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    • Black Orchids

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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

    • Some Buried Caesar

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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

    • Death Times Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • 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 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    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

    • Plot It Yourself

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    It's bad enough to steal someone's idea; but it takes real guts to claim it as your own, then sue the originator. But that's just what a gang of hack writers are doing, ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. The frustrated authors call on Nero Wolfe for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still one of the elite private detectives

    • By Irwin on 03-29-08

    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 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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

    • A Family Affair

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • 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 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    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

    • Gambit

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    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

    • 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 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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

    • 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 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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

    • 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 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • Homicide Trinity

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • Parties for Death

    • Nero Wolfe
    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Sydney Greenstreet, Wally Maher, Herb Ellis, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Nero Wolfe is "a gourmet who never walks when he can sit and never sits when he can lie down." Join Rex Stout's reclusive, overweight, orchid-loving super sleuth as masterfully portrayed by Sydney Greenstreet in this exciting radio series. Ever in search of a perfect meal and a cold bottle of beer, Wolfe often sends Archie Goodwin, his secretary and operative, in his stead. Archie, while trying to keep his well-known weakness for red heads in check, follows up on leads and does the leg work, setting up his brilliant boss to solve the case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK Old Radio but not Rex Stout

    • By Michael on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Champagne for One

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • The Black Mountain

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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

    • The Doorbell Rang

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Prisoner's Base

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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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