I feel like anyone aspiring to a career in comedy or comedy writing would do well to listen to the adventures of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves over and over again. Nothing I've read has ever made me laugh so loudly and consistently as this series. Jonathan Cecil is perfect at what he does and makes the experience even better. Unless you are a complete cynic, or just dead inside...you'll be sure to love this book!
The richness of the language, memorable charachters and entertaining storytelling of P.G. Wodehouse come to life to stimulate the old knob, by the wonderful reading and the various voices of Jonathan Cecil, who must be one of the best narrators of all time! I will henceforth rummage through the audio library with due eagerness in order to find more, more, more! By both of these chappies!
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.