Uneasy Money

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: P.G. Wodehouse

Narrated By: Tim Bulkeley

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 6 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

Uneasy Money is a romantic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse, published during the First World War, it offers light escapism. More romantic but only a little less humorous that his mature works, it tells of the vicissitudes of poor Lord Dawlish, who inherits five million dollars, but becomes a serially disappointed groom.

When the story opens Bill (Lord Dawlish, a thoroughly pleasant man) is engaged to a demanding actress. His first thought when hearing of his massive legacy from a stranger whose tendency to slice he once cured on a West Country golf course is of the disappointed relatives. His trip to the USA attempting to give back the windfall results in complication after complication, including firearms and burglaries as well as the usual human misunderstandings that accompany any human life.

Uneasy Money was first published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post in the USA from December 1915, and in the UK in Strand Magazine starting December 1916. It first appeared in book form on March 17, 1916 by D. Appleton & Co., New York, and later in the UK (on October 4, 1917) by Methuen & Co., London.

A silent, black-and-white film Version was made in 1918.

Summary by Tim Bulkeley based on data from Wikipedia

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  • Andrew Susin

    Nice light, sometimes humorous, enjoyable story presented by a very talented reader. The audio quality wasn't of the very best quality but better than most Librivox offerings and the ready was so good that it made up for any shortcomings. One of the few Wodehouse books that I enjoyed(I'm not one of his fans) and would recommend. .