©1940 Rex Stout; (P)1994 Books on Tape Inc.
"Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat." (The New York Times)
"What's not to like about a Nero Wolfe mystery? The mysteries are short, cleverly plotted, well paced, and, if you're an audiobook listener, wonderfully read by Michael Prichard....Prichard has read nearly 20 books in Stout's series and has mastered Wolfe's deep, meditative voice and Archie's spry, chipper voice, as well as those of a host of other characters we recognize from one recording to the next." (AudioFile)
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"Still enjoy Rex Stout. Can't resist Nero & Archie"
As always I enjoy a good story with Nero, Archie and all the rest. Entertaining!
"Another Great One"
I would, and have. This has a lot of the classic Nero Wolfe elements, including Archie acting in his element (The world outside the Brownstone), and Wolfe being very much in charge of his castle.
Normally, we see Archie go out and get information or lure someone back to the apartment. In this story we see him doing other things; things normally associated with action roles.
No, but few do.
If any of the series were to be bade into a movie, I think this would be one of the better candidates.
The one where Archie is the cab with the guy who doesn't want to take Archie to a certain place. The ways Archie shuts down every attempt to get out of it is a highlight of the series for me.
Cry? No. It's not a crying type of book. Every Wolfe book makes me laugh at some point.
There is one nagging question I have, and repeated listenings haven't helped. There is a government representative that turns up several times to ask questions that are clearly hints at the overall plot, but those visits are never explained in any way I've been able to find.
"Not as good as previous books, but ok."
I love some of the things Archie does and the way he and Nero think. If you’re new to this series, I suggest reading Fer-De-Lance and Some Buried Caesar before reading this - only because I think they are better. They are all stand alones.
Two female immigrants come to New York and teach fencing. One is accused of stealing from a customer. Two men end up dead.
The audiobook narrator Michael Prichard was good.
Genre: PI mystery
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