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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Hole
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!
Published on 31 Dec. 2000 by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley

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2.0 out of 5 stars The language is sometimes amusing but I quickly became bored.
A series of short stories, each of which has an almost identical starting point, development and outcome. The language is sometimes amusing but I quickly became bored.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wodehouse on the Go..., 23 Mar. 2015
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Travelling back and forth to Heathrow, it gives you something to concentrate on besides the delays...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Sept. 2014
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The item arrived exactly as described, and before I expected it. Buy with confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it you'll have a laugh!, 8 Jan. 2015
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Second J & W I've bought. Just as good as the other one. Funny and entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jolly good show!, 6 Nov. 2014
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Rediscovering Jeeves and Wodehouse - this series captures it perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good show!, 18 Sept. 1997
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Wodehouse, pure genius he is! Totally hysterical. A classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute delight!, 5 Sept. 2014
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Classic Wodehouse. An absolute delight!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Carry Go Bingo Come, 30 Oct. 2007
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`Carry on, Jeeves' is a collection of short stories starting with `Jeeves Takes Charge' which tells the story of Jeeves entering of more `shimmering into' the employ of Bertie Wooster with a killer hangover cure as a reference. As an encore Jeeves sorts `the rather rummy business of Florence Craye, Uncle Willoughby's book, and Edwin, the boy scout.' Uncle Willoughby's reminiscences being a scandal of youthful exuberance even painting Lord Emsworth of Blandings fame and Florence's father in a poor light. Florence, whom is at this time engaged to Bertie, is keen that book should not be published and engages Bertie to take possession of the manuscript but he becomes frustrated by the intervention of Edwin. Jeeves brings the tale to a suitable conclusion saving Bertie and Florence not only from themselves but also from each other.

Some of the stories are re-written from earlier appearances in `My Man Jeeves' such as `The Artistic Career of Corky' and although the re-writes do not really add anything to the original drafts they are such priceless gems that they bear repeating however they are of lower quality than the stories written for this volume and with hindsight waiting for five additional stories been written would have improved this book.

Appearances from Jeeves and Wooster regulars such as Bingo Little and Roderick Glossop as well as the Drones club and seaside resort Marvis Bay and especially the menace of Hermione make this essential reading for all admirers of P G Wodehouse. Also included is the story of genius French chef, Anatole, joining the employ of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, without such background some of the detail in later Jeeves novels can be missed.

As usual the stories are narrated by Bertie Wooster in the first person in his own imitable way apart from `Bertie Changes His Mind' which employs Jeeves as the narrator. His style is as dry and functional as you would expect which makes it somewhat jar in the collection, he is better written about than writing where his being an enigma or cipher add to rather than detract from the story. So I should like to give the last word to Bertie who sums up the stories, and indeed life, with one carefully crafted sentence; `it's always just when a fellow particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping.'
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripping good read, and all that., 19 Jun. 1999
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What ho! This jolly book contains more tales of Bertie Wooster, a goodish chap, really, but a bit of a chump. When he finds himself in the soup, his man Jeeves, a brainy cove, always sets him right again. The final story is a real corker, told by Jeeves himself! He's really a bit of a rotter, don't you know, but makes for a dashed good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unending Complications!, 17 May 2004
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If you do not know the Jeeves stories, you are in for a wonderful treat. If you do, your appreciation will grow with this witty reading by the marvelous Alexander Spencer of the unabridged audio cassette version of five superb short stories. P.G. Wodehouse conceived of these stories as being in the musical comedy style, and as such they work better when read aloud. Alexander Spencer is the best reader that I have heard of the Jeeves stories.
These stories always make for lots of laughter, and are just the right length for short car trips. Take them along to cut the tedium of traffic during your next day of driving chores.
Bertram (Bertie) Wooster is the narrator in all five stories. Bertie is longer on connections and money than brains. Seldom out of bed before late morning, his idea of a busy day is planning where to take his next vacation. He is an English gentleman, and strives to play the part with the least effort on his part.
But the thinker in every story is Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman (a combination of valet and butler). Jeeves is one of those brainy chaps who can always find a way. He tries to save Bertie from himself (especially when it comes to unsuitable fiancees and clothes), and always succeeds. In these stories, Jeeves has to extend his reach to bail out Bertie's friends and relatives. And he earns some extra green in the process. Sometimes Bertie wants to make a statement, and indulges himself anyway by creating his own "solutions" and by wearing "far out" clothes. That can put a dent in their relationship, but Bertie always repents and does it Jeeves' way in the end.
Bertie has two redeeming qualities. He loves to help his cronies and family, who are a disaster at romance and handling family stress. How will the species ever be propagated? In a funk, they come to Bertie for help. He usually summons Jeeves.
The resulting schemes are always full of hilarious plot complications. In this case, the complications exceed the normal level in a Jeeves story. Bertie may be trying to convince a friend's wife to get rid of an unsuitable friend. He may be breaking into hotel rooms to rescue his Aunt Agatha's dog. Or he may be pretending to be the cause of an automobile accident caused by his fiancee. In another case, he's trying to bring out the worst in young men. In every other moment, he does his best to entertain a lot of very conservative relatives and other people, whom he mostly alienates. Even his favorite aunt calls him insulting names. What's worse, when he comes up with an idea that may work, everyone assumes that it comes from Jeeves. Bertie just doesn't get any respect except from Jeeves. In these stories, Jeeves' reserve seems to slip more often than usual, so Bertie really feels down.
In each of these stories, Bertie is called upon to execute some very difficult maneuvers without having Jeeves there to buck him up. Now, that's really humbling! The stories have more complications than a Shakespearean romance, as a result.
Bertie's other redeeming quality is that he sincerely appreciates Jeeves in the end. To which Jeeves always replies, "Thank you, Sir." Jeeves has to put up with a lot in these stories before he gets to say his closing line, and you'll appreciate his stiff upper lip. No one else could cosset Bertie and like it the way Jeeves does.
This reading beautifully captures the flightiness of Bertie and the subtle maneuvering and nuances in Jeeves. You'll feel like you are in the room as unexpected events intervene, and you can't think of what to do any more than Bertie can. Thank God for Jeeves! The reading also makes wonderful use of the dated language and customs to give the listener a sense of a distant time. These quaint anachronisms become quite charming in this context.
After you finish enjoying these droll tales of human fallibility, I suggest you think about all of the ways that trying to help others can land you in the soup. Learn from this to look for potential problems before you launch into action. You'll come up with better plans than Bertie does if you do.
Avoid all those rummy spots!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful wonderful book, 6 Feb. 2014
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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 look forward to many a happy hour reading all of the Jeeves series - the wit is amazing.
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