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The publisher's summary sums up the plot very well - and Wodehouse is in his usual excellent form devising twists and turns, some of which you see coming and look forward to and others which take you by surpise.
Jonathan Cecil narrates this very well, handling a number of different accents with professional competence.
I listened to this with my father, a lifelong Wodehouse fan, on a journey from Buckinghamshire to Inverness-shire and we were only disappointed that our destination was not somewhat further away.
Although I'm a fan of other PGW books, this one is so full of characters staggering around in shellshocked silence at the news of some contrived plot twist, and then making ridiculously unlikely plot-advancing decisions in response, I simply couldn't make it to the end.
It's read very well though, and the sound is clear which sets it apart from other PGW books from audible.
If you are a PG fan it really is worth jumping from Bertie and Blandings to Bodkins (and all the other less famous work). Wonderful, evocative, laugh out loud entertainment. God bless you PG.
This is Wodehouse writing at the peak of his considerable powers. A great cast of hilarious characters, some astonishingly good scenes and sequences all of which are plotted in a masterly fashion.
This is the first P G Wodehouse I have listened to narrated by Jonathan Cecil; heretofore, I was a Martin Jarvis devotee. However, I have to say that although Jonathan Cecil's performance is quite different -and he doesn't have the great range that Martin Jarvis has, I found myself completely won over by his interpretation and his Lotty Blossom and Ikey Llewellyn are fabulously unforgettable.
" Truly entertaining "
keeps one hanging on wondering what seemingly impossible thing is going to take place next.
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