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    • Murder in E Minor

    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OK, but nothing special

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Champagne for One

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    There's nothing like murder to spoil a good meal. That's what Archie Goodwin, the able assistant to Nero Wolfe, discovers at a lavish dinner party hosted by a billionaire. It was a casual evening among gorgeous society girls, until champagne became a murder weapon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Standardly Great

    • By Michael on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Murder By the Book

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Leonard Dyke's writing style didn't offend. But all of his work featured unhappy endings: murders. When four people die, including the author, police finally call on Nero Wolfe. Wolfe baits a trap, and when it springs shut, he finds that truth is stranger (and bloodier) than fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff

    • By M. W. Baker on 04-21-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • In the Best Families

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money. The case leads them unexpectedly to the country's most dangerous man. And if the sleuths want to live, they'll have to consider an alien idea: run and hide. That will be no small feat for the wide Mr. Wolfe.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Nero Wolfe never fails

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • And Four to Go

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin star in these four gems. In "The Christmas Party", Wolfe condescends to uncharacteristic theatrics, which aren't enough to clear him from suspicion of murder. The "Easter Parade" tempts Wolfe to commit larceny for an orchid. "A Fourth of July Picnic" has Wolfe scheduled for to appear as an orator. But his day in the sun is rained out by murder. The last selection, "Murder Is No Joke", is a whodunit in a couturier's salon, where a murderer is dressed to kill and kill again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two of the Best Wolfe Shorts and Two Ok

    • By Michael on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Father Hunt

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Pretty Amy Denovo wants to find the father she has never seen, but she can't afford Nero Wolfe's outlandish fees...or can she? Suddenly, she's knocking on the detective's door with a parcel full of bills in hand - and a quarter of a million hidden in her closet. It's all part of a nest egg left by her unknown father. But when Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, begin to trace the money to the man, they make a startling discovery: Amy's father murdered her mother, and now he may be after her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Wolfe but not the very best story

    • By Michael on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Adventures of Nero Wolfe Vol. 1

    • By: Adventures of Nero Wolfe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe contains five episodes of the classic radio series:

    The Shakespeare Folio (12/15/1946)
    Stamped for Murder (10/20/1950)
    Case of the Careworn Cuff (10/27/1950)
    Case of the Dear Dead Lady (11/3/1950)
    Case of the Careless Cleaner (11/17/1950)

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Fade to Black

    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rex Stout was a genius

    • By Wadie on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Before Midnight

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Cheaters never prosper, but Nero Wolfe encounters one who kills trying. At the Pour Amour perfume riddle contest, a million dollars goes to the contestant who can answer five questions. Someone doesn't like the heat of competition, so he murders the contest founder and steals the answers to the riddles. Now Wolfe has to sniff down a trail of clues that leads disturbingly close to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites

    • By Linda on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Silver Spire

    • A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By Chalis on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Not Quite Dead Enough

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty. It takes his perambulatory, confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that won't rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving national security. So as Goodwin lays the bait on the wrong side of the law, Wolfe sets the traps to catch a pair of wily killers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

    • By Michael on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    • By: Alfred Bester
    • Narrated by: Sydney Greenstreet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice escapism.

    • By Nancy Johnson on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Adventures of Nero Wolfe Vol. 2

    • By: Adventures of Nero Wolfe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe contains five episodes of the classic radio series:

    Case of the Beautiful Archer (11/24/1950)
    Case of the Friendly Rabbit (12/1/1950)
    Case of the Impolite Corpse (12/8/1950)
    Case of the Girl Who Cried Wolfe (12/15/1950)
    Case of the Slaughtered Santas (12/22/1950)

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Family Affair

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Nero Wolfe's last recorded case! Wolfe never works without a well-heeled client and a sizable fee, but when a bomb racks his brownstone, killing his favorite waiter from his favorite restaurant, the world's greatest gourmet takes it as a personal affront. What kind of unsavory killer commits murder within 10 feet of a legendary detective? It's a question Wolfe will go to heroic lengths to answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Last and One of the Best Nero Wolfe Novels

    • By Michael on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Missing Chapter

    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So Disappointed

    • By mp on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Coincidence

    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time

    • By CB on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Please Pass the Guilt

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nero was stumped!

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Over My Dead Body

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is a genius at daring detection. But he is always on guard when it comes to women. Now, murder at a fencing studio engages him and his confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, in a dangerous duel with death. The prime suspect is a Balkan beauty who has a secret reason for wanting Wolfe to clear her - and a double identity that may be the perfect foil for covering up a killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great One

    • By Tog on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Curtains for Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    In these three baffling mysteries of motive and murder, even the great Nero Wolfe finds himself stumped. First there is the case of the two passionate lovebirds who want to make sure that neither is a cold-blooded killer. Then it's off to the races, where Wolfe must choose from a stable of five likely suspects to corral a killer on horseback. And finally the detective finds himself the confidant of a distraught, self-described grifter who claims a murderer is stalking Wolfe's own brownstone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Three OK Stories, Homicide Trinity much better

    • By Michael on 06-08-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Prisoner's Base

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    When Priscilla Eads, heiress to the fortune of a cotton towel company, implores Nero Wolfe to sort through a case buried in dirty laundry, Wolfe says no. But hours later, Mrs. Eads and her maid get strangled, and the stories of the suspects don't quite wash. To the dismay of a greedy board of directors and Mrs. Eads' gold-digging ex-husband, the astute Wolfe decides to scrub away the stain of murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Archie leaves Wolfe to join a police investigation

    • By Chris T on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $27.93

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