"You and I together, not forgetting Comrade Jackson, the pet of the Smart Set, will toil early and late till we boost up this Postage Department into a shining model of what a Postage Department should be. What that is at present, I do not exactly know."
Psmith and his friend Mike Jackson have been pressed into jobs in the city. Psmith intends to keep his knowledge of work limited to hearsay, and uses his wit and sangfroid to smooth over the world of business for Mike and himself.
©1963 b P.G. Wodehouse (P)1991 by Blackstone Audiohouse
It's such a dilemma. Jonathan Cecil does a far better job reading the PSmith books, but the Frederick Davidson recordings have much better sound quality. Davidson presents PSmith as if he is essentially a wordier Bertie Wooster. His tone is all snide-ness and knowing. But PSmith is a far more intelligent, and a far FROM hapless, creature. He is stylish, to be sure, and somewhat affected, but more-than-perfectly competent. Cecil nails the tone, and in his various readings, makes each of the two characters clear, and different. I'm going back to the Cecil.
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