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Publisher's Summary

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.
Stout fellow: listen to all of our Nero Wolfe mysteries, including classic radio programs!
©1973 Rex Stout; (P)1999 Books on Tape Inc.

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"Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat." (The New York Times)

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Nero was stumped!

I always enjoy a Nero Wolf story. This time everyone kept coming up clueless. I don't ever remember seeing such a time when there was nothing, our great detectives, his men, the police, all dispondent. Then a lie was told, it opened the stale thinking up and let the light in. What a change in Nero's persona. The reader has the tone and voices down perfectly. Archie and Nero especially, just come to life!

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  • CB
  • 07-19-16

I didn't care for this Nero Wolfe at all.

Would you try another book from Rex Stout and/or Michael Prichard?

I usually love Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin!

Has Please Pass the Guilt turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but this is a departure from the usual Wolfe.

Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favorite?

Archie Goodwin

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappoinment

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Classic Nero Wolfe

Would you consider the audio edition of Please Pass the Guilt to be better than the print version?

I always listen to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels instead of reading them with my eyes. I just enjoy the experience of listening and Michael Prichard does all the voices perfectly. I can see each character clearly in my mind. My plan is to eventually listen to the whole series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I adore Archie. He's smart and handsome and is perfect for keeping neurotic Nero Wolfe honest.

Which scene was your favorite?

There's a great scene where Archie is interviewing the victim's wife but she's engrossed in the middle of a baseball game on tv. The questions and answers come in between plays and you feel like you are sitting there watching the game with them.

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great dialogue!

loved it. at times I laughed and other times I rewound it so I could hear again because the plot was so intricate. a real page-turner inaudible parlance

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  • Sandy
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  • 05-11-17

Decent Nero

Well done Nero. This is for fans of Nero Wolf who like variations on a theme, a very good theme. Listeners like us. We would read (listen to) all of them if we could find them on Audible. This one has an exceptionally satisfying ending