©1962 P.G. Wodehouse; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"Jonathan Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity, giving fitting caricatured voices to the likes of Fink-Nottle and Glossop. He gives Wooster's first-person narrative the right balance, letting the bumbling hero misread situations as needed. The chaos builds toward a crescendo of levity that will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans." (AudioFile)
Another wonderfullly crafted and excellently performed novel about Bertram and Jeeves. This one involves a newt fanatic, a sanguin French chef, a love quadrangle involving a retissant Bertie, a fire alarm and a late night bicycle ride!
This is one of the best audio books around! Very funny and a classic PG Wodehouse story line. If you are considering buying it then I suggest that you buy it strait away without another thought.
The reader - Jonathan Cecil - does a brilliant job - this has been a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. It is incredibly funny, beautifully crafted, and hugely entertaining. I cannot commend the book (and its reader!) enough
"Vintage Wodehouse, mostly excellent narration"
Anyone wanting an introduction to Jeeves and Wooster could do no better than begin right here: classic stuff, from the imperious Aunt Dahlia to the hapless school chum Fink-Nottle, this will have you laughing out loud from start to finish. Jonathan Cecil does a mostly splendid job of the narration - however, his Bertie Wooster voice changes slightly about halfway through, becoming several tones deeper and slightly closer to that of Jeeves, which is confusing and jarring. Overall, though, a wonderful performance delivered with brio.
Jonathan Cecil gets five out of five stars for a flawlessly enthusiastic reading of this Jeeves & Wooster story. He even gets a Stephen Fry/Hugh Laurie thing going for those who loved the ITV miniseries from the 90's. Absolutely spiffing!
"Classic Jeeves, but recording needs more work."
We enjoyed this elaborate classic Jeeves story, which runs for the whole book with various plots and sub-plots. PG Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil are on their usual top form. But why does the sound level and quality vary from take to take? Can't Chivers employ a proper sound engineer? Is it so hard these days to improve old tapes if that's the problem.
"Great Book and performance. Audio not so."
Audio quality and volume changed several times during the Book. Otherwise excellent listen, funny with marvelous language.
Well up to scratch for Wodehouse and entertainingly read. Only negative was the tone of the recording room markedly changing mid chapter on several occasions.
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