When a well known professor falls off a path to his death, no one believes it was an accident. Believe it or not, Nero Wolfe leaves his fortress on the streets of New York to solve the murder. Any additional comments? This is the third Robert Goldsborough Nero Wolfe book that I've listened to, and while I've enjoyed the story arc of all of them, the dialogue between Archie and Nero just isn't up to Rex Stout's standards.
In my opinion, the exchanges between the two protagonists are a key part of the appeal of the Wolfe books. However, particularly in this volume, their relationship is off. Archie comes off as far more antagonistic and almost harsh at times , while Wolfe's responses come off as cliched. It is a minor gripe, I suppose, but it did notably detract from my enjoyment of the book. Rex Stout fans will be happy with the familiar characters, the familiar and in this case, unfamiliar settings, and all of the "Wolfeisms". Goldsborough does a great job of "feeding our hunger" for Nero.
Like I said above, it isn't Stout, but it's pretty close! By: Robert Goldsborough. Narrated by: L.
Series: Nero Wolfe , Book 3. Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins. Publisher's Summary When a great thinker takes a nasty tumble, Wolfe goes back to school. What members say.
Amazon Reviews. No Reviews are Available. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Pamela Not Rex Stout but Not Bad Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books are especially lovely because they are laced throughout with moments which "sit like a jewel on the cushion of" the plot. Chalis Kindle Customer Kathi Not up to quality of other books in this series I have truly enjoyed the other books I've read by Robert Goldsborough, who has brought the old Nero Wolfe series back to life again. BJ After a brief time at Kansas University, he joined the navy, and served on President Roosevelt's yacht from to He worked as a bookkeeper, a salesman, a hotel manager and a store clerk, while trying to crack the burgeoning pulp market, cranking out tales of science fiction, romance and adventure.
Ever practical, Stout teamed up with his brother, and established a business whose success would enable him to continue with his writing. The first of his forty-seven Nero Wolfe books, Fer-de-Lance was published in , to much popular and critical acclaim, and by the start of World War II, Stout was a full-time writer.
He was also a tireless promoter of the war effort, banking on his popularity by giving speeches, hosting radio shows and chairing the Writers War Board. Stout also served several terms as an officer of the Authors' League of America and one term as president of the Mystery Writers of America.
One thing which does set the Wolfe books apart from many others in the P. In fact, Stout's last Nero Wolfe novel, A Family Affair , written at the height of the Watergate scandal, is probably the darkest of the Wolfe stories.
Give me a week to prove myself. As far as I can discover, there never were brownstone houses on West 35th Street. Not up to quality of other books in this series I have truly enjoyed the other books I've read by Robert Goldsborough, who has brought the old Nero Wolfe series back to life again. He employs three live-in staff to see to his needs. Special financing available. Not Specified. I had come to the city to get away from the dullness of small-town Ohio and find excitement.
Stout seems to have been mightily ticked off at Nixon and his cronies. C , by Don B.
Hilliard and Kevin B. Copyright , thrillingdetective. All rights reserved. Rex Stout "Compose yourself, Archie. Buy this book. Kindle it!
Stop the Presses! Buy this book.. Having finished the story Stout was displeased with it, and reworked it, keeping only a few starting pages and even changing who gets murdered.
It was eventually published posthomously in Death Times Three Buy this book Some paperback editions contain only the title story. In the same one-year run! Kenneth Van Dover..
Buy this book First published in , this new edition of the indispensable guide features additional material.