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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (7 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: July 2011 ISBN: 9781455173433
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When the Little Nugget, alias of thirteen-year-old Ogden Ford, bulgy, rude, chain-smoking son of an American millionaire, arrives at Sanstead House School, the fun has just begun. Mr. Peter Burns, a none-too-dedicated schoolmaster engaged by snobbish Mr. Abney to educate his handpicked pupils, soon finds himself and his enraptured class at the mercy of an American gunman—and at the beginning of a series of truly mind-boggling adventures—in a delicious Wodehouse tale of suspense, excitement, and romance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Davidson nearly drawls as he moves from one situation to another, sharply distinguishing the male characters, from a pompous schoolmaster to the obnoxious nugget himself. His rendition of an American thug is particularly funny, Chicago and the Bronx combined. Great fun!”

    AudioFile

  • “Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

    Evelyn Waugh

  • “Pure word music.”

    Douglas Adams

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 6/20/2011

    " Cute book but not his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthette | 6/17/2011

    " Surprisingly angst-ridden, especially toward the end. It's always good to bump into Ogden Ford, though: I'm glad he's a recurring Wodehouse character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/11/2010

    " Hilarious tale of a spoiled fat little rich kid and the man on duty to protect him from would be kidnappers, along with love stories. Wodehouse is a great writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Markham | 10/31/2010

    " Rather more rambling and unfunny than usual Wodehouse, but I was really in the spirit for a more emotional read, and this was it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 8/16/2010

    " After puzzling over the title every time I scanned a list of Wodehouse books, I finally decided to read this book just to see what "the little nugget" could be. I ended up enjoying the narrator and seeing the epiphanies he reached during the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 3/20/2009

    " The least funny of all the Wodehouse books I've read, and though the plot is tighter than some, there just wasn't enough to keep me invested in the ending. But if you haven't read anything by Wodehouse you should--and it should be Hot Water, not The Little Nugget. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/29/2009

    " You can't go wrong with a P. G. Wodehouse novel. There is his usual cast of Brits, including the butler. Of course, the Americans are presented as cliches. But, still fun to read. "

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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.