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Author: Sebastian Faulks, Danny Penman, Vidyamala Burch Narrator: Vidyamala Burch, Julian Rhind-Tutt Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781427237781
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Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks.

P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("Extricating Young Gussie") to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike.

Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "help" his old friend Peregrine "Woody" Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "Wilberforce,"—and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delightful…Lovely.”

    New York Times

  • “Narrator Rhind-Tutt enthuses, confuses, and expostulates with a gusto worthy of any of his predecessors. Treat yourself and pass many happy hours with a silly smile on your face. AudioFile

  • Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • [Wodehouse is] a brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced. The London Times
  • 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. Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited
  • The funniest writer ever to put words on paper. actor Hugh Laurie

  • “Faulks gives these characters—surely two of the most beloved in the history of fiction—an extra quantum of happiness that, I confess, brought mist to the old peepers. I like to think the master himself would be gratified.”

  • “Entirely delightful.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “In my humble opinion, Faulks has outdone Wodehouse.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jeeves and Wooster are back and in fine fettle. After sampling this tasty bonbon, Wodehouse fans and new readers will want to go back to the original series.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Faulks has risen to the challenge splendidly with this ‘homage’ to Wodehouse. Jeeves and Wooster live again!”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2013
  • Among longlisted titles for The Observer (UK) Books of the Year, 2013
  • Among longlisted titles for The Guardian (UK) Best Books of the Year, 2013

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About the Author

Sebastian Faulks’ six previous novels include Birdsong (1993), Charlotte Gray (2000), The Girl at the Lion d’Or (1989), and On Green Dolphin Street (2001). He is also the author of a biographical study, The Fatal Englishman (1996). He lives in London, is married, and has two sons and a daughter.

About the Narrators

Vidyamala Burch is founder and co-director of Breathworks, an organization offering mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches to living well with chronic pain, illness, and stress. She is the author of Living Well with Pain and Illness which is based on her Breathworks program.

Julian Rhind-Tutt is an actor and voice artist. His audiobook narrations have earned five AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His film appearances include roles in The Madness of King George, The Saint, Les Misérables, Notting Hill, and Tomorrow Never Dies, while his television credits include Reckless, Dangerfield, and Richard II. His stage work includes Editing Process, The Way of the World, Catherine Howard, and as the Duke of York in The Madness of George III. He is also the recipient of the Carlton Hobbs Award from BBC Radio.