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  • Mr. Mulliner Speaking | P. G. Wodehouse

    Mr. Mulliner Speaking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    In the bar-parlor of the Angler's Rest, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of Pints of Stout and Whiskies and Splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver ("Your serpent, Sir," said the voice of Simmons) - and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.

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  • Mr Mulliner Speaking | P. G. Wodehouse

    Mr Mulliner Speaking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the bar-parlour of the Angler's Rest, Mr Mulliner tells his amazing tales, which hold the assembled company of Pints of Stout and Whiskies and Splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to The Man Who Gave Up Smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers Something Squishy on a silver salver ('your serpent, Sir,' said the voice of Simmons) - and experience the dreadful Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court.

    Wodehouse on Top Form

    There is scarcely need to review the content of this book - it is, as it says on the cover, by PG Wodehouse and is, therefore, a work of considerable ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by M (Tewkesbury, United Kingdom)
  • Young Men in Spats | P. G. Wodehouse

    Young Men in Spats

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    From the author, whom The Times called 'a comic genius' and ' an old master of farce', are eleven further stories featuring such eccentric characters as Freddie Widgeon, Cyril (Barmy) Fotheringay Phipps, Percy Wimbolt and Pongo.

    Wodehouse brilliance!

    The whole thing was great from start to finish. The narrator is THE definitive Wodehouse narrator. Buy it!

    Reviewed on 07 September 2016 by PHILIP MOUNTFORD ()
  • Young Men in Spats | P. G. Wodehouse

    Young Men in Spats

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    From the author, whom the Times called "a comic genius" and "an old master of farce", are 11 further stories featuring such eccentric characters as Freddie Widgeon, Cyril (Barmy) Fotheringay Phipps, Percy Wimbolt, and Pongo. Young Men in Spats includes the following stories: "Fate", "Tried in the Furnace", "Trouble Down at Tudsleigh", "The Amazing Hat Mystery", "Good-bye to All Cats", "The Luck of the Stiffhams", "Noblesse Oblige", "Uncle Fred Flits By", "Archibald and the Masses", and more.

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  • Lord Emsworth and Others | P. G. Wodehouse

    Lord Emsworth and Others

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
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    Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There's a crime wave that was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon; Ukridge appears on Corky's doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda; while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love.

    A Treat

    This is a truly wonderful Audiobook
    It is warm, funny, brilliantly observed, and superbly narrated by Nigel Lambert who misses neither shade no..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 October 2006 by T Jones ()
  • Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets | P. G. Wodehouse

    Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Newly married to novelist Rosie M. Banks, Bingo bucks the current trend by being extremely happy, although he does tend to lose his shirt on various horses. This collection of wonderfully funny stories features a cast of outrageous characters.

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  • Money for Nothing | P. G. Wodehouse

    Money for Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company.

    Not enough laughs

    Not enough laughs to sustain listening for many hours. I cut it half way through. The story is a bit dull too with many quite boring passages.

    Reviewed on 08 June 2014 by John (Makulow)
  • Money for Nothing | P. G. Wodehouse

    Money for Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm, and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated.

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  • The Luck of the Bodkins | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Luck of the Bodkins

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Things on board the R.M.S. Atlantic are terribly, terribly complicated... Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet, who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose's prospective employer and reluctant smuggler), but hasn't the means to marry her.

    Well written - well read

    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 com..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2013 by George (United Kingdom)
  • The Luck of the Bodkins | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Luck of the Bodkins

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose's prospective employer and reluctant smuggler), but hasn't the means to marry her. With well-meaning but unhelpful ship's steward Albert Peasemarch and a toy mouse thrown in for good measure, it will take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.

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  • Laughing Gas | P. G. Wodehouse

    Laughing Gas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. 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.

    Daft but entertaining

    I enjoyed it even tho the story is pretty silly but then when isn't classic Wodehouse silly?

