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The Code of the Woosters Audiobook

The Code of the Woosters: Jeeves to the Rescue

Witty Wodehouses�s best-loved creation is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the charming nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters." Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters."
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Witty Wodehouses�s best-loved creation is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the charming nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters." This installment involves Gussie Fink-Nottle, the soupey Madeline Bassett, old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev. H.P. ("Stinker") Pinker, an eighteenth-century cow-creamer, and a liberal dose of the imperious Aunt Dahlia. There you have it: jolly good fun and grins galore! Jeeves once more to the rescue!

©1938, 1966 Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, held by Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)1990, 2000 Chivers Audio Books

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    Auslander Georgia 08-13-15
    Auslander Georgia 08-13-15
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    "Hard to believe it's only one person"
    If you could sum up The Code of the Woosters in three words, what would they be?

    dry smart enlightening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeeves, of course. He is the axis around which all else turns


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favorite?

    Wooster; Cecil absolutely nails the flighty, superficial air of aristocratic privilege and makes him loveable in the process


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yeah, it was hard to shut it off!


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best audiobook productions I've ever listened to, and I'm still amazed that it was only one person reading it.

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    Sarah 11-02-14
    Sarah 11-02-14
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    "Justice in Hand"

    The characters developed by Wodehouse in the earlier novels are here again in fine form. Aunt Dahlia is particularly fetching and in full voice thanks to the wonderful reading.

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    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 01-20-14
    Neil LEXINGTON, KY, United States 01-20-14

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    "pleasantly fluffy"
    What did you like best about this story?

    What I like best, about any of the Jeeves and Wooster books, is the formula. Young wealthy people with no real problems and no common sense, toddle about in mansions, or steam-liners, or gentleman's clubs in lust, greed, or general confusion. Then Jeeves fixes everything. It is all fluff.


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    John M. Mayberry 03-18-13

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    "One of my favorite"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Code of the Woosters to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. I've read all of Wodehouse's works and, although they are great in book form, they are even better in audiobook format. This is especially true with Jonathan Cecil as narrator. His character presentations are impeccable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Code of the Woosters?

    As is the case in many Wodehouse books it takes a little while to set everything up. Then, once all the pieces are in place, it is one riotous encounter after another. I won't ruin any of the specific moments, but even after having read the book and knowing generally what was coming, I had tears pouring out of my eyes I was laughing so hard at times!


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favorite?

    Aunt Dahlia is classic, but they are all phenomenal.


    Any additional comments?

    The Code of the Woosters and its immediate predecessor Right Ho, Jeeves are two of my absolute favorite of Wodehouse.

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    Lois Kelly 07-30-12
    Lois Kelly 07-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Marvelous British farce!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I thought it enormously clever and lighthearted. I even suggested to my musician son and daughter-in-law that they look into turning the thing into a community theater play, a la "Lend me a Tenor."


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Code of the Woosters?

    Like tripping over one's own feet, the noble code of the Woosters kept getting our hero into one pickle after another.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard him before, but will look for other books he narrates.


    If you could take any character from The Code of the Woosters out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Aunt Dalia. What an audacious yet loving rascal she is!


    Any additional comments?

    Fun listen.

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    I'dliketosay 03-12-12
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    "Tip-top in every way"

    Code of the Woosters is Wodehouse at his best. The plot is preposterously loopy, and the characters the same. Cecil's characterizations are spot-on; and, while I don't necessarily recommend a performer on his/her "voices," I have to commend Cecil on tonality as well as emphasis, especially in his female characterizations. And--his Bertie is superb! I haven't found another performer who's so completely captured the airhead so well. I can listen to this one again and again.

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    RKonklinjr Saginaw, MI, United States 01-09-12
    RKonklinjr Saginaw, MI, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2011

    Language Arts teacher

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    "Enntertaining"
    What did you love best about The Code of the Woosters?

    Jeeves' mastery of his


    Would you recommend The Code of the Woosters to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, it's excellent spoof of the English aristocracy.


    What about Jonathan Cecil’s performance did you like?

    The subtle shifts in accent and dialect from character to character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was funny.


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    D. Fruchtman Palm Springs, CA 12-19-11
    D. Fruchtman Palm Springs, CA 12-19-11

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    "Classic Wooster and Jeeves"

    I simply love PG Wodehouse and I found myself laughing out loud as I was driving. At one point, Bertie finds himself up against a vicious little Scottie dog and he said, "The dog was giving me the fish eye and muttering under his breath in Gaelic." This sort of wit and humor is timeless and the narrative style of Wodehouse along with the narrator's perfect reading made this a joy. Highly recommended!!

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    Kim Lakeside, AZ, United States 12-05-11
    Kim Lakeside, AZ, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Hillarious Story, Excellent Performance."
    What made the experience of listening to The Code of the Woosters the most enjoyable?

    Jonathan Cecil is a great reader. His voices really make the characters come alive.


    What other book might you compare The Code of the Woosters to and why?

    Can only compare to other Jeeves and Wooster recordings bby Jonathan cecil. All are really great!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any where Jeeves sacves the day.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


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    Michael Wadsworth, OH, United States 01-01-11
    Michael Wadsworth, OH, United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2011
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    "All I can say is...bad"

    This was my first book from this series, and sadly, it will be my last. I went into this book thinking the two main characters were a sluething team, and then I thought I was listening to a mad cap English romp, so I started waiting for that...or anything really...to happen. Not much luck there either. I saw that this book had good reviews, so maybe I just didn't "get it". I'm not sure, because all I can say is that it was "bad" and I can't recommend it to anyone.

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