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  • Psmith in the City

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Psmith and his friend Mike are sent by their fathers to work in the City. But work is the last thing on Psmith's mind; surely there are more interesting things to do with the day than spend it in a bank? Unfortunately the natives aren't conducive to his socialising within work hours, but all's fair in love and work as the monocled Old Etonian, with a little grudging help from Mike, begins to rope in allies in order to reform the bank manager and make him A Decent Member of Society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Master of the English Prose

  • By Ron L. Caldwell on 03-20-08

One of my all time favorites, and a real classic.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-15

What did you love best about Psmith in the City?

The suavity of Psmith and his devotion to those around him--also his socialism and rascally nature. Wodehouse always homers with the language.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've heard many of his performances. He is always excellent.

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  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982

Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you miss him even more...

  • By Bruce on 07-02-12

A Splendid Sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Would you listen to The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul again? Why?

Absolutely! The Wit and warmth make this a book I could listen to many times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

The waiter. Obscure but perfectly worded. I love Adam's restaurant satire.

Have you listened to any of Douglas Adams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, this would be my seventh. First one he read himself though. Not bad at all, but a bit of a poor recording as far as background noise is concerned.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful