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    • 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 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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

    • Some Buried Caesar

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    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

    • The Black Mountain

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • 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 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    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

    • 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 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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

    • Champagne for One

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • Before Midnight

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • 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 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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

    • 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 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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

    • 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 217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • 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 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • The Doorbell Rang

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • Plot It Yourself

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    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

    • 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 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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

    • Death Times Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • 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 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • Black Orchids

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • Death of a Doxy

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Blackmail is such an ugly word. But then again, so is murder. Unfortunately, both terms have been laid at the feet of one of Nero Wolfe's oldest acquaintances, a fellow P.I. with a knack for finding trouble, and stepping straight into it. He's been accused of murdering a kept woman, and now Nero's on the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of a great series

    • By Michael on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Prisoner's Base

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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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