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The Inimitable Jeeves

Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Series: Jeeves, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

A hilarious romp from start to finish, with a lord and his man having a rollicking good time with subtlety of all kinds.

Public Domain (P)2019 Deaver Brown

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Many mistakes + overbearing background music

Deaver Brown often stumbles over his words and mispronounces English words that he seems unfamiliar with. There is also a very loud background music playing at all times which detracts greatly from the story. I suggest finding another version and avoiding this one.

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Awful music

This performance was rendered unbearable by intrusive background music. The American accent of the narrator was also inappropriate for the book. I didn’t get past the first 5 minutes

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Avoid if you enjoy Wodehouse

As other reviewers have said this recording has two problems, the narrator and the dreadful background music. I wish I had read the other reviews before purchasing. Whoever thought of using an American narrator for a quintessentially English novel needs to think again before recording another of the normally very funny Jeeves and Wooster series. It was not the narrator's fault either that he had to compete with the rather loud background music which also makes it incredibly difficult for the listener to concentrate on the story. I gave up at the start of Chapter Two. I consider this a waste of money and am surprised to find this recording among the normally excellent productions provided by Audible. Fortunately I have the book in another electronic form and shall no doubt enjoy it in comparative silence which is only interrupted by my snorts of laughter..

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Story is great, narrator and background music not

Wodehouse is brilliant, although these short stories aren't as good as his longer Jeeves and Wooster ones. Narrator is rubbish- I just can't get used to an American Bertie! And the incredibly annoying background music throughout 😡 All in all this version is not worth buying.

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Ruined by the worst reading

Completely ruined by poor reading without any inflection and an unnecessary overly of music. Don’t waste your money. Check you like the reader before buying an audible book

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awful

awful. ..American diction on audible...don't buy ...unless of course you're American. ..awful awful awful! !!

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I should have known !!

Absolutely dreadful....narration couldn’t be worse and that music !! Truly truly terrible ...don’t buy it

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  • robert jarmanRobert
  • 15-03-20

Shame Shame Shame.Shocking narration.Monotony.

Shame Shame Shame.lf this narrator is still a!I've he should be imprisoned.The Murder of spoken English.

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  • jrs
  • 05-02-20

very poor narration

I love the stories of Jeeves and Wooster, so am very sorry to say the narration of this collection was so poor I missed bits of the stories. it sounded like a grade schooler who doesn't read aloud very well. Hesitations, mispronounced words, mistakes re-spoken, incorrect emphasis, and more made it very hard to listen to. The constant, repeated tune playing throughout the entire collection quickly became an additional annoying distraction. I persisted in listening only because of my love for the writing itself. I cannot recommend this audio book at all; far better to read the stories yourself.

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  • exmilker
  • 03-02-20

awful, ghastly and irritating

the reader is just bad and the omnipresent 'musac on a loop' irritating. The reader ruined a good story. I lasted only about 20 minutes and couldn't take anymore.

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  • Missourilady
  • 16-01-20

A travesty

Dreadful..the narrator is just awful, stumblinbly read with a mouthful of mush and an ill matched accent. Unlistenable.

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  • Dave
  • 17-09-19

Not Narrated - Blandly Read

You need to know the narration is flat reading without animation, emotion, or any other sign of true narration. I own dozens of Audible titles but I have never experienced anything like this book. I am returning it. Also, there is light music playing in the background during the reading! No idea why, but maybe it is meant to keep the listener entertained since the "narration" doesn't entertain.

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  • Frozen Gimp
  • 07-09-20

Worst audio performance I've ever heard

Unlistenable. I read a story better to my daughter when she was 4. and that damned music.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-20

Absolutely TERRIBLE

I made the mistake of buying this without reading the reviews. What a shitshow! It's TERRIBLE! Avoid any narration by Deaver Brown

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  • PA mom
  • 10-08-20

Avoid deaver brown narration. The worst.

Like having a drunk uncle reading. Didn’t get past the first 3 minutes. Hard no.

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  • DamselflyStudio
  • 17-06-20

Impossible to listen to

I appreciated the narrator’s love of Wodehouse. But he clearly is not a voice actor or professional reader. The narrator’s voice was not clear. He stumbled like any of us have done when reading aloud. I could have gotten through that. The background music of electronic piano on a loop made the narration difficult to follow. The background music was.and endless loop, way too loud. Don’t waste a credit on this.

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  • chuknzig
  • 08-06-20

Remember to Preview the Sample Audio

I always enjoy the adventures of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. Sometimes I get so excited to find an audio version of something that in my haste to add it to my Audible library - I forget to listen to the sample of the narration. I also forgot to read the past reviews. I applaud Mr. Brown for the courage it takes to put yourself out there. I do have a few constructive comments for you: 1) Twinkle music on a loop should only be used for short things like poems or sonnets. This did not work with Wooster and Jeeves. It set the wrong tone. This story is set in the 20's where the music was jaunty like the Charleston. 2) Music should only be inserted in short discretionary areas where music would actually be appropriate like the night club scenes. 3) Narration benefits greatly when edited. My husband reads for Audible (he used to be a radio DJ). I listen to his chapters to QA the content against the script and let him know if there are issues in the "listen-ability", forgotten lines, or errors in general. 4) I found several places where it would have been better to stop and re-record when there was a mistake in the read. Again, thank you for your effort.