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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (592 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Nigel Lambert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blandings Castle Saga Release Date: August 2000 ISBN: 9781482975260
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Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There’s a crime wave which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon and was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations, Ukridge appears on Corky’s doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda, while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love …

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  • “Nigel Lambert sounds as if Wodehouse himself directed him. His timing is flawless, his characterizations masterful. Moreover, he throws himself so thoroughly into the narrative that even a much lesser text would sound hilarious and even exciting. This is a great comic interpreting the work of a great humorist.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurence | 2/19/2014

    " Simply hilarious!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette Spangler | 2/10/2014

    " This is a collection of short stories. There is only one story from the Blandings Castle series, and it was laugh out loud funny. The other stories weren't quite as clever, but I still enjoyed reading them. I would recommend reading the Blandings Castle from the beginning. It has some of my favorite Wodehouse characters. "

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

    " Definitely funny British social commentary, would probably be more funny if I knew more about golf. These would make great radio plays or TV episodes (someone's probably already done it). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/31/2014

    " Clever, witty and just plain fun to read. You have to get used to his style at first and then it's all down hill from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent. And I also read it December of 2009. "

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

    " Wodehouse always makes me laugh, the antics of his characters and the fantastic dialogues make this book a must-read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/15/2014

    " Clever, witty and just plain fun to read. You have to get used to his style at first and then it's all down hill from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jono | 1/12/2014

    " Lord Emsworth is the best, but there were tons of other really funny moments in here. Great train reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 1/9/2014

    " A hodgepodge, yes -- but what hodge! What podge! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Crompton | 1/9/2014

    " I turned to this book, one of my favorites by Wodehouse, when I needed a break from some more serious reading. There are nine stories in this collection: a Blandings Castle story, three golf stories told by The Oldest Member, a Drones Club story, and three concerning that resourceful scoundrel Ukridge. They're all excellent, but the honors have to go to "The Crime Wave at Blandings," the longest story here, and one of the best things Wodehouse ever wrote. The Efficient Baxter has returned to torment Lord Emsworth, but before the action is over, he has been shot with an air rifle a total of four times - by Lord Emsworth (twice), Lady Constance, and even by Beach, the butler. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Highly recommended for Wodehouse fans, and it would probably be a good introduction for those not familiar with his world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 1/6/2014

    " A lighthearted read you'll get through in one evening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Thrift | 1/1/2014

    " By far the least excellent Wodehouse I've read. Perhaps there's too much golf. Still funny, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 12/29/2013

    " I think PG Wodehouse is perfect airplane/bus-ride reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 12/10/2013

    " Lord Emsworth may be the funniest of P.G. Wodehouse's characters -- all of them a ridiculous send-up the the British aristocracy. P.G. has been called the best writer in the English language. He is certainly the funniest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarahk | 12/10/2013

    " Amazingly funny. Wodhouse is clean comedy that's actually smart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurence | 12/2/2013

    " Simply hilarious!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 11/25/2013

    " Leading off with the classic tale "The Crime Wave at Blandings", the book then offers tales from Mr. Mulliner, golf tales from the Oldest Member, and 3 Ukridge stories. The best is the Blandings Castle story, which is hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 11/24/2013

    " Leading off with the classic tale "The Crime Wave at Blandings", the book then offers tales from Mr. Mulliner, golf tales from the Oldest Member, and 3 Ukridge stories. The best is the Blandings Castle story, which is hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 11/10/2013

    " Nine short stories including The Crime Wave at Blandings in which Baxter gets pinged with an airgun by (a)George (b)Beach the butler and (c)Lord Emsworth himself, twice. This was the very first Wodehouse I read. I was hooked! Hilarious British humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 11/6/2013

    " As usual, Wodehouse made me laugh out loud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/2/2013

    " Short Stories. The first one is the story of shooting Baxter and is wonderful. The others are sub-par for Wodehouse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 10/24/2013

    " A lighthearted read you'll get through in one evening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 10/24/2013

    " Several of these stories were especially humorous and entertaining, but I was tired of hearing about golf at the end of it. So many of the stories centered around this sport - and I know nothing about it. Overall, very good read, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Thrift | 10/16/2013

    " By far the least excellent Wodehouse I've read. Perhaps there's too much golf. Still funny, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 9/17/2013

    " As usual, Wodehouse made me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunnyhugger1 | 8/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed the first - and longest - story, "The Crime Wave at Blandings" but somehow couldn't get into the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 8/12/2013

    " Excellent. And I also read it December of 2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nilesh | 7/4/2013

    " Wonderfully funny. Absolutely wonderful even by the perfect Wodehouse standards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/22/2013

    " Definitely funny British social commentary, would probably be more funny if I knew more about golf. These would make great radio plays or TV episodes (someone's probably already done it). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 6/22/2013

    " Wodehouse always makes me laugh, the antics of his characters and the fantastic dialogues make this book a must-read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nilesh | 6/20/2013

    " Wonderfully funny. Absolutely wonderful even by the perfect Wodehouse standards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 6/15/2013

    " Pure fun. Who knew the upperish classes of England could be laugh out loud foolish. Wait, I forgot how the Royal family actually behaves. This is still better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 6/14/2013

    " A hodgepodge, yes -- but what hodge! What podge! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 5/11/2013

