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Publisher's Summary

This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, is one of the best stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. When Bertie Wooster goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court and finds himself engaged to the imperious Lady Florence Craye, disaster threatens from all sides.

While Florence tries to cultivate his mind, her former fiancé, hefty ex-policeman Stilton Cheesewright, threatens to beat his body to a pulp, and her new admirer, the bleating poet Percy Gorringe, tries to borrow a thousand pounds. To cap it all, there's a jewelry heist and Bertie has incurred the disapproval of Jeeves by growing a moustache. All in all, a classic Wodehouse farce.

©1954 P.G. Wodehouse (P)1995, 2003 Chivers Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"British humorist Wodehouse is the funniest writer, ever." (USA Today)

"[Narrator Jonathan] Cecil takes his place among the finest of Wodehouse interpreters.... Every character has a distinct voice, and all are genuine.... The accent is upper-crust British, and the situations are hilarious." (AudioFile)  

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One of the best in the series

One of the best novels in the series. If you're new to Wodehouse, you might want to try his Bertie and Jeeves short stories first. But this longer story is just priceless. Good narrator.

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  • Laura
  • newtown, PA, USA
  • 01-17-07

This Might Be My Favorite

I have downloaded several of the Bertie and Jeeves audiobooks here and I love this one. First of all, this narrator, captures the personalities beautifully. Not only is his voice perfectly suited to most of the characters, but his timing is right on target as well. For Wodehouse stories, timing and voice characterization construct the path to fully enjoying the audiobook. I would like this narrator to do all of the Bertie and Jeeves stories.

Secondly, part of what makes Wodehouse so hilariously stimulating is his turn-of-phrase, and in this story he really shines. I would highly recommend this audiobook. I also agree with Theresa that those new to Wodehouse might want to start with one of his Bertie and Jeeves book of short stories first. The reason why, is that the reader would become familiar with the different characters within a shorter plot. Part of what makes Wodehouse such a pleasure are the twisting and turning plots with lots of surprise. This takes little bit of concentration which would be less diluted when you are already aquainted with the fabulous characters.

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  • Steve
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • 04-20-10

P. G. Wodehouse's best ever!

After listening to every 'Jeeves' I can find (not only here at Audible but in Librivox as well), I have to say that while I love them all, this is my favorite.

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Classis Wodehouse!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit to be better than the print version?

Yes. The performance brings it to life.

What other book might you compare Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit to and why?

Feudal Spirit is much like Code of the Woosters from which there is some continuity of characters and plot.

What about Jonathan Cecil’s performance did you like?

Cecil's characterizations are distinct and hilarious. His timing is brilliant.

Who was the most memorable character of Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit and why?

Bertie Wooster, of course, is the most memorable. As the narrator, his musings and abbreviations are what I enjoy the most about these books.

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you can't beat Jeeves

Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories are unarelleled for delight. The reader is outstanding. Highly Recommended.

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Always a hoot to listen to!

Jonathan Cecil is the quintessential narrator for Jeaves & Wooster! His delivery is so perfectly crafted for each character that you feel as though it were a full cast. Listen to the books in order as situations continue to build with each instalment.

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What can one say, ay' Jeeves? Yesth, Sir.

What can one say? Wodehouse is to Cecil, as the nose is to the toes. Inextricable, born to be forever together, any later disfigurement of course notwithstanding. Jonathan Cecil, you are reason enough to abandon books at last. I burned my Jeeves volumes this morning, they fell short of your interpretation and I resented them for it. If there's an award for spoken word performance, I'll bet pieces of my flesh that you just keep on winning it.

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Classic Jeeves & Wooster

Jonathan Cecil is the best narrator for this hyper-literate, OTT British period silliness, with his wonderful baritone renditions of the dyspeptic LG Trotter, the amiable curmudgeon Uncle Tom Travers, and of course the mythic Jeeves. This episode includes my favourite character, Wooster's "good and deserving" aunt Dahlia, who gives rise to some of Wodehouse's most hilarious characterization. One of his tighter, trickier plots.

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somewhat skipping audio, what?

Excellent story but the recording quality is not quite up to snuff as it occasionally skips a beat in places.

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Most Enjoyable!

In the modern era of books filled with sex and violence, only Jeeves, or Mr. Wodehouse himself could describe the fun, fresh and totally consuming atmosphere created everytime I open a Jeeves/Wooster book (or press play).