What Ho! Audie and AudioFile Golden Voice award winning narrator Simon Jones revives the classic pairing of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in this dazzling new recording of Right Ho, Jeeves. Straight from his role in the eagerly anticipated Downton Abbey movie, Simon Jones brings the charming, wacky world of everyone’s favorite bumbling aristocrat, Bertie Wooster, and his brilliant, long-suffering manservant Jeeves to sparkling new life.
Right Ho, Jeeves, first published in 1934, features Bertie and Jeeves installed at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie’s formidable Aunt Dahlia. The usual mayhem betwixt Bertie’s friends and relatives ensues, with Bertie inadvertently – and inevitably – fanning the flames of chaos, leaving Jeeves to come to the rescue of all in the end.
BONUS! We’ve included the first complete Bertie and Jeeves story, “Leave it to Jeeves”, as a special addition. Bertie and Jeeves are in New York City and Bertie attempts to aid his artistic friend Corky in his pursuit of love. All goes dreadfully awry and, naturally, only Jeeves can untangle the knots.
The stories are followed by a delightful interview in which Simon Jones talks with Alison Larkin about England, America, Douglas Adams, P G Wodehouse and his own encounters with the number 42.
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“Narrator Simon Jones breathes life into the character of English gentleman Bertie Wooster as he tries to assist in three different love affairs—with disastrous yet comic consequences. Jones shines in conveying the superciliousness of Wooster; the level-headedness of his valet, Jeeves; and the crazy antics of the lovelorn. A comedy of errors ensues that only worsens as Wooster tries to play matchmaker, a situation that Jones plays to great effect. He particularly makes the listener laugh in the scene where the teetotaler Gussie Fink-Nottle gets drunk before speaking at a school awards ceremony and says all manner of inappropriate things. Jones then wraps things up as Jeeves steps in at the end of the book to save the day and fix the muddle created by Wooster. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”