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Publisher's Summary

When Tubby informs his fiancee that her new hat makes her look like a Pekingese, she is naturally incensed. But it is when he questions the validity of the story of her narrow escape from a beastly, hungry shark that the engagement is firmly called off. But love is in the air for Gussie Fink-Nottle. He abandons his beloved newts to court the new object of his affections, the dreamy and romantic Miss Madeline Bassett. He is dressed as Mephistopheles...and it appears that even the Devil can rely on Jeeves.
©2014 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Jonathan Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity, giving fitting caricatured voices to the likes of Fink-Nottle and Glossop. He gives Wooster's first-person narrative the right balance, letting the bumbling hero misread situations as needed. The chaos builds toward a crescendo of levity that will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans." (AudioFile)

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  • A G R
  • 02-03-13

Absolutely wonderful

The reader - Jonathan Cecil - does a brilliant job - this has been a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. It is incredibly funny, beautifully crafted, and hugely entertaining. I cannot commend the book (and its reader!) enough

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  • Nat
  • 01-23-11

Incredible

This is one of the best audio books around! Very funny and a classic PG Wodehouse story line. If you are considering buying it then I suggest that you buy it strait away without another thought.

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  • Falluntilyoufly
  • 01-09-14

Vintage Wodehouse, mostly excellent narration

Anyone wanting an introduction to Jeeves and Wooster could do no better than begin right here: classic stuff, from the imperious Aunt Dahlia to the hapless school chum Fink-Nottle, this will have you laughing out loud from start to finish. Jonathan Cecil does a mostly splendid job of the narration - however, his Bertie Wooster voice changes slightly about halfway through, becoming several tones deeper and slightly closer to that of Jeeves, which is confusing and jarring. Overall, though, a wonderful performance delivered with brio.

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  • Fiona Nogawa
  • 08-22-17

Delightful Wodehouse, ideal narrator

Usual delightful Wodehouse capers, narrator Jonathon Cecil is ideal - understated to just the right degree (not all Wodehouse narrators are as good)

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  • John
  • 07-18-17

Very well read. Shame about the quality.

Fantastically well read. You couldn't wish for better. It's a shame such a good reader was cursed with the work experience boy recording him with a series of cheap dictaphones on a windy hillside.

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  • Caroline
  • 03-09-17

Perfect Wodehouse!

Wonderful combination of PGW at his masterful best, delivered without a false note in the reading.
Escapist heaven.

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  • Caroline Lawrence
  • 07-08-10

Absolutely spiffing!

Jonathan Cecil gets five out of five stars for a flawlessly enthusiastic reading of this Jeeves & Wooster story. He even gets a Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie thing going for those who loved the ITV miniseries from the 90's. Absolutely spiffing!

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  • Chris Godward
  • 03-30-18

Only Jonathan Cecil for me!

Another corker! Jonathan Cecil makes it as usual. Wodehouse’s genius is on full show in the hands of this superlative narrator.

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  • MR DAVID PAUL GALLAGHER
  • 11-26-17

Classic humour, bitty audio

Brilliantly funny tale with excellently dry narration but it seems to be a mix of different recordings for some reason.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-17

I cried with laughter

P.G. Wodehouse is of course a comic genius and Jonathon Cecil reads brilliantly and gets the very most from the writing. The scene where Gussie delivers his speech at the school prize giving is an utter joy.

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  • Louis Cohalan
  • 10-27-16

excellent

Another wonderfullly crafted and excellently performed novel about Bertram and Jeeves. This one involves a newt fanatic, a sanguin French chef, a love quadrangle involving a retissant Bertie, a fire alarm and a late night bicycle ride!