The Code of the Woosters : Jeeves

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Nicolas Coster
  • Series: Jeeves
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This 1938 novel is off to a rollicking start when Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie's objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie's devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole. A web of complications grows as Bertie's pal Gussie Fink-Nottle asks for counseling in the matter of his impending marriage to Madeline Bassett. It seems Madeline isn't his only interest; Gussie also wants to study the effects of a full moon on the love life of newts. Added to the cast of eccentrics are Roderick Spode, leader of a fascist organization called the Saviors of Britain, who also wants that cow-creamer, and an unusual man of the cloth known as Rev. H. P. "Stinker" Pinker. As usual, butler Jeeves becomes a focal point for all the plots and cleverness can rescue Bertie from being arrested , lynched, and engaged by mistake!

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Women's Underwear, Newts, Weddings; A Creamer

What is that quote by Samuel Clements? It was something to the effect that anyone attempting to discover a moral to one of his stories should be shot. I think that is an excellent moral be applied to this and all P.G. Woodhouse stories. There are no life lessons to gleaned, no overarching principles just goofiness and fun. Bertie Wooster is just about the most pathetic bumbler in the most dysfunctional family ever. He stumbles into and out of one mishap into another like the character in the movie "Arthur" with Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. Naturally, it is the butler Jeeves, the only adult, who time after time pulls the bacon from fire. Nicolas Coster gives full scope for that stiff upper class British humor to take over. It was a joy to listen to him.
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- Joseph R

Not the best narration

Great classice Wodehouse but Nicolas Coster just misses the right sound. His voice is pleasant but he emphasizes the wrong words so the humor disappears, and he sounds a little elderly for young Bertram Wooster. I prefer the same stories, different voice.
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books