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The Inimitable Jeeves

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: P.G. Wodehouse

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2008

Duration: 6 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

When Bingo falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves?

This is the first Jeeves and Wooster story "Plum" ever wrote. 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.

"By far the most prolific audiobook interpreter of P. G. Wodehouse's comic English manor-house tales, Frederick Davidson here offers a performance superior to most of his other efforts....Aunt Agatha alone is worth the price of admission."-AudioFile

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  • Manasi Kashyap

    Great narrator! Very convincing. Incomplete book....it ended abruptly. I know there is more.

  • Daniel Lowenstein

    Wodehouse wrote a huge number of novels and several short story collections. This is in between. The book consists of numerous Jeeves incidents, some over several chapters, some contained within one. The stories are loosely connected. This book doesn't build the way the novels do, but it is delightful Wodehouse. Superbly read, as usual, by the late Frederick Davidson (also konwn as David Case).

  • Nancy Murphy

    Found that this couldn't hold my attention so therefore I really didn't digest the story and content.

  • Intensely Green

    This book was written in 1923 so it is one of the earliest of the Wooster and Jeeves stories. Collection of stories really, which makes sense as the earliest W & J chronicles were short stories. This is a semi-cohesive collection of episodes. Later books retain a lot of this flavour but become more unified narratives. So this book is a good introduction to the oeuvre. This is an excellant book and if you like this the Wodehouse books that follow will just get better and better. By the way, several of the episodes and incidents in this book were adapted into the BBC Wooster and Jeeves series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Wodehouse (pronounced "wood-house") was a seminal influence on English comedic tradition. The Goons, Monty Python, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, all admired Wodehouse and incorporated elements of his style into their own.

  • Pepper Sue O'Neill

    It started out slowly but it grew on me quickly. I enjoyed the English terms and humor very much.

  • Anonymous

    Silly silly silly! Oh those Brits! this kept me giggling. Ya gotta love their sense of humor!

  • Anonymous

    PG Wodehouse had been talked up to me as the funniest author since the invention of humor. Perhaps this is not his best book, or perhaps it just needs to grow on me. Which is not to say that I didn't enjoy it - but it's not funny in the sense that it will make you laugh out loud. But it was still very enjoyable.

  • Cathryn Smith

    A classic. Why are the English so funny? This book had me laughing through my hour-long commute (rather than simmering in a semi-homicidal rage) and I became very, very fond of Bertie & Jeeves. Now I want to find all the rest of their adventures...