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He's the smartest and the most stubborn, the fattest and the laziest, the cleverest and the craziest - the most extravagant detective in the world. Yes, it is Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's gourmand orchid fancier and one of the most eccentric and unique detectives ever to hit the airwaves. Starring character actor Sydney Greenstreet (The Maltese Falcon), The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe is an immensely entertaining mystery series that remains a true delight even 60 years after it was first broadcast. You'll enjoy 20 lighthearted mysteries in this 10-hour collection, fully restored from the original transcription recordings for sparkling audio fidelity.

©2011 Radio Archives, LLC (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Nice escapism.

Fun to listen to vintage radio short mysteries. Distracting, quick, enjoyable. Each story is short enough to enjoy while running errands, etc.

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Old Time Radio At Its Best.

This is an excellent old time radio program. It would be ridiculous to compare it to a Rex Stout novel... obviously. But it is a wonderful representation of old time radio theater at its best, featuring a cast that is second to none.

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Not true to type

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really recommended. While the character names are the same as Rex Stout's creations, their actions and speaking miss the mark entirely. I realize that these are old radio recordings, so that is the only redeeming factor- the vintage of the production. If they were not billed as Nero Wolfe and Archie, it would be OK. I don't like others messing with classics, for instance-WOLFE NEVER GIGGLES but he does in this series. Ugh.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Sydney Greenstreet?

maybe

Was The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe worth the listening time?

kept my mind occupied while doing chores.

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  • 11-09-17

EXCELLENT OLD PRODUCTIONS

Greenstreet is not necessarily one of my favourite actors what with that slovenly sputum groaning gurgling way of speaking. I have never understood how the man made it into acting. However; these are a string of nostalgic radio shows of the type of black n white noir films as scene on Sky TV which are well produced and as the sound has been cleaned up, is faultless. I like to listen to these late at night in candle light as I drift off into a time so renowned in old Hollywood movies. A great collection, I wish there were more. Greenstreet is unique.