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My Man Jeeves | [P.G. Wodehouse]

My Man Jeeves

A new Jeeves audiobook is cause for celebration, especially when the stories are not available in print. This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, includes the earliest stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. The stories are woven together with original material performed by Martin Jarvis.
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Publisher's Summary

A new Jeeves audiobook is cause for celebration, especially when the stories are not available in print. This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, includes the earliest stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. The stories are woven together with original material performed by Martin Jarvis.

Three of the stories, "Absent Treatment", "Rallying Round Old George", and "Doing Clarence a Bit of Good", are from the out-of-print My Man Jeeves (published 1919). The other two stories are from Carry On, Jeeves (published 1925): "Fixing It for Freddie" and "Bertie Changes His Mind". Each is told in its entirety.

© Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)2005 The Audio Partners, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This enjoyable set is performed flawlessly and with great verisimilitude by Broadway's Jeeves, Martin Jarvis." (AudioFile)

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    Jill H. Shelley B-ville, Ky USA 04-15-12
    Jill H. Shelley B-ville, Ky USA 04-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Man Jeeves to be better than the print version?

    The audiobook of "My Man Jeeves" was better than the print version because Martin Jarvis does a fantastic job voicing each of the characters. In general, I prefer audiobooks to written books only when I am already familiar with the series. I like forming my own opinion and voices for the characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have focused on Bertie and Jeeves in all the stories. I did not care for the other character, whose name I have forgotten, and his attempts to be clever.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to several of Martin Jarvis' other performances, specifically his voice work with Sir Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series. This performance was wonderful as always.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not have any extreme reaction to this book. I felt this book was an introduction to a specific set of characters and world.


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    Sally Minneapolis, MN, United States 03-05-12
    Sally Minneapolis, MN, United States 03-05-12
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    "If You Like This Kind of Thing..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    PG Wodehouse is a famous author, so I don't know what could be changed. He is amusing if you don't think too much about the foreshadowing. However by the third story I had to stop listening, because I had already figured out what was going to happen, and wasn't really interested any more.


    Has My Man Jeeves turned you off from other books in this genre?

    In general, I like British humour.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't believe I have listened to him before. He did a good job of distinguishing characters.Caricatures even, since that's what they were. :-DCheareo, pip pip!


    Could you see My Man Jeeves being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not sure I care.


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    Seth Amherst, MA, United States 03-12-12
    Seth Amherst, MA, United States 03-12-12
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    "Arrogant reading"

    Jarvis makes up transitions between the stories. They are lousy imitations of Wodehouse and ruined the book for me. I wonder if he even reads the stories as they were written. It's arrogant.

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