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Carry On, Jeeves

Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Series: Jeeves, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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From the moment that Jeeves walks through Bertie Wooster's door, Bertie gives up running his own affairs and lets Jeeves take charge. Whether it's the color of a tie, the style of a hat or a coat, Jeeves is always right. He is there to depend on in times of trouble, and such times are frequent in the lives of Bertie and his friends. Whether it's Corky's artistic career that needs boosting or Bingo Little's gloom that needs lifting, Jeeves can always be relied upon.

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Hilarious. A treasure

Wodehouse’s stories are a treasure and this narrator is a gem. Many of the stories in this book are also found in “My Man Jeeves” but it is worth hearing this narrator read them again all the same. His intonations are perfectly hilarious and I could listen to this book over and over.

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Carry On, Mr. Wodehouse

Like almost everything Wodehouse wrote, these stories bear re-listening. Not once, but repeatedly at regular intervals. I’ve found a steady diet of the Master’s works helps one maintain a proper perspective on life. He wrote over 90, and this happens to be one of his very best efforts. The first time around, you'll laugh, out loud and often. Second time around, you'll start picking out your favorite lines:

“’Darling!’ I said, and attempted the good old embrace, but she sidestepped like a bantam weight.”

“It seemed to me that if he wanted to do a real act of kindness he would commit suicide.”

“She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built around her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season.”

“What’s the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don’t yield to them? Makes it so bally discouraging for the great city.”

And those are just the one-liners. The plots and characters are funny. The premises on which characters make decisions are funny. And, of course, the results of those decisions are even funnier. Even when you’re not laughing, you’re smiling, quite involuntarily.

Third time through, you'll start realizing how perfectly these stories are constructed; how the plots move along effortlessly, how characters are painted with a few deft strokes, how you never check to see how many minutes are left in a chapter. And the same is true for your fourth, fifth and sixth tours.

Some people will try to kid you that Wodehouse was writing a searing satire on Britain’s social system between the World Wars. Don’t fall for it. He was having fun, and he wanted you to have fun, too. And in this instance, you’re in luck; Frederick Davidson has a way of making Wodehouse even more enjoyable in your earbuds than he is on the page. And that’s quite an accomplishment.

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