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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,481 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rex Stout Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nero Wolfe Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781415937686
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Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser’s worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor’s beverage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stutley Constable | 2/19/2014

    " Very well done. A good closed room mystery. Well considered evidence and good background work. Wolfe and Archie are definitely on top of their game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/16/2014

    " I adore the Nero Wolfe mysteries--and they are terrific audiobooks. Wolfe's and his sidekick Archie Goodwin's obsession with good food and fine flowers actually runs second to their obsession with integrity, logic, and clear-eyed thinking. These are the qualities that make the books such comforts: Wolfe is a person fully in control of his environment -- an increasingly appealing fantasy for me -- but he is also someone who can extract the truth from witnesses simply by the force of his reputation, intellect, and personality. What's not to love? And the food!: pheasant in aspic and three kinds of cheese "for a snack," cornmeal cakes with"autumn honey" --jiminy, I wish chef Fritz were real and could come for a visit.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 2/9/2014

    " typical wolfe. super entertaining and just what i needed at the time i read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/5/2014

    " One of the twistier and more entertaining Wolfe mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Alan Ritch | 1/17/2014

    " Not the best of the Nero Wolfe books I've read so far. It's a little slow getting started (like Wolfe is on this case) - but it has a great ending. Plus it seems to introduce a powerful villain that may be recurring. Hinting at being Wolfe's Moriarity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♪ Kim | 1/16/2014

    " Another fun read from Rex Stout. It's not much of a mystery, but that's not really why one reads a Nero Wolfe book, is it? The cameo by Arnold Zeck was interesting. I've heard he appears in other books as a kind of nemesis for Wolfe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Kerwin | 1/15/2014

    " A Rex Stout classic, featuring Wolfe's first encounter with master criminal Arnold Zeck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/14/2014

    " One of the better ones, although Stout would make the phone book interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 1/14/2014

    " While solving the murders in this book, Wolfe crosses paths with a master criminal, who figures in the next two books as well as this one. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne G Sagan | 1/6/2014

    " Archie, as always, is in it up to his ears. Another mystery for mystery lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/4/2014

    " I will always be impressed by Stout's ability to hide a mystery within a mystery so to speak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/23/2013

    " Any Nero Wolfe book is going to be a good one. In this one they investigate the murder of a guest on the Madeline Fraser radio show. And then in another seemingly unrelated murder of a woman turns Wolfe onto the case. In this one they work with Detective Kramer. Love 'em. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/16/2013

    " Good fun this one, and without the sag that occurs in many of the Wolfe books as the case gets going, which usually involves Archie running around and not really getting anywhere for a while. On the minus side, the misogyny in this book is at times rather unpleasant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/15/2013

    " Low on money, Wolfe once again wedges himself into a current hot murder. The reasons for the murder are clever and difficult to reveal, and the story takes an amusing look at popular packaged foods and advertising post-War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flossie | 2/5/2013

    " Meltettes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/29/2012

    " A guest on a radio talk show drops dead after taking a sip from a sponsor's beverage. For fans of the series, mostly notable as the first appearance of Arnold Zeck, master criminal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 8/20/2012

    " Classic Nero Wolfe. And I just can't get enough of Archie Goodwin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 3/23/2012

    " My favorite Nero Wolfe novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 doug bowman | 2/24/2012

    " I liked this because it involved the cast of a 40's radio drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluelinesue | 9/27/2011

    " More Wolfe. Actually I had read this one before. I need a way to record what I've read. Hmmmm... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/5/2011

    " Stout's classic mysteries are wonderful to read. I've read most of them three or four times and have to admit that I can't read them anymore. I get through the first fifty pages and remember the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joseph Grinton | 7/17/2011

    " Since there are millions of Nero Wolfe books and they're all instantly forgettable, I need to remind myself I've read this one so I don't read it again. Doubtless, some others are more entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 5/9/2011

    " Haven't picked up a Nero Wolfe mystery in years. I was drawn right in and kept there, even though I know I must have read this before at some point. Wolfe is so infuriating and yet so compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 8/24/2010

    " One of the twistier and more entertaining Wolfe mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 8/8/2010

    " typical wolfe. super entertaining and just what i needed at the time i read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/30/2009

    " I will always be impressed by Stout's ability to hide a mystery within a mystery so to speak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Frank | 11/3/2008

    " Stout's classic mysteries are wonderful to read. I've read most of them three or four times and have to admit that I can't read them anymore. I get through the first fifty pages and remember the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sun | 6/7/2008

    " Also released under the title "More Deaths Than One".

    A radio guest on Miss Fraser's program dies on air. Nero Wolfe takes the case because he's broke but Archie reckons Wolfe is "too conceited, too eccentric and too fat" to work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluelinesue | 9/5/2007

    " More Wolfe. Actually I had read this one before. I need a way to record what I've read. Hmmmm... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 6/16/2007

    "
    A Rex Stout classic, featuring Wolfe's first encounter with master criminal Arnold Zeck. "

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About the Author
Author Rex StoutRex Stout (1886 - 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction, particularly the 33 novels and nearly four dozen novellas that featured the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin.
About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.