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My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised. 

This audiobook, the first collection of Jeeves and Wooster stories, includes "Absent Treatment", "Helping Freddie", "Rallying Round Old George", "Doing Clarence a Bit of Good", "Fixing It for Freddie", and "Bertie Changes His Mind".

Public Domain (P)2010 AudioGO

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  • Barak Llewellyn
  • 03-07-2020

Wodehouse + Cecil = comic perfection

I’ve listened to several readers of Wodehouse but Jonathan Cecil is easily my favorite. If the cover art said “Read by the Author,” I wouldn’t doubt it for a second. Cecil delivers the character, tone and timing so perfectly, I would think he wrote these stories himself based on personal experience. My Man Jeeves contains some of the earliest Jeeves stories. Later novels may have more funny lines per page, but these stories are still highly quotable. Examples: “She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season.” “And so the merry party began. It was one of those jolly, happy, bread-crumbling parties where you cough twice before you speak, and then decide not to say it after all.” “What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.

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  • Chris T
  • 02-06-2019

Burtie and Reggie and Jeeves.

This is a collection of short stories not only from Jeeves and Wooster but also another series with Reggie P. They were all enjoyable and the narrator continues to impress with his various voices.

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  • John
  • 21-12-2020

For Addicts Only

Hi, everyone. My name is John, and I’m a Wodehouse addict. My suppliers ran out of the “pure” stuff—books written after Wodehouse hit his comic stride—and I’m surviving on earlier, journeyman work: The Man Upstairs, The Man with Two Left Feet, and My Man Jeeves. Only an addict could care if four of these stories feature the first avatar of Bertie and Jeeves: Reggie Pepper and his man, Voules. Or that two of them will be rewritten later, with Bertie and Jeeves at the helm. The other two Pepper stories are the runts of this litter: loose-jointed tales, with flashes of PGW’s wit yet lacking his trademark snap and ginger. Nevertheless, for the hopelessly addicted, points of interest abound ("Voules" is later used as the name of the Blandings Castle chauffeur; in the latter rewrite of "Helping Freddie", Jeeves provides a much more satisfying segue to the solution of Bertie's quandary). But if you’re just getting into Wodehouse, you’ll find better versions of the four Jeeves and Wooster stories (along with those two rewritten Pepper yarns) in the much more enjoyable collection, Carry On, Jeeves. As always, Jonathan Cecil brings everything he has to the mic, which means that, whether the story is a winner or not, the performance is perfect.

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  • Texas Tadpole
  • 10-07-2020

Excellent!

I absolutely loved this book. So funny, so well written and performed. I want to listen to them all!

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  • Lenore W.
  • 30-01-2020

very entertaining

takes me out of my world and into a very foreign one with some silliness!

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  • Jeremy Seifert
  • 19-01-2021

The bees knees and all that sort of thing!

I'm thoroughly enjoying diving in to Wodehouse's humor stories. I had heard of him, but only recently found occasion to read any of them, and they are hilarious. There are a variety of humorous aspects, from overt and obvious to understated and subtle, and being a) an American and b) born 100 years later, I'm sure there's slang and undertones I'm missing, but it's still a real treat reading these. This is the first in the series but it's not the first I've read. I can see the skill developing here, the plot development is a little less than perfect, and the overall depth isn't quite there yet, but it's a real hoot to read in any case. I listened to this, and Jonathan Cecil's performance really made the whole thing work. I guess it's on to book 2 for me!

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  • Ms Eden
  • 13-12-2020

This narrator is the best

I love all of the PG Wodehouse books on audible, but the man who reads this book is just the best <3

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  • Ellen
  • 05-12-2020

Old Time Fun

A pure delight to listen to. Witty dialogue! Understated humor pokes fun at the old English aristocratic way of life, it’s attitudes. Is ridiculous and fun. Highly recommend!

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  • Aleksandra
  • 13-11-2020

excellent!

PG Woodhouse never fails to make you laugh! The reader does a very good job, too.

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  • Emily
  • 02-10-2020

Witty and easy to listen to

Great performance with district voices for the two main characters. While the actual plot of some of these are pretty thin/unbelievable, it's hard not to delight in the clever use of language and witty sense of humor.

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  • AVERIL FERGUSON
  • 29-01-2020

My Man Jeeves

Brilliantly funny. Listen to this when lying in bed and was actually laughing out loud, much to my husbands amusement lol! Very very funny love them.

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