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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mr. Mulliner Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781482982015
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In the bar-parlor of the Angler’s Rest, a bucolic English pub, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of pints of stout and whiskeys and splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver (“Your serpent, Sir,” said the voice of Simmons), and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already.”

    Lynne Truss, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists.”

    Susan Hill, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The incomparable and timeless genius—perfect for readers of all ages, shapes, and sizes!”

    Kate Mosse, New York Times bestselling author

  • “For as long as I’m immersed in a P. G. Wodehouse book, it’s possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day.”

    Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author

  • “It’s dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I’ll risk it with [Wodehouse].”

    John Humphrys, author, journalist, and radio and television presenter

  • “[P. G. Wodehouse] is known for numerous popular stories and novels about his whimsical upper-class characters: the Honorable Bertie Wooster, Psmith, Mr. Mulliner; Jeeves, the valet; and assorted peers. Much of the humor stems from the idle gentleman. The books contain fantasy, affectionate satire, and the absurd comic situations of farce. The style is very elaborate, full of verbal ingenuity, mock pomposity, and unexpected slang.”

    The Reader’s Encyclopedia

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sun | 12/6/2013

    " The best of the Mulliner books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacie | 9/21/2013

    " Mr. Wodehouse definitely has a way with words. What a collection! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald Nixon | 5/9/2013

    " The later Wodehouse,particularly those with Lord Emsworth, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves outrank these earlier efforts- Mulliner,Psmith etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/21/2012

    " Good. Mulliner and Bobbie Wickham are not my favorite characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Prasad GR | 2/12/2012

    " Good in parts. But coming from Wodehouse, it is a huge let down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 1/17/2012

    " Not the best of the Mulliner collections but it gets four stars anyway because it includes one of my all time favorite Wodehouse stories, "The Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court." The three Bobbie Wickham stories are also quite good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inert1 | 1/8/2012

    " The usual great Wodehouse. In a series of anecdotes, Mr. Mulliner's relatives manage to preserve or scuttle engagements, while shooting old men with bb guns and climbing from the windows of aristocratic country home on ladders made from knotted sheets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 12/31/2011

    " Another great collection of stories from the master of mirth, my own favourite in this collection was 'The man who gave up smoking'. A great politically incorrect tale about the dangers of putting your pipe or cigars down! "

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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

Jonathan Cecil (1939–2011) was a vastly experienced actor, appearing at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as in such West End productions as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Seagull, and The Bed before Yesterday. He toured in The Incomparable Max, Twelfth Night, and An Ideal Husband, while among his considerable television and film appearances were The Rector’s Wife, Just William, Murder Most Horrid, and As You Like It.