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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,618 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Once again we find ourselves at that idyllic country seat, Blandings. This time it's debonair charmer, Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham (known to most as 'Uncle Fred') who has been lured to the castle by affable Lord Emsworth.

His lordship requires an expert in human behaviour to prevent the egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable from stealing Emsworth's treasured pig, Empress of Blandings. The plot's eccentricities naturally include love and romance and, crucially, three imposters. Add to the cocktail some 'Mickey Finn's', a brace of financially embarrassed nephews and a private investigator, 'Mustard Pott'.

As the mixture boils there are shot guns in the night time - plus redoubtable Lady Constance, Emsworth's sister, who could halt a cavalry charge merely with her voice. A happy and appropriate ending is of course on the cards. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zedder | 2/19/2014

    " Before reading "Leave it to Psmith," I had an irrational aversion to non-Jeeves and Wooster Wodehouses. The character of Psmith completely overcame my aversion--he was some sort of unbelievable mongrel of J&W, simultaneously smart + stupid and sensible + debauched, as well as being the most hyper-articulate Wodehouse character I've come across so far. Now having read "Uncle Fred," I can happily report that it isn't just great characters that you can find in non-J&Ws, it's great plots as well. This probably has the most ridiculously fun plot I've come across so far, as well as the richest variety of characters. Additionally, he character of Uncle Fred may well be the most likeable Wodehouse character yet. It's no surprise that Wodehouse himself liked this book so much. Thanks for the recommendation, P. G. W.! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cynthia Heimel | 2/11/2014

    " The BES BEST BEST of P.G. Wodehouse's books. Which is saying a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ensiform | 2/5/2014

    " A tale of Uncle Elmsworth, the Efficient Baxter and Uncle Fred. It was brilliant in its execution, but not as funny as the Bertie and Jeeves chemistry. Also, the incredibly complex plot strained even the Wodehousian limit of credulity: a man is convinced he is crazy because three of his friends pretend not to know him (and he accepts their flat denial of their identity). But not to be analytical of this type of writing: I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joshua | 2/4/2014

    " This, I think, is one of Wodehouse's best. Especially good is Uncle Fred's narrative near the end, which doesn't need any of Wodehouse's metaphors to make it brilliant. "

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