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.
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"This enjoyable set is performed flawlessly and with great verisimilitude by Broadway's Jeeves, Martin Jarvis." (AudioFile)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In general, I like British humour.
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!
Not sure I care.
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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