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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (836 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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The usual suspects, including Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress, line up at Blandings Castle for a Wodehousian caper that sees members of the upper-classes getting hot and bothered over a nude painting they all want to get their hands on. This is wit at its very finest, read by one of our superlative actors, who reads Wodehouse with the requisite style and panache. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Foster | 2/8/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 2/7/2014

    " 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 Neil | 2/1/2014

    " Late, repetitious addition to the Blandings saga, Wodehouse was around 88 when he wrote this one, but still damn good fun. It's the one with the pig, the painting, the crook, the imposters, the lovers... er sorry that doesn't narrow it down at all does it! Yes Wodehouse here isn't as good as he was in the 30's and 40's but he's still very much Wodehouse, and that's good enough for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Jones | 1/29/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Sheppard | 1/20/2014

    " Hmmm. Not the best and brightest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R. | 1/15/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Palmyrah | 1/11/2014

    " Inspired repetitiveness was one of Wodehouse's most effective laugh-raising techniques, but by the time he came to write A Pelican at Blandings, he'd run through all his old jokes and plot ideas too many times. This book, published in his dotage, recycles all the old Blandings Castle tropes but entirely lacks the sparkle and charm of its predecessors. If you love Wodehouse, particularly the Blandings books, I strongly recommend giving this one a miss. "

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

    " You never get tired of Wodehouse..Brilliant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tashfeen | 1/8/2014

    " 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 James Dutcher | 12/30/2013

    " Kinda running out of Wodehouse here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/21/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siddhartha Das | 12/14/2013

    " Subtle English Humor. Always a pleasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 12/1/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stradonis | 11/24/2013

    " 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 Douglas Wilson | 11/15/2013

    " 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 George | 11/15/2013

    " 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 Jocelyn | 9/26/2013

    " 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 valpal | 4/27/2013

    " 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 Stef | 1/23/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 1/22/2013

    " Love this book. Tons of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette Spangler | 9/7/2012

    " 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 Dorothy | 8/17/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Schwent | 7/16/2012

    " 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 Nanditha Nath | 2/21/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianna | 10/14/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.