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Narrator Michael Prichard excels as the brilliant detective, gourmet, and grouch, Nero Wolfe. Prichard's polished, smooth style is the only way to feature the sophisticated, egotistical detective who solves crimes with an incisive mind and an active assistant, one Archie Goodwin. This mystery involves two brutal murders tied to the antagonism between an industrial association and a governmental regulatory agency. Predictably and reassuringly, justice prevails, and the listener knows that even if "they don't write 'em like that anymore," they still tell them with panache and charm. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I lost interest during this complicated story, mainly because the reader is left too much in the dark. Read morePublished on April 17 2002 by Paul Skinner
While I am a Rex Stout fan, this book is a little darker in tone for my first choice, a little too reminiscent of the mccarthy hearings era. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2001 by Susan B