Murder in E Minor : New Nero Wolfe

  • by Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • Series: New Nero Wolfe
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two years after Wolfe’s retirement, his past returns with deadly intent
It wasn’t Nero Wolfe’s idea for Orrie Cather to kill himself, but the great detective gave his blessing to his longtime associate’s plan. Cather had killed three people, and it was only fair to pay the price. Though Wolfe reacted to Cather’s death with his characteristic calmness, prize assistant Archie Goodwin could see the rotund genius of West 35th Street was shaken to his well-fed core. Wolfe decided his sleuthing days were finished. The detective’s retirement lasts until the day Maria Radovich walks through his townhouse door.
She is the daughter of Milos Stefanovic, New York Symphony conductor and long-ago compatriot of Wolfe’s. Like Wolfe, Stefanovic spent his youth as a freedom fighter in the mountains of Montenegro. The conductor has been receiving death threats, and Wolfe agrees to come out of retirement to help his old friend. But before he can attack the case, Stefanovic is murdered, and for the first time in years, Wolfe and Goodwin must go to war.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

OK, but nothing special

Would you consider the audio edition of Murder in E Minor to be better than the print version?

No, not at all. Archie and Wolfe sound a certain way to me thanks to the narration of Michael Pritchard and the Nero Wolfe series on A&E. While L.J. Ganser does an adequate job of reading the story, I'm afraid I've been spoiled by Pritchard's Wolfe characterization.


What did you like best about this story?

Only that it is a new Wolfe story.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He could have studied Michael Pritchard's performance of Nero Wolfe.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly.


Any additional comments?

This is a good first effort in bringing Wolfe back to print. In my opinion however, the narration leaves much to be desired.

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- Amazon Customer

Not Rex Stout, but a close approximation

Although this Nero Wolfe adventure was not written by Rex Stout, Robert Goldsborough did a good job of capturing the full flavor of Stout's hero. Our only complaint was that the narrator was not Michael Prichard, who had narrated all of the original Nero Wolfe stories so beautifully.
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- Cathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios