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The Luck of the Bodkins

Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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.

With well-meaning but unhelpful ship's steward Albert Peasemarch and a toy mouse with a screw-top head thrown in for good measure, it will, indead, take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.

©2008 Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-10-2015

Truly entertaining

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

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  • George
  • 08-04-2013

Well written - well read

The publisher's summary sums up the plot very well - and Wodehouse is in his usual excellent form devising twists and turns, some of which you see coming and look forward to and others which take you by surpise.



Jonathan Cecil narrates this very well, handling a number of different accents with professional competence.



I listened to this with my father, a lifelong Wodehouse fan, on a journey from Buckinghamshire to Inverness-shire and we were only disappointed that our destination was not somewhat further away.

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  • Frank
  • 04-01-2018

The Luck of the Bodkins

This a most enjoyable book. The reader Jonatha Cecil makes the characters come to life. If like P. G. Wodehouse you will love version of The Luck of the Bodkins.

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  • d t
  • 27-12-2016

Clunky practice for Jeeves and Wooster

Although I'm a fan of other PGW books, this one is so full of characters staggering around in shellshocked silence at the news of some contrived plot twist, and then making ridiculously unlikely plot-advancing decisions in response, I simply couldn't make it to the end.
It's read very well though, and the sound is clear which sets it apart from other PGW books from audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-2015

Pure bliss

If you are a PG fan it really is worth jumping from Bertie and Blandings to Bodkins (and all the other less famous work). Wonderful, evocative, laugh out loud entertainment. God bless you PG.

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  • H
  • 18-07-2014

Wonderful!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Bought this for a long car journey, and was chuckling all the way to Toulouse...!!!

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  • Oscar
  • 13-05-2014

One of the very best

What made the experience of listening to The Luck of the Bodkins the most enjoyable?

This is Wodehouse writing at the peak of his considerable powers. A great cast of hilarious characters, some astonishingly good scenes and sequences all of which are plotted in a masterly fashion.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favourite?

This is the first P G Wodehouse I have listened to narrated by Jonathan Cecil; heretofore, I was a Martin Jarvis devotee. However, I have to say that although Jonathan Cecil's performance is quite different -and he doesn't have the great range that Martin Jarvis has, I found myself completely won over by his interpretation and his Lotty Blossom and Ikey Llewellyn are fabulously unforgettable.

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  • Honandal
  • 19-06-2015

Good

Once again the chapter numbers on the index don't match the audio. Why? Otherwise fine.

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