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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blandings Castle Saga Release Date:
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Welcome to Blandings Castle, a place that is never itself without an imposter.

Wodehouse himself once noted that “Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice.” On this particular occasion there are two, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth’s secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afoot—despite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwood’s hapless affair of the heart.

Freddie is engaged to marry the daughter of a wealthy American who is a passionate collector of ancient Egyptian scarabs. When one goes missing, a thousand-pound reward is offered for its return and Blandings becomes a madhouse as friends turn rivals in the scramble to retrieve the object.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For Wodehouse there has been no fall of Man…The gardens of Blandings Castle are the original gardens of Eden from which we are all exiled.”

    Evelyn Waugh

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 2/13/2014

    " An early example from the Blandings series with, I suspect, the characters not quite fully rounded. Freddie seems a bit of a copy of Bertie Wooster (at this stage anyway) and Emsworth is rather peripheral. Be interesting to see how the series grows and develops "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tara | 1/31/2014

    " I feel a long run on P.G. Wodehouse for me. I'd been listening to some of the Jeeves stories on my ipod, so I checked out a couple of his other books at the library. Superfun. Great for a chuckle. I'm addicted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nina | 1/22/2014

    " I found myself smiling the whole way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Georgina | 1/19/2014

    " This is a very entertaining introduction to Lord Emsworth and Blandings Castle. A great read to start the year with! "

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