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  • Mr. Mulliner Speaking | P. G. Wodehouse

    Mr. Mulliner Speaking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    In the bar-parlor of the Angler’s Rest, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of Pints of Stout and Whiskies and Splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver (“Your serpent, Sir,” said the voice of Simmons) - and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.

    Avoid This One

    I love Wodehouse but I guess even he could merely "phone it in" when he needed to. Perhaps there was a contractual obligation to crank a book out whe..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 06 2012 by Jim (Holland, TX, United States)
  • Mr Mulliner Speaking | P. G. Wodehouse

    Mr Mulliner Speaking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    In the bar-parlour of the Angler’s Rest, Mr Mulliner tells his amazing tales, which hold the assembled company of Pints of Stout and Whiskies and Splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to The Man Who Gave Up Smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers Something Squishy on a silver salver (‘your serpent, Sir,’ said the voice of Simmons) – and experience the dreadful Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Young Men in Spats | P. G. Wodehouse

    Young Men in Spats

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    From the author, whom The Times called 'a comic genius' and ' an old master of farce', are eleven further stories featuring such eccentric characters as Freddie Widgeon, Cyril (Barmy) Fotheringay Phipps, Percy Wimbolt and Pongo.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Young Men in Spats | P. G. Wodehouse

    Young Men in Spats

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
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    Story
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    From the author, whom the Times called "a comic genius" and "an old master of farce", are 11 further stories featuring such eccentric characters as Freddie Widgeon, Cyril (Barmy) Fotheringay Phipps, Percy Wimbolt, and Pongo. Young Men in Spats includes the following stories: "Fate", "Tried in the Furnace", "Trouble Down at Tudsleigh", "The Amazing Hat Mystery", "Good-bye to All Cats", "The Luck of the Stiffhams", "Noblesse Oblige", "Uncle Fred Flits By", "Archibald and the Masses", and more.

    Ha ha ha ha ha!

    Game, Wodehouse style

    For of course, when it comes to wooing, it's simply half the battle to get a line on the adored object's favorite liter..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2015 by Molly Mog (Austin, TX USA)
  • Lord Emsworth and Others | P. G. Wodehouse

    Lord Emsworth and Others

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There’s a crime wave which broke out toward the middle of a fine summer afternoon and was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations; Ukridge appears on Corky’s doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda; while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love....

    A Veritable Smorgasbord of Wodehouse

    This volume has everything: Blandings Castle, Mr. Mulliner, Golf Stories, Freddie Widgeon of the Drones and three of the best Ukridge tales Wodehouse ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2013 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Lord Emsworth and Others | P. G. Wodehouse

    Lord Emsworth and Others

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There's a crime wave that was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon; Ukridge appears on Corky's doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda; while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love.

    Nigel Lambert Makes Wodehouse Come Alive

    I've enjoyed reading P. G. Wodehouse, but listening to Nigel Lambert flawlessly personify all the characters was a far superior experience. As a coll..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2005 by Mark (Hamden, CT, USA)
  • Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets | P. G. Wodehouse

    Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
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    Newly married to novelist Rosie M. Banks, Bingo bucks the current trend by being extremely happy, although he does tend to lose his shirt on various horses. This collection of wonderfully funny stories features a cast of outrageous characters.

    A Bit of Luck for Us All

    The best story in this collection has to be "A Bit of Luck for Mabel". Any story with Stanley Ukeridge at its epicenter would be good, but this one is..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2014 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets | P. G. Wodehouse

    Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    These wonderfully funny short stories feature a cast of outrageous characters, all plotting to save themselves from wedlock, poverty, or ignominy - with various degrees of success. This recording includes the following stories: "All's Well with Bingo", "Bingo and the Peke Crisis", "The Editor Regrets", "Sonny Boy", "Anselm Gets His Chance", "Romance at Droitgate Spa", "A Bit of Luck for Mabel", "Buttercup Day", and "Ukridge and the Old Stepper".

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Money for Nothing | P. G. Wodehouse

    Money for Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    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.

    The difference between roberts and Roberts

    Coming out in 1928, between the first collection of Mulliner stories and Summer Lightning in the Wodehouse syllabus, Money for Nothing was written plu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2013 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Money for Nothing | P. G. Wodehouse

    Money for Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    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.

    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 irrita..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2012 by Jim (Holland, TX, United States)
  • The Luck of the Bodkins | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Luck of the Bodkins

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Things on board the R.M.S. Atlantic are terribly, terribly complicated... Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet, who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose's prospective employer and reluctant smuggler), but hasn't the means to marry her.

