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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (889 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: September 2008 ISBN:
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P.G. Wodehouse is hailed by many as one of, if not THE best of the British comic authors. With a devoted following and a sharp farcical wit, Wodehouse continues his famous Blandings series with lashings of all of the fantastic quirks and quips his fans love so dearly.

Galahad Threepwood is causing scandal again...this time by deciding to NOT publish his potentially humiliating high-society memoirs. His decision causes rifts in the ranks at castle Blandings, and all involved split into three camps: those who want the book suppressed, those who want it published, and those who, for some reason or another, have been sent to steal it.

A very British restrained chaos inevitably ensues, and a listener can expect a whole host of the usual confusion, blackmail, robbery, and of course, the odd bit of pig-kidnap. The Empress had better watch her back....

Veteran Wodehouse reader Martin Jarvis never fails to please, with marvellous characterisation and an obvious respect and passion for the author and his works. 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 Jenni | 2/16/2014

    " PG Wodehouse is a genius! I loved this story. It was delightful and hilarious. I cannot wait to read the rest of the Blandings Castle series, then on to his other books. I highly recommend for those who enjoy English humor. "

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

    " Good Wodehouse - only suffers from too many characters, so sisters and brothers sometimes became interchangeable. "

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

    " One of my favorite Wodehouses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindley Walter-smith | 2/8/2014

    " Pretty much perfect Wodehouse, shimmery and brilliant. Lord Emsworth and Monty Bodkin in the same book, as well as Lady Constance Keeble and Lady Julia Fish, makes for utter adorableness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 2/5/2014

    " What silly book of silly circumstances! Quite enjoyable in all its guffawing glory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 1/30/2014

    " The obsession with the pig always has its uses. "

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

    " Now I know where Alexander McCall Smith gets his inspiration. Beautifully written, if completely ridiculous. I guess that's why it's a comic novel. My first Wodehouse but definitely not my last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 1/8/2014

    " For a long time I have avoided Wodehouse. He is just too silly. But I had a long car trip, and this book was available in the library on tape. It was fun listening to this nonsense. Wodehouse creates some colorful characters, mixes them together, and the story probably writes itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/1/2014

    " The first Wodehouse book I ever read. A Blandings Castle book. Made me giggle aloud on the school bus, as I recall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Schwent | 12/31/2013

    " I'm beginning to think the Blandings Castle books are funnier than the Bertie-Jeeves ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toggedout | 12/31/2013

    " Wheels within wheels. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/28/2013

    " Absolutely as wonderful, funny, and transporting as the others! What a way to make the daily walk more enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. Smith | 12/24/2013

    " Not as good as some of the others in this fine collection, but still pretty amazing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 12/5/2013

    " One of the Blandings series. Not the best of the group but worth reading if you like Wodehouse and Blandings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/2/2013

    " Martin Jarvis is amazing as the reader of these books! Delightful and thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 10/30/2013

    " Great classic Wodehouse. Emsworth Arms, The Empress , Mean Aunts, it was just a great book and a good example of why this guy is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/16/2013

    " I say, a dashed good read, what? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Tuley | 5/6/2012

    " I love the lunacy of Blandings Castle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 4/19/2012

    " Really a 4.5, but true, vintage, farcical Wodehouse. A fantastic rainy day (or any day) read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/26/2012

    " Hilarious. Absolutely hilarious---I am in awe of his writing ability. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 2/11/2012

    " I'll never understand how anyone could dislike, or even be indifferent about, Wodehouse. Stephen Fry's description of his books as 'sunlit perfection' just about covers it. I'd have killed myself if it wasn't for these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Nadolny | 1/13/2012

    " Another great one by Wodehouse! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 psm | 1/3/2012

    " as wordsworth would say, "dull would he be of soul" who wasn't wowed by wodehouse's blandings stories. the prose is liquid sublime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie | 11/13/2011

    " Hilarious. I love this author. Lots and lots of fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 2/1/2011

    " This was a long hard slog, but in the end this book was humorous and enjoyable. The real difficulty with this book for me was the number of sub-plots occurring to eventually achieve the same goal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 12/27/2010

    " I'm having trouble with time and peace of mind right now (having to find a place and move). That made this one hard to concentrate on but Wodehouse is as always great. i will need to re-do this one again when I'm more at peace and can give it the attention it's due. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/21/2010

    " Very fun second part of the story started in Summer Lightning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/17/2010

    " It is no secret that I love Wodehouse. His language alone is utterly charming and idiosyncratic. Shockingly enough, I had never read any of his Blandings books before, and these three came in one volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 5/10/2010

    " There is no way to explain P.G. Wodehouse other than brilliant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/11/2010

    " Laugh out loud funny on several occasions; well written and great characters, but feather-light, predictable plot. Nice light entertainment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/26/2009

    " This book had 3 stories in it. I got through the first one. Dry, British humor, which wasn't bad, but just outdated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 8/18/2009

    " Although his plots are like a series of identical knots, Wodehouse's syntax glimmers with genius (like Jeeves). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanjiv | 3/14/2009

    " Omnibus with the following titles

    1. Something Fresh
    2. Summer Lightning
    3. Heavy Weather "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/26/2008

    " A light hearted book full of mischief and mayhem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 9/7/2008

    " I always forget how much fun Blandings Castle is...and then I re-read this book and remember how thoroughly amusing and ridiculous it all is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 2bnallegory | 8/23/2008

    " This is about three books in one and is a fun read as the family and those around get into ridiculous situations. One can't help but love the Empress of Blandings either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 3/17/2008

    " Whether it is in the city or the countryside, Wodehouse knows how to create a wonderfully situation and let it spin out of control. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mina | 12/12/2007

    " My sense of humor--witty like Coward, and a thoroughly enjoyable escapist guilty pleasure. (This is the "War & Peace" of Wodehouse novels in that it is about 1000 pages.) I'm on the very last story/novel and thoroughly enjoying it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 8/6/2007

    " My introduction to Wodehouse...I have never laughed so many times outloud at a novel. Brilliant "

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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.