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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (667 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 Monty Bodkin Series Release Date:
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Things on board the RMS Atlantic are terribly, terribly complicated. Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose’s prospective employer, and reluctant smuggler), but hasn’t the means to marry her. With the well-meaning but unhelpful ship’s steward, Albert Peasemarch, and a toy mouse with a screw-top head thrown in for good measure, it will, indeed, take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.

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  • “For as long as I’m immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it’s possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day.”

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  • “Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris | 2/17/2014

    " Aboard the RMS Atlantic en route from Southampton to New York, lovers quarrels and misunderstandings abound. The affable Monty Bodkin is engaged to honest, kind-hearted Gertrude but she suspects he likes actress Lotus Blossom who is quite smitten with Ambrose Tennyson, whose trouble-making brother Reggie has just fallen head over heel for Mabel, sister-in-law of American movie mogul Ivor Llewellyn, who is desperate to avoid smuggling a necklace through Customs for his wife. As Monty says, there are "wheels within wheels" and meddlesome ship steward Albert Peasemarch isn't helping! A madcap adventure employing Wodehouse's trademark humor, tangled storylines, and delightfully quick-witted British dialogue. No one puts as much meaning into the words "oh" and "what" as Wodehouse! Highly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/8/2014

    " LOVE Wodehouse, and this one made me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Finch-Quadrio | 1/28/2014

    " Entertaining. Full of amusing situations and witty lines. Pure pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 1/25/2014

    " Not bad but equally not one of his best. Dialogue was the best aspect- characterisation a bit one dimensional "

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