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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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One of the very best in the popular Blandings series, set in that idyllic Shropshire countryside, where the sun always shines. Comedy centres around Clarence, the dotty ninth Earl of Emsworth, doting on his prize pig: The Empress. His brother Galahad fears her fate is under threat with Clarence's rival Sir Gregory Parsloe. Parsloe is aiming to prevent her taking the County Prize. He lives in fear of Galahad publishing his memoirs and revealing their wild younger days. Lady Constance too is determined to stop their publication, and soon Blandings Castle is full of thieves, and also some romance. Clarence's fesity niece Millicent and gorgeous chorus girl Sue are also on site! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 2/18/2014

    " Enjoyable but too predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/18/2014

    " I had to re-read most of this, since I was away from it all summer, and it was hysterical the second time through also! That is high praise indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/23/2014

    " I should space out my Wodehouse books. The funny diminishes when I read several Wodehouse in succession. Good book, but just too soon after reading a couple of other Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 1/17/2014

    " The third Blandings novel. Classic farce with twisting plots and wonderful similes. Gally writing his memoirs; Empress of Blandings stolen; the Efficient Baxter acting madly; Ronnie Fish and Sue Brown; Percy Pilbeam "investigating" various things; all the wrong people turning up in the wrong place at the wrong time, causing confusion. Great preface by PGW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 1/17/2014

    " Fun and ridiculous, as always. Blandings Castle sounds like a wild place to visit, let alone live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/16/2014

    " Follows directly on from "Summer Lightning" and keeps up the pace of that story very well. Couldn't quite believe that the loss of a manuscript would be so easily shrugged off by its author but other than that a thoroughly jolly romp "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily-Jane Orford | 1/15/2014

    " What a great read! There are few books that lead me through a riveting tale of unusual antics that make me laugh! I must read more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/14/2014

    " I read some of this book. Wodehouse is a wonderfully expressive writer. His style caused me to laugh out loud. I heard excerpts of another of his books that I will add to my reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/3/2014

    " Another Blandings castle story -- love and misunderstandings among the upper classes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Ludwig | 12/20/2013

    " This is one of my favorite Wodehouse novels. It's the third or fourth time I've read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 11/29/2013

    " A classic Wodehouse story, with efficient butlers, young lovers, and stolen pigs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 10/28/2013

    " Read this before, some thirty years ago I think. All of them are entertaining, but this one is a notch above. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/5/2013

    " Ok, so I know I said I wouldn't put any more PG Wodehouse books on here, but this is the last one for a while, as I think I'll give them a break. This is another great one, involving many mix ups, false identities, and a pig theft! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey Combe | 4/13/2013

    " Reminds me more of Osar Wilde than Wodehouse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dory | 4/10/2013

    " Absolutely hilarious! Has a wonderful description of a night-time collision on the stairs in which two suspicious guests unexpectedly try to occupy the same space at the same time... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Jones | 3/7/2013

    " A joy! Small but perfectly formed. It had be laughing out loud during the preface, and I was chuckling until the end. Cannot be faulted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Kovach | 1/6/2013

    " Wodehouse is a riot. This is my fourth Wodehouse book and I plan to read all of them eventually because they are hilarious. These books are like a wellness prescription. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 12/9/2012

    " Hugo Carmody has been hired as a secretary at Blandings Castle. When Empress the Pig disappears, Sir Gregory Parsloe is suspected of having abducted her. Lord Emsworth steams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie Watkins | 8/17/2012

    " If you've forgotten (or sadly have never known) what it's like to read something smartly light and funny and delightful give this little piggie a go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 4/21/2012

    " When you feel like crap, read some Wodehouse. It might be my new philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/8/2012

    " A very funny book -- I loved the cast of characters and the complexity and hilarity of the plot. I was chuckling throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 4/3/2012

    " This book is fun! I feel like I am watching a classic movie as I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 12/9/2011

    " True to Wodehouse, lots of escapades involving losing and gaining and trading fiance(e)s mixed with butlers and pigs. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/28/2011

    " Listened to this driving through France with the family. Great stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William Thomas | 7/9/2011

    " I'm not a fan of Wodehouse's Blandings books. It seems to me that his typical wit and humor abandoned him in the writing I this series. It is, just altogether, extremely bland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athos | 3/20/2011

    " Fluffy and fun and at least one really good laugh guaranteed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily-Jane | 2/20/2011

    " What a great read! There are few books that lead me through a riveting tale of unusual antics that make me laugh! I must read more of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 2/6/2011

    " As always, Wodehouse is delightful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Satishchandra | 1/22/2011

    " First read on Wodehouse. Nice time reading it.
    "A must read for anyone who has a pig, or an aunty - or a sense of humour." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/28/2010

    " I had to re-read most of this, since I was away from it all summer, and it was hysterical the second time through also! That is high praise indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 10/8/2010

    " Fun and ridiculous, as always. Blandings Castle sounds like a wild place to visit, let alone live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 7/21/2010

    " I read some of this book. Wodehouse is a wonderfully expressive writer. His style caused me to laugh out loud. I heard excerpts of another of his books that I will add to my reading list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 7/4/2010

    " Reminds me more of Osar Wilde than Wodehouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 7/1/2010

    " Not quite as goofy as my first Wodehouse (a Jeeves and Wooster novel), but very enjoyable. It's like Jane Austin throwing spit balls from the back of the room.

    The scene in the restaurant is some of the funniest prose I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni | 4/27/2010

    " This book was hilarious, well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend for those who love British humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 1/4/2010

    " The book I'm reading is called "Fish Preferred," but apparently the two are one and the same, the title differeing depending upon location of publication.

    It's hilarious! PG Wodehouse was a genius. "

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