The Silent Speaker Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1994
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Fans will remember that with "The Silent Speaker" Wolfe is, to say the least, in need of cash. Therefore, when a government honcho doesn't show up for a scheduled speech but instead shows up dead Wolfe is soon on the prowl. With the sometimes able assistance of the fey Archie the pair uncover a feud and a murderer. How they do it is a reminder of the narrative skills of Rex Stout.
- Gail Cooke
"I dislike commotion," Wolfe said peevishly. "I didn't tell you to hit him."
"He tried to kick me. He did kick me. Next time, you do it."
A solid mystery, more challenging than the average Wolfe novel, and Wolfe pulling off one of his greatest stunts (it involves a lot of time in his yellow silk pajamas) add up to one of the best books in the series.
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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