Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!
The stories include:
1. Leave it to Jeeves
2. Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest
3. Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg
4. Absent Treatment
5. Helping Freddie
6. Rallying Around Old George
7. Doing Clarence a Bit of Good
8. The Aunt and the Sluggard
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, (1881–1975) was a British novelist, short story writer, journalist, playwright, poet and lyracist, immensly popular for his sense of humor and mastery of language.
Best known for his Jeeves series, Wodehouse created the most resourseful and competent servant in literature, the word "Jeeves" itself has become part of the vernacular. Wodehouse also had great success as a musical theater lyricist, making contributions to "Show Boat" and "Anything Goes".
Born in England to a noble family, Wodehouse's writings reflected his background, a truly humourous perspective on the upper class. During a stay in Manhattan, Wodehouse met his wife and settled in New York, with a brief adventure in Hollywood to write screenplays. Living into his nineties, Wodehouse enjoyed the fruits of his labor and acclaim worldwide, a happy, funny man.
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not a fan of this narrator
I came this close (thumb and fore finger a half an inch apart) to missing out on Wodehouseian humor due to this narrator. By chapter two, all humor was lost to the annoying rolling of the "r's". I just couldn't take it any more. I switched it off, and removed it from my smart phone. I loaded "Right Ho, Jeeves" narrated by Jonathan Cecil and became a n instant fan of Wodehouse.
After finishing "Right Ho, Jeeves", I thought I would give this one a go one more time. Same thing, except now I was spoiled by Jonathan Cecil's narration. By the time I got to the second on third rolling r, I was done or undone, as it were.
Unfortunately, Jonathan Cecil did not narrate this book, but I am sure there are others who can bring Bertie and Jeeves to life in a humorous way.
Don't let this book turn you away from Wodehouse. Pass this one by, go directly to "Right Ho, Jeeves" narrated by Jonathan Cecil and experience Bertie, Jeeves, and the whole gang as they were meant to be.
Brilliantly narrated light reading