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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455173990
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Pretty, impecunious Sally Nicholas never dreamed a fortune could prove a disadvantage, until she becomes an heiress and watches in bewilderment as her orderly existence goes haywire. Coping first with her brother’s wild theatrical ambitions, then with the defection of her fiancé and his immediate replacement by a much more appropriate but strangely unattractive suitor, Sally finds that life in New York is becoming altogether too complicated and a trip to England only makes the whole situation worse. But just as Sally was concluding that she has disastrously misplaced her bets, it looks as if a piece of speculation on an outsider might just give her adventures a happy ending.

P.G. Wodehouse is in sparkling form, in a story set on both sides of the Atlantic in the Roaring Twenties.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

    Evelyn Waugh

  • “[A] liberal dose of the signature Wodehouse wit and charm. Fans will enjoy his familiar spoofs of uppercrust British stuffiness and mismatched marriages, all with a happy ending.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 2/19/2014

    " Far more enjoyable than the last Wodehouse I read, and interesting in having a feisty female lead in this 1920s comedy. Good mix of amusing characters and complex plot whose threads are well disentangled by the end. Should I try another? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimbolimbo | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book because I sort of related to the main character on a few too many levels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 2/3/2014

    " I simply adore this book! I will definitely be reading it again and again. It's just perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/22/2014

    " Charming. Some of the best Wodehouse lines I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/20/2014

    " really enjoyed. my first wodehouse, and the librevox reader was perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami | 1/12/2014

    " One of those books where I laughed till my stomach hurt, and then some. It also had a sweet storyline and lovely heroine, particularly when you consider the era it was set in. A lovely book. "

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

    " This was one highly entertaining Wodehouse- though in the middle I did feel it was a bit boring, it caught on. Sally's character I loved and the book was overall a light, funny read. "

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

    " Still reading - very good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Mountjoy | 12/29/2013

    " Enjoyable Wodehouse - which I selected purely on having a friend called Sally. At last, a surprisingly strong female in his books - I'd almost given up hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellery Fell | 12/26/2013

    " Normally a big fan of Wodehouse but found this lacking! Maybe the narrator (had it on audiobook) or that it was set in USA but just wasn't what I'd come to expect of P.G "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Lee | 12/7/2013

    " It's Wodehouse, it's a rom-com, what's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 11/22/2013

    " These short Wodehouse comedies are perfect vacation reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spoffy | 11/22/2013

    " Light and frothy fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/17/2013

    " For a P.G. Wodehouse novel it was average, for a novel in general? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Though a bit slow at times, it's still a rip-snortingly good read. Yes, rip-snortingly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 11/8/2013

    " This was my first book from P.G. Wodehouse and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am excited to check out some of his "Jeeves" stories as they seem to get all the praise. The Adventures of Sally was a light fun read with some very enjoyable language. A great summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 10/8/2013

    " Not my favourite Wodehouse book. Diverting but like his other "one-offs", he doesn't seem to develop the lovable characters of the Wooster/Jeeves series or the Blandings novels. Still, Wodehouse is always pleasant so you can't go wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 9/30/2013

    " A lark, as is usual with Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Barry | 8/8/2013

    " Midly amusing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 heidi. | 10/4/2012

    " I love most anything by Wodehouse, but i especially love the books that are stand alones. This one is no exception. The heroine is likeable and the predicament believable. All the while filled with Wodehouse's humor and wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clytie Siddall | 9/6/2012

    " As always, Wodehouse charms and entertains. His plots are fun, and his language is exquisite. Douglas Adams said Wodehouse was the greatest comedic writer in English, and I agree. Punch said criticizing Wodehouse was like taking a spade to a souffl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 6/21/2012

    " A fun read full of witty banter and ridiculous coincidence. Every time I read another P.G. Wodehouse book, I like the author more and more! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aliaa | 5/26/2012

    " Quite awful really... If it wasn't an audio book that I listened to while driving, I don't think I'd have been able to finish it.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slone | 12/29/2011

    " My first Wodehouse. I liked the humor, but wonder if the remainder of his canon would be as roundabout ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 matthew | 10/6/2011

    " not his best work, but still amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 10/2/2011

    " So much fun! Listen to this on librivox.org. Enjoy.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 6/20/2011

    " I liked this story better than all the Jeeves put together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dymphie | 6/15/2011

    " Och... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 6/14/2011

    " Just plain delightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 6/3/2011

    " This one is very different from the other Wodehouse books I've read. It has a female protagonist, and it also seemed to wander quite a bit before finally settling on an ending. I did enjoy it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Den | 5/7/2011

    " So far? Tons of fun.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clytie | 3/12/2011

    " As always, Wodehouse charms and entertains. His plots are fun, and his language is exquisite. Douglas Adams said Wodehouse was the greatest comedic writer in English, and I agree. Punch said criticizing Wodehouse was like taking a spade to a souffl?. Just enjoy the souffl?. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimbolimbo | 1/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book because I sort of related to the main character on a few too many levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 10/5/2010

    " I really need to stop reading only free Kindle Wodehouse books on my trip. I looked back over my recently added and it's embarrassing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/25/2010

    " An easy fun light-hearted read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/3/2010

    " Silly and fun. I recommend anything by P. G. Wodehouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richa | 7/29/2010

    " A simple story of the pretty Sally who comes into some money and a host of wealthy suiters wooing her, apart from her ambitious brother who is forever envisioning mighty schemes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/3/2010

    " Classic Wodehouse. And I liked this more than most. (Perhaps because the main character is woman?) Lots of funny moments and a quotable lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 12/5/2009

    " Enjoyable Wodehouse - which I selected purely on having a friend called Sally. At last, a surprisingly strong female in his books - I'd almost given up hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 11/21/2009

    " Typical Wodehouse -- outspoken and sensible, Sally and her men, with their schemes, sort themselves out, humorously -- all ends well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alasdair | 10/31/2009

    " Whilst not scaling the heights to which Wooster and Jeeves reach, this was a highly comic novel typical of Wodehouse - hilarious phrasing and brilliant reference. Not ideal for a newcomer to Wodehouse but very definitely worthwhile for the fan. "

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.