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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Good book, wrong reader
- Amazon Customer
Decent story, read by Baron Harkonnen on a bad day
Another narrator. Literally any other narrator. Yes I know what literally means.
Not sure, though I tend to like all Nero Wolfe novels, Stout and Goldsborough.
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.
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.