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I am hooked on these P.G. Wodehouse titles, and this one is very light and entertaining, as anticipated. Wonderful narration!
P.G. Wodehouse's funny and entertaining novel is perfectly performed by Jonathan Cecil. He definitely makes Wodehouse's comedy sparkle. I recommend it 100 percent.
I enjoy P.G. Wodehouse and Wooster and Jeeves for a light humorous listen. Some narrators are not suited to these characters. But Jonathan Cecil is very good. I highly recommend his version of these books.
One of the most entertaining and delightful renderings of Wodehouse. The narrator doesn't miss an iota of the wit and charm of the work.
I got the book a couple of years ago during a Jeeves-and-Wooster phase, which ended before I'd gotten around to listening to this one. Needing a smaller work to fill some time, I decided to polish off "Aunts" recently, finding it worked out well. The Jeeves canon stories build on each other, so this final one would work best for fans of the series; there's some of the old slapstick adventure, but it has the feel of a finale to it.
Everything I've read by Wodhouse is superior comic fiction. Aunts ranks with the others. Excellence is the mean.
At opposite extremes of genre, 'On The Road' by Kerouac is comparable for richness of language and simile
Cecil is one of the master performers in a golden age of naration. The ability to jump about among characters of different sexes, ages, ethnicities and backgrounds at a speed near that of silent reading is astounding.
Bertie, because he could be bullied into picking up the tab.
American narrators seem to be a sort of second string who couldn't make it on television and settled for second best. British narrators appear to be specialists who love their art. If I am wrong then show me an American who can compete with Mr. Cecil, Miss May or Mr. Davidson. I am a patriotic American writing without prejudice.
No - I love the print version, but it is so wondeful to be able to listen to a good book while doing boring chores.
Yes - he's consistenlty excellent.
If you can listen to Wodehouse without laughing, go to the doctor - your funny bone is broken
Virtuoso performance. Narrator understands the humour and delivers with perfect timing. I look forward to hearing any other book he performs.
Thoroughly enjoyable listening with many laughs. Found myself using some of Bertie's expressions - unintentionally - but what an entertaining writer Wodehouse was.
Friend of Woz
I have recommended this and all of the Wodehouse books to friends.
Bertie Wooster is such a wonderful horse's rear end, but hasn't a clue.
Bertie's trying to return the cat that he had stolen.
Wooster has cat problems
I loved the english accent of the narrator. Wodehouse's use of the english language for Bertie's telling the story is perfect.
I love listening to P G Wodehouse's books. You really appreciate the stunning quality of his writing, and you can savour the daftness of his meticulously plotted stories. And they always cheer me up with their gentle humour.
Aunts aren't Gentlemen is I think one of the later Jeeves stories and if truth be told it doesn't quite reach the heights of the earlier works. But it's still pretty good.
Jonathan Cecil might have been born to narrate these books. He is superb and brings P G Wodehouse's fantastic invention to life. The recording was made a long time ago so sound quality is not the best but you get used to it quickly.
Treat yourself to 4-5 hours of fun and escape!
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