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The moon beamed down genially on the turrets and battlements of Blandings Castle. Sleep, however, eluded Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth. To be compelled to play host to his younger son, Freddie, was enough; add his sister Veronica and a chap called Tipton Plimsoll and you have a situation at which the doughtiest earl might quail...
©1947 By the Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 12-19-12

Full Moon + Jeremy Sinden = A Full Hand

Like Frederick Davidson, Jeremy Sinden gets the inner meaning of Wodehouse, extracting every drop of irony, sarcasm, mock-melodrama or just plain humor from every single line. His vocal portrayals are pitch-perfect; one gets a visual image of every character. His timing and pacing are impeccable. His diction is downright Harovian. Or Etonian, take your pick.

But then again, like any actor with a great script, Sinden has a lot to work with here. Full Moon is one of the highest spots in the Wodehouse bookshelf, a tumultuous romp through the spreading park lands and messuages of Blandings Castle, where:

Veronica Wedge ("the dumbest blonde in Shropshire") and Tipton Plimson ("rather a self-centered young man") find love

Colonel Egbert (complete with service revolver) and Lady Hermione Wedge (who looks like a cook) find a rich son-in-law

Bill Lister ("Blister" to his pals) finds he isn't cut out for the life artistic but is cut out for life with Prudence ("that little squirt") Garland

Lord Emsworth ("that woolen-headed peer") finds peace when everybody finally clears out of his house and leaves him with his prize porker, Empress of Blandings and his favorite reading, "On the Care of the Pig", by the great Augustus Whiffle

And the Hon. Galahad Threepwood finds he can make it all come about with an adroit mixture of lies, half-truths, tall tales, brisk staff work...and putting the Empress in Veronica's bedroom.

Don't worry, I haven't given anything away. In Wodehouse everyone--at least, all the deserving ones--get exactly what they want. The fun--and there is a great deal of fun here, served up with no unstinting hand--is seeing how they get it. Jeremy Sinden makes Wodehouse in your ear buds even better that Wodehouse off the printed page.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SDay on 08-31-16

My favorite Blandings story so far!

Jeremy Sinden is a fantastic narrator, and this story has all the great elements of Blandings!

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5 out of 5 stars
By julia on 05-17-15

Another great story

Another Blandings novel written in superb style. Very clever plots Interweaved as only Wodehouse can.

Narration very clear and engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 08-17-14

Easy and entertaining.

Would you consider the audio edition of Full Moon to be better than the print version?

No, P G Wodehouse's genius can be appreciated more fully in print. However this audio edition is a very easy and entertaining listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

If you read or listen to P G Wodehouse's stories of Blandings Castle all the characters connected to it become like old friends.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audio book. It is typical Wodehouse, the story is light and humorous and Jeremy Sinden's narration is very good.

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