Stop the Presses! : New Nero Wolfe

  • by Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • Series: New Nero Wolfe
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, Wolfe is inclined to listen.
According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette's gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who's hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people.
When Clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the Gazette don't agree, so they retain Wolfe to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger.


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Customer Reviews

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Good book, wrong reader

I like the way the author keeps to the spirit of Nero Wolfe and Archie and the rest of them. He is true to the spirit. Alas the book would have been more enjoyable with a different reader. I swear I heard an occasional Irish lilt in Archie's portrayal..and that's when he didn't sound like Albert Campion or Lord Peter. The reader is perfect for the British cozy. He should stick to that and the publisher should find a reader who can do Archie, Saul, Lon and the rest of the city dwellers in the voice Stout .. And now Goldsborough...meant them to have.
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Decent story, read by Baron Harkonnen on a bad day

What would have made Stop the Presses! better?

Another narrator. Literally any other narrator. Yes I know what literally means.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Not sure, though I tend to like all Nero Wolfe novels, Stout and Goldsborough.

How could the performance have been better?

I don't know where to start. I stopped the playback in less than 10 minutes. The faux British Archie is simply terrible. It sounds as though the narrator may be British but trying out a semi-north American accent without ever having heard us speak? Just terrible. His Lon Cohen was lousy and his Nero Wolfe was depressingly sad.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Primarily disappointment. While Mr. Ganser wasn't quite up to the standard of Michael Pritchard as Archie (just my opinion of course), I felt he was very capable and after I began Silver Spire I found his narration style to be entertaining, if noticeably different from the "traditional" Archie of Pritchard. This narrator is a step down in every way. I won't say he's the worst narrator ever, or something silly like that. I can think of another audiobook with an objectively worse narrator for sale on this site. I do feel he is utterly and completely wrong for this book. Just... I cannot finish the first chapter.

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- Bill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC