Add a hyper-sensitive racehorse, a very important cat and a decidedly bossy fiancée - and all the ingredients are present for a plot in which aunts can exert their terrible authority. But Jeeves, of course, can cope with everything - even aunts, and even the country. The final Jeeves and Wooster novel shows P.G. Wodehouse still able to delight, well into his nineties.
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I love listening to P G Wodehouse's books. You really appreciate the stunning quality of his writing, and you can savour the daftness of his meticulously plotted stories. And they always cheer me up with their gentle humour.
Aunts aren't Gentlemen is I think one of the later Jeeves stories and if truth be told it doesn't quite reach the heights of the earlier works. But it's still pretty good.
Jonathan Cecil might have been born to narrate these books. He is superb and brings P G Wodehouse's fantastic invention to life. The recording was made a long time ago so sound quality is not the best but you get used to it quickly.
Treat yourself to 4-5 hours of fun and escape!
Absolutely fantastic. A masterpiece. The tales of Bertie and Jeeves are wonderful. Bertie teaches us that it is enough to be kind. I have every Jeeves and Wooster narrated by Jonathan Cecil. He reads these perfect stories perfectly and this combination (in my mind) makes the world better. Listen to them all without delay!
A fitting final chapter to the Wodehouse/Wooster canon, sensational reading from Cecil the definitive narrator. Great characters, especially Plank and of course the cat who kept popping up when least expected.
"Always entertaining! Excellent Narration"
I am hooked on these P.G. Wodehouse titles, and this one is very light and entertaining, as anticipated. Wonderful narration!
"The Best Wodehouse Narrator"
I enjoy P.G. Wodehouse and Wooster and Jeeves for a light humorous listen. Some narrators are not suited to these characters. But Jonathan Cecil is very good. I highly recommend his version of these books.
P.G. Wodehouse's funny and entertaining novel is perfectly performed by Jonathan Cecil. He definitely makes Wodehouse's comedy sparkle. I recommend it 100 percent.
One of the most entertaining and delightful renderings of Wodehouse. The narrator doesn't miss an iota of the wit and charm of the work.
PG Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil score another hit. Bertie Wooster once again gets himself tangled in a ghastly mess, this time involving a cat-loving horse and and aunt who, not being a gentleman, can't tell the difference between right and wrong (according to Hoyle). My face hurt from grinning so much.
With this audiobook, I've gone through all the Jeeves and Wooster stories - at least all the ones that are available from Audible. A number of gifted narrators have contributed to this collection: besides Cecil, who ranks as my favorite, there have been performances by Martin Jarvis, Ian Carmichael, and Dinsdale Landen. Smiles, chuckles, and congratulations all around. I can't wait to start all over again.
"Golden age of narration"
Everything I've read by Wodhouse is superior comic fiction. Aunts ranks with the others. Excellence is the mean.
At opposite extremes of genre, 'On The Road' by Kerouac is comparable for richness of language and simile
Cecil is one of the master performers in a golden age of naration. The ability to jump about among characters of different sexes, ages, ethnicities and backgrounds at a speed near that of silent reading is astounding.
Bertie, because he could be bullied into picking up the tab.
American narrators seem to be a sort of second string who couldn't make it on television and settled for second best. British narrators appear to be specialists who love their art. If I am wrong then show me an American who can compete with Mr. Cecil, Miss May or Mr. Davidson. I am a patriotic American writing without prejudice.
"Bertie's exits gracefully"
I got the book a couple of years ago during a Jeeves-and-Wooster phase, which ended before I'd gotten around to listening to this one. Needing a smaller work to fill some time, I decided to polish off "Aunts" recently, finding it worked out well. The Jeeves canon stories build on each other, so this final one would work best for fans of the series; there's some of the old slapstick adventure, but it has the feel of a finale to it.
"Jonathan Cecil is always good reading Wodehouse"
No - I love the print version, but it is so wondeful to be able to listen to a good book while doing boring chores.
Yes - he's consistenlty excellent.
If you can listen to Wodehouse without laughing, go to the doctor - your funny bone is broken
Virtuoso performance. Narrator understands the humour and delivers with perfect timing. I look forward to hearing any other book he performs.
"A Belly-Laugh Book"
Thoroughly enjoyable listening with many laughs. Found myself using some of Bertie's expressions - unintentionally - but what an entertaining writer Wodehouse was.
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