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Stop the Presses! Audiobook

Stop the Presses!

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Publisher's Summary

There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, Wolfe is inclined to listen.

According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette's gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who's hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people.

When Clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the Gazette don't agree, so they retain Wolfe to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger.

©2016 Robert Goldsborough (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Amazon Customer
    02/08/16
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    "Good book, wrong reader"

    I like the way the author keeps to the spirit of Nero Wolfe and Archie and the rest of them. He is true to the spirit. Alas the book would have been more enjoyable with a different reader. I swear I heard an occasional Irish lilt in Archie's portrayal..and that's when he didn't sound like Albert Campion or Lord Peter. The reader is perfect for the British cozy. He should stick to that and the publisher should find a reader who can do Archie, Saul, Lon and the rest of the city dwellers in the voice Stout .. And now Goldsborough...meant them to have.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Judy
    Knife River, MN, United States
    01/08/16
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    "Unfortunate narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stop the Presses! to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare Stop the Presses! to and why?

    Rex Stout books narrated by Michael Prichard are much better.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His interpretation of the characters and their 'voices' just didn't ring true to the characters. Michael Prichard does a much better job. This narrator works way to hard at acting the book and distracts from the story. He actually makes the characters seem silly.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    Montgomery, AL
    01/08/16
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    "Worst narrator ever !!!!!!!"

    The author created a quite acceptable plot. Overall, it is worth the read. I am not, however, sure it is worth the lisyen

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S. Taylor
    25/01/17
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    "Good story, not so good narration (referring to Audio ed.)."

    The story was nicely done. However the more Nero Wolfe stories the author writes, the further he drifts away from Rex Stout's original books & short stories he gets.

    It was the overall atmosphere in the old brownstone that holds the readers attention, &I made them timeless. Mr Goldsborough, in the first few Nero Wolfe books, did a fairly good job recreating that atmosphere. In my opinion he is not even close any more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bill
    18/01/17
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    "Decent story, read by Baron Harkonnen on a bad day"
    What would have made Stop the Presses! better?

    Another narrator. Literally any other narrator. Yes I know what literally means.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Not sure, though I tend to like all Nero Wolfe novels, Stout and Goldsborough.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I don't know where to start. I stopped the playback in less than 10 minutes. The faux British Archie is simply terrible. It sounds as though the narrator may be British but trying out a semi-north American accent without ever having heard us speak? Just terrible. His Lon Cohen was lousy and his Nero Wolfe was depressingly sad.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Primarily disappointment. While Mr. Ganser wasn't quite up to the standard of Michael Pritchard as Archie (just my opinion of course), I felt he was very capable and after I began Silver Spire I found his narration style to be entertaining, if noticeably different from the "traditional" Archie of Pritchard. This narrator is a step down in every way. I won't say he's the worst narrator ever, or something silly like that. I can think of another audiobook with an objectively worse narrator for sale on this site. I do feel he is utterly and completely wrong for this book. Just... I cannot finish the first chapter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J.C.D.
    15/01/17
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    "SURE DOESN'T SOUND LIKE NERO WOLFE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. The narrator had a strange interpretation of the characters. It was extremely difficult to listen to him.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Archie - he's always good for laughs and snide comments


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I couldn't tell - I couldn't get past the narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. I couldn't stand to listen to the book any more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tomw
    Indiana, USA
    15/01/17
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    "Arrrghhhh!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    LJ Ganser or Michael Pritchard reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was Nero Wolfe.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

    Not particularly.


    What character would you cut from Stop the Presses!?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes hard to tell who is talking. Archie often sounded like Lily Rowen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert T. Swem
    Tampa, FL
    12/01/17
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    "Good book - terrible narration."
    Would you try another book from Robert Goldsborough and/or Peter Berkrot?

    Yes - by the author. NOT by the narrator!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nero Wolfe - brilliant.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Terrible voice for a character from Ohio.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    07/12/16
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    "Narrator so Distracting I Couldn't Finish"

    I love Rex Stout and enjoy this author also. I will finish this book in the printed version so I will be able to give the story proper attention. This narrator clearly has no familiarity with Nero, Archie, Lon, or any of the other beloved characters. Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample first to determine if you'll be able to immerse yourself in this performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie L
    Canada
    21/11/16
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    "Plot is ok, narrator is terrible"

    I fully concur with the other reviewers. The plot is ok, but the narrator at times affects a variety of accents (Southern US, Midlands English, vaguely Dublin Irish, Transatlantic) while delivering every sentence with an unwarranted short-of-breath theatricality. It is very distracting and only a determined listener will soldier through until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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