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What did you like most about Murder in E Minor?
When I realised that this WASN'T by Rex Stout, the creator of Nero Wolfe, I nearly had a fit. However, this was excellent, and I really don't think I would have realised just by listening that it was by another author. So many of the familiar characters, descriptions of the Brownstone that were spot on - it was great, and anything that brings us more of Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe is only to be welcomed.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Most red-blooded women will fall for Archie, but in an odd way I reckon we all adore Nero Wolfe too. Can't say which is my favourite, they are a double-package.
Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No, I haven't, but this was super. Nearly as good as Timothy Hutton, honest!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
If I had 6 hours or so I would have happily listened to it all at once, but as it was, I looked forward to times when I could hear it.
Any additional comments?
If you love the Rex Stout books, do give this a go. I would say that the plot was not as clever as some of the 'originals', but it was a real treat. I will be buying more of Mr Goldsborough's books!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Loved the book. Very much in the spirit of tge original. A worthy addition to this latest genre of revisiting classic detectives and adding to their case-book. It would encourage you to visit the original stories.
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?
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.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful