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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 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 Uncle Fred Series Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781504797252
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The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Emsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there’s always apt to be trouble. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s Jarvis’ voices, from squeaky young George to quavering Lady Constance, which make the comedy sparkle.”

    Guardian (London)

Listener Opinions

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

    " Have yet to read a Wodehouse book I didn't thoroughly enjoy. When I read his books a vivid movie version plays in my head. I can see every character and action and it is so enjoyable, I don't want the books to end. Thankfully P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 4/19/2011

    " Typically Wodehousian plot. Typically Wodehousian turns of phrase. All in all, if you like Wodehouse, you'll like this. And if you're new to Wodehouse this is a fine introduction to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/30/2010

    " Wodehouse! Wodehouse! Wodehouse! Not as great as the Jeeves stories, but brilliant nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 12/25/2010

    " Standard Wodehouse, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Traci | 8/28/2010

    " More of the same.....attempts to steal the pig, discouraged love between a wealthy woman & a pauper, attempts to get capital for some adventure. Seems like it was the same PG Wodehouse story as the other two I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pranjal | 5/22/2010

    " Lord Ickenham in Blandings Castle makes things very interesting. As usual the Empress of Blandings with her astounding alimentary feats occupy centre stage. There is a conspiracy to "pignap" the Empress and Lord Ickenhap , spreading light and happiness is the hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 5/3/2010

    " Entertaining Blandings Castle story, although a little confusing in parts. Layers of peers (Emsworth, Ickenham, Dunstable, Tilbury) and multiple sundered hearts. Fortunately only one pig, one butler and one troublesome sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 2/13/2010

    " A Blandings book, not a Jeeves and Wooster one. Where everyone plots and doublecrosses to acquire the Empress of Blandings, each to their own end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/24/2009

    " My first P.G. Wodehouse. Great farce with classic British humor. I laughed out loud several times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 5/4/2009

    " While I enjoyed this tale, I have a weird feeling I'm likely to read it again in a few years having forgotten I read it. And that's no slam against Wodehouse, but rather, his imitators. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 4/16/2009

    " Fun. Also read in March of 1982. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 10/24/2007

    " Wodehouse writes his 437,234th book about plucky young folks who want to marry each other but are kept apart by relatives and/or money problems, and somehow it's still fun. "

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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.