His lordship requires an expert in human behaviour to prevent the egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable from stealing Emsworth's treasured pig, Empress of Blandings. The plot's eccentricities naturally include love and romance and, crucially, three imposters. Add to the cocktail some 'Mickey Finn's', a brace of financially embarrassed nephews and a private investigator, 'Mustard Pott'.
As the mixture boils there are shot guns in the night time - plus redoubtable Lady Constance, Emsworth's sister, who could halt a cavalry charge merely with her voice. A happy and appropriate ending is of course on the cards.
©2008 CSA Word; (P)2008 CSA Word
This was my first exposure to P.G. Wodehouse and therefore my first visit to Blandings Castle as well, and I enjoyed it enough that I'm looking for more. I thought the reading by Jarvis wonderful with all the voice characterizations he brings to it. At first, not being familiar with the people and doings at Blandings Castle, I thought the story was a bit slow developing, but it gained great momentum as it proceeds through all the funny complications of the story.
"Wonderful performance of a classic Wodehouse"
Nothing compares to Wodehouse. Other Wodehouse books maybe?
Real commitment to the characters. Brilliant voices - like listening to a full cast performance.
Would happily have done so.
The last hour and a half of the download is something else (Murder by someone or other) - I didn't listen to it, and it was a real surprise when the book suddenly ended and a new story started. It's not mentioned in the cover blurb so seems to be some sort of mistake (?)
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