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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,017 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Michael Hordern and Richard Briers Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail? 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 Deanne | 2/18/2014

    " Feel I need to apologize for laughing outloud on frequent occasions whilst reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasad GR | 2/14/2014

    " Just the kind of book one should cuddle up with during a holiday - i did so. As always, Wodehouse at his sublime best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Moriarty | 2/5/2014

    " The main character in this book is Bertie Wooster. He is a well to do young gentleman in England in the 1930's. He is described accurately by Jeeves as mentally negligible, although he is in my opinion quite witty. While not that bright, he hires Jeeves whose brain bulges out behind his ears and feeds on fish. All that Bertie wants to do is stay single, stay in London, and have fun at the Drones Club. But his aunts and others force him to do their bidding by way of blackmail. "

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

    " [summer 2008] typical wodehouse/jeeves/bertie. which is to say, a great mix of droll humor, erudition, short-sighted scheming, far-sighted scheming and linguistic turns of the highest british order. most of the other wodehouse i've read has been shorter stories, and it was nice to get a novel-length treatment. this was, yet again, summer vacation reading for me, and in my opinion that's the perfect setting for jeeves and crew. "

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

    " I read the first edition of this book, published in 1946 and entitled "Joy in the Morning." It has illustrations (by Paul Galdone) that are whimsical and dated, and do not match up with my Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry mental images of Wooster and Jeeves. There are probably very few phrases in literature as scary as Bertie Wooster saying "I'll take care of it." After being somewhat traumatized by the conflagration that destroys Wee Nooke, I settled down and enjoyed this typical piece of Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ | 1/23/2014

    " Wodehouse has this ability to create nonstop hilarity from start to finish. I laughed out loud at the bizarre situations Wooster finds himself in and the behavior of the upper-class genteel (sp?) people living in England ca. 1920's. "

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

    " (This is actually the same book as "Jeeves in the Morning". It's simply printed under a different title depending on where you find it.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Crawford | 1/19/2014

    " Wodehouse is laugh out loud funny. An enjoyable read all around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/19/2014

    " I laughed out loud several times. LOVE Edwin and his acts of kindness! And hope he never tries to do one for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Hansen | 11/28/2013

    " Trapped in Steeple Bumpleigh, a lesser man than Bertie Wooster would have given way. Ex-fiancee Florence Cray is present, as is "Stilton" Cheesewright, her new fiance. But the biggest blot on the landscape has to be Edwin the Boy Scout whose acts of kindness resembled those of sheer malevolence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lamplight | 11/26/2013

    " Edwin, the boy scout is hilarious. Some of the funniest Wodehouse characters I've encountered yet! "

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

    " This was my first Jeeves - I laughed and laughed. Great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Kay | 11/11/2013

    " Wodehouse should be reread as needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 7/27/2013

    " Reading my way through a Wodehouse omnibus and this is the first short novel in it. Too much Bertie, not enough Jeeves, but it does have moments of great hilarity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregory | 7/26/2013

    " My first Wodehouse. Not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 3/5/2013

    " One of the funniest Wodehouse books, in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ratandeep Singh | 11/12/2012

    " Best of all Sir PG Wodehouse's books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 9/27/2012

    " Jeeves in the Morning by P. G. Wodehouse (1990) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Askin | 4/8/2012

    " Trouble awaits Bertie at Steeple Bumpleigh, Aunt Agatha's lair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Fournier | 3/21/2012

    " Best Wodehouse book I've read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Stone | 2/23/2012

    " Way to use the old bean, Wooster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/11/2012

    " Brilliant, not much more to say "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 5/5/2011

    " I can do no better than Evelyn Waugh: "Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 5/3/2011

    " One might argue that the title suggests that there could be such a thing as too much Jeeves, and that, I think, could not be true. The introduction by Robert McCrum is also a nice little read and shouldn't be skipped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 4/2/2011

    " Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I'm never let down by Wodehouse.

    Honoria Glossop's laugh was alternately compared to "a squadron of cavalry cantering over a tin bridge", "a steam-riveting machine" and "waves breaking on a stern and rockbound coast". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcy | 6/4/2010

    " Wow! This is the first time I read a book that isn't in the GoodReads system. I read the first edition of Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse, not this collected edition.

    Anyway, I have hope for the human race when I read such glorious prose as Wodehouse produced in this novel. "

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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.