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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781482980653
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It takes a lot of effort for Jimmy Crocker to become Piccadilly Jim—nights on the town roistering, headlines in the gossip columns, a string of broken hearts, and breaches of promise. Eventually he becomes rather good at it and manages to go to pieces with his eyes open. But no sooner has Jimmy cut a wild swathe through fashionable London than his terrifying Aunt Nesta decides he must mend his ways. He then falls in love with the girl he has hurt most of all, and after that, things get complicated. In a dizzying plot, impersonations pile on impersonations so that (for reasons that will become clear, we promise) Jimmy ends up having to pretend he’s himself. Does he deserve a happy ending?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The farce is ingenious...The ideal Christmas gift for Wodehousians.”

    Observer (London)

  • “An idyllic world of sublime comedy. No better place to escape.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Wodehouse spoofs again the British upper crust in this 1917 title, which finds the incorrigible title character facing reform by his haughty aunt.”

    Library Journal

  • “Wodehouse brightens up the dullest day and lightens the heaviest heart.”

    Audiobooksreview.co.uk 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PenNPaper52 | 2/19/2014

    " This book is so hilarious. I had never heard of Wodehouse or knew he was the brains behind the Jeeves and Wooster TV series I used to watch when I was young. The story starts with playboy Jim who sets his eyes on Ann Chester. Ann despises Jim for a piece of article he had written some years back. So Jim comes up with a pseudo for himself to get close to Ann. That's when things get complicated and starts to get funny. There is also a nice little piece of animated work that depicts the family in a not so flattering manner that Jim has made for the want of money. Add an international thief and you have a Wodehouse classic tale. The twists and turns he creates is amazing and very hilarious. Read him when you are feeling low, he is the best medicine in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priyanka | 2/18/2014

    " Wodehouse never deserves less than 5 stars. Absolutely hilarious read, this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 2/15/2014

    " Wodehouse! Need I say more? (But I will. As read by Jonathan Cecil, this is a wonderful listen!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/12/2014

    " It was a fun book to read with an endearing but not entirely original set of characters. The plot was a little predictable, but the intertwining mazes of deceit constructed by the characters were entertaining. In short, I liked it but I didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 2/12/2014

    " It was fun! My first book by Wodehouse and I am already a fan. Could not stop laughing. The language is a gem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PenNPaper52 | 2/8/2014

    " This book is so hilarious. I had never heard of Wodehouse or knew he was the brains behind the Jeeves and Wooster TV series I used to watch when I was young. The story starts with playboy Jim who sets his eyes on Ann Chester. Ann despises Jim for a piece of article he had written some years back. So Jim comes up with a pseudo for himself to get close to Ann. That's when things get complicated and starts to get funny. There is also a nice little piece of animated work that depicts the family in a not so flattering manner that Jim has made for the want of money. Add an international thief and you have a Wodehouse classic tale. The twists and turns he creates is amazing and very hilarious. Read him when you are feeling low, he is the best medicine in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/5/2014

    " I'm enjoying the plethora of words and missing how the language used to be spoken. As I read along, I feel I must have watched the movie at some point in my past... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/31/2014

    " An enjoyable comedic yarn filled with characters masquerading as others. I did not enjoy the story as much as the Jeeves-based novels; however, the story is built to make you smirk. A perfect read after finishing a strenuous or intensive one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Glover | 1/30/2014

    " You know you have a funny book on your hands when the protagonist has to pretend to be himself. Not as funny as the Wooster/Jeeves books, or as some of this other stuff, but still pretty darn good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 1/30/2014

    " Wodehouse has amazing dialogue in this book, along with fantastic characters, together they make you laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Foley | 1/25/2014

    " One of Wodehouse's very best. I had thought P.G. reached the peak of his powers with the Jeeves and Wooster tales, but Piccadilly Jim is right up there with the best of them. A brilliantly convoluted comic plot, lovable characters, dialogue that sparkles, and absolutely hilarious. A joy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danylle | 1/18/2014

    " funny witty British humor with a bit of mystery . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Johnsen | 1/18/2014

