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Nancy

San Francisco, CA, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The Code of the Woosters is one of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series. Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Guisse Fink-Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. The results of Bertie's efforts are, as always, a financial disaster.

    Nancy says: "Fun, but not as good as the unabridged version"
    "Fun, but not as good as the unabridged version"
    Overall

    Nicely done dramatization, but I would have preferred the unabridged version. Many of Wodehouse's delightful descriptive passages are lost in this much shorter rendition of the story.

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  • Jeeves in the Offing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Someone has stolen, yet again, Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster's problems.

    Tennis says: "Not Up To Previous Recordings"
    "Not the best"
    Overall

    I agree with other reviewers that Davidson was not at his best on this effort. His other readings are much better. Similarly, it's not Wodehouse's best either. This book was writting in 1960, when Wodehouse was 78, and starting to run out of ideas. But it does still have some amusing moments.

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