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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (835 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Nigel Lambert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blandings Castle Saga Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781482986433
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Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, sank back in his chair looking like the good old man in a Victorian melodrama whose mortgage the villain had just foreclosed. He felt the absence of that gentle glow which customarily accompanied the departure of one of his sisters. Lord Emsworth needed Galahad. There are tricky corners to be rounded and assorted godsons, impostors, and pretty girls to be paired off. Fortunately, many years’ membership of the Pelican Club means the Honourable Galahad Threepwood is able to keep cool, stiffen his upper lip, and always think a shade quicker than the next man.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of delights—which are made all the more delightful by Nigel Lambert’s spirited reading.”

    Library Journal, audio review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianna | 2/20/2014

    " Love the Blandings books! Always so witty and entertaining! Wodehouse is wonderfully apt at a humorous/ironic turn-of-phrase that catches me off-guard and makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Sheppard | 2/19/2014

    " Hmmm. Not the best and brightest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayaz Khan | 2/15/2014

    " A P G Wodehouse novel never fails to uplift the mood no matter which state it is in. A Pelican at Blandings, the first book I read in the Blandings series, was no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/23/2014

    " It's amazing how dear old P.G managed to wrangle so many variations on the same theme- the gorgon aunt/sister, pigs, young love thwarted then retrieved, the imposter and so on. A late entry in the field and not one of the best but still worth a chuckle or two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/22/2014

    " I have been reading this between nineteenth-century novellas, journal articles and animal criticism. I needed something to salvage my sanity, and P.G. Wodehouse is just what the doctor ordered. I've been having to stifle my giggles while perusing this in the library -- and not wholly successfully. If you've never read this underrated gem of an author, I'd highly recommend you do so (and I'd start with any of the Blandings Castle tales). Wodehouse is perfect for a rainy day. Stephen Fry said it best with the following: 'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gen | 1/20/2014

    " I love the stories by PG Wodehouse! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/18/2014

    " Lots of fun to listen to in the car. Great silliness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 valpal | 1/14/2014

    " Audiobook downloaded from library. Not quite as great as the Jeeves/Wooster series but still very enjoyable. I'd like to read the series from the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/13/2014

    " It was a light funny read, as P. G. Wodehouse's books always are. I laughed out loud many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 1/12/2014

    " A hoot! Wodehouse, the consummate juggler, throws his zany balls into the air, makes them do acrobatics, and then catches them all in a grand finale. The man should write musical comedies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tashfeen | 1/10/2014

    " Quite good! One of the best ones in the Blandings Castle series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/28/2013

    " A delightful, easy read. Nothing serious here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Dutcher | 12/10/2013

    " Kinda running out of Wodehouse here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Schwent | 11/17/2013

    " Once again, Lord Emsworth and Uncle Galahad produce the laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Jones | 10/6/2013

    " This may be my favorite so far. So silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Foster | 8/23/2013

    " Took a break from Crime and Punishment to read this on Sunday. Perfect accompaniment for the first afternoon of spring :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 8/21/2013

    " Great. I had read before in the early eighties under another title. Lotsa fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette Spangler | 8/20/2013

    " If you haven't read any Wodehouse, you're missing out! It's such a fun escape, and I have enjoyed my trip through the Blandings Castle series. Only one more to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 6/13/2013

    " Another hilarious farce. I love the pig-minded earl, his imperious sister, and his free-spirited younger brother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nalini | 4/19/2013

    " You never get tired of Wodehouse..Brilliant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanditha Nath | 3/24/2013

    " My next favourite character after Lord Emsworth - a whole book devoted to the natty Galahad Threepwood. A treat!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stradonis | 2/4/2013

    " Wodehouse stays the same forever. He never disappoint me :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R. | 10/11/2012

    " (U.S. title: No Nudes is Good Nudes) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 8/9/2012

    " Love this book. Tons of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tashfeen | 3/3/2011

    " Quite good! One of the best ones in the Blandings Castle series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/19/2010

    " Great. I had read before in the early eighties under another title. Lotsa fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 12/15/2010

    " Wonderful character sketches, witty dialogue and preposterous plot development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 9/17/2010

    " “The Duke of Dunstable, though pop eyed and far too heavily moustached for most tastes, was no poltroon” "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/12/2010

    " Lots of fun to listen to in the car. Great silliness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lovi | 3/28/2010

    " Amazing, funny and very very British. The perfect reading for my sparetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stef | 11/17/2009

    " Frederick Davidson (aka David Case) is one of my favorite narrators of 20th Century English fiction. His talents really shine in his narration of A Pelican at Blandings. This is the last book Wodehouse completed in the Blandings series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stradonis | 3/28/2009

    " Wodehouse stays the same forever. He never disappoint me :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 9/8/2008

    " Another hilarious farce. I love the pig-minded earl, his imperious sister, and his free-spirited younger brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/6/2008

    " Once again, Lord Emsworth and Uncle Galahad produce the laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srikanth | 1/4/2008

    " Well, it's a P. G. WODEHOUSE novel. So, do I still need to write a review?!

    Just go read it.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prashant | 8/28/2007

    " British English - many new vocabs.
    Wodehouse style - fantastic.
    Superlative humor. "

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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

Nigel Lambert has appeared in Doctor Who, Bergerac, and Heartbeat. A frequent narrator for audiobooks and television, he provided the narration for Look Around You, a parody of educational science programs.