"The Code of the Woosters" is one of the best of the Jeeves and Wooster series, though of course they're all wonderful. There are whole chapters that have you crying with laughter. The narrator is perfect. He does a variety of characters absolutely flawlessly.
Bernie is in trouble up to his starched white collar ! very similar to all Jeeves and Wooster adventures, but I still enjoy them. and this narrator, Jonathan Cecil is the best.
Say something about yourself!
Timeless banter and terrific humour. A laugh out loud book that conjures carefree and ridiculous scenarios that easily delights.
The seamless interplay between Bertie and Jeeves builds as the story unfolds like a slow motion train wreck.
My favourite aspect is Wooster's first person commentary. Even when he cannot recall his exact words in the heat of the action, he still paints a beautifully hyperbolic version of the situation and how a Wooster handles such contingencies.
If I were to suggest, using a female voice for the female characters could have enhanced some of the characters dialogue
Dinner with Bertie (and his man in the wings) would be a hoot, however Mr Spode's public v private conflicts could offer a different type of banter
Great on a plane or simply when you want to escape the ridiculousness of modern life
Perfect book. Perfect performance. One of P. G. Wodehouse's best books (which is saying something extraordinary) and Cecil gives it a fantastic performance.
Who would have thought an 18th century cow creamer could be the focal of a story? You can't help but crack a smile as you sit back and enjoy the dialog brought to life by Jonathan Cecil. If you're having a bad day, P.G. Wodehouse will come to the rescue!
I found my local library has most of the Wodehouse collection available through Overdrive so I may not be rating any more here.
If you haven't given Wodehouse a go yet, start with this one or Right Ho, Jeeves. You won't be disappointed.
Whether this is your first foray into the world of Jeeves and Wooster or your twentieth, you simply can't beat the combination of Jonathan Cecil and Wodehouse.
I listened to this on my commute to and from work and it never failed to put me in a good mood. The narrator is really good and it is hard to believe that one individual can make all these characters come alive.
dry smart enlightening
Jeeves, of course. He is the axis around which all else turns
Wooster; Cecil absolutely nails the flighty, superficial air of aristocratic privilege and makes him loveable in the process
Yeah, it was hard to shut it off!
One of the best audiobook productions I've ever listened to, and I'm still amazed that it was only one person reading it.