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Very Good Jeeves | [P. G. Wodehouse]

Very Good Jeeves

Jonathan Cecil, described as having “one of the best-loved voices in audiobooks” by the P. G. Wodehouse Society, narrates this collection of brilliantly entertaining stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster, including: "Jeeves and the Impending Doom", "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina", "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", "The Love That Purifies", "Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit", "Jeeves and the Old School Chum", "Jeeves and the Song of Songs", "Indian Summer of an Uncle", "Episode of the Dog McIntosh", "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy", and "The Spot of Art."
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Publisher's Summary

Jonathan Cecil, described as having “one of the best-loved voices in audiobooks” by the P. G. Wodehouse Society, narrates this collection of brilliantly entertaining stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster, including: "Jeeves and the Impending Doom", "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina", "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", "The Love That Purifies", "Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit", "Jeeves and the Old School Chum", "Jeeves and the Song of Songs", "Indian Summer of an Uncle", "Episode of the Dog McIntosh", "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy", and "The Spot of Art."

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    Lisa Wauconda, IL, United States 04-14-12
    Lisa Wauconda, IL, United States 04-14-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I waited a long time for this title...thanks!"
    Where does Very Good Jeeves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Wonderful addition to my Wodehouse collection...I listen to it again and again and it always gives me a chuckle....of course in Jonathan Cicle that makes the story sparkle


    If you could take any character from Very Good Jeeves out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Bertie is my type of man...sincere, takes orders well and is just a bit "dim"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kathleen whatley 09-28-14
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    "Tedious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the Jeeves stories, however this one was a series of stories that are not connected. It became a little tedious after a while. Hard to keep up sometimes. Of course, I would recommend it. It is Jeeves after all.


    What does Jonathan Cecil bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a great job with character voices and is Jeeves personified.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was just a little too irritating and tedious to take it more than a little at a time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Midwest Bibliophile 01-19-13
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    "Dry Listen..best for ardent PG Wodehouse Fans"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I must say that I listened to the first 80 minutes or so and just had to turn it off. The narration was so very dry and upper-crust British that I had to concentrate to follow the storyline and cath the dry and wry humour at the same time. I love the PG Wodehouse books and writing style...but I did not think it would be so different to listen to it. I listen to books while I am driving - fiction, business, thrillers, comedy and even science...but this combination went in one ear and out the other unless I paid complete attention to it (which I could not - while driving).


    If you’ve listened to books by P. G. Wodehouse before, how does this one compare?

    No listening - only reading (and I love them).


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Cecil?

    It is such a very British series that it must have a British narrator- but perhpas a more delicate British narrator with more dramatic inflection could help,


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle 01-10-13
    Danielle 01-10-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Jonathan Cecil brings Bertie and Jeeves to life"

    It's fluffy stuff but oh so sweet! Do I pity those who have to put up with Bertie's undeserved happiness in life, or do I pity Bertie who is unknowingly putty in Jeeve's hands. The genius of the book is that I do both...at the same time, laughing all the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 12-27-12
    Michael 12-27-12
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    "Can't believe it's still so funny"

    Jonathan Cecil is miraculously good in this production. Very fine voicing. Hilarious writing. Holds up well over the years

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 12-06-12
    Heather 12-06-12
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    "Love these stories!"
    If you could sum up Very Good Jeeves in three words, what would they be?

    Droll, hilarious, British


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Very Good Jeeves?

    The story of "Jeeves and the Old School Chum"


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

    "young Bingo" Little


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Martin Jarvis is still my absolute favorite narrator for Jeeves and Wooster stories -- he gives Bertie a more animated, varied tone -- but Jonathan Cecil's more subdued style grew on me as I listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob United States 07-02-12
    Bob United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic Wodehouse hilarity!"
    If you could sum up Very Good Jeeves in three words, what would they be?

    Slapstick, zany, rib-tickling. Wodehouse's wacky way of bringing the unexpected into the stories always keeps me in stitches.


    What other book might you compare Very Good Jeeves to and why?

    Mulliner Nights


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

    The inimitable Jeeves


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly delightful. I listened as I ran each day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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