Too Many Cooks: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rex Stout
Narrator: Michael Prichard
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: June 2011
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 22 minutes
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Originally published in 1938, this book follows the gourmand Nero Wolfe to a meeting of the greatest chefs in the world, where he is to be the honored dinner guest. This is a rare vacation for the corpulent sleuth - until a four-star killer serves up a side dish of murder. In order to solve the crime, Wolfe and Goodwin must deal with inept local law enforcement, recalcitrant witnesses, and Wolfe's fervent desire to get back to his orchids and his specially constructed brown leather chair.

Reviews (1)

Couldn't Ignore the racial slurs

Written by Anonymous on March 22nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I am a huge Nero Wolfe fan and really enjoy listening to the audiobooks. However, even though this recording begins with a disclaimer regarding racial slurs throughout -- claiming that they were kept in to keep the feeling of the 1938 published work -- I found them to be too offensive. I was embarrassed to have the windows down in the car as I drove, for fear someone would hear them. I found them personally offensive, and frankly it makes me enjoy the Nero Wolfe books less, knowing that Rex Stout thought this was appropriate. I don't care what year it was written. I'm sorry I listened.

Author Details

Author Details

Stout, Rex

Rex Stout, born 1886 in Indiana/USA, worked at thirty different professions until he earned enough money to travel. In 1932, he began to write thrillers focusing on the famous detective Nero Wolfe. Nero is a gourmet weighing more than a hundred kilos, and moving as little as possible. Rex Stout finished more than fifty novels and received the "Grand Masters Award." He died 1975.
Rex Stout,1886 in Indiana/USA geboren, soll ca. dreiig Berufe ausgeubt haben, bevor er mit einem von ihm selbst konzipierten Sparkassensystem so viel Geld verdiente, da er ausgedehnte Reisen unternehmen konnte. 193