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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Jonathan Cecil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781482981469
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It was a morning when all nature shouted “Fore!” P. G. Wodehouse leads the listener out on to this little nine-hole course with a collection of nine Golf stories—as observed by the Oldest Member. The stories included are: The Heart of a Goof, High Stakes, Keeping in with Vosper, Chester Forgets Himself, The Magic Plus Fours, The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh, Rodney Fails to Qualify, Jane Gets off the Fairway, and The Purification of Rodney Spelvin.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/3/2010

    " Collection of golf stories. One of the better Wodehouse short story collections. The story featuring Angus McTavish is particularly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 12/22/2008

    " First class selection of golfing short stories, as told by the "Oldest Member". Many stories feature the poet and novellist Rodney Spelvin, providing the focal point of the friction between the sporting and artistic worlds which are a feature of many of Wodehouse's golfing stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 12/8/2008

    " Great set of golf short stories. Wonderful introduction to Wodehouse and great stories for anyone who likes golf stories. Excellent, compact comic narrative, great model for writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hriday | 1/17/2008

    " Typical wodehousian book. My first of PGW and i thoroughly enjoyed his style and narration. "

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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.