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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Herbert Westbrook Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455174379
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This rollicking semi-autobiographical novel weaves a tale of Wodehouse’s early days as a writer, romance gone awry, and the colorful characters he encountered.

James Orlebar Cloyster, in order to marry his true love, embarks on a scheme of such clever deception that he very nearly manages to ruin both his romance and his career.

Told from multiple viewpoints—that of James, his fiancée, and friends—Not George Washington lampoons London society, literary pretension, the West End stage, playwrights, playgoers, bohemian life, and the newspapers of the day.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gallagher | 10/13/2012

    " This book was boring. Five stars! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 9/9/2011

    " Read it on the plane from Greensboro to Dallas. Interesting as it is semi-autobiographical for Plum. Not nearly as funny as his other books but it does have a more involved plot. I have no clue where the title comes from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 11/18/2010

    " A clever plot and enjoyable read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 5/1/2010

    " Not one of his best. It's quite an early one and his humorous style doesn't show through. The plot is also less formulaic than most of his output, which probably sounds like a good thing but it's not! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 11/21/2009

    " Not the best Wodehouse but has its moments of goofy fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 7/24/2009

    " Boring, tedious, repetitious. The only thing of interest is the narrative technique where multiple view points are used. And as for the obscure title ...."I cannot tell a lie"?? A decided oddity "

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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.