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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781455173334
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“I think the Cosmopolis is a bally rotten hotel!”

Having made a bitter enemy of Daniel Brewster, owner of New York’s Hotel Cosmopolis, Archie Moffam (fresh from England) checks out and heads south, where he woos and weds one Lucille Brewster … little thinking. Back at the Hotel Cosmopolis, Archie once again finds himself confronted by Mr. Brewster, who resembles nothing so much as a “man-eating fish.”

Then the fun begins.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/24/2014

    " Great fun - a smile on every page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachna | 1/19/2014

    " It's not as great as Jeeves, and everything here is happy serendipity, but a nice light read with the unmistakable Wodehouse humour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/27/2013

    " A hit song about Mother's knee, an amnesiac, paintings bad and good, the Poconos, smart dogs and stupid human tricks, midnight intruders -- it's all here, in another one of Wodehouse's comic masterpieces. The only fly in the humor ointment is the vernacular of the hero, which is so determinedly dim that it gets a bit preposterous at times. You want to tell Archie to get on with it and stop dithering, and when he finally does, it's nearly too late. But not quite..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 12/20/2013

    " Some parts have that "contrived" feel to them more than in some other Wodehouse, but still great. Read Nov/Dec 2011. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronak Banker | 12/1/2013

    " Great book... seemed a bit dull in the beginning and could'nt emphathize with Archie's character... (may be because had read lot of Wooster books).. but as the story and plot picked up, the book was really interesting... the situations were quite funny, and I could'nt help laughing while reading.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rauf | 11/30/2013

    " Ye gods, man. So far this has got to be the worst Wodehouse book I've ever read. Laughter count: 1 (when the former valet cons everyone to buy the figurine, that was the only good part). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/25/2013

    " As someone else mentioned on here, it was refreshing to read/listen to a Wodehouse novel in which the "hero" and his woman have a *good* relationship. None of Bertie and his unending attempts to free himself of all romantic entanglements...Archie and his wife seem genuinely happy. It was nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 11/18/2013

    " Listened to CD. Wodehouse bumbling cleverness as usual. Just the thing to laugh at on the way home at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/28/2013

    " Tons of fun. This was my first Wodehouse book, and he's a great as advertised. He adds great comic detail to almost every situation. He doesn't even neglect to give Peter, the escaped snake, a personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Findley | 7/13/2013

    " Perfect beach read, light and fun. "

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

    " The plot's a bit less collected than the usual Wodehouse fare, giving the impression that this may have been published originally in installments, but it's still some classic Wodehouse, and therefore enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/4/2012

    " Wodehouse at his light-hearted finest. Archie could be a married Bertie Wooster, minus Jeeves. Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc & Charly | 6/15/2012

    " A series of mishaps that all end well. Funny throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/8/2012

    " Entertaining easy read... Archie can be somewhat annoying at times but overall it was an enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 11/24/2011

    " Good. Read again in August 2010. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 11/9/2011

    " Poor Archie--he is thrilled to marry his beloved Lucille, the daughter of a millionaire hotelier. But his lack of money, occupation, and tact displease his new father-in-law, and Archie finds it close to impossible to placate the "man- eating fish." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prasad GR | 10/7/2011

    " Again, great company during my bicycle rides to office... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabrina Ali | 8/28/2011

    " Don't really see what all the fuss is about. Nice read but nothing spectacular "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam G | 8/26/2011

    " This was lots of fun. Fortunately I've recently watched a couple of series of Jeeves and Wooster, so I could easily imagine Hugh Laurie in the part of Archie, and that made it that much funnier. Several laugh out loud bits, and great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus Gipps | 8/9/2011

    " The Indiscretions of Archie falls somewhere between the two extremes of Wodehouse joy, being a set of linked short stories, and thus cheered me up no end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 5/16/2011

    " Project Gutenberg.

    I found myself laughing out loud all through this book. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/18/2011

    " Entertaining easy read... Archie can be somewhat annoying at times but overall it was an enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/12/2011

    " Wodehouse at his light-hearted finest. Archie could be a married Bertie Wooster, minus Jeeves. Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 1/25/2011

    " Archie reminds me a lot of Bertie Wooster. I wonder which one came first? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/28/2010

    " This one will sit near the top of my Wodehouse collection. Archie is a devoted newlywed who is a bit slow on the uptake and affably unaware of the quality of his ideas. The book is more episodic than many of the novels, but it's also full of the verbal gems that make Wodehouse so lovable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 11/15/2010

    " This was lots of fun. Fortunately I've recently watched a couple of series of Jeeves and Wooster, so I could easily imagine Hugh Laurie in the part of Archie, and that made it that much funnier. Several laugh out loud bits, and great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 9/13/2010

    " The Indiscretions of Archie falls somewhere between the two extremes of Wodehouse joy, being a set of linked short stories, and thus cheered me up no end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 6/9/2010

    " Listened to CD. Wodehouse bumbling cleverness as usual. Just the thing to laugh at on the way home at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 6/2/2010

    " Great fun - a smile on every page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 10/17/2009

    " My sympathies were entirely with Archie's poor father-in-law. A lummox lacking all of Wodehouse's usual literary charms. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rauf | 8/22/2009

    " Ye gods, man. So far this has got to be the worst Wodehouse book I've ever read. Laughter count: 1 (when the former valet cons everyone to buy the figurine, that was the only good part). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 6/2/2009

    " Good. Read again in August 2010. "

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.