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Meet Psmith, with a silent 'P' as in psychic. A gallant, charming individual, Psmith has a gift for getting into awful scrapes, and when he takes over a gentile journal known as Cosy Moments with the aid of Billy Windsor, its sub-editor, he turns it into a radical publication...with alarming and hilarious results.
©2014 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kevin
  • Danville, CA, United States
  • 03-14-08

Terrible quality

I'm with Frank. I love Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil but I can't listen to this.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Very bad sound quality

My enthusiasm for P G Wodehouse stories caused me to overlook the reviews. The sound is muffled and very hard to hear. Do not purchase this audiobook.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Poor sound quality in format 4

I hope the enhanced version is better. I almost couldn't finish this in format 4. The sound was very muddy and I often couldn't understand what the narrator was saying (a sin in a Wodehouse story). Love Jonathan Cecil and Wodehouse, but not this recording.

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  • dena
  • Evergreen Park, Illinois United States
  • 07-02-13

AUDIO QUALITY PERFECT NOW!!

Would you listen to Psmith Journalist again? Why?

Although the book is overall great, the racial slurs against african americans, italians and the irish are very disappointing. Because I love P.G. Wodehouse, it makes me sad to see this side of his character.

If you’ve listened to books by P.G. Wodehouse before, how does this one compare?

This book is great. But, 'Leave It To Psmith' is still the funniest ever.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Outstanding as always!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Well it is 100 years old

There are many great lines here, and the comic tension between artist Psmith and the New York works pretty well. I wish the racism had been excised (easy to do). The least of the dozen or so Wodehouse works I've listened to or read. For fans only.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Hard to hear

I always enjoy Wodehouse and especially read by Jonathon Cicil, however, the quality of the recording is terrible. Need a quite road, crank the volume but adjust the bass and treble and at the same time turn down your player to minimize static.

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Different is good!

Yes, this is Wodehouse’s early work and yes it isn’t as hysterical as some of his later stuff, but as it captures in a sardonic way New York at the turn of last century, it is really great! Definitely not boring.

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So entertaining!!!

Psmith is one of Wodehouse’s best characters (in this listener’s humble opinion) and Jonathan Cecil is an incredible narrator. This is a fun story with Psmith up to his rather unorthodox antics in NYC. It’s full of twists and turns and very colorful characters that only P. G. Wodehouse could create.
Great way to spend the afternoon or evening. It will bring a smile to your face....

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Ah Psmith

Psmith is an amiable force of nature wrapping all about him up into his schemes. This is an odd duck in the Psmith cannon with a light social concern for New York tenements paired with antics. Be warned there are some unsavory racial slurs tossed about in the colloquial manner of his day and locale.

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Remarkable!!!

Here is Wodehouse at his peak power! No such a thing as a bad Wodehouse book! Nevertheless, in all Psmith stories you get, Wodehouse, whole Wodehouse and, nothing less.

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  • julia
  • 02-28-13

Across the pond humour

This is a wonderful book which deserves to be better known. The mix of English oxbridge and New York underworld is brilliantly handled with the usual Wodehouse flair for language. Jonathan Cecil reads all parts well

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  • Harriet
  • 09-07-08

Psmith is let down

Although Psmith Journalist is a terrific novel, the recording of it is too muffled to make easy listening. I gave up

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul Park
  • 12-01-15

Jonathan Cecil delivers again

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Not only is the book an early gem - one of the only Wodehouse novels that attempts to tackle contemporary social issues such as slum housing and organised crime in New York - it is, as ever, extremely funny and very well read by Jonathan Cecil, who is for my money the best reader of Wodehouse's work on audiobooks.

What other book might you compare Psmith Journalist to, and why?

It is comparable to Wodehouse's other stand-alone work (A Damsel in Distress, Hot Water, Summer Moonshine and so on - there are a few other novels featuring Psmith but they're their own thing) and other semi-comical social commentary, such as John Lanchester's Capital.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Psmith and Billy Windsor holding off the Three Points gang from the roof.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Organised crime and corruption have a new enemy - and its name is Cosy Moments.

Any additional comments?

None needed.

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  • Beesmalls
  • 12-01-15

Great book! Well read

Where does Psmith Journalist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Psmith Journalist is one of the best Wodehouse books. I love this series and this is one of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Psmith travels to America and takes over a quiet housekeeping magazine. Hilarity ensues.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Cecil’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Jonathan Cecil is always good, but if you find a very posh voice annoying, avoid. It suits Wodehouse though.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No