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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,061 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jeeves and Wooster Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781482980813
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Bertie Wooster was indignant—and with reason. The neighbors had dared to make a fuss about the assiduous practicing of his beloved banjolele. But a further blow was to come. “If,” said Jeeves, “it is really your intention to continue playing that instrument, I have no option but to leave.” Haughtily rejecting this ultimatum, Bertie sought refuge in a cottage owned by his buddy, Lord Chuffington. But the peace and quiet were rudely shattered by the arrival of Pauline Stoker—to whom he was once unnervingly engaged—and her formidable father, who saw in Bertie a pestilential suitor barmy to the core.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The glory of Jeeves passes all overstatement. This incomparable valet reaches his apotheosis in Thank You, Jeeves.”

    New York Times

  • “Generally regarded as among the best of Wodehouse’s Jeeves/Bertie Wooster novels, Thank You, Jeeves and Jeeves in the Morning are timeless farces that should delight listeners as long as literacy survives. Their plots are similar, but that scarcely matters, as the pleasure in listening to them derives mostly from the author’s sparkling dialog and unmatched knack for inventive imagery. In each story, Bertie takes a country cottage (which gets burned down by a miscreant), tries to help a pal win the hand of the woman he craves to marry, is unwillingly sucked into becoming engaged himself, and calls on Jeeves to dish up a happy ending. Thank You, Jeeves is the more fun of the two titles because it offers the unusual twist of Jeeves leaving Bertie’s service; however, it will irritate some listeners with its occasional (and for Wodehouse unusual) use of outdated racial terminology. If the numbers of audio editions of Wodehouse are any indication of his popularity with library patrons, then his books must be among the most popular audio titles that circulate. That popularity is no doubt aided by the almost uniformly fine narrations of his books by Jonathan Cecil, who ranks among the best of the best. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Jonathan Cecil gives a sparkling performance of this classic piece of Wodehouse humor. Cecil’s Jeeves speaks with the great dignity and classic accent one expects of the ideal valet. In contrast, Cecil performs Bertie with all the winsome frivolity due to the fictional aristocrat. Cecil maintains perfect distinction of these characters even during extended dialogues and adds characters with American accents when the attractive Pauline and her protective father appear on the scene. Wodehouse’s confection of muddled engagements and provoked musicians is perfectly narrated.”

    AudioFile

  • “Wodehouse’s confection of muddled engagements and provoked musicians is perfectly narrated.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Pedersen at www.MrsSouthernBride.com | 2/18/2014

    " How can you resist the quick whit and humor of Wooster & Jeeves? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wm | 2/18/2014

    " It's unfortunate that so much of the plot (and a little bit of the humor) relies on the use of blackface. And that's all there really is to say -- it's Wodehouse. It's a Wooster and Jeeves story. There are some fantastic lines. The blackface stuff interferes with the reading experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 2/15/2014

    " While not as ridiculously delightful as some, this is still excellent Wodehouse and not to be missed by lovers of the effervescently daffy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 2/9/2014

    " Jeeves saves the day again with this hilarious installment in the adventures of Bertie Wooster. The Bertie-Jeeves interactions are very cleverly and hilariously written. A very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candie | 2/5/2014

    " Absolutely brilliant British humor. I have over 20 of the 70+ books authored by P. G. Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/4/2014

    " Bertie & Jeeves break up over the banjolele, and Bertie employs Brinkley, who may be the Worst Valet Ever. B. gets a little philosophical: "Ironical, that, when you come to think of it. I mean, do you realise that I'm giving this chap a salary all this time? In other words, he's actually being paid to chivy me about with carving knives. If that's not Life, what is?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 1/24/2014

    " Fun read! Interesting to see the interactions between Wooster and Jeeves. If only we all had our own Jeeves! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 1/13/2014

    " Fun read! Interesting to see the interactions between Wooster and Jeeves. If only we all had our own Jeeves! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 1/11/2014

    " I absolutely love these stories! I guess it helps to be an anglophile, but OMG they are funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reida | 1/11/2014

    " I am amazed that this book was written so long ago. I find the slang and humor a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Allan | 1/10/2014

    " Pretty much a perfect Wodehouse, though be prepared for a problematic, not so PC anymore element of the (hilarious) story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DC | 1/8/2014

    " I listened to the audio book for this - was a bit unsure as I thought I might miss the performances of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, but the reader (Jonathan Cecil) was wonderful and the story is, as one would expect, funny and well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zaara | 1/6/2014

    " I think this is the funniest Jeeves book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rolanda | 12/29/2013

    " Although well written I'm just not on the same wavelength and don't find these books very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 12/29/2013

    " When reading PGW, you just can't beat Jeeves and Wooster. 'Nuff said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellee | 12/4/2013

    " The casual racism is pretty offensive (e.g. a couple of the characters spend the last third of the book in black-face). It really sucks because Wodehouse doesn't need that kind of "humor" to pull off Bertie Wooster's hijinks (as proven with the other novels). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 11/22/2013

