Jonathan Cecil, described as having “one of the best-loved voices in audiobooks” by the P. G. Wodehouse Society, narrates this collection of brilliantly entertaining stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster, including: "Jeeves and the Impending Doom", "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina", "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", "The Love That Purifies", "Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit", "Jeeves and the Old School Chum", "Jeeves and the Song of Songs", "Indian Summer of an Uncle", "Episode of the Dog McIntosh", "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy", and "The Spot of Art."
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Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
P.G. Wodehouse is not for every mood. But, when you're in need of something truly, truly silly, funny, witty and outrageous, this author can't be beat. And this narrator does a wonderful job bringing Bertie, Jeeves, the Aunts, and all the twits to hilarious life. Good for a smile or a belly laugh, "Very Good, Jeeves" is good enough for me!
I have listened to 2 other Wodehouse narrators and Jonathon Cecil is the absolute best. He captures the humor somehow differently than the others and I, honestly, laughed out loud many times during "Very Good Jeeves." The others read it with the proper stuffiness, but he "gets" the humor. I am now searching for Cecil readings of Wodehouse rather than Wodehouse readings.
All Jeeves stories are pretty much the same, so I won't go into any detail about the various scrapes Bertie gets into. Suffice to say that Jonathan Cecil is my preferred delivery mechanism for this inimitably funny material.
Having always loved the Wooster and Jeeves BBC television adaptation, I thought, "Ho!" Why not give the audio book a try? It is even funnier because you get inside Wooster's rather addled head. The narration of this one was hysterical. My husband and I were listening on an airplane and pretty much had to stuff our fists in our mouths to avoid guffawing out loud repeatedly.
I just downloaded an earlier Wooster and Jeeves (My Man, Jeeves) and am not so far impressed with the narration. Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Cecil (narrator here) have apparently spoiled me.
All the stories are basically the same theme, so It's not like one really needs to listen to every single book, I suppose. Hence, I am off, forthwith, to check on more narrated by Jonathan Cecil.
We read the three stories which go with the A&E's Jeeves and Wooster
It's Wodehouse. What else do you want? It's very, very funny.
I think Wodehouse used them all.
Having read Wodehouse 30 years ago and having only a dim memory of my enjoyment of his Jeeves series, listening has made it one off the greatest and most pleasant entertainment options I have ever experienced. I will probably spend years re listening to these hilarious tales!
I tried several times to listen to these stories "casually" but would always lose the flow of the story. They must be listened to attentively! Narration is EXELLENT and the stories are good but "stop and go" listening won't get it with these. Each detail must be understood to be able to enjoy the conclusions!
when driving and sitting in traffic, this is a wonderful alternative to news...
The voices are terrific
Mr. Cecil does an exceptional job of reading...all the characters are so well done.
Jeeves to the rescue
Wonderful addition to my Wodehouse collection...I listen to it again and again and it always gives me a chuckle....of course in Jonathan Cicle that makes the story sparkle
Bertie is my type of man...sincere, takes orders well and is just a bit "dim"
I must say that I listened to the first 80 minutes or so and just had to turn it off. The narration was so very dry and upper-crust British that I had to concentrate to follow the storyline and cath the dry and wry humour at the same time. I love the PG Wodehouse books and writing style...but I did not think it would be so different to listen to it. I listen to books while I am driving - fiction, business, thrillers, comedy and even science...but this combination went in one ear and out the other unless I paid complete attention to it (which I could not - while driving).
No listening - only reading (and I love them).
It is such a very British series that it must have a British narrator- but perhpas a more delicate British narrator with more dramatic inflection could help,
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