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