Acclaimed actor Jonathan Cecil brings comic flair to this rollicking tale by the man The Times (London) called "a brilliantly funny writer".
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"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)
Yes, the accented version of this small book gives the sense of listening to Bertie. I have read every Wodehouse book but listening to Johnathan Cecil, the reader, has the feel for the real Bertie and the real Jeeves.
If you are a Wodehouse fan, this is the classic of all time. Can we all move to this delightful world of major crisis when on reflection, there is no crisis. All gregarious much to do about nothing. Wodehouse admits that he has only one book and he changes it around a bit. It works for me.
Wodehouse's best, read by his best interpreter. The prize scene is one of the peaks of English comic writing and Cecil raises it even higher.
Hilarious reading of a comedy classic! Among the best of the Jeeves books, full of slapstick, wit and plot twists - if you are unfamiliar with Woodhouse, this is a great place to start. Jonathan Cecil's reading adds lively sparkle to the absurdist ramblings of the not-so-sharp aristocrat, Bertie Wooster.
I listen to audiobooks at work, and it's a rather subdued environment. This book keeps me choking back laughter until tears stream from my eyes - even with repeat listens.
Caveat: if you're not a fan of British humor and send-ups of the Downtown Abbey set, this is not for you. But I bet that if you've gone far enough down the rabbit hole to visit this book's page, "Right Ho, Jeeves" is just your thing.
Great farce, fantastic narration, laugh out loud funny
Of course, you would compare this with all the other PG Wodehouse tales of Bertie Wooster and his world of upper class toffs and spirited aunts -- but the timing and pacing on this one are comic masterpieces thanks to the spot-on gifts of the narrator, actor Jonathan Cecil, who came from an upper class English family and understands all the intonations, subtext and the like. He jumps into the characters' voices and attitudes with pitch-perfect intonation with split-second transitions. Almost miraculous that these books are narrated by just one man. What an actor!
When Gussie Fink-Nottle has too much to drink and addresses the boys at a prize day ceremony, I had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard.
Some other Wodehouse novels can be borderline offensive, especially with the use of the n-word, which appears just once here ... But such is not the case here, unless you are super sensitive regarding gender roles -- in which case, you will be hard to find a book from before the 21st century that does not offend!!
This book was a wonderful introduction to PG Wodehouse. My hour and a half commute would fly by and I found myself with a big smile as I listened to Jonathan Cecil bring all the characters to life.
There are so many, it's hard to choose just one. The interaction with Tuppy n the garden and the bike ride brought big smiles.
I came very close to bypassing Wodehouse all together with a sour performance on My Man Jeeves with another narrator. Thankfully, I found this one and became an instant fan of Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil.
Yes, but I just didn't have that much time set aside.
If you are on the fence about giving Wodehouse a go, this is a great book to start with and a wonderful narrator. The narrator can make or break a book. Consider me a new Wodehousian. I'm looking forward to many more smiles on my daily commute.
Right Ho, Jeeves ??? Wodehouse
Audio version performed by Jonathan Cecil
Bertie Wooster and his man Jeeves travel to Brinkley Court to sort out the romantic travails of Madeline and Gussie, Angela and Tuppy.
They attend an historic prize giving at Market Snodsbury Grammar School and assist Aunt Dahlia in retaining the services of the culinary genius, Anatole. It???s absurd, hilarious and full of wonderful word play. The audio performance by Jonathan Cecil is absolutely ???spot on.???
Wooster and Jeeves make me laugh out loud. This was the perfect light-hearted read to place between more serious subjects.
Funny from beginning to end. I can't recommended this particular Jeeves novel highly enough. Pure comic genius. Jonathan Cecil's reading (performance, really) is every bit as ingenious as Wodehouse's writing. Two geniuses for the price of one!
I have run a book club for more than a decade but never have time to read anymore- I listen while I cook/clean/fold laundry!
Wodehouse's phrasing seems effortless but is really masterful. The characters and situation are particularly great- we have known them in other instances but everyone come together in one roof is riotous, often laugh-out-loud funny.
I wonder if Audible can adjust quality control on the original recording?
Wodehouse for the win! Brilliant as ever. I've read this book over and over again for years, and I bought the audio book as a companion to my Kindle copy.
I am so attached to Fry & Laurie's interpretation of Jeeves and Wooster that I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to enjoy anyone else's. After the first chapter, those fears were forgotten and Jonathan Cecil took me on a marvelous journey to Market Snodsbury and Brinkley.
I've enjoyed the book many many times over the years, and I know I shall do the same with the audio version. Can't recommend enough!
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