But just as Sally is concluding that she has disastrously misplaced her bets, it looks as if a piece of speculation about an outsider might just give her adventures a happy ending.
P.G. Wodehouse is in sparkling form, in a story set on both sides of the Atlantic in the Roaring '20s.
Right ho, Jeeves: don't miss more from P.G. Wodehouse.
(P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks
While the story is clasic Wodehouse (post 'school stories' and pre-Wooster), the narration by Frederick Davidson leaves much to be desired. His rendition of American accents is stilted yet robotic, which unfortunately distracts the listenter from savoring the comedy that Wodehouse is known for. Four stars for the story, but only one for the audiobook narrator.
"non-vintage wodehouse, iffy narration"
The Adventures of Sally is an early Wodehouse (1922) before he really got into his stride with Jeeves and Blandings Castles stories. His trademarks of superb prose, affectionate humour and daft yet intricate plots are all in evidence but they are not in the same class as vintage Wodehouse.
Frederick Davidson is a very fine narrator with the right book - for example his Vanity Fair would be hard to beat. But his naturally ironic style simply does not suit the book. You need a narrator like Martin Jarvis or Jonathan Cecil who are both past masters with Wodehouse.
I could not recommend this audiobook to anyone but a dyed-in-the-wool Wodehouse fan (as I am!). I am not sure whether there is another version, but if not, better to read the book.
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