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Summary

Monty Bodkin has returned to London from Hollywood, leaving Sandy Miller, his secretary there, heartbroken, because Monty loves English hockey international Gertrude Butterwick instead of her.

Holding down a job for a year was the condition laid down by Gertrude’s father before Monty and Gertrude could be married, a condition Monty has unexpectedly fulfilled by blackmailing Hollywood movie mogul Ivor Llewellyn. Back in England, he intends to claim his bride, but the path to true love never runs smooth, as Monty is about to find out.

©2007 Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 14-04-13

Final outing for. Monty as funny as ever

Our hapless hero continues to cause laughs as only a Wodehouse character can - just don't listen when driving - you get strange looks in traffic jams as you're wiping the tears of joy from your face

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A riotously joyful caper.

Wodehouse at his most lovable here, a cinematic mix of Hollywood panther women, cops and robbers and rogues of every discription, plus the hockey knocker de luxe! Sheer bliss.

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Thank you PG Wodehouse and Jonathan Cecil!!

Hilarious as usual - all the typical Wodehouse characters and plots..... and Jonathan Cecil's narration just puts the top hat on it!! His portrayals of the various characters are just EXQUISITE , and bring the whole thing - including all the ridiculousness - to life more than if you were reading the book for yourself.

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Brilliant as always

Jonathan Cecil brings Woodhouse to life. It isn't the same when not read by him but this story is vintage Woodhouse and has all the right players in it. Superb listen.

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Brilliant

I am fast running out of Wodehouse I haven’t yet read - which is very sad. I will have to a start re-listening.

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Very Enjoyable

Jonathan Cecil excellent as always! The Bodkin books are less well-known, but well worth listening too.

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Magnificent!

No-one better than Jonathan Cecil to read PG Wodehouse. American accents excellent & he reads female & male parts equally convincingly.

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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.

The performance fits brilliantly and really brings the story to life!

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  • John
  • 04-03-19

Why Take a Spade to This Soufflé?

A critic whose name I can’t recall said in a book I think I’ve lost that criticizing a Wodehouse story is like taking a spade to a soufflé. What he meant, I gather, is that it makes the critic look silly. Granted, Wodehouse has good books. He has great books. But he has very, very few bad books. And this is one of the good ones. It’s also one of Jonathan Cecil’s best outings, too.

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  • peter
  • 06-11-21

A great Wodehouse

Clever plotting fun characters speedy action brilliant writing happy ending. Classic PG. very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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  • 21-11-08

Not terrible, but nothing to write home about

Featuring the cast of characters introduced in 'The Luck of the Bodkins' (also available here), 'Pearls, Girls...' sees Monty Bodkin still pursuing Gertrude Butterwick, self-made men still clashing with trust fund babies, and men's lives being run by battle-axe wives.

There are a few good lines, and the narration is as usual very good, but overall there's nothing here that isn't done better in the Jeeves or Blandings series.