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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,322 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: John Wells Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blandings Castle Saga Release Date:
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While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Honorable Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his reminiscences. And they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer, for Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic. While various attempts are made to prevent his stories from seeing the light of day, none are more curious than the sensational kidnapping of Lord Emsworth’s prize-winning sow, the Empress of Blandings. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled.”

    Evelyn Waugh, English author, journalist, and reviewer

  • “[Blandings] is an entire world unto itself, and, one sense, Wodehouse pours into it his deepest feelings for England.”

    Stephen Fry, actor and author

  • “Wodehouse has been narrated hilariously by a number of readers in the past few years, and John Wells now takes his place among them. He narrates the body of this work in measured British tones, but when he voices a character, he becomes another man (or woman). His aged Lord Emsworth, for example, is breathtakingly dotty, sounding perfectly vacuous and dazedly confused by everything. Even the women come across well, from Lady Constance, to the young love interests. The story is another Blandings Castle tale of impersonations, misunderstandings and upper-crust hauteur. With Wells' skill together and Wodehouse's humor—this audiobook is irresistible.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Skookum | 2/20/2014

    " This book is classic Wodehouse. He's in top form. This is light-hearted comedy about English aristocracy in the early 20th century. Wodehouse plays with language, finds the humor in everything and everybody, and tells a silly story about the theft of an English Lord's prize pig. It's like a Shakespeare comedy with lovers breaking up and coming back together as the result of wild schemes. Wodehouse creates a wonderful view of a very English world which probably never existed. This is good stuff. I think this book is as good as much of the Wooster & Jeeves series. It's a fast funny read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nupur | 2/19/2014

    " Good book for light reading...:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Skookum | 2/19/2014

    " This book is classic Wodehouse. He's in top form. This is light-hearted comedy about English aristocracy in the early 20th century. Wodehouse plays with language, finds the humor in everything and everybody, and tells a silly story about the theft of an English Lord's prize pig. It's like a Shakespeare comedy with lovers breaking up and coming back together as the result of wild schemes. Wodehouse creates a wonderful view of a very English world which probably never existed. This is good stuff. I think this book is as good as much of the Wooster & Jeeves series. It's a fast funny read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Krisette Spangler | 2/17/2014

    " If you haven't read any Wodehouse, you're denying yourself a big treat. This one isn't my favorite, but it was still funny. I kept thinking I had figured out how it was going to end, but the plot had so many twists that it kept me going until the end. "

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