Having enjoyed the TV series Jeeves and Wooster I thought the books would fill in some details. The books are far better than the TV version, which is understand let there is only so much on the TV screen. This leaves your imagination open. The audio version vs print, it's one person interpretation of the characters, which is good, but I would say it is equal to the print version as the listener still has an opportunity to develop the visual in their mind.
Has to be Jeeves!
The Jeeves and Wooster books are, probably, the funniest stories ever written. You read (or listen), you laugh, and you don't regret laughing afterwards. The fact that the plots usually follow the same general formula doesn't rate.
There are several narrators who have recorded themselves reading the Jeeves stories, but Jonathan Cecil is, without a doubt, the real stuff. He is the best. The characters
and language come to life. Enjoy!
I've listened to this several times. Wonderful writing (if you like British comedy), masterful narration. Even the foulest mood is made light by the antics of Jeeves and Wooster.
Wodehouse is the preeminent author of hilarious books and Jonathan Cecil is the preeminent Wodehouse reader. These are more short stories featuring the brilliant characters of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.
It's fluffy stuff but oh so sweet! Do I pity those who have to put up with Bertie's undeserved happiness in life, or do I pity Bertie who is unknowingly putty in Jeeve's hands. The genius of the book is that I do both...at the same time, laughing all the way.
Droll, hilarious, British
The story of "Jeeves and the Old School Chum"
"young Bingo" Little
Martin Jarvis is still my absolute favorite narrator for Jeeves and Wooster stories -- he gives Bertie a more animated, varied tone -- but Jonathan Cecil's more subdued style grew on me as I listened.