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Jeeves and the King of Clubs

A Novel in Homage to P. G. Wodehouse
Narrated by: James Lance
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves, have delighted audiences for nearly a century. Now, best-selling author Ben Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap new adventure that is full of the hijinks, entanglements, imbroglios, and Wodehousian wordplay that fans love. And, by Jove, there's a hook!

In this escapade, the Junior Ganymede Club (Jeeves's association of butlers and valets) is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service. Jeeves must ferret out a fascist spy, and only his hapless employer can help. Unfolding in the background are school-chum capers, affairs of the heart, drawing-room escapades, antics with aunts, and sartorial set-tos. 

Energized by Schott's effervescent prose, Jeeves and the King of Clubs delights longtime fans and introduces a new audience to the comic joys of these beloved characters.

©2018 Ben Schott (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Well done! Thanks.

I have been a Wodehouse fan since the 1950s when my dad read him to me. This did not disappoint.

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Fine effort

Amusing story, generally well-narrated. At times it seems more like a greatest hits than a true tale, but in the absence of new Wodehouse it will do. I wonder, though, why the Scottish character sounds like Count Dracula.

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Ben Schott is no PG Wodehouse

I very much enjoyed PG Wodehouse's "Jeeves" books, and looked forward to something similar. Unfortunately, this work is a pale imitation. The author here makes a mash of trying to copy the Wodehouse style, and just ends up sounding silly.
The narration is also not great. James Lance's attempt at Scottish accent doesn't work at all.

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Definitely classic Wodehousian and yet with a new

I admire Wodehouse's brand of humor and this book definitely captured the flavor of that, while, at the same time, extending the odd bunch of characters associated with Jeeves and Wooster into new territory. Both of the main characters showed more seriousness, depth and range, without losing their basic personalities. Perhaps Bertie is just growing up a little bit - which would please Aunt Dahlia. I loved it! Hope there will be more stories.

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  • BARRY
  • BENNINGTON, NE, United States
  • 03-10-19

I really wanted to like this, but

Maybe the best advice I can give about this book is that if you like PG Wodehouse, you may like this. If you love PG Wodehouse, you will not like this.

Many of the favorite Wodehouse characters are here, in name anyway. It's enjoyable to be reminded of them and to think they are still having their adventures. But as those who love Wodehouse know, there is a reason that he is called the Master. His phrasing is unsurpassed and often made me re-read a sentence several times just to savor it. This book never did that, never could do that. The characters were in situations Wodehouse wouldn't have used and saying things they wouldn't have said. I really wanted to like this book, but I can't recommend it.

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Wooster & Jeeves Newcomer & Now Convert

A reverent reboot of classic charecters delivered so infectiously by the narrator, finished in-one-continuous-listen. tickityboo!

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A fitting “homage”

Ben Schott does a great job of capturing Wodehouse’s voice without copying it. You will find many beloved characters lovingly and faithfully captured in this book. I am a big Wodehouse fan. And I absolutely loved “Jeeves and the King of Clubs.”

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Jolly Good!

Everything about this is perfect. If you're a Wodehouse fan, I promise you, you won't be disappointed. Hats off to the author and voiceover artist both!

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Almost got it right.

The author missed the mark slightly on a few characters and their motivations.
Overall, not bad, but not even close to PGW, and even quite far from Faulks' Jeeves & The Wedding Bells.

The story is not even remotely structured like a wood house novel. This is more like the type of mystery thriller that Bertie Wooster would read himself. As for the prose, tricks, and literary devices employed in an homage Wodehouse's Style, Ben does a pretty decent job. There are several lines in here that are quite good and worth taking note of.

The narrator does a better job than most who attempt reading Wodehouse.
(let it be noted that I think Jonathon Cecil was the best narrator for Wodehouse's works)

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  • Andrea
  • Baton Rouge, LA, United States
  • 03-04-19

A Bit Of All Right!

As a die-hard devotee of all things Plum, I was I am pleasantly surprised to say Jeeves and the King of Clubs is a tasty young smoked offering worthy of the master. Pithy humor, absurd yet ingenious plot twists, many of the well loved (and some despicable) characters, it's all there! Its not as stellar a work as from the pen of PGW himself, and even if it were, I would feel duty bound to deny it, but it is dashed good stuff. Well done!!!