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  • Death of a Doxy

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best of a great series

  • By Michael on 09-28-13

One of the funniest Wolfe mysteries

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-15

What did you love best about Death of a Doxy?

Wolfe has to deal with not only an odd case but one of the funniest characters that Stout ever wrote. When Julie sang a song about Wolfe being a big man, I was sold on her.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Julie sang to Wolfe about being a 'Big Man'.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Mountain

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a representative Nero Wolfe

  • By Linda on 06-30-13

Another brillant Wolfe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-15

If you could sum up The Black Mountain in three words, what would they be?

Different from others

What did you like best about this story?

I like how Archie and Wolfe are forced into odd roles. Archie does not speak any language but English so then they go to Montenbegro Wolfe has to do all the talking and just trust that Archie can just guess what going on.

What does Michael Prichard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does individual voices so well.

  • Some Buried Caesar

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, poor audio

  • By Sue V on 02-01-11

Another excellent Nero Wolfe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Another clever mystery by master writer Rex Stout. With good dialog, interesting characters, and a clever mystery what's not to love.

  • The Doorbell Rang

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Defend a widow, outfox the FBI, and make $100,000

  • By Sheila on 12-07-11

Favorite Nero Wolfe book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-15

This is one of the funniest, cleverest Nero Wolfe book Stout ever wrote. The plot and reason why Stout wrote this book are just great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And Be a Villain

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

It was a broadcaster's worst nightmare: dead air, in the true sense. A radio host's on-air guest is anything but live, dropping dead after chugging a sponsor's beverage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of my favorites

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

Love Stout

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-15

He is just a wonderful author and the narrator is great.I will be buying more Stout.