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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (563 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 Uncle Fred Series Release Date: December 2001 ISBN: 9781482975338
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A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott—although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham’s nephew, did make Bill feel like he’d been struck behind the ear. But Pongo has troubles of his own to deal with when he accidently breaks one of Hermione’s father’s prized statues—and winds up replacing it with a smuggling vessel full of jewels.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “P. G. Wodehouse is still the funniest writer ever to have put words on paper.”

    Hugh Laurie

  • “The gold standard of English wit…There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him.” 

    Christopher Hitchens

  • “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, author of Brideshead Revisited

  • “The cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “Happily, Uncle Dynamite is another winner…What sets this book apart is its outstanding dialog, which gives reader Jonathan Cecil broad scope to spread his wonderful gift for voices. A real treat for those who appreciate exquisite language; highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jlnpeacock | 2/15/2014

    " I laughed until I cried at some of this! It was great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Blake | 2/10/2014

    " Possibly one of my favorite Wodehouse titles (and that's really saying something!). Lord Ickenham's intention of spreading sweetness and light is apt, as this book cannot fail to delight fans of the Master's work. I've read this title at least 4 times (and dipped into it countless more), and each reading is identically entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/11/2014

    " Another delightful Wodehouse comedy. Uncle Fred is a hoot, though so far I still prefer Psmith, Jeeves, and the Blandings crew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 1/11/2014

    " Not Wooster and Jeeves or Blandings Castle but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/27/2013

    " My favorite P.G. Wodehouse novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mister | 12/18/2013

    " The movie poster would probably have some reviewer blurb-ing that the story was "dynamite" but then you would remember that it is about uptight british people in awkward social situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Doolan | 12/15/2013

    " One of the best of Wodehouse, but still can't top "Something Fishy." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzannah | 12/3/2013

    " Laughed head off. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 11/27/2013

    " No one like him. Also read in December of 1999. And also read in July of 1996. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 11/25/2013

    " Another outing starring Uncle Fred written by the master of mirth; what more is there to say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 11/20/2013

    " Lord Ickenham is at it again, spreading sweetness and light. I love how the incident at the dog races mentioned in "Uncle Fred in the Springtime" comes back to haunt them in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gallagher | 11/18/2013

    " Uncle Fred is one of my favorites. This book had a policeman in it. Five stars! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Martin | 11/17/2013

    " Ok - I realize Wodehouse reuses the same themes again and again in his work. The thing is - his use of language is clever and hilarious. It just doesn't get old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chels | 9/2/2013

    " wodehouse is a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynna | 8/28/2013

    " I love Uncle Fred! I only knew him from the short story with the parrot incident, and when I saw a whole novel with him, I was very excited. Good old Pelham Grenville has done it again. Hurrah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alasdair Peterson | 8/22/2013

    " Brilliant stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 8/16/2013

    " Entertaining Ickenam/Pongo story. Plot lines get a bit complicated at times but still great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 8/12/2013

    " My fifth Wodehouse, and my favorite. A perfect nugget for anyone who appreciates the linguistic humor of the Brits. The characters are perfect comic foils of each other and the dialogue is as sharp as can be. Uncle Fred is a gem. Even minor players are amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zedder | 8/11/2013

    " The scenes with Uncle Fred are nicely spaced throughout this one, allowing you to appreciate his ability to talk his way into -- and out of -- any situation, without leading you to get sick of his grandiloquence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casandria | 5/11/2013

    " Just a great British comic novel. It would make a wonderful movie. Reminded me a lot of The Importance of Being Earnest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pithee | 3/30/2013

    " read by Jonathan cecil "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Schwent | 3/5/2013

    " Good old Uncle Fred. He's an interesting contrast to Jeeves. Where Jeeves uses deduction and reasoning to get Bertie out of jams, Uncle Fred weaves tapestry upon tapestry of lies. I'm amazed how much mileage (and how many laughs) Wodehouse manages to wring out of the same basic plot time after time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 2/10/2013

    " Bit samey to the last one but plenty of snappy dialogue and ridiculous situations. Once again there seems to be the suggestion that avoiding custom duties is an OK sort of crime. Did Wodehouse have a thing about Customs and Excise? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/3/2013

    " If I am not very careful, Lord Ickenham may supplant Bertie Wooster in my affections! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 3/10/2011

    " I was initially skeptical about this non-Jeevesian Wodehouse, but it quickly delivered hearty belly laughs. Love Jonathan Cecil's reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/13/2011

    " My favorite P.G. Wodehouse novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 7/20/2010

    " My fifth Wodehouse, and my favorite. A perfect nugget for anyone who appreciates the linguistic humor of the Brits. The characters are perfect comic foils of each other and the dialogue is as sharp as can be. Uncle Fred is a gem. Even minor players are amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/31/2010

    " Another delightful Wodehouse comedy. Uncle Fred is a hoot, though so far I still prefer Psmith, Jeeves, and the Blandings crew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fazil | 5/22/2010

    " Great leisure read. P.G.Wodehouse,as always,at his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 4/11/2010

    " Ok - I realize Wodehouse reuses the same themes again and again in his work. The thing is - his use of language is clever and hilarious. It just doesn't get old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 1/8/2010

    " If I am not very careful, Lord Ickenham may supplant Bertie Wooster in my affections! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/21/2009

    " Lord Ickenham is at it again, spreading sweetness and light. I love how the incident at the dog races mentioned in "Uncle Fred in the Springtime" comes back to haunt them in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 7/1/2009

    " One of the best of Wodehouse, but still can't top "Something Fishy." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stradonis | 3/28/2009

    " This is the best book of P. G. Wodehouse. That's serious glory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jlnpeacock | 3/13/2009

    " I laughed until I cried at some of this! It was great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 1/12/2009

    " No one like him. Also read in December of 1999. And also read in July of 1996. "

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