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Publisher's Summary

P.G. Wodehouse is hailed by many as one of, if not THE best of the British comic authors. With a devoted following and a sharp farcical wit, Wodehouse continues his famous Blandings series with lashings of all of the fantastic quirks and quips his fans love so dearly.

Galahad Threepwood is causing scandal again...this time by deciding to NOT publish his potentially humiliating high-society memoirs. His decision causes rifts in the ranks at castle Blandings, and all involved split into three camps: those who want the book suppressed, those who want it published, and those who, for some reason or another, have been sent to steal it.

A very British restrained chaos inevitably ensues, and a listener can expect a whole host of the usual confusion, blackmail, robbery, and of course, the odd bit of pig-kidnap. The Empress had better watch her back....

Veteran Wodehouse reader Martin Jarvis never fails to please, with marvellous characterisation and an obvious respect and passion for the author and his works.

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Critic Reviews

"This recording does more than justice to Wodehouse's genius. Martin Jarvis is unmatched in his ability to convey humour, emotion and drama in a full cast of characters...no afternoon will be so rewardingly spent as that shared with Wodehouse and Jarvis. Quite simply a pleasure and delight from start to finish." (audiobooksreview.co.uk)

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  • Sarah
  • Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • 01-30-09

Hilarious - and this is a really good reading, too

Martin Jarvis isn't always my favourite Wodehouse reader - I tend to prefer Jonathan Cecil - but I have to say that in this edition of Heavy Weather, Jarvis does a fantastic job.

He does particularly good voices for Lady Constance and Lord Emsworth, which is important because their hilarity often lies more in the tone of voice than in the actual words.

According to iTunes, I've listened to this (all 4+ hours of it) at least 6 times in the past 2 months. While I find this somewhat disconcerting (perhaps I should spend less time with my earphones), it's also a good indication of the fact that this audiobook is a must-have!

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  • Beverly
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 04-13-11

Oh, those fateful memoirs

This is the next chapter, so to speak, in the saga of the Hon. Gallahad's memoirs and follows SUMMER LIGHTNING. It is a wonderful romp, in true Wodehouse fashion. One I know I will be listening to again and again.

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Produced with good sound

Martin Jarvis is the best Wodehouse reader for Audible. I really enjoyed it and the production. It is read and produced with pleasant continuity.

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Great book great narrator

I, of course, love Wodehouse’s work and this is one of my favorites. In aid of further recommending this title I will say that if you have the option of choosing a Martin Jarvis reading choose it over all other narrators- he is the best with these humorous novels and I suspect everything else as well.

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Delightful tale, masterfully told

It all works out perfectly after a rollicking mess concerning incriminating ms., a thwarted romance, various suspicious individuals,and a handsome and hungry pig. Beautifully narrated by Martin Jarvis who does all voices well. Even the ladies.

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Exciting but relaxing!

The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life. I will certainly read it again!

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  • David
  • 02-06-10

Pure Genius

Entertaining narration, excellent characterisation, intricate plot. Great listen.

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  • Laura
  • 03-14-09

Heavy going

"Heavy Weather" by P.G. Wodehouse is Heavy Going, unlike other P.G. Wodehouse titles. Difficult to hold interest. 'Nuff said.

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