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The humor in this book has few laugh out loud moments, but keeps a constant smile on the face. I don't worry that any of the subjects will be unacceptable for my children to over hear. The only complaint is with Martin Jarvis' American accent. He does tolerably well for an English narrator, but it is still a little irritating.
This collection of Jeeves stories includes one describing how Bertie Wooster first met and employed Jeeves. All the stories were hillarious, as with all his Jeeves books. This is a good starting place for someone who has not been introduced the the Wooster and Jeeves stories before. The reader is wonderful and has many very distinctive voices and accents that give every character, male and female alike, an identity of their own. Great read.
Martin Jarvis brings this material to life in a way that justifies listening to, rather than reading, it.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and its narration. It is classic Wodehouse and will bring a smile to listeners. "Not for this Bertram!"
Absolutely. Let's face it, the only reason why you'd get this audiobook would be because of the narration. And boy does Mr. Jarvis nail the narration! I would rate this as highly as Fry and Laurie's depiction of Jeeves and Wooster.
Let me say Wooster for a change. Jeeves gets too much love anyway.
Martin Jarvis is amazing. And yes, even though that is a cliched word, I really don't think anything else can describe how absolutely perfect his narration is.
Jarvis does justice to the comic genius of Wodehouse. It's as if Wodehouse was narrating this!
I prefer Jonathan Cecil's narration when it comes to Wodehouse, but that's not to say Martin Jarvis isn't great. If you love the Jeeves and Wooster books, this is a highly entertaining listen.
Brought the book to life.
There was an excellent 'prison moment'...
He had so many wonderful, absolutely spot-on voices to match the characters.
Let's have some fun, dontcha know?
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