife. And the last time she went out with him, Noreen wasn’t herself when she came home. All she would tell her aunt was that she had been assaulted. Springing into action, Goodwin waits for Linville outside of Morgana’s, a chrome-and-glass palace that sits like a wart on Second Avenue. They nearly come to blows, but Linville’s bodyguard intervenes, and Goodwin retreats to plan his next move. In the morning Linville is dead, and Goodwin is the chief suspect.

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  • 5

    Fade to Black

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Wolfe investigates a sticky matter of Cola Wars espionage. For the men of Madison Avenue, the battle between soft drink giants Cherr-o-key and AmeriCherry seems heaven-sent. For years now, the firm of Mills/Lake/Ryman has fought to help Cherr-o-key become the nation’s favorite fizzy cherry soda, but each time they come up with a new slogan, mascot, or jingle, AmeriCherry has beaten them to it. There is a mole inside the agency, and only Nero Wolfe can ferret him out. Although he is as round as a cherry, Wolfe has no taste for soft drinks. But the question of industrial espionage is too sweet for him to resist, and so with assistant Archie Goodwin at his side, he sets out to end this vicious corporate feud. Only when the first adman dies, however, does he realize that a marketing war can be just as dangerous as the real thing.

    Wadie says: "Rex Stout was a genius"
    Rex Stout was a genius

    Robert Goldsborough is not. That is the only explanation I can think of. The Nero Wolfe stories written by Mr. Stout are quick and sharply written wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Wadie (Santa Ana, CA, United States)
  • 6

    Silver Spire: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Staten Island would be forgettable were it not for the gleaming Tabernacle of the Silver Spire, where thousands of congregants come every Sunday to hear the sermons of Barnabas Bay. Millions more tune in on television, giving the good Reverend international fame, and a chance to spread the gospel from New York City’s harbor all the way to South Korea. But threatening notes have been appearing in the collection bag, suggesting that one of the faithful has decided it’s time this good shepherd get the hook.

    Kathi says: "Nero and Archie return! 4 & 1/2 stars--not quite 5"
    Nero and Archie return! 4 & 1/2 stars--not quite 5

    Robert Goldsborough has done a pretty good job re-creating The Nero Wolfe mystery series. I've truly enjoyed reading them. Mainly, the only thing that..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 7

    The Missing Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The gun was fired close to Charles Childress’s head, and his were the only fingerprints on it, forcing the police to conclude that the author committed suicide. But his friends know this is impossible, because Childress loved himself far too much. He had just begun attracting fame, writing new mysteries starring the iconic Sergeant Barnstable, and he had bright hopes for the future. His publisher hires corpulent genius Nero Wolfe to determine who cut Childress’s career short, and the detective finds no dearth of suspects.

    mp says: "So Disappointed"
    So Disappointed
    Reviewed on March 26 2014 by mp (alexandria, va, United States)