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4.3325 out of 54.3325 out of 54.3325 out of 54.3325 out of 54.3325 out of 5 4.33 (12 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: February 2007 ISBN: 9781415938249
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As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he’s getting dreadfully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he’s playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda—whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who’s still got poison in his heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A 1934 period mystery that is remarkably fresh.”

    Roanoke Times

  • Fer-de-Lance will be welcomed by the legions of Rex Stout fans and serve as welcome introduction to a whole new generation of mystery buffs.”

    Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niffer | 4/28/2011

    " Rex Stout started off with a bang in his first Nero Wolfe book. Archie is perhaps a little rough around the edges in this book, but it is classic Nero Wolfe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 4/16/2011

    " The first Nero Wolfe tale, though still quite good, suffers a little because the Wolfe and Archie Goodwin characterizations had yet to fully form. Very enjoyable, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/11/2011

    " This is the first in the very prolific series, and I highly recommend every book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/25/2011

    " I love dipping into the smart, sophisticated, weird world of Archie and Nero. The books are so satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/22/2010

    " Having been introduced to Nero Wolfe, I think he is a wonderful character. When I am looking for an entertaining read and want mystery, I'll certainly read another! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhod | 10/22/2010

    " Clearly dated, but I have been wanting to experiment with some classic mysteries - so started with the original Nero Wolfe novel. What a character! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 9/17/2010

    " my husband bought me an e-reader to take on holiday and this is one of the books i bought thoroughly enjoyed it must read more of ner wolfe as i enjoyed the tv series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 8/17/2010

    " The one that started it all. My mom was a Nero Wolfe fan and I picked up her copy of In the Best Families and was hooked. When I down-sized my book collection, the only thing that I really missed and have started re-aquiring are my Rex Stout and Doonesburys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mat | 8/11/2010

    " A decent, enjoyable read, but nothing spectacular. A bit too much like an American Sherlock Holmes for my tastes, but a nice summer read. "

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About the Author
Author Rex Stout

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.