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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (18 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: September 2011 ISBN: 9781482981247
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If Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge had a fiver for every dodgy scheme he had ever floated, he would be a very rich man indeed. In these ten stories he tries every way of making money, from writing political slogans to opening a college for dogs. In his own eyes, Ukridge is a great man and a visionary. In ours, he is English literature’s most delightful chancer and one of Wodehouse’s greatest comic creations: charming, ambitious, persuasive, optimistic, and almost always disastrous. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 1/10/2014

    " Ukridge is a lesser beast in the Wodehouse bestiary. This is a series of short stories. Similar to PSmith but a bit more capitalistic and always working on new schemes. Good short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 1/4/2014

    " Reading the carefully contained zaniness of Wodehouse is a joy - each phrase perfectly turned, each plot point flawlessly executed. And funny to boot! While this book did not impress me as much as the others I've read I'm still a fan and will continue to add Wodehouse to my list of "must reads". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 12/21/2013

    " What an absolute bounder. For shame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Koivu | 11/8/2013

    " Ukridge is a jerk and hard to like compared to Bertie Wooster. Being a likable silly-ass is better than not as far as your reading public is concerned. Wodehouse probably figured that out soon after writing this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 6/17/2013

    " I loved Ukridge! I read 7-8 Jeeves books before and don't think I could enjoy a character as much as Jeeves or Berty but Ukridge is brilliant. The same as Psmith and Piccadilly Jim also "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thanveer Mandayappurath | 6/8/2013

    " We have many a living Ukridges in today's corporations. It takes a Wodehouse to recognize their inner struggles and bring to light their tribulations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Ingoldsby | 12/6/2012

    " Magnificent, particularly for Battling Billson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Skrauss | 4/13/2012

    " Ukridge is a man full of schemes. Delightful. Fabulous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 2/16/2012

    " Not as funny as Bertie Wooster (what on earth is?) or even Mulliner or the Blandings Castle stories, but still plenty of amusement for Wodehouse fans. Ukridge, the main character, is forever scheming to get rich quick -- his failures are often magnificent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 10/11/2011

    " Some Wodehouse books are AMAZING and some are...not. This one isn't. It was tiresome and annoying. Or maybe it's just me. Either way, if you want to try a Wodehouse, start with something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 9/20/2011

    " Wodehouse is a delight! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 7/5/2011

    " Listened to this book on CD at work and laughed so hard I actually had to take it out and just listen at home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Brennan | 5/31/2011

    " simply wonderful.The perfect anti-hero "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 4/22/2011

    " Some Wodehouse books are AMAZING and some are...not. This one isn't. It was tiresome and annoying. Or maybe it's just me. Either way, if you want to try a Wodehouse, start with something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 12/9/2008

    " Ukridge is a lesser beast in the Wodehouse bestiary. This is a series of short stories. Similar to PSmith but a bit more capitalistic and always working on new schemes. Good short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/23/2008

    " Ukridge is a jerk and hard to like compared to Bertie Wooster. Being a likable silly-ass is better than not as far as your reading public is concerned. Wodehouse probably figured that out soon after writing this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 3/8/2008

    " Listened to this book on CD at work and laughed so hard I actually had to take it out and just listen at home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 1/29/2008

    " Not as funny as Bertie Wooster (what on earth is?) or even Mulliner or the Blandings Castle stories, but still plenty of amusement for Wodehouse fans. Ukridge, the main character, is forever scheming to get rich quick -- his failures are often magnificent. "

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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.