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Jill the Reckless | [P. G. Wodehouse]

Jill the Reckless

Young Jill Mariner, who sits comfortably at the lower end of upper-class society, is engaged to be married to the handsome Sir Derek Underhill. But life is full of surprises, and hers is about to be turned on its head. This classic tale from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse follows Jill from England to New York as she faces financial disaster, a broken engagement, familial troubles, work as a lowly chorus girl, and that which we all seek - the discovery of true love.
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Young Jill Mariner, who sits comfortably at the lower end of upper-class society, is engaged to be married to the handsome Sir Derek Underhill. But life is full of surprises, and hers is about to be turned on its head. This classic tale from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse follows Jill from England to New York as she faces financial disaster, a broken engagement, familial troubles, work as a lowly chorus girl, and that which we all seek - the discovery of true love.

Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Mack Tennyson Thailand 06-18-14
    Mack Tennyson Thailand 06-18-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Before you buy, listen to the free sample."

    I am a big fan of good ole P.G.W. And will listen or read anything connected to him. I loved the plot of this book. I am not so sure why but unlike most of his plots this had some suspense. After all what is more suspenseful than a theatre fire. Many times when I was listening to the book, I thought I would quit just because of the narration. There is enough misery in this world without me trashing the reader. And it may be just me, but I encourage any prospective purchaser to listen to the sample. The reader has good voices and tone, he just pauses about every three words. Sometimes it is exactly every three words, like he is doing a waltz. Oddly enough it almost only occurs when he is reading in his natural voice. When he is doing a voice of a character it is not noticeable. He might consider reading a whole book in character. I hope the presence of this book does not discourage the really good P.G.W. readers from doing the same works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bronwyn mason 12-05-14 Member Since 2009
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    "computer edited voice???"
    Would you try another book from P. G. Wodehouse and/or David Ian Davies?

    I love Wodehouse and was excited to see a completely new audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the new set of characters.


    What didn’t you like about David Ian Davies’s performance?

    The intonation was so inapt that it impeded understanding and enjoyment of the story. it sounded as though random words and phrases had been joined to produce a narration.


    Any additional comments?

    This recording is not up to Audible's usual standards.

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  • kenneth
    8/24/14
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    "Gave up by 3rd chapter."
    Would you try another book written by P. G. Wodehouse or narrated by David Ian Davies?

    P.G.Woodhouse-Yes
    David Ian Davies-NO
    I gave up on the third attempt to listen to this book by chapter three. The narration is so distracting due to pauses in the wrong place and no pauses where there should be, I could not follow the plot. Example, the phrase (Jack said Jill), without the pause in the right place, it is hard to tell if (Jack is saying Jill) or (Jill has said Jack). Speech runs into description without a pause, so a few more words are said before the distinction between the two is apparent, very distracting.
    I like P.G.Woodhouse, but this narration isn't a patch on J Cecil.


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  • tony
    10/17/14
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    "Dreadful !!!!!!!!"
    What would have made Jill the Reckless better?

    An English man narrating......What a waste of a damn good book.....I too gave up after 30 minutes.....How about a refund ??????


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