I don't believe I've met a Wodehouse story I didn't like. This one is hilarious and Jonathan Cecil is fabulous! His impersonation of Aunt Dahlia is a thing of beauty.
I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.
Loved the films on TV but the book is super. In watching the program the characters might wink or hiss but in the book the full expression of the emotion or reaction is sketched in detail. In hilarious detail. I very much enjoyed this book.
This was my first Jeeves and Wooster paperback long, long ago. Hearing it now from audible brought it all back and got me started on working my way through the whole series. Jonathan Cecil is a really good reader, too (even if you have Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry's voices set in your mind from the TV episodes). My vision-impaired father agrees that Cecil's reading is what makes these books just great. BTW - Wikipedia has a complete listing of the whole series in chronological order under the "Jeeves" heading. Try to get the books read by Cecil whenever possible - they are still releasing random titles read by him as of this writing.
I loved this story when I saw the Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie version. Listening to the whole book is even better. I've found that P.G. Wodehouse stories are wonderful companions on car trips. The miles seem to go by much faster when you're laughing.
I love Wodehouse anyway I can get it. This was a good performance and good story. Will listen to it again.
Absolutely. I've read all of Wodehouse's works and, although they are great in book form, they are even better in audiobook format. This is especially true with Jonathan Cecil as narrator. His character presentations are impeccable.
As is the case in many Wodehouse books it takes a little while to set everything up. Then, once all the pieces are in place, it is one riotous encounter after another. I won't ruin any of the specific moments, but even after having read the book and knowing generally what was coming, I had tears pouring out of my eyes I was laughing so hard at times!
Aunt Dahlia is classic, but they are all phenomenal.
The Code of the Woosters and its immediate predecessor Right Ho, Jeeves are two of my absolute favorite of Wodehouse.
Yes. I thought it enormously clever and lighthearted. I even suggested to my musician son and daughter-in-law that they look into turning the thing into a community theater play, a la "Lend me a Tenor."
Like tripping over one's own feet, the noble code of the Woosters kept getting our hero into one pickle after another.
I have not heard him before, but will look for other books he narrates.
Aunt Dalia. What an audacious yet loving rascal she is!
Code of the Woosters is Wodehouse at his best. The plot is preposterously loopy, and the characters the same. Cecil's characterizations are spot-on; and, while I don't necessarily recommend a performer on his/her "voices," I have to commend Cecil on tonality as well as emphasis, especially in his female characterizations. And--his Bertie is superb! I haven't found another performer who's so completely captured the airhead so well. I can listen to this one again and again.
Language Arts teacher
Jeeves' mastery of his
Yes, it's excellent spoof of the English aristocracy.
The subtle shifts in accent and dialect from character to character.
It was funny.