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E. B. Wilford

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  • Psmith in the City

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Psmith and his friend Mike are sent by their fathers to work in the City. But work is the last thing on Psmith's mind; surely there are more interesting things to do with the day than spend it in a bank? Unfortunately the natives aren't conducive to his socialising within work hours, but all's fair in love and work as the monocled Old Etonian, with a little grudging help from Mike, begins to rope in allies in order to reform the bank manager and make him A Decent Member of Society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-16

More brilliant Wodehouse

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

Jonathan Cecil could narrate the phone book and I'd still find it soothing. This is essentially a collection of Mike and Psmith stories woven into a novel, much like several of the J & W books. Not as good as Leave it to Psmith in my opinion, but still brilliant comic writing.

  • The Guns of August

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Diplomacy & Battle

  • By Lord Peridot on 21-05-16

Great history, well-read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Tuchman's book is a fantastic introduction to the era and events of the First World War, with an emphasis on the diplomatic and military orthodoxies that led Europe to ruin and shame in the first half of the twentieth century. The book is rightly judged a classic; the narration fits the tempo and tone of the work exactly. Highly recommended.