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The Adventures of Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.

27 old time radio show recordings
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"Deadly Sellout"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Detective Drama, based on the novels of Rex Stout (1943 - 1951)

Sydney Greenstreet as Nero WolfeAmerican mystery writer Rex Stout created fictional detective Nero Wolfe in 1934. Nero Wolfe is a big guy--5'11" tall and is frequently said to weigh "a seventh of a ton" (about 286 pounds).  Due to his size, Nero Wolfe tried to solve crime from home without visiting crime scenes. Wolfe relied on his assistant, Archie Goodwin, who did the leg work, interviewing witnesses and gathering clues for interpretation by Nero Wolfe at home. 

Nero Wolfe had his definite eccentricities.  Known for his particular tastes and love of gourmet food, Nero Wolfe is fed by Fritz Brenner, an exceptionally talented Swiss cook. Nero Wolfe, an avid reader, doesn't have a television in his home.  He doesn't like to be called by his first name or to be touched by either men nor women.  He keeps a ridged schedule of eating and tending to his orchids and seems to go into a trance while he solved crime with his mind.    

The Adventures of Nero Wolfe made his larger than life old time radio show debut on July 5th, 1943.  The detective show proved to be a natural for classic radio.  The plots and verbal word-play make this really an entertaining series.  Throughout the show's run, Santos Ortega, Luis van Rooten, Francis X Bushman, Sydney Greenstreet all filled the shows (and big suit) of Nero Wolfe in the classic old time radio show.  A large assortment of actors played the part of Archie Goodwin. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe show stayed on the airwaves in different versions for eight years (1943 - 1951).

For other large detectives, see alsoBig Guy, The Fat Man, Down Our Way, and Scattergood Baines. For more brainy detectives, see also: Softboiled Detectives.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    27 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 5 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 13 hours 5 minutes
      1. Nero Wolfe 400700 Last Laugh Murder (Santos Ortega).mp3
      2. Nero Wolfe 461215 Shakespeare Portfolio (Francis Bushman).mp3
      3. Nero Wolfe 501020 e01 Stamped for Murder.mp3
      4. Nero Wolfe 501027 e02 The Care Worn Cuff.mp3
      5. Nero Wolfe 501103 e03 The Dear, Dead Lady.mp3
      6. Nero Wolfe 501117 e05 The Careless Cleaner.mp3
      7. Nero Wolfe 501124 e06 The Beautiful Archer.mp3
      8. Nero Wolfe 501201 e07 The Brave Rabbit.mp3
      9. Nero Wolfe 501208 e08 The Impolite Corpse.mp3
      10. Nero Wolfe 501215 e09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe.mp3
      11. Nero Wolfe 501222 e10 The Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      12. Nero Wolfe 501229 e11 The Bashful Body.mp3
      13. Nero Wolfe 510105 e12 Deadly SellOut.mp3
      14. Nero Wolfe 510112 e13 The Killer Cards.mp3
      15. Nero Wolfe 510119 e14 The Calculated Risk.mp3
      16. Nero Wolfe 510126 e15 The Phantom Fingers.mp3
      17. Nero Wolfe 510202 e16 The Vanishing Shells.mp3
      18. Nero Wolfe 510216 e17 The Party for Death.mp3
      19. Nero Wolfe 510223 e18 The Malevolent Medic.mp3
      20. Nero Wolfe 510302 e19 The Hasty Will.mp3
      21. Nero Wolfe 510309 e20 The Disappearing Diamonds.mp3
      22. Nero Wolfe 510316 e21 The Midnight Ride.mp3
      23. Nero Wolfe 510323 e22 The Final Page.mp3
      24. Nero Wolfe 510330 e23 The TellTale Ribbon.mp3
      25. Nero Wolfe 510406 e24 A Slight Case of Perjury.mp3
      26. Nero Wolfe 510420 e25 The Lost Heir.mp3
      27. Nero Wolfe 510427 e26 Room 304.mp3
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    27 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 5 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 13 hours 5 minutes
      1. Nero Wolfe 400700 Last Laugh Murder (Santos Ortega).mp3
      2. Nero Wolfe 461215 Shakespeare Portfolio (Francis Bushman).mp3
      3. Nero Wolfe 501020 e01 Stamped for Murder.mp3
      4. Nero Wolfe 501027 e02 The Care Worn Cuff.mp3
      5. Nero Wolfe 501103 e03 The Dear, Dead Lady.mp3
      6. Nero Wolfe 501117 e05 The Careless Cleaner.mp3
      7. Nero Wolfe 501124 e06 The Beautiful Archer.mp3
      8. Nero Wolfe 501201 e07 The Brave Rabbit.mp3
      9. Nero Wolfe 501208 e08 The Impolite Corpse.mp3
      10. Nero Wolfe 501215 e09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe.mp3
      11. Nero Wolfe 501222 e10 The Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      12. Nero Wolfe 501229 e11 The Bashful Body.mp3
      13. Nero Wolfe 510105 e12 Deadly SellOut.mp3
      14. Nero Wolfe 510112 e13 The Killer Cards.mp3
      15. Nero Wolfe 510119 e14 The Calculated Risk.mp3
      16. Nero Wolfe 510126 e15 The Phantom Fingers.mp3
      17. Nero Wolfe 510202 e16 The Vanishing Shells.mp3
      18. Nero Wolfe 510216 e17 The Party for Death.mp3
      19. Nero Wolfe 510223 e18 The Malevolent Medic.mp3
      20. Nero Wolfe 510302 e19 The Hasty Will.mp3
      21. Nero Wolfe 510309 e20 The Disappearing Diamonds.mp3
      22. Nero Wolfe 510316 e21 The Midnight Ride.mp3
      23. Nero Wolfe 510323 e22 The Final Page.mp3
      24. Nero Wolfe 510330 e23 The TellTale Ribbon.mp3
      25. Nero Wolfe 510406 e24 A Slight Case of Perjury.mp3
      26. Nero Wolfe 510420 e25 The Lost Heir.mp3
      27. Nero Wolfe 510427 e26 Room 304.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    27 recordings on 14 Audio CDs
    total playtime 13 hours, 5 min