    " Mildly amusing, but really drags at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 11/9/2013

    " I read some Wodehouse books in college, but only remembered that I liked them. I decided to delve, once again, into the comical relationship of Jeeves and Wooster. I was not disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lamplight | 11/5/2013

    " Bertram is addicted to playing the banjolele and his cottage burns down - something that happens to him quite a lot. A hoot, though not as much fun as Code of the Woosters and Joy in the Morning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 10/10/2013

    " I read some Wodehouse books in college, but only remembered that I liked them. I decided to delve, once again, into the comical relationship of Jeeves and Wooster. I was not disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Archana | 10/2/2013

    " Glad did not put down the book after reading its first two pages.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 9/29/2013

    " Jeeves saves the day again with this hilarious installment in the adventures of Bertie Wooster. The Bertie-Jeeves interactions are very cleverly and hilariously written. A very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reida | 9/23/2013

    " I am amazed that this book was written so long ago. I find the slang and humor a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zedder | 8/30/2013

    " Listened to the unabridged audiobook version of this, as read by Alexander Spencer. The book is great and Spencer is an amazing reader of Jeeves & Bertie. He also appears to have a reading of "Right Ho, Jeeves", but I'm already listening to Jonathan Cecil's reading of that book, which I'm enjoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/22/2013

    " Wonderful of course! I think, though that I like the short stories of Jeeves' exploits more than this full-length feature. I'm sad that I've gone through all the Wodehouse audiobooks in our library system!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 3/31/2013

    " There is a section in this book when Bertie is chased by his valet with a butcher knife. I don't know how he did it, but P.G. Wodehouse makes that chapter one of the funniest things I have ever read. Every time I read that part I laugh out loud. He is a genius! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Connery | 12/31/2012

    " Audiobook. Narrated by Jonathan Cecil, and very impressive. One of the better Bertie/Jeeves books, and a lot of fun. (Clearly dated, with the minstrel references, though.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Archana | 12/1/2012

    " Glad did not put down the book after reading its first two pages.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teecee | 10/26/2012

    " soothing wonder for my poor brain. thank you plum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 8/1/2012

    " One of the best Jeeves and Worcester. Full of plot twists and slapstick. A great first read for Wodehouse newbies. Proof that you can be funny without being vulgar or mean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 3/17/2012

    " When reading PGW, you just can't beat Jeeves and Wooster. 'Nuff said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Nenadov | 3/7/2012

    " Not at the very top of the Wodehouse canon, but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 1/4/2012

    " A fun book to listen to and my first Wodehouse novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette | 11/6/2011

    " I like books that make me laugh out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manikanta Avinash | 9/5/2011

    " One of the best by Wodehouse! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachan Rao | 8/4/2011

    " Such an amusing world Wodehouse has penned. I wish it were real but not fiction & I were a part of it. I will surely be visiting the book store for more Wodehouse experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 7/21/2011

    " I've been listening to P.G. Wodehouse as Books on Tape via Audible.com for a while now, but I like to read the books too. Hilarious, and one of the funnest use of language in humor writing I've come across. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 7/10/2011

    " A fun book to listen to and my first Wodehouse novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ketsugami | 6/28/2011

    " Excellent as always. Unfortunately some dated, now-racist language, so historical context might be important for younger readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/3/2011

    " not as funny as some. not PC in today's world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " could not finish, too much comedy of embarrassment "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/28/2011

    " Audio

    This is high-quality farce! Ridiculous situations and hilarious characters combine to make a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lamplight | 3/27/2011

    " Bertram is addicted to playing the banjolele and his cottage burns down - something that happens to him quite a lot. A hoot, though not as much fun as Code of the Woosters and Joy in the Morning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 3/26/2011

    " I always love Wodehouse, and this book largely made excellent vacation reading -- I just really wish that blackface hadn't played such a prominent role in the plot. Sometimes older literature can just make you cringe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 3/21/2011

    " A bit slow to start, as well as hard to relate with, but the wackiness and antics of the main character, foiled by his classic butler (in the vein of Arthur without most of the drinking and crude retorts) make this a chuckling good time. You read that right, I chuckled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qi | 3/15/2011

    " Wonderful stuff from Wodehouse. Entirely non-instructive, un-edifying, but great fun and play on language. Perfect dessert for the mind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 3/8/2011

    " Mildly amusing, but really drags at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reida | 2/18/2011

    " I am amazed that this book was written so long ago. I find the slang and humor a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oxana | 1/5/2011

    " First book written in English that I've read on my own will and completed. And I were very proud of myself back then. :D
    My favourite "Jeeves and Wooster" book so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/4/2011

    " Oh my, that was amusing. "

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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

Jonathan Cecil (1939–2011) was a vastly experienced actor, appearing at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as in such West End productions as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Seagull, and The Bed before Yesterday. He toured in The Incomparable Max, Twelfth Night, and An Ideal Husband, while among his considerable television and film appearances were The Rector’s Wife, Just William, Murder Most Horrid, and As You Like It.