• The Last Coincidence

  • A Nero Wolfe Mystery
  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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The Last Coincidence

By: Robert Goldsborough
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
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Publisher's Summary

After the heir to a frozen-food fortune gets iced, Nero Wolfe’s right-hand man becomes a suspect: “Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy” (Booklist).

When Lily Rowan doesn’t laugh at his jokes, Archie Goodwin knows something’s wrong. Her niece Noreen has been running around with Sparky Linville, a club-hopping bad boy who’s 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. 

For years he has helped rotund genius Nero Wolfe out of jams, and now it’s time for the master detective to return the favor.

©2012 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Date rape - trigger warning

This story should have a trigger warning. This comes up in the first chapter and seems to be the driver of the story.

I’m thinking of refunding this purchase.

It’s not a relaxing book like the usual Nero Wolfe stories. This one is a hard pass from me.

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Mr Goldsborough Is angry

Three Nero Wolfe books in a row. Goldsborough has trashed conservative academics, “right wing“ news publishers, and now men are his targets.
Perhaps saddest of all… He has turned Nero Wolfe into a fat, lazy, old drunk; And Archie Goodwin is now an angry envious, resentful character.

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Trying too hard

The reading was ok, he's not great at different voices but he tries. The story though, I couldn't listen to it for long it was so bad.

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Fantastic Nero Wolfe Mysteries

Thus far, in all of the Nero Wolfe stories, I've yet to be able to discern who is thr quilty party. Additionally, I so love L. J. Ganser's voice variations per character. Lastly , I'm really loving Wolfe's vocabulary. I could listen to these stories forever. Wishing there were more.

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awesome

always great stories and performances!! I love how the
ending always surprises me so exciting!

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  • Enquiring Mind
  • 11-15-22

Entertaining!

These books are such good entertainment. Just the thing to curl up and listen to on a chilly autumn night.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-22

Easy listening.

Well read, plot easily followed and culprit a suprise at the end. Very enjoyable listening.

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  • Carôle
  • 10-13-22

THIS! By Far The Best!

This is head and shoulders the best in the series thus far. It’s not only well told, but also so very currently on topic!

I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I will say that, it’s the only story thus far where I have myself decided that the victim got his just desserts!

It seems weird to say that this was enjoyable, but certainly, it was an engrossing tale, well narrated by L. J. Ganser and still with pockets of humour.

I’m really interested to know how Nero Wolfe exits the office easily when it is crowded with people? There must be a significant gap between his desk and the seats arranged around it!

This is a 10 Star 🌟 tale!

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  • Shaz Ginns
  • 07-06-22

Narrator makes these books

Not the intricacies of an Christie, Sayers or Conan Doyle , but an easy listen especially with a Narrator like LJ Ganser. Another solved case with flawed suspects from well healed NYC