We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
The Inimitable Jeeves | [P.G. Wodehouse]

The Inimitable Jeeves

When Bingo Little falls in love with a tea-and-bun-shop waitress at a Camberell subscription dance and Bertie falls into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves? With his usual savoir-faire and panache Jeeves unties the tangles and irons out the creases in his unflappable and inimitable way. "I always say, and I always shall say," proclaims Bingo Little, "that you've only got to stand on Jeeves and fate can't touch you."
Regular Price:£14.69
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A classic collection of stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession (including the bestselling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves's help, hopes to evade the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop... At its heart is one of Wodehouse's most delicious stories, 'The Great Sermon Handicap.'

© Estate of the late Sir Pelham Wodehouse; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Jonathan Cecil impersonates Wooster with aplomb." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (55 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.7 (23 )
5 star
 (16)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.4 (22 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Peter Bristol, United Kingdom 09/04/2013
    Peter Bristol, United Kingdom 09/04/2013 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "Pure escapist joy"

    I would think most people know about Jeeves and Wooster, lots of TV programs and stuff. But go back and discover the actual texts. They are exuberant, witty and joyful. And Jonathan Cecil as narrator is an inspired choice. I have tried the Martin Jarvis reading of the same book, mainly, I suppose, because he's a more famous name but it wasn't a patch on this version. Jonathan Cecil captures the gormless, well-intentioned naivety of Bertie Wooster and the obsequious yet superior sang-froid of Jeeves perfectly. Okay, he struggles a little bit with consistent accents when Americans or country policemen come into the books, but who cares. For a few hours of delightful, escapist fantasy go for any of the Jeeves and Wooster books - especially those read by Jonnathan Cecil.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    31/07/2009
    31/07/2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    69
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    113
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Another Wodehouse triumph"

    It's actually a collection of short stories, but works very well as a book because of the running theme of Bingo Little's infatuations with unsuitable women, Bertie's infatuations with unsuitable clothing, and Jeeves, who sorts them both out in the manner we have come to expect. Jonathan Cecil reads beautifully too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    P. D. Smith Huddersfield, UK 21/09/2008
    P. D. Smith Huddersfield, UK 21/09/2008 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    50
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    69
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Classic"

    This is a brilliantly funny book by P G Wodehouse. It's full of good, clean, fun. Jonathan Cecil does a great job of narrating it, with totally believable accents of 'upper class' people from the 1920s.

    Listen to Bertie (with a bit of help from his valet Jeeves) helping Bingo Little with his many, varied, 'loves of his life' and dealing with his cousins, and getting into trouble with his aunt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Harrow inverurie, United Kingdom 12/11/2013
    Harrow inverurie, United Kingdom 12/11/2013 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "lamentable sound quality"

    Jonathan Cecil is an absolutely excellent narrator of Wodehouse, however, this recording does not serve him well.

    It sounds rushed, and perhaps done some time ago. Too many pauses in the wrong place, swallows and breaths, or background noises lesson the pleasure of listening to Jeeves. I have enjoyed other Cecil reads of PGW on Audible, so this was disappointing.

    It is still, of course, infinitely better than most other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tristran Nottingham, United Kingdom 16/07/2013
    Tristran Nottingham, United Kingdom 16/07/2013 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Oh what can one say"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Inimitable Jeeves to be better than the print version?

    Anything that can get the wonderful words of Wodehouse to you is worth the study. While the audiobook is hardly better than the printed version you loose nothing in the translation. Jonathan Cecil brings the characters to life in pretty much the same way as my mind.


    What other book might you compare The Inimitable Jeeves to, and why?

    Can you compare Wodehouse to anyone else? If you can I would very much like to know about these comparisons.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favourite?

    Bertie Wooster is the most rounded character and well played by Jonathan Cecil but I have a fondness for the portrayal of Spode.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have listened to this book a half dozen times, twice in once sitting while on long distance trains.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results
Sort by:
  • Rupert Morrish
    Bloomington, MN USA
    14/11/10
    Overall
    "A wonderful book, and a good performance"

    P. G. Wodehouse needs no defense from me. Cecil's narration is lively and engaging, and quite frankly the worst thing about it is that he consistently pronounces the "t" in "valet". That's a pretty minor quibble.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.