©1938, 1966 Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, held by Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)1990, 2000 Chivers Audio Books
I listened to this on my commute to and from work and it never failed to put me in a good mood. The narrator is really good and it is hard to believe that one individual can make all these characters come alive.
dry smart enlightening
Jeeves, of course. He is the axis around which all else turns
Wooster; Cecil absolutely nails the flighty, superficial air of aristocratic privilege and makes him loveable in the process
Yeah, it was hard to shut it off!
One of the best audiobook productions I've ever listened to, and I'm still amazed that it was only one person reading it.
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.
very short atte..
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.
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.
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!
Aunt Dahlia is classic, but they are all phenomenal.
The Code of the Woosters and its immediate predecessor Right Ho, Jeeves are two of my absolute favorite of Wodehouse.
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."
Like tripping over one's own feet, the noble code of the Woosters kept getting our hero into one pickle after another.
I have not heard him before, but will look for other books he narrates.
Aunt Dalia. What an audacious yet loving rascal she is!
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.
Language Arts teacher
Jeeves' mastery of his
Yes, it's excellent spoof of the English aristocracy.
The subtle shifts in accent and dialect from character to character.
It was funny.
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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