A delightful British comedy from the wonderful world of Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves. Featuring 'Hizzoner' Richard Riordan as blustering American millionaire J. Washburn Stoker.A delightful British comedy from the wonderful world of Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves. Featuring 'Hizzoner' Richard Riordan as blustering American millionaire J. Washburn Stoker.Read Less
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How many books make you laugh out loud today.
Wodehouse's books contain some of the broadest, most imaginative and most enjoyable imagery and his original use of simile is unique.
If you have never read Wodehouse you are missing a treat. You will have to search hard to find his equal anywhere else in the whole of English literature."
Jul 12, 2007
This is Wodehouse at his best. Once again a tangled web of circumstances finds Bertie and Jeeves parting company and being reunited in one of the best of the Jeeves stories that I've read thus far. It has all the elements for a great giggle, a love triangle, a stately country house, a humble seaside cottage doomed to destruction once Bertie Wooster takes up residence, a zealous police sergeant, a drunken 'bolshe' man-servant, a group of minstrals, a grand yacht, money up for grabs and there, waiting patiently in the background, Jeeves. Thank you Jeeves and Thank you Wodehouse!
Publishers Weekly, 2008-11-24 Like a comic novelist Nostradamus, Wodehouse seems to have aimed his prologue at an audiobook audience 74 years after this first full-length Bertie-and-Jeeves novel was written. He begins by enumerating the pitfalls of "writing" the book through dictation and gives us a Victor Borgeian demo: "Quote No comma Lord Jasper Murgatroyd comma close quote said. No, better make it hissed Evangeline comma quote I would not marry you if you were the last man on earth close quote period." Nicolas Coster is a genuine joy to listen to, both as Wodehouse and his silly cast of characters. He plays Jeeves's sublime interactions with Bertie and his colleagues in the manner of a true gentleman's gentleman: with cool bemusement and calm. When chaos ensues, Coster's proper British manner makes everything even funnier. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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