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The Code of the Woosters: Jeeves to the Rescue | [P.G. Wodehouse]

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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    Philip Sanford, ME, USA 03-09-05
    Philip Sanford, ME, USA 03-09-05
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    "Best Wodehouse narrator"

    Jonathan Cecil has just become my favorite Wodehouse narrator after listening to 2 titles narrated by him and that is saying some after having listened to Frederick Davidson's excellent efforts in the past. Mr. Cecil does an excellent Bertie making him sound the perfect lovable and urbane nitwit we've all come to know and love. His Jeeves is if anything even more accomplished with just the proper amount of wisdom, subservience and pedantry. He does women's voices very well and you would swear this was a full cast production when you factor in the voices for Gussie Fink-Nottle, Roderick Spode, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Stinker Pinker, Stiffy Byng, Madeline Bassett and of course Aunt Dahlia. The story itself stands on its own and the author's reputation and requires no comments from me. Highly recommended title. Enjoy!

    94 of 96 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Round Rock, TX, USA 05-20-05
    Graham Round Rock, TX, USA 05-20-05 Member Since 2004
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    "My first Wodehouse"

    This book had me laughing out loud at the sheer nonsense of it all!

    A superb reader too.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Annapolis, MD, United States 01-30-06
    Rob Annapolis, MD, United States 01-30-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Cecil's voice plus Wodehouse's plot = delight"

    If Wodehouse were still with us, I feel confident he would grant Jonathan Cecil exclusive rights to all future audio interpretations of his novels and stories. Cecil's vocal characterizations are nothing short of virtuosic (if, as Bertie would say, that is the word I want). By the climactic scene you would swear there are five or six different people in the room with him. And of course, Wodehouse's comedy is as highly honed as ever set down in English. A hilarious collaboration of author and interpreter, this makes for an especially good antidote to rush-hour traffic!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    As my Wimsey takes me 08-16-08 Member Since 2008

    Words...words. Words.

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    "a joy!"

    I'm a Wodehouse lover and have enjoyed his books for years. This is one of the few audiobooks that I enjoyed more than reading myself. The narrator is pitch-perfect, and his vocal characterizations
    are far better than anything I could ever come up with in my own head. My best friend and I listened to it together and had to replay many passages we failed to hear due to our uncontrolled laughter! Don't miss this one!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Vermilion, OH, USA 04-19-09
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    "The perfect Whodehouse"

    Here is the perfect blending of narrator, story line and audio that makes you want to listen again and again.

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    Dana Pecatonica, IL, USA 05-26-06
    Dana Pecatonica, IL, USA 05-26-06
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    "Listening Candy"

    This book is a great book to listen to if you want to snap yourself out of any bad mood. Twenty minutes of laughing at Wooster and Jeeves would do anyone a bit of good.

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    Mary Woodbridge, VA, United States 10-16-10
    Mary Woodbridge, VA, United States 10-16-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Super Good!"

    In this humorous novel Bertie is dragged into yet another scrape by his "chums" who continue to lean on him for assistance since "the were in school together". As always Jeeves comes to their aid and the good times just roll on. It is a very good recording and Jonathan Cecil does a fine job with the narration. (One side note: This is one continuous story not several as in most of the other recordings I have listened to.)

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    Anonymous1 06-12-05
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    "The Code of the Woosters"

    If you like Bertie and Jeeves, this is one of the best! As I listened to the book, I kept chuckling and laughing to the point where people wondered what I was doing! Bertie gets himself tangled up in two or three different twists, all of which center around an antique cow creamer that most of his relatives and aquaintences seem to covet. As usual, Jeeves comes to his rescue just as things are hopeless..

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John F Maclean Lisle, IL United States 06-12-05
    John F Maclean Lisle, IL United States 06-12-05

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    "A wonderful book"

    One of the most enjoyable books I've listened to. Understated, gentle humor set in a bygone age that seems simlpler and idylic.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Bow, WA, USA 09-08-05
    Tim Bow, WA, USA 09-08-05
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    "I like all PGW"

    I have yet to be dissapointed by Woodhouse.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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