Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether.
Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap.
Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.
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Wellbeing, food, environment and taking the dogs for a walk when and where I want.
I enjoyed it even tho the story is pretty silly but then when isn't classic Wodehouse silly?
The narration by Jonathan Cecil was really very good, and sounded just like I would have read it in my head. The book itself is very good - by any other author I might have given it five stars, but I didn't think it quite lived up to Wodehouse's heights
His 'voices' were great.
no...this is a mild mannered comedy based on a great idea but somehow not really coming together as well as it usually does. It is well read though
Yes because I have read many of his books
There was no one scene that really stood out
If you are a PGW fan you will be disappointed. If you are new to him this is not the best book to try!
I was always under the impression that Plum's time in Hollywood was regarded as a failure for screenwriting , but on the back of his he left them with he concept of body swapping situations, a concept used again and again in Hollywood movies. This story is full of classic Wodehouse language, a delight and amusing to listen to, having myself not ventured past Jeeves and Blandings would recommend this to listen to. Jonathan Cecil gets the tone spot on.
I haven't read the print version, but I think Jonathan Cecil's narration is so entertaining that it brought the book to life.
I love his different voices and he made the characters real.
I haven't read PG Wodehouse before. This was an excellent introduction. A fun, enjoyable story.
Jonathan Cecil was perfect for this story. He captured the mood perfectly.
It was a fun summer diversion and I enjoyed it very much.
"I love Wodehouse's use of language!"
I have only heard Laughing Gas, never read it, so I could not compare the print version with the audio. I love the way Jonathan Cecil reads this, though.
Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot is probably my favorite character.
But Cecil performs Eggy really well. I also like the way he portrays the kid, Joey Cooley.
Definitely, Lord Havershot
Wodehouse's plots are silly, but his use of language is unbeatable.
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