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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Jimmy Pitt bets an actor friend that any fool could burgle a house, offering to demonstrate the feat that very night, he puts his reputation on the line. He hires the services of a professional burglar, but his difficulties are increased when he has the misfortune to select police captain McEachern’s house for the burglary. And imagine Jimmy’s consternation when he learns that Captain McEachern’s daughter is none other than the beautiful Molly, whom he has worshipped from afar for quite some time.

From New York, the action of the story moves to Dreever Castle in Shropshire, England, where Jimmy’s bird comes home to roost—with a vengeance. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of rural England, A Gentleman of Leisure contains all the wit and humor we have come to expect from the inimitable P. G. Wodehouse.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The reader, Frederick Davidson, has a very interesting voice and uses it well to bring the various characters to life.”

    Library Journal

  • “[Davidson’s] light characterizations of the British male uppercrust come off well…the story is hilarious.”


  • An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner in 1993

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave Law | 1/9/2014

    " Fairly typically Wodehouse here, so an enjoyable light romantic comedy - comfort reading for what ails you. One of his better solo novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 12/30/2013

    " Wodehouse, read in a day at the Clifty Falls Inn between swims. Not my favorite, but still full of the Joy That Is Wodehouse for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ruth | 12/3/2013

    " After more than one of the scenes felt shockingly familiar, I began to fear that Wodehouse had recycled a plot: upon investigation, I discovered that I'd read an earlier (1909) version of this same story called The Gem Collector. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellen | 8/26/2013

    " Audiobook version fabulous, in the vein of "Importance of Being Earnest." Frederick Davidson is a fabulous narrator. "

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