Blandings Castle
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    Something Fresh | P. G. Wodehouse

    Something Fresh

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion there are two of them--both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

    So That's Where "Upstairs, Downstairs" Came From!

    Having either read or listened to a number of the Blandings Castle stories, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Lord Emsworth and his loone..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2012 by Beverly (Bronx, NY, United States)
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    Something Fresh | P. G. Wodehouse

    Something Fresh

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. And Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion, there are two of them: both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

    Pure Rollicking Fun

    If you want a bit of fun, this book is for you. The narrator is perfect for the story. I enjoyed this book immensely. It has all the elements that you..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 28 2012 by Virginia Waldron ()
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    Something Fresh | P. G. Wodehouse

    Something Fresh

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    As Wodehouse himself once noted, "Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice." On this particular occasion, there are two imposters, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth's secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afoot - despite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwood's hapless affair of the heart.

    Not terrible - but not a must-have, either

    As a long-time Wodehouse fan, I've read many of his books, watched most episodes of Jeeves & Wooster, and listened to a whole lot of the radio dramas ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2007 by Sarah (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
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    Something New | P. G. Wodehouse

    Something New

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    Here, we have a glorious ensemble of Woodhousian characters knocking elbows to foreheads in the elegant and grand Blandings Castle. Meet Freddy Threepwood, the vagrant son of doddering old Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle. Freddy has recently become engaged to Aline Peters, the American heiress of an irascible father. The snag is that Freddy seems to have at one point become enamored of a struggling actress, Joan Valentine, and written some impetuous and imprudent letters to her.

    Typical Wodehouse

    Typical Wodehouse. Delightful, if predictable, witty fluff. Not Jeeves, but fun. Narration was good and audio overall was fine, which sometimes se..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Leave it to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave it to Psmith

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

    Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

    This book is fantastic, one of my favorite titles by Wodehouse. While listening to this title, I had an epiphany about the inspiration and influence ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2007 by Fredtopia (SEATTLE, WA, US)
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    Leave It to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave It to Psmith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

    Just Fun
    Reviewed on April 19 2012 by Blandina (Lebanon, NH, United States)
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    Blandings Castle | P. G. Wodehouse

    Blandings Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By James Saxon
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    At Blandings Castle trouble, as is often the case, rears its bothersome head to disturb the cosy peace. This is a collection of 12 stories for Wodehouse fans.

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    Blandings Castle | P. G. Wodehouse

    Blandings Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By James Saxon
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    Here are a dozen stories to delight all Wodehouse addicts.... A crooning tenor is attempting to captivate the affections of the Rev. Rupert Bingham’s fiancée; Lord Emsworth is striving to remove a pumpkin-shaped blot on the family escutcheon; the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is making a last-ditch attempt to convert Lady Alcester to the beneficial quality of Donaldson’s Dog-Joy; and in the bar-parlor of the Anglers’ Rest, Mr. Mulliner fascinates everyone with the secret history of old Hollywood.

    12 Great Stories...and 6 Back Stories

    The thing about reading—or listening to—Wodehouse is that his characters live such long, complex lives. Bertie Wooster, for example, made his first ap..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2013 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
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    Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
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    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

    A Delightful Book. A Stellar Performance.

    I don't mean to repeat myself but I can't think of a better word--this is simply a delightful story, made even more delightful by the many-sided vocal..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2014 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
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    Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
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    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

    Narration is wonderful!

    This story is very similar to another about "The emperess of Blandings Castle", but the narration is excellent! Very enjoyable

    Reviewed on May 08 2016 by Karen R. Coultas ()
  • 5
    Heavy Weather | P. G. Wodehouse

    Heavy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Distraught when an author withdraws his manuscript from publication, the publisher, Lord Tilbury, sets about retrieving his fortunes, never guessing that his final obstacle would be in the rotund form of a prize pig.

    With a contented sigh

    Jeremy Sinden has captured P.J. Wodehouse so very well in Heavy Weather.

    The plots and subplots are delightfully entwined and keep Galahad on..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
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    Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

    Perfection

    Hilarious book, wonderful reading, great sound quality.

    Reviewed on February 01 2010 by Patricia Marino (Buffalo, NY USA)
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    Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman - a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord’s beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B....

    "I say dear man . . . would you spot me a . . .?"

    The reviews I read about this classic were good, with a few negatives that made me wonder if I was going to like this book, but it was a fun listen. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2014 by Diana (Antelope Valley, CA, United States)
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    Full Moon | P. G. Wodehouse

    Full Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    The moon beamed down genially on the turrets and battlements of Blandings Castle. Sleep, however, eluded Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth. To be compelled to play host to his younger son, Freddie, was enough; add his sister Veronica and a chap called Tipton Plimsoll and you have a situation at which the doughtiest earl might quail...