    Disc A001

    1. Nero Wolfe 400700 Last Laugh Murder (Santos Ortega)
    2. Nero Wolfe 461215 Shakespeare Portfolio (Francis Bushman)

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    Disc A002

    1. Nero Wolfe 501020 e01 Stamped for Murder
    2. Nero Wolfe 501027 e02 The Care Worn Cuff

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    Disc A003

    1. Nero Wolfe 501103 e03 The Dear, Dead Lady
    2. Nero Wolfe 501117 e05 The Careless Cleaner

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    Disc A004

    1. Nero Wolfe 501124 e06 The Beautiful Archer
    2. Nero Wolfe 501201 e07 The Brave Rabbit

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    Disc A005

    1. Nero Wolfe 501208 e08 The Impolite Corpse
    2. Nero Wolfe 501215 e09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe

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    Disc A006

    1. Nero Wolfe 501222 e10 The Slaughtered Santas
    2. Nero Wolfe 501229 e11 The Bashful Body

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    Disc A007

    1. Nero Wolfe 510105 e12 Deadly SellOut
    2. Nero Wolfe 510112 e13 The Killer Cards

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    Disc A008

    1. Nero Wolfe 510119 e14 The Calculated Risk
    2. Nero Wolfe 510126 e15 The Phantom Fingers

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    Disc A009

    1. Nero Wolfe 510202 e16 The Vanishing Shells
    2. Nero Wolfe 510216 e17 The Party for Death

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    Disc A010

    1. Nero Wolfe 510223 e18 The Malevolent Medic
    2. Nero Wolfe 510302 e19 The Hasty Will

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    Disc A011

    1. Nero Wolfe 510309 e20 The Disappearing Diamonds
    2. Nero Wolfe 510316 e21 The Midnight Ride

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    Disc A012

    1. Nero Wolfe 510323 e22 The Final Page
    2. Nero Wolfe 510330 e23 The TellTale Ribbon

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    Disc A013

    1. Nero Wolfe 510406 e24 A Slight Case of Perjury
    2. Nero Wolfe 510420 e25 The Lost Heir

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    Disc A014

    1. Nero Wolfe 510427 e26 Room 304

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