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Publisher's Summary

Things on board the RMS Atlantic are terribly, terribly complicated.... Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose’s prospective employer and reluctant smuggler), but hasn’t the means to marry her. With well-meaning but unhelpful ship’s steward Albert Peasemarch and a toy mouse with a screw-top head thrown in for good measure, it will, indeed, take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.
©2012 The Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2012 AudioGO
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2 out of 5 stars
By John on 01-12-13

There's a Serious Gap in this Recording

And it eliminates a major twist in one of Wodehouse's most twisted plots. Running from page175 to page 181 in the Overlook Press edition, it renders the story absolute nonsense from that point forward. Fortunately, the break in the narrative flow is so obvious, and the pause that precedes it so long, that it's hard for even a casual listener to miss.

Other than that I'm enjoying Jonathan Cecil's performance very much. It's a book I didn't like all that much when I read it several years ago. It is, I believe, Wodehouse's longest work and it does get a bit tedious on paper. But listening is a pleasure and, armed with the complete text, one can bridge over this unfortunate gap--along with any others that may crop up along the way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Srinivas on 02-23-18

incredibly funny! Awesome narration 👍

we all know what to expect with a pgw - a great time! I want to especially mention about the narrator - he was AWESOME! there are about ten characters, and the narrator uses subtle changes in his voice modulation for each of them. thoroughly impressed! 👍👍👌👌

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