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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,060 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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A major mix-up at Blandings Castle, in which Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth's residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty. Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth's peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete her own meddling secretary, and Dame Daphne Winkworth who has her eye on becoming the next Countess. As ever the stage is set for Gally to try and restore order to the ensuing chaos!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/19/2014

    " I don't think you can go wrong with Wodehouse, but I don't think this is nearly as good as the Jeeves and Wooster series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 2/15/2014

    " Entertaining follow up to Full Moon, again featuring Galahad and Hermione at Blandings Castle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 2/8/2014

    " Recently on the Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson was asked what he thought was the best book by P.G. Wodehouse. I would have thought that an impossible question, since they're all very high quality and very much alike. But with only a little hesitation he answered "Galahad at Blandings." Inspired by that, I got it from the library, and of the Wodehouse I've read, I'd have to agree with him. It is certainly the best plotted, with about eight intertwined plot threads, each filled with complications, all coming to crises in the last pages, and all miraculously solved to the good by the intrepid Galahad Threepwood. Galahad is apparently a Wodehouse regular, but I'd never met him before. He is a wonderful character, a man "rather wild in his youth," now in his fifties, who thrives on tobacco, alcohol, camaraderie, and very little sleep. He is quick, witty, a shameless liar, good-hearted, and utterly likeable. His efforts to be helpful often backfire; but undaunted, he continues to manipulate all the other characters, and eventually everything comes out just fine. Overbearing, dragon-like aunts are utterly routed, a horrible little boy gets what he deserves, feuding young lovers are blissfully reunited, the pig recovers from her terrible hangover(!) to eat healthily once again, debts are paid, the Empire is solid, and all is right with the world. I have recently read two Wodehouse novels, one written in his mid twenties, this one when he was eighty-one. It is the best so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/28/2014

    " PG Wodehouse has some of the best lines and names imaginable. To say much more would give something away, but suffice it to say I reallly enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 1/28/2014

    " Not one of the better Blandings books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani | 1/25/2014

    " Amusing but not nearly as hilarious as the other Wodehouse books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 1/25/2014

    " Galahad Threepwood is Bertram Wilberforce Wooster... with a brain. Dangerous combination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saubeer Mann | 1/23/2014

    " My first Wodehouse, interesting to see the way he wound up most of the characters together and set up humourous situations. The writing is quite good, but the situations are a bit stretched sometimes, nevertheless the character of the pig itself introduces a good dose of humour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 1/21/2014

    " Any Blandings stories are superb! In a typically tangled plot, Lord Emsworth encounters Dame Daphne Winkworth and her horrible son Huxley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Moberg | 1/19/2014

    " Actually, I listened to the audible.com version of this novel in the car on a trip. It was typical, funny, clever Wodehouse. I'm always struck by his perfect word choices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/17/2014

    " First Wodehouse I read with Galahad and set at Blandings Castle and I enjoyed it immensely - somehow it did not rise to the ridiculousness of some Jeeves stories and I guess I appreciated that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derk | 1/14/2014

    " This was my second Wodehouse book and I found in a pleasant read, but it didn't grab my interest. (Unlike my first Wodehouse book, which I thoroughly enjoyed and was sorry to see end).) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 12/27/2013

    " Just plain fun. This was a good one, on the high end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 12/26/2013

    " as always such fun! There's no one like Gally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hans Mastbroek | 12/24/2013

    " Prettige hernieuwde kennismaking met P.G. Woodhouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 12/16/2013

    " Good book, good story line. It took me a little while to get into it but once I did I couldn't put it down. Definitely check it out if you like British humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/21/2013

    " Frivolous and fun; true P.G. Wodehouse style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/12/2013

    " This is a giggle clear through. I love, love the way Wodehouse presents the world in which his characters move. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/11/2013

    " What is better than a Wodehouse story? Nothing...especially if it is a "Blandings" story. A good way to start for anyone who has not read Wodehouse before is to buy, "Life at Blandings". It has 3 books under one cover. You will be hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 6/23/2013

    " One of the Blandings stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed Park | 4/9/2013

    " More classic Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/5/2013

    " You just can't get enough of Wodehouse...!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 1/8/2013

    " Funny, but not Jeeves and Wooster funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Schwent | 12/27/2012

    " I'd say 90% of the people that visit Blandings Castle are imposters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 9/18/2012

    " I think PG Wodehouse is always a good palate cleanser. Even though all his many books tend to follow the same general storyline, they're always refreshing and light and fun. I love the Blandings series and this was a delightful pick-me-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vijay | 8/7/2012

    " My first PG Wodehouse book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/3/2012

    " This one mostly trod water reworking familiar situations and characters. He shouldn't have married Constance off as Hermione's no match for her! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 5/18/2012

    " Anything Wodehouse is good for me! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 5/14/2012

    " I think I am suffering from word aversion. Attempting to read this book was for me like facing Everest. It was just too wordy. Maybe I'll come back to it later but I rather think not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/26/2012

    " I loved this book!It was so funny! "

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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.