Right Ho, Jeeves : Jeeves

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Jonathan Cecil
  • Series: Jeeves
  • 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All the zany Wodehouse characters are here: Bertie, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, and Aunt Dahlia. All the humorous chaos of misunderstandings, puns, and pranks are present: someone must hand out prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School, a lovers' spat finds Bertie engaged to Madeline, and a hunger strike causes the cook to give notice. The inevitable rescue by Jeeves, brilliantly conceived and executed, averts disaster and saves nitwit Bertie Wooster.Acclaimed actor Jonathan Cecil brings comic flair to this rollicking tale by the man The Times (London) called "a brilliantly funny writer".


What the Critics Say

"Jonathan Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity, giving fitting caricatured voices to the likes of Fink-Nottle and Glossop. He gives Wooster's first-person narrative the right balance, letting the bumbling hero misread situations as needed. The chaos builds toward a crescendo of levity that will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Mediocre performance

This is one of the great “Bertie and Jeeves” novels by Wodehouse, but the production does not do it justice. The narrator often uses the wrong voices for the character who is suposed to be talking. Sometimes he corrects it part-way through the line, sometime he charges on. I am disappointed they did not do another take and correct these errors. They are pretty obvious, and they detract much from the story. On a personal preference, I thought the characterizations missed the mark but others might think they are accurate. I much preferred the audio files once available that were narrated by Frederick Davidson. They were read accurately and, to me, the voices were right on the mark.

To summarize, the story is 5 stars, the production is 1 star for voice and direction, and 5 stars for technical quality. Overall, a 3.
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- J. Tortorelli

The Classic Bertie and Jeeves

Would you consider the audio edition of Right Ho, Jeeves to be better than the print version?

Yes, the accented version of this small book gives the sense of listening to Bertie. I have read every Wodehouse book but listening to Johnathan Cecil, the reader, has the feel for the real Bertie and the real Jeeves.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Wodehouse fan, this is the classic of all time. Can we all move to this delightful world of major crisis when on reflection, there is no crisis. All gregarious much to do about nothing. Wodehouse admits that he has only one book and he changes it around a bit. It works for me.

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- Paul Norwood "Paul Norwood"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.