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Something Fresh | [P. G. Wodehouse]

Something Fresh

The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. And Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion, there are two of them: both intent on a dangerous enterprise.
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Publisher's Summary

The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. And Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion, there are two of them: both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

© Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." (Douglas Adams)
"For Wodehouse there has been no fall of Man....The gardens of Blandings Castle are the original gardens of Eden from which we are all exiled." (Evelyn Waugh)

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    Virginia Cobden, Australia 05-28-12
    Virginia Cobden, Australia 05-28-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Pure Rollicking Fun"

    If you want a bit of fun, this book is for you. The narrator is perfect for the story. I enjoyed this book immensely. It has all the elements that you would expect of a P.G. Wodehouse story. If you like this sort of comedy, you won't regret listening to this. Jonathan Cecil really reflects the class and era of the story's setting. Utterly charming and delightful in every way. I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lianne Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 05-28-10
    Lianne Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 05-28-10
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    "Lovely"

    One of the sweeter Wodehousian stories, wherein everyone is paired off with beautiful ease. Excellent narrator. I'm off to add all to my wish list!

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    Sarah Hamilton, ON, Canada 12-18-08
    Sarah Hamilton, ON, Canada 12-18-08
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    "Fantastic!"

    I bought the Frederick Davidson version of this first and thought it was terrible; then I listened to this version and realized what a tremendous difference a good narrator can make. This is a great Blandings Castle story - the first one in the Blandings series, I think - and has great sub-plots and some truly hilarious lines. And Jonathan Cecil - as usual - does a terrific job of reading it.

    Makes me wish that Audible would hurry up and get some of the Blandings series dramatizations, actually (Jonathan Cecil appears in the Jeeves dramatizations, incidentally - he's clearly got a good grasp of the tone of Wodehouse material).

    Highly recommended.

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    Abhay mumbaiIndia 08-05-08
    Abhay mumbaiIndia 08-05-08
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    "something less fresh than pg's standard excellence"

    this is one of the master humourist's lesser offerings.
    it sounds a little stale for those who are avid fans. for first meeters with pg wodehouses, it gives a great introdcution.

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    6/25/09
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    "Breathtaking"

    I am a huge fan of P G Wodehouse, and thought that I had devoured all of his books which were available in audio format. However, when I came across this one I realised that I had missed the jewel of the collection. Something Fresh is, in my opinion, Wodehouse's most enchanting book. The name really says it all; listen and be delighted!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
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    "Pity about the narrator"

    I love PG Wodehouse, but I found this very difficult to listen to due to the narrator's style. Often there seemed to be no breath between sentences, which made for an unnatural and uncomfortable listen. I won't be buying books narrated by Cecil again. Pity

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