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A minority report

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-05

I agree with the two other reviewers who gave this book 2 stars or less. This is definitely not in the Douglas Adams class. The profanity is gratuitous. The humor is underwhelming. The narrative is disjointed. There is far too much of the Deus ex machina. The author tries to cram in too many story lines (each if which may have worked on its own)- time travel, parallel universes, vampirism, whodunnit, to name a few. I managed to finish the book, but only just. Will not be trying the rest of the series.

Best Wodehouse narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-05

Jonathan Cecil has just become my favorite Wodehouse narrator after listening to 2 titles narrated by him and that is saying some after having listened to Frederick Davidson's excellent efforts in the past. Mr. Cecil does an excellent Bertie making him sound the perfect lovable and urbane nitwit we've all come to know and love. His Jeeves is if anything even more accomplished with just the proper amount of wisdom, subservience and pedantry. He does women's voices very well and you would swear this was a full cast production when you factor in the voices for Gussie Fink-Nottle, Roderick Spode, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Stinker Pinker, Stiffy Byng, Madeline Bassett and of course Aunt Dahlia. The story itself stands on its own and the author's reputation and requires no comments from me. Highly recommended title. Enjoy!

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