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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jeeves and Wooster Series Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455180615
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Anyone who involves himself with Roberta Wickham is asking for trouble, so naturally Bertie Wooster finds himself in just that situation when he goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court. So much is obvious. Why celebrated loony-doctor, Sir Roderick Glossop, should be there too, masquerading as a butler, is less clear. As for Bertie’s former headmaster, the ghastly Aubrey Upjohn, and the dreadful novelist, Mrs. Homer Cream, with her eccentric son, Wilbert—their presence is entirely perplexing.

And now someone has stolen Uncle Tom’s antique silver cow-creamer—again. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster’s problems.

It is only by a stroke of rare—very rare—genius that Bertie Wooster finds a solution. He calls on Jeeves, his incomparable manservant from his annual holiday at Herne Bay, to sort out everybody and everything in his usual inimitable style.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale...He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

    Evelyn Waugh

  • “A brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has produced.”

    Times (London)

  • “[Wodehouse is] a master, a genius of inventiveness and versatility, brilliant in his use of language, [and] more adroit than almost any novelist since Dickens.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “One of Britain’s most talented comic writers.”

    Time

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 2/9/2014

    " Adorable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2014

    " Wooster and Jeeves alway make the day better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Hatch | 2/7/2014

    " P.G. Wodehouse is a brilliant comedy writer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/28/2014

    " I'm sure, by listening to this rather than reading it, I missed loads of word play, but it was still clever and fun (but not enough to make me read more). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 courtney | 1/27/2014

    " Note to self: when reading British books, make sure you are not getting the British title of a book you've already read under the American title: How Right You Are, Jeeves. "

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

    " Mildly diverting. As expected, everything works out in the end. The first Wodehouse I've read, and prolly the last; there wasn't enough meat, and I wasn't impressed enough to continue reading him. "

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

    " The Jeeves books were about my first foray into the silly comedy of the British. I just loved the characters and the period descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zelda of Arel | 1/16/2014

    " This was a short little book by Wodehouse. It was a lot of fun, but not as much as the other ones. It was probably because I missed Jeeves. He is gone from most of the book, off on a holiday, and he was sorely missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Tindall | 1/12/2014

    " Though Jeeves is almost completely absent, a shame indeed, the ever hilarious Aunt Dahlia figures prominently and a great new look at the loony doctor Glossop as the valet Swordfish still make this one fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/6/2014

    " I have listened to several of these Bertie Wooster books on cd and they never fail to make me smile. Bertie's manservant, Jeeves, always seems to save the day AND get in the last word without making Bertie lose face. A unique pair of characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. | 1/3/2014

    " Note: also published under the title Jeeves in the Offing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Haeg | 12/29/2013

    " I read this one while avoiding finishing "The Children's Book" too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasanna | 12/9/2013

    " My second Wodehouse. Finished it in one day. Starting to love Wooster and Jeeves and Co. A great find and highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sun | 12/9/2013

    " Published under the title "How right you are, Jeeves" in the US. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 12/4/2013

    " So British and so hilarious!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi Dahlin | 11/24/2012

    " Fine fun, as usual. Chuckles happening every page or so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/12/2012

    " This was a fast paced somewhat farcical book with interesting British vocabulary and upper crust melodrama. I doubt I'd read more in the series of Jeeves books, but pick one and check out the strange attitudes servant to master and the terminology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raja Vinay | 6/2/2012

    " As the quote on the back of the cover says, "You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in it's delight". Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Adair | 5/4/2012

    " So much fun. Once again, so hilarious and many twists. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves never cease to entertain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 4/28/2012

    " Any PG Wodehouse is money in my book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cat | 3/10/2012

    " one time, i actually picked up a book by Spinoza, just because Jeeves liked him. It turns out, sometimes fictional characters are not great indicators of good philosophers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/22/2012

    " I was all prepared to not really enjoy this book, but I did. Funny, funny, funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Kizer | 10/22/2011

    " Anything by Wodehouse is surprising, clever, dry, witty...and British. When I read Wodehouse I think of Waugh and when I read Waugh I think of Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 5/6/2011

    " I read all of Bertie and Jeeves' exploits in high school. It's impossible to read any Wodehouse without smiling - at least for me. And Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry were perfectly cast for the TV series. "47 Ginger-Headed Sailors"?!? Seriously, who can hear Laurie sing that without laughing? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roshni | 4/23/2011

    " A fantastic book that keeps you rolling on the floor laughing at the characters` antics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 4/5/2011

    " I can listen to these stories over and over. Nothing is wrong in the world as long as Jeeves is taking charge of Bertie Wooster. This one is particularly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/30/2011

    " A lot of fun. Wodehouse continues to be a source of very enjoyable light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie | 3/26/2011

    " If you want to smile like an imbecile for an indeterminate amount of time, read any of the Jeeves & Wooster novels. Precisely! (This book is also sold under the title How Right You Are, Jeeves.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 3/22/2011

    " So much fun. Once again, so hilarious and many twists. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves never cease to entertain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/16/2011

    " I'm sure, by listening to this rather than reading it, I missed loads of word play, but it was still clever and fun (but not enough to make me read more). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prasanna | 2/25/2011

    " My second Wodehouse. Finished it in one day. Starting to love Wooster and Jeeves and Co. A great find and highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/24/2011

    " Pelham Grenville Wodehouse at the top of his game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam C. | 2/17/2011

    " "I would always hesitate to recommend as a life partner a young lady with quite such a vivid shade of red hair." Gotta love Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/9/2011

    " My version included 4 audio CD's, instead of cassettes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 1/8/2011

    " Excellent penmanship. Pure talent. Extremely witty, pure brilliance- it feels like a honour to read a Jeeeves book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 11/23/2010

    " wonderful. several laugh-out-loud parts so you might want to confine your reading to a secluded setting lest you startle others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. | 11/16/2010

    " Note: also published under the title Jeeves in the Offing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rich | 10/16/2010

    " Seemed like Wodehouse was trying a bit too hard with this one? Criminal lack of Jeeves action, too - he only turns up about two-thirds of the way through. "

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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.