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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Almost got it right.

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

The story is not even remotely structured like a Wodehouse novel. This is more like the type of rather silly mystery thriller that Bertie Wooster would read himself. As for the prose, tricks, and literary devices employed in an homage to Wodehouse's Style; the author has a few creditable moments. There are several lines in here that are quite good and worth taking note of, but taken as a whole, this book is not really for me-- I am a huuuuuge Wodehouse fan (favorite titles are: Leave it to Psmith, Right Ho Jeeves!, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, and Something Fresh).

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

Overall-- has a few moments that will make fans smile, but misses the mark by a far enough margin that I am returning it for my credit back

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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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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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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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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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Hit squarely on the whatsit, eh.

This is a wonderful take on the master. The style is well matched to the Spirit of Jeeves and Wooster. Listening to this felt like time spent with old friends. I heartily suggest this to all eggs and crumpets.

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Hope he writes more.

Fun take on Bertie on Jeeves. I hope he gives us his take on Lord Emsworth.

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Good book.

I listened twice and it was even better the second time. I plan to get more of Ben Schott's work. Narration was excellent!

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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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