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Summer Lightning Audiobook

Summer Lightning

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Publisher's Summary

Blandings Castle is bathed in mellow sunlight, but for some of its inhabitants the storm clouds are forming.

Ronnie Fish desperately needs a plan of action. Engaged to delightful chorus girl Sue Brown, Ronnie must persuade his uncle (and trustee) Lord Emsworth to hand over a large chunk of capital before they can marry. Meanwhile waspish Lady Constance Keeble is marshalling her forces to stop her brother Galahad causing panic among the aristocracy by publishing the tale of his misspent youth.

Between them, they stir up mischief and mayhem involving the sensational theft of a prize-winning pig, a conscience-stricken butler and a scheming sleuth, and on-again, off-again love affairs.

Once again it all proves too much for the Efficient Baxter.

©2011 The Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Richard Irwin 15/11/2016
    Richard Irwin 15/11/2016
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    "Loved story, not performance"

    Shame about the baying hyenas and limp colourless gels, what?! Over the top, shame on you.

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    Dr. R. Brompton UK 20/07/2016
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 20/07/2016 Member Since 2011

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    "Hurrah for Galahad!"

    This Blandings Castle story is a sunlit delight from beginning to end. The narration is good but it is really the excellent writing of Wodehouse himself that is the star here. It is great to listen to on a warm Summer's day or in the depths of winter when you need to be cheered up. A complete tonic.

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  • Karen R. Coultas
    08/05/16
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    "Narration is wonderful!"

    This story is very similar to another about "The emperess of Blandings Castle", but the narration is excellent! Very enjoyable

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  • Kathryn
    Schwenksville, PA, United States
    07/05/16
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    "Lightning strikes again thanks to Wodehouse!"

    Galahad's memoirs are the big threat and the big draw of this story. You need to get through the first few chapters where the characters are introduced to be able to fully enjoy the plot in full swing. Well worth the time at the front end for the marvelous pay off from the middle to the end.

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  • jane
    18/04/16
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    "Not good enough to continue listening."

    Well, this audiobook proves that a narrator can make or break a story. I am a big fan of Wodehouse and I feel like I would have enjoyed this novel, but now I can't even bring myself to read the book because I keep hearing the narrator's version, pedantic and difficult. Listening to this took more effort than it took for the narrator to read it.

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  • schiff
    Tel-Aviv Israel
    29/01/16
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    "John Wells Gives a Fantastic Play"

    Story is your classic Wodehouse noblesse chikanry at its best - what makes this production rise above others is John Wells' peerless performance - double excellent and simply delicious!

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  • Martin
    Rochester, Australia
    29/06/12
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    "Painfully Funny"

    In an earlier review I described Jonathan Cecil as the best Wodehouse narrator, but John Wells is every bit as good in Summer Lightning, sadly the only one he has recorded, as far as I know. Every character is perfect and this is Wodehouse at his best, side-splitting.

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