Cocktail Time

The Uncle Fred Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
Series: Uncle Fred, Book 3, Drones Club, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If Lord Ickenham had not succumbed to the temptation to dislodge the hat of Beefy Bastable, the irascible QC, with a well-aimed Brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write his exposé of the younger generation, a novel so shocking that it caused endless repercussions for its hapless author, and sparked off a whole series of outrageous misunderstandings that it would take the inventive talents of Lord Ickenham himself to resolve.

©1958 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2016 Blackstone Audio

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Uncle Fred...

Mr Wodehouse, you were a great man when storytelling. And your legacy continues-even in 2016.
Thank you for sharing with us. For keeping alive in us whom read, a special place called... JOY!

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Laugh Out Loud Fun!

There is a magic in combining Jonathan Cecil's colorful narration with Wodehouse's witty prose. Add a dollop of one of my favorite Wodehouse characters, Uncle Dynamite, one can't help but laugh out loud throughout. I didn't want it to end.

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If Downtown Abbey were well written and funny com

If you wondered where Downtown Abbey got their plots, look no further than any PG Woodhouse book. Take out the comedy and prose And you have D. A.

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My Favorite Favorite

As much as I love Jeeves and Wooster, it's the Blandings Castle stories that make me laugh the longest and loudest. And when those stories include Uncle Fred I know my journey from start to finish will be a good one. Cocktail Time is my favorite favorite. It doesn't matter if I'm reading a bound copy or listening to the audio version; it is time well spent.

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Love Uncle Fred

Another delightful several hours spent in English countryside with eccentrics of all sorts. Time well spent.

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Never loved a Wodehouse book more!!!

I've loved Wodehouse all my life. But, I've never loved one more. Uncle Fred is his very best character. And, the narrator is the best of all time.

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Not Uncle Fred's Finest

Uncle Fred is a favorite of mine, but this story doesn't zing like most of Wodehouse's work. I had trouble feeling that the characters were really strongly motivated to fulfill their mission, and the whole thing just sort of limped along, like a string quartet playing a familiar piece but a little out of tune, a little off pace. -- So maybe this isn't where to start or finish your Wodehouse obsession. It will do in a pinch, but minus that madcap high jinx we've come to love