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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (711 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: May 2007 ISBN: 9781415941041
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Pretty Amy Denovo wants to find the father she has never seen, but she can’t afford Nero Wolfe’s outlandish fees...or can she? Suddenly, she’s knocking on the oversized detective’s door with a parcel full of bills in hand—and a quarter of a million hidden in her closet. It’s all part of a nest egg left by her unknown father. But when Wolfe and his able assistant, Archie Goodwin, begin to trace the money to the man, they make a startling discovery: Amy’s father murdered her mother, and now he may be after her.

This is one of seventy-three mysteries written by one of America’s greatest writers (and most interesting characters). You can’t call yourself a mystery fan if you haven’t read Rex Stout.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 1/6/2014

    " Very unsatisfactory. Too many unresolved questions at the end. Also, the cover depicts Nero Wolfe as having a beard. Pfui. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 12/30/2013

    " Hired to locate Amy Denovo's long-lost father, Nero Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, discover that the missing man has a deadly and dangerous secret to hide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sami | 11/13/2013

    " A fun take on a detective novel. Loved the dry humor and sarcastic side comments. Subtly-devine. Wished there was more character development (though I suspect more emerges over the Nero Wolfe series of books), but found Archie's characteristics carried me through this quaint story. Good job Rex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/2/2013

    " This one was pretty good. Not as fine as the first two Nero Wolfe books I read, but enough to send me directly on to another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/7/2013

    " Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe up to their usual satisfying ways. A nice thing about rereading this book in the age of the Internet is being able to easily look up pictures of Nero Wolfe's orchids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lizotte | 1/16/2013

    " It was ok, something to listen to on the way to work. Obviously, it was good enough for me to listen to all 5 cds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/23/2012

    " This is not one of my favorite Rex Stout books, but it's always fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 4/17/2012

    " There's nothing better than spending an afternoon in the library with Archie and Nero. This one is particularly delightful. Lily Rowan (always a favorite) plays a big role, and Saul Panzer appears too. When I'm in the brownstone, life is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Kucharski | 3/24/2012

    " A difficult mystery for Wolfe and Archie but after great effort that find the "father." Though in the end, the client may have been happier to have never known. Again strong characters, and in this story, some really nasty ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☯Emily | 8/18/2011

    " This time, a young woman tries to hire Archie, not Nero Wolfe, to find her father. It is a difficult case with difficult suspects who don't tell the whole truth, resulting in confusion. As usual, an easy and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 8/14/2011

    " Audiobook... and kind of condescendingly read. The style of the book was old-time whodunit, with a decided 50's flavor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/29/2010

    " The interplay between Archie and Nero was great as usual (which is why I love this book series as much as I do) but this particular mystery was not my favorite. The ending was a bit meh! (two stars) Archie and Nero (four stars) - so I averaged it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hobart | 10/18/2010

    " I wish I knew how long it had been since I'd read this one (if you'd asked me a few weeks ago, I'd have said it wasn't long at all). Years. Maybe High School. Huge mistake on my part.

    This was a blast. I won't wait so long before returning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/21/2009

    " It was ok, something to listen to on the way to work. Obviously, it was good enough for me to listen to all 5 cds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 3/23/2009

    " This one was pretty good. Not as fine as the first two Nero Wolfe books I read, but enough to send me directly on to another one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 11/10/2008

    " There's nothing better than spending an afternoon in the library with Archie and Nero. This one is particularly delightful. Lily Rowan (always a favorite) plays a big role, and Saul Panzer appears too. When I'm in the brownstone, life is good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 5/12/2008

    " The age of this one showed. These days we've got DNA tests for this sort of thing. Not the most engaging mystery ever, though maybe I shouldn't have started with this book in the series—perhaps if I'd already known the characters I would have enjoyed it more. "

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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.