Wonderful addition to my Wodehouse collection...I listen to it again and again and it always gives me a chuckle....of course in Jonathan Cicle that makes the story sparkle
Bertie is my type of man...sincere, takes orders well and is just a bit "dim"
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.
I love the Jeeves stories, however this one was a series of stories that are not connected. It became a little tedious after a while. Hard to keep up sometimes. Of course, I would recommend it. It is Jeeves after all.
He does a great job with character voices and is Jeeves personified.
It was just a little too irritating and tedious to take it more than a little at a time
I must say that I listened to the first 80 minutes or so and just had to turn it off. The narration was so very dry and upper-crust British that I had to concentrate to follow the storyline and cath the dry and wry humour at the same time. I love the PG Wodehouse books and writing style...but I did not think it would be so different to listen to it. I listen to books while I am driving - fiction, business, thrillers, comedy and even science...but this combination went in one ear and out the other unless I paid complete attention to it (which I could not - while driving).
No listening - only reading (and I love them).
It is such a very British series that it must have a British narrator- but perhpas a more delicate British narrator with more dramatic inflection could help,
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.