    Full Moon + Jeremy Sinden = A Full Hand

    Like Frederick Davidson, Jeremy Sinden gets the inner meaning of Wodehouse, extracting every drop of irony, sarcasm, mock-melodrama or just plain humo..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 19 2012 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
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    Full Moon | P. G. Wodehouse

    Full Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Despite marriage to a millionaire's daughter and success as a vice president of Donaldson's, Inc. - manufacturers of the world-famous Donaldson's Dog-Joy - Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's younger son, still goes in fear of his aunts when at Blandings Castle. Full Moon tells the story of how he faces them down, while promoting the love of Bill Lister and Prudence Garland. A charming Blandings comedy with a full Wodehouse complement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters, and dotty earls.

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    Pigs Have Wings | P. G. Wodehouse

    Pigs Have Wings

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, has good health, a large income, and a first-class ancestral home with gravel soil and rolling parkland. But these blessings count for nothing in the presence of a certain Sir Gregory Parsloe; Lord Emsworth is convinced he has evil designs on his pre-eminent pig, Empress of Blandings. It is fortunate for Lord Emsworth that there is at least one member of the family upon whom he can rely: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood is at hand.

    Pigs Have Wings

    The single best interpreter of PGW is Frederick Davidson. But a very close second is Mr. Sinden. This is an excellent rendition of a hilarious novel..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2005 by Tennis (Oakland, CA, USA)
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    Pigs Have Wings | P. G. Wodehouse

    Pigs Have Wings

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler, and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? Pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places....

    Some Books Have Wings, Too

    And this is one of them.

    It's the usual romp at Blandings Castle, and by "usual" I mean unusual--a small universe that runs on it's own sligh..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2014 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
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    Service with a Smile | P. G. Wodehouse

    Service with a Smile

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly Paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Elmsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend to his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

    Pair with _Uncle Dynamite_ to double your pleasure

    I've long been a fan of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, and I knew and liked Lord Emsworth, but Lord Ickenham, the master manipulator in _Service with..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2005 by Shannon (Chicago, IL, United States)
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    Service with a Smile: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 4 | P. G. Wodehouse

    Service with a Smile: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 4

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Emsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

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    Galahad at Blandings | P. G. Wodehouse

    Galahad at Blandings

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Sam Bagshott, son of the late Boko Bagshott, had been at Blandings Castle only a short while, but long enough to know that anyone enjoying its hospitality must get the occasional shock. Sam braced himself as the possibilities flitted through his mind. The house was on fire? Empress of Blandings had taken to the bottle again? Constable Evans had arrived with a search warrant?

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    Galahad at Blandings | P. G. Wodehouse

    Galahad at Blandings

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
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    Galahad can't abide broken hearts. So when Sam Bagshott and Sandy, Lord Emsworth's current secretary, have a falling-out over a bet, Galahad determines to reunite the warring couple. Sam stands to win a sackful if Tipton Plimsoll marries Veronica Wedge, Lord Emsworth's niece, but there's a rumor that Tipton is deep in the financial soup. Veronica's fearsome mother immediately stops all nuptials. To add to the mayhem, the Empress, Lord Emsworth's beloved prize porker, is discovered drunk.

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    A Pelican at Blandings | P. G. Wodehouse

    A Pelican at Blandings

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, sank back in his chair looking like the good old man in a Victorian melodrama whose mortgage the villain had just foreclosed. He felt the absence of that gentle glow which customarily accompanied the departure of one of his sisters. Lord Emsworth needed Galahad....There are tricky corners to be rounded, and assorted godsons, impostors, and pretty girls to be paired off.

    a rollicking wodehouse comedy

    entertaining, clever, witty

    Reviewed on January 03 2012 by bronwyn mason ()
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    A Pelican at Blandings | P. G. Wodehouse

    A Pelican at Blandings

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, sank back in his chair looking like the good old man in a Victorian melodrama whose mortgage the villain had just foreclosed. Lord Emsworth needed Galahad. There are tricky corners to be rounded, and assorted godsons, impostors, and pretty girls to be paired off. Fortunately, many years’ membership of the Pelican Club means the Hon. Galahad Threepwood is able to keep cool, stiffen his upper lip, and always think a shade quicker than the next man.

    Happy story

    Great narration with all the different characters voices. I love Wodehouse and his happy stories of old England.

    Reviewed on August 26 2016 by Luci (El Segundo, CA United States)
  • Lord Emsworth and Others | P. G. Wodehouse

    Lord Emsworth and Others

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There's a crime wave that was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon; Ukridge appears on Corky's doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda; while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love.

    Nigel Lambert Makes Wodehouse Come Alive

    I've enjoyed reading P. G. Wodehouse, but listening to Nigel Lambert flawlessly personify all the characters was a far superior experience. As a coll..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2005 by Mark (Hamden, CT, USA)
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