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Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (Dramatisation) | [P. G. Wodehouse]

Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (Dramatisation)

Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail?
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Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail?

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    vanessa pinole, CA, United States 08-21-10
    vanessa pinole, CA, United States 08-21-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it"

    Wodehouse is enough all on his own, but this cast gets it just right. Amazing voice actors and some parts are just sublime. This is the audible recording I go back to over and over again when others disappoint. Never fails to bring me to laughter.

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    Thomas Boca Raton, FL, United States 01-19-11
    Thomas Boca Raton, FL, United States 01-19-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Delightful from beginning to end"

    Can there be a more respected, versatile, talented English actor than Richard Briers? For him to shine above this excellent cast shows how truly singular he is. There's not a weak moment in this entire performance. It is clear that all of the actors involved know exactly how to coax every nuance out of their characters, and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable radio play that amazes and amuses me each time I listen...which is quite often. No one does this sort of comedy like the Brits. If you are, like me, an Anglophile, of if you simply want to experience something delightful, this is for you.

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    Gaurav 04-21-14
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    "A fantastic adaptation of a wonderful story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jeeves to be better than the print version?

    Of course not! However, this audiobook is dominated by Richard Briers' brilliant narration as Bertie Wooster, and does a great job of adapting Wodehouse's wondrous prose to audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In this novel, unlike most other Jeeves stories, the famous gentleman's gentleman frequently finds himself short on ideas, making Bertie's problems seem graver than usual.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Hordern and Richard Briers – was your favorite?

    Richard Briers is easily my favourite Bertie Wooster: he nails the breezy, brilliant, sparkling speech patterns filled with Woosterisms that makes this character so much fun. Michael Hordern is a very good Jeeves, but it's hard for me not to imagine that Stephen Fry might have done it better.


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    Anthea NSW AUSTRALIA 08-01-13
    Anthea NSW AUSTRALIA 08-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical English"
    If you could sum up Jeeves in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, intelligent and patient


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeeves because he was able to solve any problem presented to him.


    What about Michael Hordern and Richard Briers ’s performance did you like?

    I love the typical over the top English accents and could picture Richard Brier in this role which made the performance doubly enjoyable. It suited him to a tee.


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

    It was very amusing and I look forward to listening to it often.


    Any additional comments?

    I will certainly obtain other books in this series particularly the dramatizations as I enjoy this droll type of humour.

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    "classic Wodehouse fun"
    What did you like most about Jeeves?

    I must confess I heard these first time round on the radio, so there is an added nostalgic joy to these stories. Michael Horden and Richard Briers are Jeeves and Wooster to me. More important perhaps is the dramtisation here is true to the original so that Wooster is not too much of a fat-head. .


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the gentle comedy and farcical situations


    Which character – as performed by Michael Hordern and Richard Briers – was your favourite?

    I think they compliment each other and to choose would be pointless


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

    Absolutely great for car journeys


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