    Reviewed on 27 September 2016 by Clare Skelton (horsham)
  • Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin | P. G. Wodehouse

    Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    His year in Hollywood completed, Monty leaves behind his heartbroken secretary and arrives in London to claim the hand of hockey international, Gertrude Butterwick. But the Bodkin road to happiness is arduous, and pitfalled through and through.

    Really enjoying Wodehouse!

    Luck of the Bodkins reeled me in with the opening description of Monty about to embark on speaking French and these are no disappointment.

    Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 February 2015 by sifi007 ()
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Wodehouse weaves his wit through a wide collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, and unwanted fiancés. Bertie gets into a bit of trouble when one of his pals, Bingo Little, starts to fall in love with every second girl he lays his eyes on. But the soup gets really thick when Bingo decides to marry one of them and enlists Bertie's help. Luckily, he has the inimitable Jeeves to pull him out of it.

    Great narration and a treat for all Jeeves fans

    Narration of some parts is very good and definitely a repeat listen.

    Reviewed on 08 July 2013 by Harihar (United Kingdom)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    The first volume of Wodehouse's brilliant complete and unabridged short stories. Originally a semi-novel, this version contains self-contained stories which are nonetheless linked, often by Bingo Little, an endearingly hopeless chap and a serial romancer.

    Got to love a bit of jeeves and wooster

    Brilliantly narrated by Martin Jarvis, thoroughly enjoyable. Easy listening nonsense for a rainy afternoon

    Reviewed on 02 August 2015 by Ruth (CHARD, United Kingdom)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse

    The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    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."

    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 exuberan..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2013 by Peter (Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • Leave It to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave It to Psmith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

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  • Leave it to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse

    Leave it to Psmith

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

    A classic Wodehouse

    This is a tale of life at Blandings Castle, the home of Lord Emsworth, short-sighted peer, and a true lover of flowers. Psmith is the hero, a perfect ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 February 2008 by Lola Blogger ()
  • Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
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    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

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  • Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse

    Summer Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By John Wells
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his Reminiscences, and they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer. For Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic.

    Loved story, not performance

    Shame about the baying hyenas and limp colourless gels, what?! Over the top, shame on you.

    Reviewed on 15 November 2016 by Richard Irwin (Wiltshire, England)
  • Heavy Weather | P. G. Wodehouse

    Heavy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    Distraught when an author withdraws his manuscript from publication, the publisher, Lord Tilbury, sets about retrieving his fortunes, never guessing that his final obstacle would be in the rotund form of a prize pig.

    Absolute pleasure

    Jeremy Sinden, the narrator, is an absolute pleasure to listen to. I have liked his rendition of Heavy Weather so much that I went on to get his other..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 April 2011 by Monica (GlasgowUnited Kingdom)
  • Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

    Had me laughing out loud!

    Firstly I have to mention that I love all things Wodehouse. Uncle Fred in the Springtime is in fact one of my favourite Wodehouse books. I am guessi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by Susan (Chippenham, United Kingdom)
  • Uncle Fred in the Springtime | P. G. Wodehouse

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman - a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord's beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B....

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  • Cocktail Time | P. G. Wodehouse

    Cocktail Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    If Lord Ickenham had not dislodged the hat of Beefy Bastable with a well-aimed brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write an expose of the younger generation.

    Another Good Yarn

    Another good yarn from the much loved Wodehouse starring Lord Emsworth in the title role and full of the usual comic twists and turns. Expertly read t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 February 2015 by Mr Cy Keogh ()
  • Jill the Reckless | P. G. Wodehouse

    Jill the Reckless

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By David Ian Davies
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    Young Jill Mariner, who sits comfortably at the lower end of upper-class society, is engaged to be married to the handsome Sir Derek Underhill. But life is full of surprises, and hers is about to be turned on its head. This classic tale from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse follows Jill from England to New York as she faces financial disaster, a broken engagement, familial troubles, work as a lowly chorus girl, and that which we all seek - the discovery of true love.

    Gave up by 3rd chapter.

    P.G.Woodhouse-Yes
    David Ian Davies-NO
    I gave up on the third attempt to listen to this book by chapter three. The narration is so distracting ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2014 by kenneth ()