    " This type of story is exactly what people love about a Wodehouse book. Lots of fun twists and full of humor. When I'm reading I never know if I really like it or not because I kind of want to pull my hair out at how everything goes wrong. Luckily, everything always turns out great...so that is comforting. One thing I really loved about the book was how Wodehouse doesn't explain everything right away. He'll present a scenario and move on to something else, then suddenly mention something in passing that completely takes you by surprise. There were a few things that genuinely shocked me and made me laugh. I don't want to say what they are for anyone who will read it. It is a silly story that will make you laugh. It wasn't my favorite Wodehouse book, but definitely charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/16/2014

    " Good, but not as good as Jeeves books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha Dale | 1/13/2014

    " I love ALL of PG Wodehouse's books, but this was one of my favorites! It was filled with twists and turns, and of course, humor! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harleen Babber | 1/12/2014

    " P.G. Wodehouse s creations are evergreen.. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sohna Ravindran | 1/10/2014

    " While I do love this book, I'm somehow a little turned off by Jim. He wasn't quite as likeable as other Wodehouse characters so my sympathies weren't really with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/9/2014

    " I'm enjoying the plethora of words and missing how the language used to be spoken. As I read along, I feel I must have watched the movie at some point in my past... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Roehrich | 1/5/2014

    " To read Wodehouse for any other reason than to marinate in his style is a mistake. This is one of my favorite Wodehouse novels--an entirely absurd 'plot,' paper thin characters, and yet a literary escape as satisfying and hilarious as any you're likely to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/2/2014

    " An enjoyable comedic yarn filled with characters masquerading as others. I did not enjoy the story as much as the Jeeves-based novels; however, the story is built to make you smirk. A perfect read after finishing a strenuous or intensive one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JW | 12/24/2013

    " Hilarious. One of Wodehouse's finest farcicle tangles. The misunderstandings and miscues ratchet up as each character attempts to advance his/her own agenda and/or image. The lump of a child known as Ogden seems the wisest at times. Great stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Glover | 12/22/2013

    " You know you have a funny book on your hands when the protagonist has to pretend to be himself. Not as funny as the Wooster/Jeeves books, or as some of this other stuff, but still pretty darn good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Roehrich | 12/22/2013

    " To read Wodehouse for any other reason than to marinate in his style is a mistake. This is one of my favorite Wodehouse novels--an entirely absurd 'plot,' paper thin characters, and yet a literary escape as satisfying and hilarious as any you're likely to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Piyush | 12/22/2013

    " soo soo....still Wodehouse rox.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manikanta Avinash | 12/15/2013

    " Another gem of a book by Wodehouse. The book is full of his trademark comedy and amazing scenes. Laugh riot all the way. thoroughly enjoyed it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neil Mckernan | 12/1/2013

    " Superbly written 2nd chapter, classic wodehouse. The rest is tiresome , all plot little wit. Only finished it as I was on holiday and was faced with Ian McEwan as an alternative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/22/2013

    " Clever, witty and full of intrigue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JW | 11/15/2013

    " Hilarious. One of Wodehouse's finest farcicle tangles. The misunderstandings and miscues ratchet up as each character attempts to advance his/her own agenda and/or image. The lump of a child known as Ogden seems the wisest at times. Great stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Parry | 11/14/2013

    " Like Summer Lightning, this was an absolute pleasure to read. I especially enjoyed the self-impersonation and the grand comparison between baseball and cricket. I'm still trying to wrap my head around a "wet field" vs. a "sticky field." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 11/10/2013

    " This one wasn't quite as funny as some of the others I've read, but I still enjoyed it even though you know from the beginning how it will end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 10/19/2013

    " Good, a little laboured at times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 8/19/2013

    " A typical Wodehouse plot including cases of mistaken identity, Englishmen pussy-footing around in the dark committing minor crimes, boat trips back and forth from London to New York, impeccable butlers, and a beautiful young girl with red-gold hair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/10/2013

    " I read this as a free download on kindle. It was funny and silly. I kept thinking it was like reading a play. I wonder if it has ever been on the stage or screen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Piyush | 7/8/2013

    " soo soo....still Wodehouse rox.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wm | 6/25/2013

    " Most excellent and one would guess that it's a major favorite of George Will what with all the baseball love and the presence of the word pugilism in several locations in the text (although it verges, horrors, on disrespect for both American businessmen and the English aristocracy). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/23/2013

