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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (445 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781455170777
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William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is afflicted with a moneyless title. His status has earned him a beautiful fiancée, but the stresses of his woefully meager income are too much for young Claire to bear. She has therefore refused to marry him until his financial situation improves—significantly.

Lord Dawlish’s fortunes improve greatly, literally, when a man he barely knows dies and leaves him a million dollars. Once the initial shock subsides, he is overcome with guilt and feels he must restore at least half of the money to the rightful heirs. His attempts to do so take him to America, where a cast of colorful characters and all manner of plot twists come to play in true Wodehouse style.

Full of Wodehouse’s unrivaled humor, this novel takes listeners on a whirlwind ride across the Atlantic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot is pure Wodehouse…The result is hilarious and touching. Englishman Simon Vance’s breezy narration conveys all aspects of this charming story.” 

    Talking Book Review

  • “Wodehouse’s masterful language makes high comedy out of situations that would be dull or slapstick in less capable hands. He invites reading aloud…[Simon Vance] has a pleasant voice and a sympathetic feel for the material.”

    AudioFile

  • Uneasy Money offers plot twits that keep the ending from being too predictable and humor as sharp as in any of his other stories. Reader Simon Vance has a pleasant, Wodehousean voice that never becomes cloying.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 2/2/2014

    " Truly delightful! Sarah, I think you'd really like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 2/2/2014

    " This was a cute story. Kind of predictable but fun and easy to enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/25/2014

    " Not my favorite Wodehouse -- a bit tedious towards the end. Still and all, it is a hilarious view of the Victorian era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamizhmarai | 1/23/2014

    " Genuine LOL moments throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scilla | 1/9/2014

    " This early Wodehouse is a humorous story about Lord Dawlish (Bill), his actress first fiancee Claire, and how how he finds his true love. Bill is loveable, sympathetic, and generous. His fiance won't marry him until he gets more money and encourages him to do things to get money which aren't in Bill's character. When he is told he has inherited a huge sum of money from a man he met once and cured of his golf slice, he tries to give the previous heir (Elizabeth Boyd) half the money. When she refuses, he goes to New York under an assumed name to see what he can do. Although he doesn't know it, his fiance has also gone to New York to visit an old friend and becomes engaged to a rich automobile maker, Dudley Pickering. Of course with both in NY, they can't help but see each other. There are several memorable scenes including Bill dancing in a NY restaurant, Dudley playing detective, and Elizabeth trying to get Bill stung by bees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/8/2014

    " Good. Lots of fun but like others much more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Moberg | 1/5/2014

    " I listened to the audio version of this book on a road trip and enjoyed it very much. It's an early Wodehouse, and he was obviously still learning his craft, but it's still a lot of fun. I am in awe of his talent for perfect word choice. I would recommend this to anyone who has already read a lot of his novels. It's not a book to start with, tho. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd Martin | 1/5/2014

    " 'Uneasy Money' was written before Wodehouse began writing the Jeeves and Wooster books, and is not one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Rutherford | 12/30/2013

    " More early Wodehouse from Project Gutenberg. Not one of the all-time classics, but fairly enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mickey | 12/29/2013

    " As big an Anglophile as I am, I just can't get into Wodehouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/28/2013

    " Good fun. The bee farm and the monkey gave it a different feel from many of his others "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 12/28/2013

    " The humorous tale of Lord Dawlish and his adventures in romance, golf playing and, trying to earn some money, that is of course until he learns that he just inherited quite alot from a fellow golfer... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Dobrowolski | 12/21/2013

    " I didn't feel that this was Wodehouse at his best, but Wodehouse at his worst is still better than 99.9% of the other authors out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/13/2013

    " Delightful, intelligent brain candy. Also the reason I did not get all of my papers graded during Fall Break. Well worth it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/25/2013

    " Silly, predictable, yet endlessly amusing. There's something I find intriguing about Wodehouse -- this was the first book of his I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 9/4/2013

    " William discovers his life becomes more complicated after he inherits $5 million from a fellow golfer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colaly | 8/15/2013

    " The bare foot dancing scene is classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/28/2013

    " Good ol' Wodehouse. This time around he doesn't disappoint - likeable characters, simple humor, good pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/23/2012

    " An early 20s Wodehouse - i.e., as he was emerging from his "musical comedies without the music" formula but before he got truly hilarious. Moves right along with lots of chuckles and a few L.O.L.s There are at least two dozen funnier Wodehouse novels, so this is just for the hard core. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 4/21/2012

    " A pretty good and funny romantic comedy. Pretty light reading, but good for a few laughs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Pre | 10/30/2011

    " I was really enjoying this book until Elizabeth kept going on and on and on and on about why she couldn't marry Bill. Too annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moiz Kagdi | 4/6/2011

    " Simple yet elegant. Its the little things that come out very well in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Glen | 2/23/2011

    " My first Wodehouse book, recommended by my niece some years ago. I quite enjoyed it. It is light, humorous, easy reading, so perfect when you're nursing a dreadful cold. It is also British, which I love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 2/14/2011

    " Still enjoying Wodehouse's works. None of them are laugh out loud funny but I do find myself chuckling often. The situations in this novel reminded me of situations one might find in Heller's Catch-22, which are always humorous.

    [spoilers removed] "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 11/22/2010

    " 'Uneasy Money' was written before Wodehouse began writing the Jeeves and Wooster books, and is not one of his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/25/2010

    " Delightful, intelligent brain candy. Also the reason I did not get all of my papers graded during Fall Break. Well worth it, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/13/2010

    " Not my favorite Wodehouse -- a bit tedious towards the end. Still and all, it is a hilarious view of the Victorian era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/12/2009

    " William discovers his life becomes more complicated after he inherits $5 million from a fellow golfer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami | 9/1/2009

    " "I know you can't see him, but the monkey seems to be coming down now."

    Truly one of the best lines i have ever read. This book is one of the most hysterical books i have ever come across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 7/22/2007

    " Truly delightful! Sarah, I think you'd really like this one. "

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