Blandings Castle

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386 ratings

Something Fresh Publisher's Summary

The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion there are two of them--both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

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  • Book 1

    • Something Fresh

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion there are two of them--both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story. Well Read. but. . .

    • By Heather on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Something Fresh

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. And Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion, there are two of them: both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Rollicking Fun

    • By Virginia Waldron on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Something Fresh

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    As Wodehouse himself once noted, "Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice." On this particular occasion, there are two imposters, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth's secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afoot - despite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwood's hapless affair of the heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not terrible - but not a must-have, either

    • By Sarah on 10-18-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Something New

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Here, we have a glorious ensemble of Woodhousian characters knocking elbows to foreheads in the elegant and grand Blandings Castle. Meet Freddy Threepwood, the vagrant son of doddering old Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle. Freddy has recently become engaged to Aline Peters, the American heiress of an irascible father. The snag is that Freddy seems to have at one point become enamored of a struggling actress, Joan Valentine, and written some impetuous and imprudent letters to her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Wodehouse

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $9.79

  • Book 2

    • Leave it to Psmith

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

    • By Fredtopia on 03-19-07

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Leave It to Psmith

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Fun

    • By Blandina on 04-19-12

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 3

    • Blandings Castle

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: James Saxon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    At Blandings Castle trouble, as is often the case, rears its bothersome head to disturb the cosy peace. This is a collection of 12 stories for Wodehouse fans.

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    • Blandings Castle

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: James Saxon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Here are a dozen stories to delight all Wodehouse addicts.... A crooning tenor is attempting to captivate the affections of the Rev. Rupert Bingham’s fiancée; Lord Emsworth is striving to remove a pumpkin-shaped blot on the family escutcheon; the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is making a last-ditch attempt to convert Lady Alcester to the beneficial quality of Donaldson’s Dog-Joy; and in the bar-parlor of the Anglers’ Rest, Mr. Mulliner fascinates everyone with the secret history of old Hollywood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 12 Great Stories...and 6 Back Stories

    • By John on 10-28-13

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 4

    • Summer Lightning

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: John Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Book. A Stellar Performance.

    • By John on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Summer Lightning

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: John Wells
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narrator Ever!

    • By LMertz on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $16.52

  • Book 5

    • Heavy Weather

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Distraught when an author withdraws his manuscript from publication, the publisher, Lord Tilbury, sets about retrieving his fortunes, never guessing that his final obstacle would be in the rotund form of a prize pig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • With a contented sigh

    • By Anniebligh on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $18.33

  • Book 6

    • Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By Patricia Marino on 02-01-10

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman - a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord’s beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "I say dear man . . . would you spot me a . . .?"

    • By Diana on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 7

    • Full Moon

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    The moon beamed down genially on the turrets and battlements of Blandings Castle. Sleep, however, eluded Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth. To be compelled to play host to his younger son, Freddie, was enough; add his sister Veronica and a chap called Tipton Plimsoll and you have a situation at which the doughtiest earl might quail...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Moon + Jeremy Sinden = A Full Hand

    • By John on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Full Moon

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Despite marriage to a millionaire's daughter and success as a vice president of Donaldson's, Inc. - manufacturers of the world-famous Donaldson's Dog-Joy - Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's younger son, still goes in fear of his aunts when at Blandings Castle. Full Moon tells the story of how he faces them down, while promoting the love of Bill Lister and Prudence Garland. A charming Blandings comedy with a full Wodehouse complement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters, and dotty earls.

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 8

    • Pigs Have Wings

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler, and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? Pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some Books Have Wings, Too

    • By John on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 9

    • Service with a Smile

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly Paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Elmsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend to his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pair with _Uncle Dynamite_ to double your pleasure

    • By Shannon on 10-16-05

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Service with a Smile

    • The Uncle Fred Series, Book 4
    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Emsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 10

    • Galahad at Blandings

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Sam Bagshott, son of the late Boko Bagshott, had been at Blandings Castle only a short while, but long enough to know that anyone enjoying its hospitality must get the occasional shock. Sam braced himself as the possibilities flitted through his mind. The house was on fire? Empress of Blandings had taken to the bottle again? Constable Evans had arrived with a search warrant?

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Galahad at Blandings

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Sinden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Galahad can't abide broken hearts. So when Sam Bagshott and Sandy, Lord Emsworth's current secretary, have a falling-out over a bet, Galahad determines to reunite the warring couple. Sam stands to win a sackful if Tipton Plimsoll marries Veronica Wedge, Lord Emsworth's niece, but there's a rumor that Tipton is deep in the financial soup. Veronica's fearsome mother immediately stops all nuptials. To add to the mayhem, the Empress, Lord Emsworth's beloved prize porker, is discovered drunk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best comic novels of all time

    • By Stephen W Osborne on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $20.97

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