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Publisher's Summary

A new Jeeves audiobook is cause for celebration, especially when the stories are not available in print. This hilarious installment of the inimitable manservant Jeeves and his twit of an employer, Bertie Wooster, includes the earliest stories written by the master of the pen, prank, and pun. The stories are woven together with original material performed by Martin Jarvis.

Three of the stories, "Absent Treatment", "Rallying Round Old George", and "Doing Clarence a Bit of Good", are from the out-of-print My Man Jeeves (published 1919). The other two stories are from Carry On, Jeeves (published 1925): "Fixing It for Freddie" and "Bertie Changes His Mind". Each is told in its entirety.

© Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)2005 The Audio Partners, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"This enjoyable set is performed flawlessly and with great verisimilitude by Broadway's Jeeves, Martin Jarvis." (AudioFile)

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Martin Jarvis is perfect

The title makes the main point: Wodehouse couldn't ask for a better interpreter. Jarvis is a perfect reader for Wodehouse.

It's important to understand what you're getting, though. There are only five stories on this audiobook. In their published versions, there is some overlap between this collection and "Carry On, Jeeves," and with a couple of exceptions Jarvis has omitted the ones that are in both.

If you're a real Wodehouse fanatic, you'll get BOTH versions of "My Man Jeeves" that are available here. The other one, recorded by Simon Prebble, gives you a chance to hear a couple of the stories in earlier versions: in one case involving a completely different set of characters. Prebble isn't as extroverted a reader as Jarvis, but he's quite good.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • C.
  • SUNNYSIDE, NY, United States
  • 06-25-12

Reggie is no Bertie

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The Jeeves stories were, as always, terrific. The Reginald Pepper stores, which form half the collection, are not as good. In a book titled My Man Jeeves, I was expecting, well, Jeeves.

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  • Pamela
  • United States
  • 05-26-14

Too many non-Jeeves stories

Martin Jarvis is great, and as a newcomer to Wodehouse I found myself really enjoying the stories of Bertie and Jeeves. I give the Jeeves stories 5 stars, but there are only 2 of them, and the other stories here feature a different character entirely: Reggie Pepper. Pepper's stories are not nearly as good, and I was sorely disappointed when I realized that there were so many of them. I suggest downloading a different book in the Jeeves series.

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Hilarious Tales - Great Reader

As expected from Wodehouse these tales were hilarious, just the right blend of subtle and wry humor. I don't always like when the reader users "voices" for the different characters but in this case they were very well done and appropriate and certainly added to my enjoyment of the stories

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Classic Wodehouse

Narrator was spot on. Stories were classic Wodehouse. Not all were his very best, but there were still laugh out loud moments.

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Classic Wodehouse

What did you love best about My Man Jeeves?

If you haven't experienced the "servant runs the master" genre before, this is the best author with whom to begin. Jeeves is the manservant who can do it all with style and grace.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Martin Jarvis?

I hear a slightly deep voice in my head. I am probably ruined by Stephen Fry. But it is a fun listen.

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Martin Jarvis, the right choice

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I have listened to it several times and it never fails to make me chuckle. Martin Jarvis was the perfect choice as narrator; and a good narrator is one of the main selling points for me in an audio book.

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  • kim
  • Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • 10-06-17

Not a Jeeves book

Really wanted a book about Jeeves. Most of the stories were about Reginald and a smattering of Bertie and Jeeves very disappointed but book was okay.

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Jeeves & Wooster always a delightful Romp

When life seems a bit dreary, P.G. Wodehouse stories can always shine some laughter and light.

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not a Jeeves book

this is not a book of Jeeves stories. There are a couple of very third class Jeeves stories and the rest of it is something else. I wish I had not bought it.

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