    " Not my favorite Wodehouse adventure. I saw a tv adaptation first, so that probably didn't help me since I knew what was coming, all the jokes fell flat for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Hannon | 5/10/2013

    " I love Wodehouse. His books are such fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 4/21/2013

    " Typical witty Wodehouse. The only thing that really threw me was the ending - it was so abrupt and, to me, not worthy of such a romantic and complicated tale. It required more. Otherwise, though, a very fun book, as expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zofie Vedas | 4/20/2013

    " Brilliant and funny, only wish it had been longer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 3/5/2013

    " Carino e divertente - un umorismo molto inglese e delicato, sicuramente elegante e di altri tempi. Da leggere d'estate, alla leggera... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Giesbrecht | 2/21/2013

    " I'm really liking this author, and it helps that his books are free on my kindle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/8/2013

    " A jolly little tale with just about everyone pretending to be someone else or somebody they are not. Almost got to the point of being totally confused. Some later Wodehouse staples in evidence - overbearing aunts, obnoxious brats, insipid love interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Hannon | 1/16/2013

    " I love Wodehouse. His books are such fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harleen Babber | 1/12/2013

    " P.G. Wodehouse s creations are evergreen.. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 10/14/2012

    " A typical Wodehouse plot including cases of mistaken identity, Englishmen pussy-footing around in the dark committing minor crimes, boat trips back and forth from London to New York, impeccable butlers, and a beautiful young girl with red-gold hair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/7/2012

    " It was good, although still had the feel of an early novel. You can see the mad plot twists developing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 9/9/2012

    " Rather enjoyed this - nice change from the classics that I've been working through but not so up to date that I felt I was neglecting my literary education. Generally fluffy but sweet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Finch-Quadrio | 6/8/2012

    " Wonderfully plotted and hilarious as always. Wodehouse is a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sohna Ravindran | 3/27/2012

    " While I do love this book, I'm somehow a little turned off by Jim. He wasn't quite as likeable as other Wodehouse characters so my sympathies weren't really with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/25/2012

    " 4.5 stars. Wonderful, thick plot, but my standard of "5 star awesomeness" has become Right Ho, Jeeves, and just wasn't as hilarious. But very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priyanka | 6/23/2011

    " Wodehouse never deserves less than 5 stars. Absolutely hilarious read, this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francesco | 4/10/2011

    " Beh, sicuramente in quanto a divertimento Wodehouse ha scritto di meglio, però devo dargli atto che la lettura è scorrevole e piacevole e i personaggi, per quanto sempre attinti dal solito repertorio, non stufano. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mystie | 3/13/2011

    " Own. Matt read it aloud to me.

    Excellent story full of twists and characters only Wodehouse can pull off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 1/28/2011

    " You know you have a funny book on your hands when the protagonist has to pretend to be himself. Not as funny as the Wooster/Jeeves books, or as some of this other stuff, but still pretty darn good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dagný | 10/13/2010

    " Entertaining as always. However I felt that the plot took a while to establish itself, and it spiraled down again very quickly. The plot was satisfying in itself, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 7/19/2010

    " It was fun! My first book by Wodehouse and I am already a fan. Could not stop laughing. The language is a gem. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neil | 7/13/2010

    " Superbly written 2nd chapter, classic wodehouse. The rest is tiresome , all plot little wit. Only finished it as I was on holiday and was faced with Ian McEwan as an alternative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 7/13/2010

    " This one wasn't quite as funny as some of the others I've read, but I still enjoyed it even though you know from the beginning how it will end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/21/2010

    " Clever, witty and full of intrigue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/14/2009

    " Typical witty Wodehouse. The only thing that really threw me was the ending - it was so abrupt and, to me, not worthy of such a romantic and complicated tale. It required more. Otherwise, though, a very fun book, as expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wm | 6/23/2009

    " Most excellent and one would guess that it's a major favorite of George Will what with all the baseball love and the presence of the word pugilism in several locations in the text (although it verges, horrors, on disrespect for both American businessmen and the English aristocracy). "

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

    " Good, but not as good as Jeeves books. "

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