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    • 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 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • Some Buried Caesar

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Death of a Dude

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    The mountain couldn't come to Wolfe, so the great detective went to the mountain - to Lame Horse, Montana, to be exact. Here a city slicker got a country girl pregnant and then took a bullet in the back. Wolfe's job is to get an innocent man exonerated of the crime and catch a killer in the process. But when he packs his silk pajamas and heads west, he finds himself embroiled in a case rife with local cynicism, slipshod police work, and unpleasant political ramifications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wolf and Archie in the Wild West

    • By Nanalou West Sauder on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Death Times Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Murder strikes thrice in these three baffling mysteries of crime and detection. First, Stout's great detective, Nero Wolfe, develops an appetite for the sweet taste of revenge when someone slips something most foul into his lunch. Then a couturier's beautiful sister uses Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's man about town, as her ready-made alibi. Finally, Wolfe has a run-in with the law after a mysterious old woman leaves a package at his brownstone that pits him against a cunning criminal and the U.S. government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Three Stories All Good, but Two were Repeats

    • By Michael on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Might As Well Be Dead

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    It's a noble idea: James Herold, a wealthy businessman, gave his son a very raw deal 11 years ago; now he wants to make amends. But the son is long-gone, and he wants to stay that way. Herold hires Nero Wolfe to track him down. It turns out the son is bad company, on trial for a cold-blooded murder. Wolfe gets caught in a web of lies, and it could cost him dearly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Nero Wolfe Book

    • By BJ on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Champagne for One

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    • Gambit

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    You wouldn't expect a very public murder in a very private chess club. But that's what happens when someone stirs up an arsenic cocktail for one of the members. The police have a suspect, but his daughter knows he's a pawn. She calls on Nero Wolfe, who checkmates the cops as well as the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Wolfe mystery so far

    • By Karen on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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

    • A Right to Die

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    When a beautiful Caucasian heiress turns up dead, all clues point to her African-American fiancé, who goes straight to Nero Wolfe for help. The case appears black and white, but it's not open and shut, because Wolfe soon uncovers a new motive for the murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and performance

    • By Juergen Amling on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Black Mountain

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Homicide Trinity

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    The orchid-growing gourmet Nero Wolfe and his onfidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, dine on a three-course feast of murder. The menu in the first case is a double helping of lethal instruments. In the second, an embarassing situation develops when Wolfe's own soup-stained tie becomes a deadly weapon. Finally, a healthy serving of greenbacks and a ham actor lead Archie to an unpleasant discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Nero Shorts

    • By Michael on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • 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 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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 Marily14 on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Father Hunt

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • Black Orchids

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great words and performance - HORRIBLE audio!

    • By Brian on 11-02-09

    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 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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

    • The Doorbell Rang

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    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

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Family Affair

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • If Death Ever Slept

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    With Nero Wolfe on the job, you'd think murderers would take caution. But even the master detective can't stop a killing, especially if it's an inside job, right under the roof of his client, millionaire Otis Jarrell. What's more, it's Jarrell's own missing revolver that the killer uses. Wolfe must find the truth behind the scandals in Jarrell's ill-behaved family. One of its members sleeps the fitful sleep of the guilty, and Wolfe's getting dead-tired of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Alli on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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

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