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on 20 September 2003
The hilarious book by PG Wodehouse has been done justice in this rendition of 'Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit' It has the same fruitiness and vigour in the characters as portrayed in the book. The CD tells the story of the blundering Bertie Wooster, who as the favourite for the Drones club darts tournament has been drawn by D'arcy or 'Stilton' Cheesewright who stands to win 56 pounds if he wins , thinks that Bertie is pining with love for Florence Craye, Stiltons' fiancee, and wishes to break Bertie's spine in 5 places. Florence goes to visit Berties Aunt Dahlia and by some horrible mix up Bertie is persuaded to join her at his Aunts home in Brinkley,and as if that isn't enough there is a huge mistake with some fake pearls... Call on Jeeves the worlds brainiest gentlemans gentleman to help Bertie out of this fearful predicament. An enjoyable listen, I reccomend this to anyone.
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In this peerless example of droll, tongue-in-cheek humor, P. G. Wodehouse continues the adventures of Bertie Wooster, an often silly member of the upper class who depends on his much more sensible "gentleman's gentleman," Jeeves, to keep his life from falling apart. In this novel, Wooster has been growing a mustache for the two weeks that Jeeves has been on a shrimping holiday, and he fears that Jeeves will not like it. Sure, enough Jeeves does not, and neither do any of his other friends—except for Lady Florence Craye, his former fiancée, now engaged to Stilton Cheesewright (to Bertie's great relief).
The fate of the mustache is only the starting point for Wodehouse's comedy of errors, however, as Bertie goes from London to his Aunt Dahlia's country home, where Lady Florence, Stilton Cheesewright, and Percy Gorringe, a young man who wants to produce a play based on Lady Florence's book, are also in attendance. As Lady Florence and Stilton Cheesewright play out their on-again, off-again romance, Percy is casting longing eyes at Florence, who is flirting with Bertie once again.
As is always the case with Wodehouse, events quickly become more complex. Percy wants Bertie to invest one thousand pounds in the play. Aunt Dahlia, wanting to sell her magazine, decides to "salt the mine," secretly selling her pearls so she can serialize a novel by a famous romance author to make the magazine more attractive. Her husband, at this point, decides to have the pearls appraised. Bertie takes Florence to a nightclub to "do research for her new novel," and he is arrested. Not surprisingly, it is the resilient Jeeves who comes to the rescue, time and time again, proving that good sense and grounding in the real world are far more important than the silly pretensions of Bertie and his friends.
Wodehouse's gentle satire of upperclass life makes his novels appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. His word play, consummate sense of irony, and ability to make dialogue sound simultaneously absurd and realistic create a fast-moving set of outrageous scenes in which Jeeves, the "gentleman's gentleman" proves to be the real hero, the one person who knows how to live in this silly world. n Mary Whipple
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It would be far too complicated to go into a Wodehouse plot. At any given moment there are usually about fifty different strands running through a story, all of which get resolved neatly at the end by the ever competent and delightful Jeeves. Bertie's moustache is the latest fashion faux pas to cause a rift between him and Jeeves. As ever, Bertie is allowed just enough rope to hang himself with before Jeeves allows him to decide to shave it off! Wondrous
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on 5 March 2016
I'm working my way around to getting every Wodehouse in the series, replacing tatty old paperbacks with hardbacks (and filling in the blanks in my collection).

The books are a fantastic read, and this edition will please every Wodehouse fan.
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on 29 March 2004
The Everyman edition of this classic Wodehouse tale is an absolute joy before you even get to reading the thing, the quality is such as to warrant its own private bookshelf, I strongly recommend it as the best choice for the discerning Wodehouse reader. Fans of the BBC TV series 'Jeeves and Wooster' will recognise several of the stories, from the disappearance of a pearl necklace, to trouble at Milady's Boudair. However, despite the familiar plots I found it very enjoyable reading them in there original format and there is much that is new. Wodehouse creates a hilarious and vivid image of a bygone age and this book is without doubt the best way to re-visit it.
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on 28 December 2015
What a delicious read. Wodehouse rolls out his well-worn formula in Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit to present both Bertie and his aunt Dahlia with respective conundra. It will come as no surprise to learn that Jeeves is the man that carries the day but not before the author leads us through a seemingly inextricable series of calamitous situations - mostly self-inflicted by the lovable buffoon that is Bertram Wooster. Wodehouse's prose is wonderful and his characters three-dimensional and substantial. To call this book fantastic would probably be described by Jeeves as rem acu tetigisti.
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on 3 February 2009
As expected, this is ace. Hordern is excellent, Briers is a little too old but enthusiastic enough, and Wodehouse's brilliant dialogue is well served.
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on 16 October 2014
Who could hate Wodehouse?
We're not talking realism-just sublime prose,a beautifully farcical plot and Jeeves makes everything allright in the end-though Bertie,as usual, has to make a serious sacrifice...
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VINE VOICEon 25 May 2001
Bertie Wooster's moustache leads, as inevitably as the finest Greek tragedy, to a dizzyingly complex web of pearl-snatching, bludgeoning, threats to life and limb, and, perhaps most horrifying of all for our hero, the possibility of impending marriage. Happily, Jeeves is on hand to sort things out. One of Wodehouse's best
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on 10 January 2015
My wife and I are slowly but surely buying all the series of Jeeves & Wooster books for my wife's parents, so we haven't read them. I can say that they love them and look forward to receiving the next instalment.
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