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The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there’s a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm, and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated. But will Lester’s nephew, John, win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern’s daughter Pat, and restore tranquility to the idyll? It’s a close-run thing....

©2011 The Estate of P. G. Wodehouse. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo

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Good, Worthwhile, Although Not Wodehouse's Best

If I were grading this book I'd give it a "B." It's worth listening to. The narrator, Jonathan Cecil, raises the quality of the story by an irritated, upper-crust accent. Cecil is at his best doing the voice of the Sargent-Major, who is decidedly not upper-crust yet is (in my opinion) the funniest character in the book. A fun entertainment.

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Fine Wodehouse story

Wodehouse often said his books were musical comedies without the music. It's an apt description, and certainly fits Money For Nothing. You've got your young hero, the girl he can't seem to get engaged to, and some crooks to add some spice to the mix. As crooks go, Chimp Twist, Dolly and Soapy Malloy aren't very good, so you have menace which isn't really very menacing. With Wodehouse, it's more HOW the story is told, as opposed to the plot itself. And I was just in the mood for something light. Jonathan Cecil does a fine job, although a few times he sounded like he really, really needed a glass of water.

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Put headphones on while doing chores and enjoy!

This story is most descriptive of people, location and actions within that you feel you are Watching a movie. Fav part?
The line describing the men exercising and charging admission to see it.

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