Uncle Fred
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  • 1
    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
    Overall
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    (162)
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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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (32)
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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)
  • 2
    Uncle Dynamite | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Dynamite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
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    (110)
    Story
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    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

    Almost better than Jeeves

    It may be heretical to say it, but in my opinion, the Uncle Dynamite character - aka Lord Ickenham, elderly uncle of Pongo Twistleton and one of the m..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2008 by Sarah (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
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    Uncle Dynamite | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Dynamite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
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    (20)
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    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott - although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear.

    Uncle Fred Fixes All!

    Wodehouse Willfully Rushed

    Reviewed on January 08 2015 by Mark (Secaucus, NJ, United States)
  • 3
    Cocktail Time: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 3 | P. G. Wodehouse

    Cocktail Time: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    If Lord Ickenham had not succumbed to the temptation to dislodge the hat of Beefy Bastable, the irascible QC, with a well-aimed Brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write his exposé of the younger generation, a novel so shocking that it caused endless repercussions for its hapless author, and sparked off a whole series of outrageous misunderstandings that it would take the inventive talents of Lord Ickenham himself to resolve.

    Uncle Fred...

    Mr Wodehouse, you were a great man when storytelling. And your legacy continues-even in 2016.
    Thank you for sharing with us. For keeping alive in..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2016 by Sinisterman ()
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    Cocktail Time | P. G. Wodehouse

    Cocktail Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    If Lord Ickenham had not dislodged the hat of Beefy Bastable with a well-aimed brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write an expose of the younger generation.

    Top rate Wodehouse!

    Wodehouse at his very best! Great book, great narrator. Uncle Fred in top form! What more could one ask for?

    Reviewed on December 29 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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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
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
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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)