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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2013
I don't know how I got to this age without ever reading PG Wodehouse. Anyway I read this after listening to my other half laughing out loud as he read it. Fabulous and funny even after so many years. By the second chapter I found myself empathising with Jeeves and sympathising with Aunt Dahlia's opinion of Bertie. Must read the rest of the books now .....
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Bertie Wooster is miffed with Jeeves: not only has he omitted to pack Bertie's new white mess jacket with the brass buttons, but now all Bertie's relatives are coming to Jeeves with their love and other problems. Determined to prove that he, Bertie, is the man with the brains in that household, he takes on a series of sticky situations - including bringing together soppy Madeline Bassett with newt-loving Gussie Fink-Nottle...

This is one of the full-length novels featuring Bertie and Jeeves and, while I usually prefer the short stories, is excellent. With a cast of characters including Aunt Dahlia, the lovely Angela, the awful Madeline ("stars are God's daisy chain") and the rather sweet and retiring Gussie, this is a wonderfully light and feel-good read.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2003
This is the first Wodehouse I've read (can't think why it took me so long) but it certainly won't be the last. The imagery in this book is so well crafted, the story so well told, that one often has to pinch oneself to remember that you are not actually witnessing these hilarious events first hand. And as for the cymbal crashes of the last chapter, you know you are getting towards the close of the book and that all will be reconciled in the end but still the speed with which the threads are brought together, all in a perfectly plausible and controlled way, marks this as a truly exceptional work. One of the best I have read in a very long time. "Very good, sir."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2015
I remember enjoying Wodehouse when I was young but now forty or fifty years later he seems a bit lame. Agreed it is a relief to have no swearing or violence as found in modern books but I didn't laugh much. Have I grown cynical?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2011
As a fan of P.G. Woodhouse I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD and recommend it highly both to like minded people and those who are new to the world of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.
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on 12 May 2014
As an ex butler myself, I have a passion for Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster characters, and can relate with one of them in particular. I was sceptical about buying this as an audio, as I didn't want it to intrude on my own, long-built-up Jeeves imaginings. However, I bought this for a family member and then listened to it myself... it is quite excellent. The characters are very well played, and make for many laugh-out-loud moments. Jeeves especially is marvellously portrayed as that great unmovable rock, always calm and calculating. I would recommend this to the world as compulsory listening material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2014
Enjoyoed this book as it was lighthearted and funny. This is not a heavy intellectual tome with a message. Suitable for a light summer read on the beach.
A.P. Reading
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on 16 March 2015
Wodehouse's characters are always delightful, although, like relatives, you might not want some of them in your house for more than a day. It was a different world and much has changed, but Wodehouse has a wit and style - please don't use the word class - that has outlasted most authors of his extremely literate era. I can't add much to the thousands who have written about his work, I'll just say read him if you haven't, and read him again if you have.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 30 June 2004
Being a great fan of P.G. Wodehouse, I am glad to see that they are finally in this format! The life of a certain Mister B. Wooster is rather how i wish my own to be! Possibly the funniest book I have read in a long time, greatly reccomended to all! Wodehouse is a literary genius!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2002
The scene when poor old tee-total Gussie Fink-Nottle awards the prizes at Market Snodsbury Grammar School under, shall we say, the influence, may just be the funniest ever written in the English language.
If you don't laugh reading this book you're probably dead.
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