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  • The P.G. Wodehouse Collection

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

This title includes not only the entire audiobook of Right Ho, Jeeves, but also all of the P.G. Wodehouse titles in the current Classic Tales library. It also includes a Jeeves short story only available in the collection: "Extricating Young Gussie". The complete running time is over 15 hours. All titles have been remastered, and have never sounded better!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating and distracting, the confused accents!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-16

Classic comedy read by a brilliant narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-14

If you could sum up The P.G. Wodehouse Collection in three words, what would they be?

Droll class-satire

What other book might you compare The P.G. Wodehouse Collection to and why?

Wodehouse is like no other author I have read! If I had to stretch a bit, I would compare Wodehouse's innocently oblivious rich-boy Wooster to certain Dickensian characters, but I can't compare this collection itself, to anything.

Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

I love his rendition of Bertie Wooster! And he really is an excellent Jeeves, as well, but I must admit that I cannot read Jeeves' lines without hearing the amazing Stephen Fry's voice (from the BBC television series with Hugh Laurie as Wooster) .

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

I did laugh out loud at a number of parts. Wodehouse is a genius. Bertie (our narrator) is almost entirely devoid of self-awareness and the audience is laughing -at- him at least as often as it is laughing -with- him. Despite this, Bertie is a lovable character because the audience gets a sense that Bertie's utter pointlessness (no job, no ambition, way too much money) is due mostly to society's failing to ask anything more from him, rather than to his own character flaws.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy biting satire directed at the aimless aristocracy of pre-WWII England, this is the audiobook for you!

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