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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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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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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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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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THE LOVES OF STILTON CHEESEWRIGHT...

4/30/21

this is another phenomenal book expertly crafted by PG Wodehouse and
voiced by the divinely gifted Jonathan Cecil
one of my all-time favorite narrators.
he, Jane Entwhistle and
Hugh Fraser
-those 3 are tied equally for spellbinding and sorcery
as far as I'm concerned
anyway the story is hilarious Aunt Dahlia is priceless and in rare equine
mixed with
basset hound form
at all times
the dialogue is so smart
I've copied things he's written and Incorporated them into daily life now
phrases like
'you interest me strangely'
now interest me strangely!
they just roll off my tongue now
-in fact I just can't wait for opportunities to use PG's words
the book is timeless
and time spent listening to it
is time well spent

it's well worth your time and money
as all his writings are

thanks Mr Wodehouse
for inventing a name like
Stilton Cheesewright!

I am beholden to and appreciative of
your brain and your talent

-this book will...

make you
laugh laugh laugh

🧀

dh

🧀

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The Middle Ages Must Have Been Hilarious

Another supremely convoluted plot which, like most Wodehouse plots, produce laughter at every twist and turn. This being a later installment (1954) of the Jeeves and Wooster saga, the only caveat (for those who haven’t already done so) would be to start in on one of the earlier books; say, Carry On, Jeeves (1925) or Joy in the Morning (1946). Otherwise, the Lady Florence Craye/Stilton Cheesewright continuity here might not deliver the full comic voltage it should. Jonathan Cecil turns in another fine performance with another great script.

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Hilarious, what? Oh, rather!

For me, P.G. Wodehouse is the king of comedy. If you enjoy the beautiful understatement that is the hallmark of British comedy, Wodehouse is for you.
No one else can deliver a comedic simile with the same level of wit, variety & sheer genius originality! He’s at his best in the Jeeves & Wooster series but has plenty of other masterpieces to choose from - anything that involves Blandings Castle, for instance.

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A Symphony of Comedy

Perfection. I repeat for emphasis and to meet Audible’s annoying review minimum length requirement: perfection.

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Comedy of errors

Wodehouse undeniably playful and witty prose borders poetry. A great deal of fun, Cecil performs dramatic voices admirably. I listen often to these memorable comedies.

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Best performer ever - much humor involved

The plot was not particularly engaging, but Wodehouse's clever writing, coupled with Jonathan Cecil's excellent performance made this book a winner. I believe Jonathan Cecil is beyond fantastic. He instills personality, feelings, humor and perfect timing and inflection into every word and every character. I honestly am amazed at his talent in performing Bertie, Jeeves, the two aunts and all the other characters that inhabit Wodehouse's world. The one liners make this book unforgettable. Some of the Jeeves books on Audible are narrated by people other than Jonathan Cecil, and I just can't listen to then (except for the first book which was wonderfully narrated by Simon Prebble). I strongly recommend that you seek the ones narrated by Jonathan Cecil.