    " Pure fun. Who knew the upperish classes of England could be laugh out loud foolish. Wait, I forgot how the Royal family actually behaves. This is still better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 5/6/2013

    " Short Stories. The first one is the story of shooting Baxter and is wonderful. The others are sub-par for Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 4/15/2013

    " One tale from Blandings castle, several golf stories, and I get to meet Ukridge for the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarahk | 3/4/2013

    " Amazingly funny. Wodhouse is clean comedy that's actually smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 12/29/2012

    " A collection of nine Wodehouse short stories, light, charmingly amusing, and utterly forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 12/27/2012

    " Any book that begins by pompous people at an English being popped in the posterior by a mysteriously-ubiquitous airgun deserves a place on my permanent rotation of reading material. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 12/23/2012

    " One tale from Blandings castle, several golf stories, and I get to meet Ukridge for the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/27/2012

    " Very funny, in an old fashioned kind of way that I like. Not a big fan of the golf stories but love the Ukridge character and his aunt Julia. Need to look out for the Jeeves collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 11/17/2012

    " A collection of short stories from the Master of Mirth, this book has some serious laugh-out-loud moments. This is another instant classic from one of my favourite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 11/16/2012

    " Any book that begins by pompous people at an English being popped in the posterior by a mysteriously-ubiquitous airgun deserves a place on my permanent rotation of reading material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jono | 11/6/2012

    " Lord Emsworth is the best, but there were tons of other really funny moments in here. Great train reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Gould | 10/12/2012

    " Emsworth is simply one of the greatest comic creations ever. The story about the shaved mousy ache is also fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/26/2012

    " Very funny, in an old fashioned kind of way that I like. Not a big fan of the golf stories but love the Ukridge character and his aunt Julia. Need to look out for the Jeeves collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 4/2/2012

    " A collection of short stories from the Master of Mirth, this book has some serious laugh-out-loud moments. This is another instant classic from one of my favourite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 12/31/2011

    " I think PG Wodehouse is perfect airplane/bus-ride reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 12/9/2011

    " Nine short stories including The Crime Wave at Blandings in which Baxter gets pinged with an airgun by (a)George (b)Beach the butler and (c)Lord Emsworth himself, twice. This was the very first Wodehouse I read. I was hooked! Hilarious British humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunnyhugger1 | 11/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed the first - and longest - story, "The Crime Wave at Blandings" but somehow couldn't get into the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 10/11/2011

    " Several of these stories were especially humorous and entertaining, but I was tired of hearing about golf at the end of it. So many of the stories centered around this sport - and I know nothing about it. Overall, very good read, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 5/11/2011

    " A collection of nine Wodehouse short stories, light, charmingly amusing, and utterly forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 4/30/2011

    " Lord Emsworth may be the funniest of P.G. Wodehouse's characters -- all of them a ridiculous send-up the the British aristocracy. P.G. has been called the best writer in the English language. He is certainly the funniest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Gould | 3/17/2011

    " Emsworth is simply one of the greatest comic creations ever. The story about the shaved mousy ache is also fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BJ Rose | 3/16/2011

    " What's not to like about P.G. Wodehouse?!
    Lord Emsworth was the jewel in the crown of these short stories, and by itself would have a 5* rating. But a a non-golfer, I didn't really enjoy the humor in some of the other stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesa | 11/22/2010

    " As usual, Wodehouse made me laugh out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 5/12/2010

    " Leading off with the classic tale "The Crime Wave at Blandings", the book then offers tales from Mr. Mulliner, golf tales from the Oldest Member, and 3 Ukridge stories. The best is the Blandings Castle story, which is hilarious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 9/11/2009

    " A lighthearted read you'll get through in one evening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 7/10/2009

    " Clever, witty and just plain fun to read. You have to get used to his style at first and then it's all down hill from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 6/4/2009

    " Excellent. And I also read it December of 2009. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/6/2009

    " Definitely funny British social commentary, would probably be more funny if I knew more about golf. These would make great radio plays or TV episodes (someone's probably already done it). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maysoon | 2/21/2009

    " I really enjoyed the first - and longest - story, "The Crime Wave at Blandings" but somehow couldn't get into the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 12/26/2008

    " I think PG Wodehouse is perfect airplane/bus-ride reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 12/14/2008

    " A collection of nine Wodehouse short stories, light, charmingly amusing, and utterly forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/7/2008

    " Very funny, in an old fashioned kind of way that I like. Not a big fan of the golf stories but love the Ukridge character and his aunt Julia. Need to look out for the Jeeves collection. "

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

    " Lord Emsworth is the best, but there were tons of other really funny moments in here. Great train reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 8/22/2008

    " Lord Emsworth may be the funniest of P.G. Wodehouse's characters -- all of them a ridiculous send-up the the British aristocracy. P.G. has been called the best writer in the English language. He is certainly the funniest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 7/10/2008

    " Short Stories. The first one is the story of shooting Baxter and is wonderful. The others are sub-par for Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 1/15/2008

    " A hodgepodge, yes -- but what hodge! What podge! "

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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

Nigel Lambert has appeared in Doctor Who, Bergerac, and Heartbeat. A frequent narrator for audiobooks and television, he provided the narration for Look Around You, a parody of educational science programs.