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John M. Mayberry

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  • The Code of the Woosters: Jeeves to the Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (317)

    Witty Wodehouses�s best-loved creation is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the charming nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters." Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters."

    Philip says: "Best Wodehouse narrator"
    "One of my favorite"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Code of the Woosters to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. I've read all of Wodehouse's works and, although they are great in book form, they are even better in audiobook format. This is especially true with Jonathan Cecil as narrator. His character presentations are impeccable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Code of the Woosters?

    As is the case in many Wodehouse books it takes a little while to set everything up. Then, once all the pieces are in place, it is one riotous encounter after another. I won't ruin any of the specific moments, but even after having read the book and knowing generally what was coming, I had tears pouring out of my eyes I was laughing so hard at times!


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favorite?

    Aunt Dahlia is classic, but they are all phenomenal.


    Any additional comments?

    The Code of the Woosters and its immediate predecessor Right Ho, Jeeves are two of my absolute favorite of Wodehouse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • El Narco: The Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ioan Grillo
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. "Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart?" they wonder.

    Kathy says: "A NOBY Nominee"
    "Interesting read"
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    The book is, for the most part, well researched and delivered. However, the author's bias comes through in several areas. This is most notable in his references to the impact of weapons brought into Mexico from the U.S. This is the same trope the left tries all the time so I shouldn't be surprised especially considering that the author is British (their take on this issue being inculcated from birth). There are a few glaring errors (Colorado's Super-Max prison isn't located in a desert, et al) and wild exaggerations that should have been caught.

    Overall, the book provides some useful background to the lead-up to the mess Mexico finds itself in currently. It is just that reader may have to hold their proverbial nose through a few parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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