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He was a gossip columnist’s dream. Piccadilly Jim’s life was a collage of broken promises and drunken brawls. And his straight-laced Victorian aunt was not amused. So, she decided to reform him. Unfortunately, her reform project started at a time when Jim had fallen in love and had already decided to reform himself. Thus, life became complicated. Jim pretends to be himself - a beautiful display of Wodehousean logic; hilarious indeed!

Public Domain (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wodehouse fan forever

I loved this book. A fun story written by a skillful author and read by an engaging narrator.

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  • jack
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 07-09-15

Typical Wodehouse

What made the experience of listening to Piccadilly Jim the most enjoyable?

This is a typical Wodehouse story. It begins slowly and builds up. You have to enjoy his humor, his predictable plots and the predictable characters. If you love them, this will be another enjoyable book

What about Frederick Davidson’s performance did you like?

I will listen to almost any book Davidson reads.

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Depend on Wodehouse

What made the experience of listening to Piccadilly Jim the most enjoyable?

As always, P.G. Wodehouse met my expectations. I have read many of his numerous writings, but I love listening, especially when the reader is excellent--as Mr. Davidson is. He understands Wodehouse and his take on humanity. There is nothing like riding down a boring interstate highway, laughing aloud at some absurd name or clever phrase. As always, one wonders how Wodehouse will straighten out the complex mess his plot has created. Magically, by the last page, all is well.

What other book might you compare Piccadilly Jim to and why?

Any of Wodehouse's other works, especially the Jeeves novels.

What about Frederick Davidson’s performance did you like?

I admire Mr. Davidson's ability to voice each character, though it is amusing to hear an Englishman attacking different American accents.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will the real--ANYBODY--please stand up??! Multiple cases of impersonation and role-playing lead to a humorously winding plot.

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Fun story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book because of Wodehouse's descriptions of people. The story is fun.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Piccadilly Jim?

His hilarious descriptions

What didn’t you like about Frederick Davidson’s performance?

He started very annoying (nasally). It got a little but better toward the end.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

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Terrible narrator

I am a diehard Wodehouse fan and bought this audio book without checking the narration first. I really regret the oversight. The story is classic Wodehouse brilliance but the narrator ruins it. He may be good at other genres, but he should never read Wodehouse again.

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