    Truly entertaining

    keeps one hanging on wondering what seemingly impossible thing is going to take place next.

    Reviewed on October 16 2015 by Michelle Mascarenhas ()
  • The Luck of the Bodkins | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Luck of the Bodkins

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose’s prospective employer and reluctant smuggler), but hasn’t the means to marry her. With well-meaning but unhelpful ship’s steward Albert Peasemarch and a toy mouse thrown in for good measure, it will take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.

    There's a Serious Gap in this Recording

    And it eliminates a major twist in one of Wodehouse's most twisted plots. Running from page175 to page 181 in the Overlook Press edition, it renders t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2013 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Laughing Gas | P. G. Wodehouse

    Laughing Gas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (25)
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    (22)
    Story
    (24)

    Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnapping.

    One of Wodehouse's most ambitious books

    Though there's plenty of "inhaling" at various bars, clubs and pubs throughout the Wodehouse canon, this is the only story I know of that involves an ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2013 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Laughing Gas | P. G. Wodehouse

    Laughing Gas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    This stylish, charming, and delightfully witty comedy showcases all the reasons why P.G. Wodehouse is hailed as one of the most sharp-witted writers of the 20th century. It begins when a proper British earl falls asleep in a dentist’s chair - and wakes up in the body of America’s favorite child star.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Laughing Gas | P. G. Wodehouse

    Laughing Gas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap.

    Great fun

    Jonathan Cecil was perfect for this story. He captured the mood perfectly.
    It was a fun summer diversion and I enjoyed it very much.

    Reviewed on August 02 2015 by Bill ()
  • Barmy in Wonderland | P. G. Wodehouse

    Barmy in Wonderland

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps, known to his friends as Barmy, has made a poor decision. He has invested $10,000 in a stage production that seems doomed from the start in order to be near the woman of his dreams - Miss Dinty Moore. Will he find true love or merely lose a fortune?

    Wodehouse completists want more

    Simon Vance is one of the most accomplished readers out there, and here he tries his hand (throat? tongue?) at Wodehouse. He does a fine job with the..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2015 by D (Coconut Grove, FL, United States)
  • Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin | P. G. Wodehouse

    Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    His year in Hollywood completed, Monty leaves behind his heartbroken secretary and arrives in London to claim the hand of hockey international, Gertrude Butterwick. But the Bodkin road to happiness is arduous, and pitfalled through and through.

    Not terrible, but nothing to write home about

    Featuring the cast of characters introduced in 'The Luck of the Bodkins' (also available here), 'Pearls, Girls...' sees Monty Bodkin still pur..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2008 by Sarah (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (235)

    Wodehouse weaves his wit through a wide collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, and unwanted fiancés. Bertie gets into a bit of trouble when one of his pals, Bingo Little, starts to fall in love with every second girl he lays his eyes on. But the soup gets really thick when Bingo decides to marry one of them and enlists Bertie's help. Luckily, he has the inimitable Jeeves to pull him out of it.

    The Inimitable Frederick Davidson

    I've always thought Bertie Wooster, so often characterized as a "dim-witted aristocrat", is actually wiser than he seems--both to his Aunt Agatha and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2012 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves (Unabridged) | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    The first volume of Wodehouse's brilliant complete and unabridged short stories. Originally a semi-novel, this version contains self-contained stories which are nonetheless linked, often by Bingo Little, an endearingly hopeless chap and a serial romancer.

    Best Jeeves audio book I've read!

    The reader is spot on, the story is classic Jeeves and Wooster. Very highly recommended!

    Reviewed on July 06 2017 by Stephen T. Hamner (Tucson, AZ USA)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (328)

    Bertie Wooster is in trouble again as his lovesick pal, Bingo Little, falls in love with every girl he lays eyes on. The real problem starts when Bingo decides to marry one of the girls, and he enlists Bertie's help. Luckily for Bertie, Jeeves once again comes to the rescue!

    laugh out loud

    i've read a handful of the jeeves/wooster books, a couple of the blandings adventures, plus a miscellaneous story or two, and it may just be possible ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2005 by Scott (pacific northwest, u.s.)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By David McCallion
    Overall
    (21)
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    Story
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    The Inimitable Jeeves, sees the welcomed return of the loveable fop Bertie Wooster and his ever faithful valet Jeeves. This second book in the Jeeves series follows our favorite English toff as he gets himself into more tricky situations, usually trying to assist his old school friend Bingo Little in his ongoing quest for love.

    BEST NARRATION YET!

