©1962 P.G. Wodehouse; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"Jonathan Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity, giving fitting caricatured voices to the likes of Fink-Nottle and Glossop. He gives Wooster's first-person narrative the right balance, letting the bumbling hero misread situations as needed. The chaos builds toward a crescendo of levity that will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans." (AudioFile)
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This is one of the best audio books around! Very funny and a classic PG Wodehouse story line. If you are considering buying it then I suggest that you buy it strait away without another thought.
The reader - Jonathan Cecil - does a brilliant job - this has been a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. It is incredibly funny, beautifully crafted, and hugely entertaining. I cannot commend the book (and its reader!) enough
"Vintage Wodehouse, mostly excellent narration"
Anyone wanting an introduction to Jeeves and Wooster could do no better than begin right here: classic stuff, from the imperious Aunt Dahlia to the hapless school chum Fink-Nottle, this will have you laughing out loud from start to finish. Jonathan Cecil does a mostly splendid job of the narration - however, his Bertie Wooster voice changes slightly about halfway through, becoming several tones deeper and slightly closer to that of Jeeves, which is confusing and jarring. Overall, though, a wonderful performance delivered with brio.
Jonathan Cecil gets five out of five stars for a flawlessly enthusiastic reading of this Jeeves & Wooster story. He even gets a Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie thing going for those who loved the ITV miniseries from the 90's. Absolutely spiffing!
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