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Publisher's Summary

All the zany Wodehouse characters are here: Bertie, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, and Aunt Dahlia. All the humorous chaos of misunderstandings, puns, and pranks are present: someone must hand out prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School, a lovers' spat finds Bertie engaged to Madeline, and a hunger strike causes the cook to give notice. The inevitable rescue by Jeeves, brilliantly conceived and executed, averts disaster and saves nitwit Bertie Wooster.

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Cecil brings comic flair to this rollicking tale by the man The Times (London) called "a brilliantly funny writer".

Don't miss other titles in the Jeeves series.
©Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)1989 Chivers Audio Books

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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The Classic Bertie and Jeeves

Would you consider the audio edition of Right Ho, Jeeves to be better than the print version?

Yes, the accented version of this small book gives the sense of listening to Bertie. I have read every Wodehouse book but listening to Johnathan Cecil, the reader, has the feel for the real Bertie and the real Jeeves.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Wodehouse fan, this is the classic of all time. Can we all move to this delightful world of major crisis when on reflection, there is no crisis. All gregarious much to do about nothing. Wodehouse admits that he has only one book and he changes it around a bit. It works for me.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Freda
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 01-02-13

Sheer delight

Wodehouse's best, read by his best interpreter. The prize scene is one of the peaks of English comic writing and Cecil raises it even higher.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Absolute Wodehouse brilliance

Hilarious reading of a comedy classic! Among the best of the Jeeves books, full of slapstick, wit and plot twists - if you are unfamiliar with Woodhouse, this is a great place to start. Jonathan Cecil's reading adds lively sparkle to the absurdist ramblings of the not-so-sharp aristocrat, Bertie Wooster.

I listen to audiobooks at work, and it's a rather subdued environment. This book keeps me choking back laughter until tears stream from my eyes - even with repeat listens.

Caveat: if you're not a fan of British humor and send-ups of the Downtown Abbey set, this is not for you. But I bet that if you've gone far enough down the rabbit hole to visit this book's page, "Right Ho, Jeeves" is just your thing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Jonathan Cecil Brings These Stories to Life

If you could sum up Right Ho, Jeeves in three words, what would they be?

Great farce, fantastic narration, laugh out loud funny

What other book might you compare Right Ho, Jeeves to and why?

Of course, you would compare this with all the other PG Wodehouse tales of Bertie Wooster and his world of upper class toffs and spirited aunts -- but the timing and pacing on this one are comic masterpieces thanks to the spot-on gifts of the narrator, actor Jonathan Cecil, who came from an upper class English family and understands all the intonations, subtext and the like. He jumps into the characters' voices and attitudes with pitch-perfect intonation with split-second transitions. Almost miraculous that these books are narrated by just one man. What an actor!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Gussie Fink-Nottle has too much to drink and addresses the boys at a prize day ceremony, I had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard.

Any additional comments?

Some other Wodehouse novels can be borderline offensive, especially with the use of the n-word, which appears just once here ... But such is not the case here, unless you are super sensitive regarding gender roles -- in which case, you will be hard to find a book from before the 21st century that does not offend!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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one of the best!

another gem from Wodehouse and the only Wodehouse reader worth hearing, Jonathan Cecil! No more need be said, what?

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  • DB
  • 06-12-15

I'm a new member of the Wodehouse camp

Where does Right Ho, Jeeves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was a wonderful introduction to PG Wodehouse. My hour and a half commute would fly by and I found myself with a big smile as I listened to Jonathan Cecil bring all the characters to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Right Ho, Jeeves?

There are so many, it's hard to choose just one. The interaction with Tuppy n the garden and the bike ride brought big smiles.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I came very close to bypassing Wodehouse all together with a sour performance on My Man Jeeves with another narrator. Thankfully, I found this one and became an instant fan of Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I just didn't have that much time set aside.

Any additional comments?

If you are on the fence about giving Wodehouse a go, this is a great book to start with and a wonderful narrator. The narrator can make or break a book. Consider me a new Wodehousian. I'm looking forward to many more smiles on my daily commute.

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Right,Ho!

Would you consider the audio edition of Right Ho, Jeeves to be better than the print version?

Right Ho, Jeeves ??? Wodehouse<br/>4 stars<br/>Audio version performed by Jonathan Cecil<br/><br/>Bertie Wooster and his man Jeeves travel to Brinkley Court to sort out the romantic travails of Madeline and Gussie, Angela and Tuppy. <br/>They attend an historic prize giving at Market Snodsbury Grammar School and assist Aunt Dahlia in retaining the services of the culinary genius, Anatole. It???s absurd, hilarious and full of wonderful word play. The audio performance by Jonathan Cecil is absolutely ???spot on.???<br/><br/>Wooster and Jeeves make me laugh out loud. This was the perfect light-hearted read to place between more serious subjects.<br/><br/>

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excellent narration for a longer than normal Jeeves story

This is the best narrator for the Wooster and Jeeves audiobooks available. Anyone familiar with the BBC series will find more than a hint of similarity with Hugh Laurie's performance

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One of the best Jeeves novels

Funny from beginning to end. I can't recommended this particular Jeeves novel highly enough. Pure comic genius. Jonathan Cecil's reading (performance, really) is every bit as ingenious as Wodehouse's writing. Two geniuses for the price of one!

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LOL funny but audio quality fuzzy.

What did you love best about Right Ho, Jeeves?

Wodehouse's phrasing seems effortless but is really masterful. The characters and situation are particularly great- we have known them in other instances but everyone come together in one roof is riotous, often laugh-out-loud funny.

Any additional comments?

I wonder if Audible can adjust quality control on the original recording?