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Author: Rex Stout Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Nero Wolfe Series Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781415938232
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The mountain couldn’t come to Wolfe, so the great detective came 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 was to get an innocent man exonerated of the crime and catch a killer in the process. But when he packed his silk pajamas and headed west, he found himself embroiled in a case rife with local cynicism, slipshod police work, and unpleasant political ramifications. In fact, Nero Wolfe was buffaloed until the real killer struck again, underestimating the dandified dude with an unerring instinct for detection. Introduction by Don Coldsmith   “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review   A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/13/2010

    " So much fun! Rex Stout is one of my favorite mystery authors -- such a classic! -- and, along with probably just about every hetrosexual female reader out there, I confess to having a major crush on Archie (in spite of myself). :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hobart | 10/26/2010

    " such a fun read--not much of a mystery, honestly, it's more about seeing Lily, Archie and Wolfe out of their element. Shouldn't be the first (or even 5th) Wolfe someone reads, but once you get to know these guys, it's a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/17/2010

    " See my comments on "Full House" for review "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/21/2009

    " Archie gets Wolfe to leave the comfort of his brownstone and solve a murder at a dude ranch. The descriptions of the various bits of furniture that do not fit Wolfe's "bulk" when he is away from home are always interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 7/31/2009

    " Not exactly the best Nero Wolfe mystery around. One of the main pretences of the Nero Wolfe mysteries is that Nero never leaves the Brownstone. Well in this mystery he leaves the Brownstone and goes to Texas. Kind of out of charater "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik | 1/7/2009

    " This was my first attempt at a Nero Wolfe mystery. I found the book enjoyable, though too light for my preference. It was an easy read, but perhaps too easy, and I came away happy that I read it, but not anxious to read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 9/16/2008

    " classic Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe fare set in Montana. Enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 6/23/2008

    " Not one of Stout's best, but taking Nero Wolfe out of New York and plopping him down on a ranch in Montana does provide some smiles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thannasset | 7/22/2007

    " You've gotta meet Woodrow Stepanian. This guy runs a dance hall, has Milton and Shakespeare playing Scrabble against each other, shoots straight, and highly recommends Huck Finn by Mark Twain. "

About the Author

Rex Stout (1886–1975), inimitable master of detective fiction, wrote seventy-three mysteries and numerous novels and short stories. He is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Nero Wolfe. He was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and received the Crime Writers Association’s Silver Dagger Award.

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.