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Sue

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  • Uncle Dynamite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (69)

    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

    Sarah says: "Almost better than Jeeves"
    "Uncle Dynamite"
    Overall

    Yes, it's Uncle Fred again. Frederick, Lord Ickenham, is always causing trouble to the point where his nephew hates to entertain him at the Drone's Club. Sample dialog:
    "It's his uncle." "Dead?" "No such luck. He's coming to London."

    In this book many of Wodehouse's familiar characters are included. I love the end where Wodehouse uses the character of a big-game hunter having proper British tea oblivious to (though commenting on) a family argument of large proportions that rages around him. He is the perfect foil for the plot at that moment, and a tribute to Wodehouse's masterful plotting of his books to weave in the most amazing characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meet Mr. Mulliner

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    In the Angler’s Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse’s greatest raconteurs. Mr. Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behavior of his far-flung family.... One of them concerns Wilfred, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance.

    J says: "Mulliner is worth meeting"
    "Love the Mulliner Stories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Meet Mr. Mulliner?

    These P.G. Wodehouse stories are not as well known as Bertie and Jeeves, but they are hilarious just the same. The convention of beginning each story at the Anglers' Rest, a pub near fishing, brings to mind


    What other book might you compare Meet Mr. Mulliner to and why?

    Any P.G. Wodehouse read by Jonathan Cecil.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is my favorite narrator. This one seemed a little flatter than the others, but nonetheless
    excellent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The tales that are told at the Anglers' Rest.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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