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4.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 54.48 out of 5 4.48 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781482980837
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When Maud Marsh flings herself into George Bevan’s cab in Piccadilly, he starts believing in damsels in distress. George traces his mysterious traveling companion to Belpher Castle, home of Lord Marshmoreton, where things become severely muddled. Maud’s aunt, Lady Caroline Byng, wants Maud to marry Reggie, her stepson. Maud, meanwhile, is known to be in love with an unknown American she met in Wales. So when George turns up speaking American, a nasty case of mistaken identity breaks out. In fact, the scene is set for the perfect Wodehouse comedy of errors.

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  • “Jonathan Cecil reads this comic tale of mistaken identity and love triangles with humor and impeccable timing…The British actor has the perfect rhythmic cadence to bring this cheery British trifle to life.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwenyth | 5/23/2011

    " I especially love the P.G. Wodehouse books where he gets his golf freak on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/4/2011

    " A light, humorous book along the lines of The Importance of Being Earnest. A delight to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 4/16/2011

    " A very charming P.G. Wodehouse. Silly but tender is the best description I can think of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 4/15/2011

    " I wasn't too thrilled with this one. The story was entertaining, but incredibly predictable. Additionally, there were parts that just rambled on, causing me to skim... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 3/18/2011

    " Woodhouse never fails to delight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qi | 3/15/2011

    " Wodehouse at his usual best in this light farce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 3/7/2011

    " Words cannot describe how much I love to read P.G. Wodehouse! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starliam | 2/10/2011

    " Una lettura piacevolissima! Chi conosce e apprezza lo stile di Wodehouse (e anche chi non lo conosce) non può lasciarsi sfuggirequesta storia piena di equivoci spassosi e situazioni talmente assurde da non poter essere che vere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seema | 1/25/2011

    " Witty and hilarious....PG wodehouse style "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2011

    " An enjoyable early Wodehouse. It didn't have the number of laugh-out-loud moments that I find in the best Jeeves & Wooster stories and novels, and it took a while to get going, but there were still several moments that I really enjoyed (such as the tearoom scene near the end.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/3/2011

    " Jolly man, worth getting into. Writers credentials initial merit and a friend. "

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About the Author

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Cecil (1939–2011) was a vastly experienced actor, appearing at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as in such West End productions as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Seagull, and The Bed before Yesterday. He toured in The Incomparable Max, Twelfth Night, and An Ideal Husband, while among his considerable television and film appearances were The Rector’s Wife, Just William, Murder Most Horrid, and As You Like It.