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P. G. Wodehouse , Jonathan Cecil
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13 Nov 2008 BBC Audio
This title contains ten classic short stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster from P. G. Wodehouse. It is read by Jonathan Cecil - described as having 'one of the best-loved voices in audiobooks' by the P.G. Wodehouse Society - this recording includes all ten short stories from the book "Carry On, Jeeves". These marvellous stories introduce us to Jeeves, whose first ever duty is to cure Bertie's raging hangover. And, from that moment, one of the funniest partnerships in English literature never looks back. It includes: "Jeeves Takes Charge"; "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy"; "The Artistic Career of Corky"; "Without the Option"; "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"; "Fixing it for Freddie"; "Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"; "Clustering Round Young Bingo"; "The Aunt and the Sluggard"; and "Bertie Changes his Mind". 'Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever' - Douglas Adams.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (13 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408400340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607754718
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

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'Jeeves and Bertie are as immortal as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, or Falstaff and Prince Hal, and, quite often, a good deal funnier.' - John Mortimer, Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Hole 31 Dec 2000
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is the book that started it all, the meeting of Bertie and Jeeves and I for one can't be thankful enough that it happened. These characters enrich my life like no one else can. Brilliantly funny and life affirming. Hooray!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious. . . . . 4 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you haven't read a Jeeves & Wooster book before, this is the perfect place to begin. Jeeves enters Bertie's life and immediately turns it around. Wodehouse is the greatest master of prose in the English language and he uses metaphors and similies to superb comic effect. A classic.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What ho! 5 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I used to love Fry and Laurie in ITV's series Jeeves and Wooster but had never read any of the books before. I'm not usually a fan of short stories and I didn't realise that rather than being one story, it was going to be a series of adventures which aren't really linked, although there are references to other adventures in some of them, but that didn't matter a jot! It's rather formulaic writing ... but that didn't matter a jot!

Of course, having loved the TV series I was unable to read this without picturing Fry and Laurie but... you've guessed it... that didn't matter a jot either, and the stories made me laugh out loud in places.

There are 10 mini-adventures in total in this book. Number 10 was unique in this collection in that it is told from Jeeves' perspective instead of Bertie's which came as a nice surprise.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So very, very funny 28 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was my very first 'go' at a PG Wodehouse. Read the whole thing in one sitting (housework be damned!) and am now shopping for more. Absolutely loved it, so very, very funny but gentle in it's humour. Poking fun with a polite and small stick, rather than finding humour in humiliation.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't we all need a Jeeves? 5 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Or those of us who are constantly tumbling into tricky situations and who therefore require repeated extraction from a variety of snaggles, by our own faithful, gentle and uncritical expert, need a Jeeves. Bertie Wooster is a lucky lucky man and it's little wonder that his friends, rivals and other 'low blighters' sometimes try to steal Jeeves away. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's man - it says so in the rules somewhere, doesn't it? In fairness to Wooster, he doesn't keep his treasure all to himself, but allows his predicament-prone friends to benefit from the problem solving genius of his man. He's such a decent chap. Listen to Martin Jarvis reading these 7 sprightly adventures of Jeeves and Wooster and you'll see what I mean. The 7 stories are:

1) "Jeeves Takes Charge", where Jeeves first enters Bertie's employ and makes himself indispensable almost immediately.

2) "Jeeves & the Unbidden Guest", where Bertie is constrained to accommodate the peculiar son of a friend of his bossy aunt Agatha, in his New York apartment.

3) "The Artistic Career of Corky", where Bertie, still happily exiled in New York, tries to help an artist friend to avoid being sucked into his uncle's jute business.

4) "The Aunt and the Sluggard", where (still yet in New York) Bertie's idle poet friend from Long Island has to be rescued from an energetic aunt.

5) "Clustering Round Young Bingo", where Bertie's aunt Dahlia and friend Bingo swap domestic staff by means of complicated, underhand jiggery-pokery.

6) "Jeeves & the Hard-boiled Egg", where (in New York again) one of Bertie's chum's is under pressure from his uncle and benefactor, the Duke of Chiswick.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CARRY ON JEEVES 13 Jun 2011
By graboid
Format:Audio Cassette
Martin Jarvis is a good reader but these stories are better told by the excellent Jonathon Cecil. For me Cecil is the definitive Wodehouse voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest writer ever to wield a pen. 16 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
There have been many excellent comic writers throughout the ages, but surely there has never been one as good as P G Wodehouse. With a canon of work stretching back now over 100 years he is almost unrivalled in his output, and has produced some of the funniest passages of prose ever committed to paper.

If you like your humour edgy, gritty and hard-hitting then you've come to the wrong place. There's not so much as one thing in any of his books that you wouldn't be happy to trot out in front of your most straight-laced maiden aunt. He never once relies on the slightest hint of crudeness, but instead revels in the richness of the English language to get his laughs and there's never so much as one word in his prose that's surplus to requirement, or indeed a passage approaching anything less than perfect in its pace or construction. It's as if his work was edited by some sort of super human deity. There is nothing jarring or awkward; just fabulous comic writing page after page, time and time again.

His command of the perfect sentence is second to none and his light touch is just peerless. He can deliver the most barbed comment and make it sound like the most pleasant of compliments. Wodehouse's work is nothing short of true genius; if I may use that most horrible of overused expressions.

I first read this particular book 35+ years ago as a mere stripling myself, and have read and reread it over and over so may times since. I don't think that in all of those encounters I have ever read it and not found some new additional little gem between its pages that I had somehow managed to miss on previous readings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very great laugh...!
Fantastic read... Have read several books and enjoy them immensely sadly the tv series is not as good... A must read...!
Published 7 days ago by Rosesibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Wodehouse
Typical of P G Wodehouse. Not for the first time he made me laugh out loud on the train!! How embarrassing!!
Published 27 days ago by edna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
such a good writer - you really get the interplay between Jeeves and Wooster - who's the boss? [Wooster of course!]
Published 2 months ago by M. D. Tomlinson
3.0 out of 5 stars Supposedly funny...
It was written quite a while a go, which took me longer that usual to get into it.
The first few chapters were a bit funny but the short-stories within it became repetitive... Read more
Published 2 months ago by J Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite English teaching book!
It is so wonderful to try and improve my English with PG Wodehouse's books, even I will probably never be able to understand all the subtleties. And Martin Jarvis is excellent!
Published 2 months ago by Thomas E
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful wonderful book
I am new to Jeeves and Wooster and so delighted to have found such exquisite writing, I have not laughed so much since I read John B Keane's "Letters of a Matchmaker", I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rita
5.0 out of 5 stars A BOOK FOR A QUIET LAUGH
THIS IS A BOOK YOU CAN PICK UP ANY TIME AND PUT YOURSELF IN A GOOD MOOD BY READING OF THE
IDIOCY OF WOOSTER AND THE GENIUS OF JEEVES.
Published 2 months ago by george culverwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
I recommend this to anyone wanting to add a good read to their library. So good I will keep to read again.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Ronald S. Unsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer escapism
Thoroughly enjoyable read. I couldn't put this down. The style of writing is so effortless it draws you in, and you are carried along each adventure, waiting for Jeeves to find... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Liz B
4.0 out of 5 stars Carry On, Jeeves
Good light-hearted yarn for a bedtime read. Sometimes very funny, sometimes silly. Certainly recommend it and other Jeeves and Wooster books.
Published 5 months ago by C. Tallach
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