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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.

©2007 Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 04-03-2019

Why Take a Spade to This Soufflé?

A critic whose name I can’t recall said in a book I think I’ve lost that criticizing a Wodehouse story is like taking a spade to a soufflé. What he meant, I gather, is that it makes the critic look silly. Granted, Wodehouse has good books. He has great books. But he has very, very few bad books. And this is one of the good ones. It’s also one of Jonathan Cecil’s best outings, too.

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  • Sarah
  • 21-11-2008

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 pursuing Gertrude Butterwick, self-made men still clashing with trust fund babies, and men's lives being run by battle-axe wives.

There are a few good lines, and the narration is as usual very good, but overall there's nothing here that isn't done better in the Jeeves or Blandings series.

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  • J
  • 14-04-2013

Final outing for. Monty as funny as ever

Our hapless hero continues to cause laughs as only a Wodehouse character can - just don't listen when driving - you get strange looks in traffic jams as you're wiping the tears of joy from your face

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  • ray
  • 04-04-2020

Thank you PG Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil!!

Hilarious as usual - all the typical Wodehouse characters and plots..... and Jonathan Cecil's narration just puts the top hat on it!! His portrayals of the various characters are just EXQUISITE , and bring the whole thing - including all the ridiculousness - to life more than if you were reading the book for yourself.

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  • MR C.
  • 07-03-2020

Brilliant as always

Jonathan Cecil brings Woodhouse to life. It isn't the same when not read by him but this story is vintage Woodhouse and has all the right players in it. Superb listen.

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  • sifi007
  • 24-02-2015

Really enjoying Wodehouse!

Luck of the Bodkins reeled me in with the opening description of Monty about to embark on speaking French and these are no disappointment.

The performance fits brilliantly and really brings the story to life!

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