    This version narrated by McCallion is absolutely wonderful.

    Reviewed on November 01 2014 by Steve Tajbid ()
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    When Bingo Little falls in love with a tea-and-bun-shop waitress at a Camberell subscription dance and Bertie falls into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves? With his usual savoir-faire and panache Jeeves unties the tangles and irons out the creases in his unflappable and inimitable way. "I always say, and I always shall say," proclaims Bingo Little, "that you've only got to stand on Jeeves and fate can't touch you."

    i say jolly good egg

    this narrator was much better than the one claimed to be the best on the other version

    Reviewed on April 21 2017 by lh ()
  • Leave It to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave It to Psmith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
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    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.

    Just Fun
    Reviewed on April 19 2012 by Blandina (Lebanon, NH, United States)
  • Leave it to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave it to Psmith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (202)

    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.

    Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

    This book is fantastic, one of my favorite titles by Wodehouse. While listening to this title, I had an epiphany about the inspiration and influence ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2007 by Fredtopia (SEATTLE, WA, US)
  • Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    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.

    A Delightful Book. A Stellar Performance.

    I don't mean to repeat myself but I can't think of a better word--this is simply a delightful story, made even more delightful by the many-sided vocal..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2014 by John (Belleville, IL, United States)
  • Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    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.

    Not good enough to continue listening.

    Well, this audiobook proves that a narrator can make or break a story. I am a big fan of Wodehouse and I feel like I would have enjoyed this novel, bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2016 by jane ()
  • Heavy Weather | P. G. Wodehouse

    Heavy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (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.

    With a contented sigh

    Jeremy Sinden has captured P.J. Wodehouse so very well in Heavy Weather.

    The plots and subplots are delightfully entwined and keep Galahad on..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
  • Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
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    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".

    Perfection

    Hilarious book, wonderful reading, great sound quality.

    Reviewed on February 01 2010 by Patricia Marino (Buffalo, NY USA)
  • Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    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....

    "I say dear man . . . would you spot me a . . .?"

    The reviews I read about this classic were good, with a few negatives that made me wonder if I was going to like this book, but it was a fun listen. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2014 by Diana (Antelope Valley, CA, United States)
  • Cocktail Time: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 3 | P. G. Wodehouse

    Cocktail Time: The Uncle Fred Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
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    If Lord Ickenham had not succumbed to the temptation to dislodge the hat of Beefy Bastable, the irascible QC, with a well-aimed Brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write his exposé of the younger generation, a novel so shocking that it caused endless repercussions for its hapless author, and sparked off a whole series of outrageous misunderstandings that it would take the inventive talents of Lord Ickenham himself to resolve.

    Uncle Fred...

    Mr Wodehouse, you were a great man when storytelling. And your legacy continues-even in 2016.
    Thank you for sharing with us. For keeping alive in..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2016 by Sinisterman ()
  • Cocktail Time | P. G. Wodehouse

    Cocktail Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    If Lord Ickenham had not dislodged the hat of Beefy Bastable with a well-aimed brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write an expose of the younger generation.

    Top rate Wodehouse!

    Wodehouse at his very best! Great book, great narrator. Uncle Fred in top form! What more could one ask for?

    Reviewed on December 29 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • Nothing Serious | P. G. Wodehouse

    Nothing Serious

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (27)
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    (26)
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    P. G. Wodehouse's famed collection of 10 stories marks the reappearance of many old friends - who find themselves in delightfully absurd situations. In "How's That, Umpire?", a mutual hatred of cricket reunites two lovers. In "Birth of a Salesman", Lord Emsworth has strayed from Blandings Castle to become an encyclopedia salesman for a day. "Success Story" tells of Ukridge's finest swindle yet - after which he finally emerges triumphant in the struggle against his fearsome aunt Julia.

    Great Wodehouse, poorly served by Simon Vance

    These stories range from Good Wodehouse--which is better than most authors manage on their best days--to Great Wodehouse--which is about the best one ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2015 by NK Turoff (New York, NY United States)
  • A Few Quick Ones | P. G. Wodehouse

    A Few Quick Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    In A Few Quick Ones, P.G. Wodehouse brings together some of his oldest friends for a party. Jeeves and Wooster are there, so is Mr Mulliner and the Oldest Member. And also the Drones, Oofy Prosser, and Bingo Little.

    Wodehouse Quick Ones

    Just wanted to say the reader is excellent and the writing superb. Master of the art of absurdity, Wodehouse lives up to his reputation.

    Reviewed on June 01 2011 by Amazon Customer (UK)