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Meet Mr Mulliner

Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
Series: Mr. Mulliner, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
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Summary

In the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: in particular there's Wilfred, inventor of Raven Gypsy face-cream and Snow of the Mountain Lotion, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance.

Its explosive effects on a shy young curate and then the higher clergy is gravely revealed. Then there's his cousin James, the detective-story writer, who has inherited a cottage more haunted than anything in his own imagination. And Isadore Zinzinheimer, head of the Bigger, Better & Brighter Motion Picture Company. Tall tales all - but among Wodehouse's best.

©2009 The Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Meet Mr. Mulliner

Several excellent stories read by an excellent reader. His command of several accents is amazing an very entertaining.

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  • John
  • 05-03-19

Meet Your Next Great Listen

Back in the days when popular magazines ran fiction—either serialized novels or free-standing short stories—it was possible for people like P. G. Wodehouse to make a living at it. And it was possible to get more out of a magazine than chocolate layer cake recipes and weight loss secrets.

So, picture if you will, strolling up to your local news stand and picking up any of the stories in this volume. They’re all good, especially the last one, “Honeysuckle Cottage”. I would go so far as to advocate the purchase of the entire book for the sake of that tale alone. Wodehouse is at his incomparable best when spoofing the conventions of the sentimental fiction of his day, and “Honeysuckle Cottage” is really a tour de force in that line.

And to round things out, Jonathan Cecil “gets” it; he exploits every nuance and heightens every absurdity.

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  • Tonny
  • 21-09-16

Not bad at all

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Chapter 8 is the cradle of all American Action movies, in which they select the best of the best for the mission, normally a retired so and so, in this case the hero is Clarence Mulliner.

i strongly recommend reading this book, and i strongly recommend the narrator Jonathan Cecil