First published in serialised form in The Strand magazine between 1933-34, Thank You, Jeeves is a novel that lends itself to an audiobook, with its diverse range of dotty voices all relayed magnificently by master Wodehouse reader Martin Jarvis.
No longer in master Bertie Wooster’s employ, Jeeves is engaged with a new employer, Lord "Chuffy" Chuffnell, an old friend of Bertie’s. True to form, thus follows a supreme comedy of errors which is guaranteed to raise many a chortle, as Wooster travels to one of Chuffy’s cottages in Dorset to carry on his banjolele practice in (dubious) peace.
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Pitch Perfect Performance
Wodehouse's prose is hilarious - but Jarvis' performance adds comic timing that my own brain and imagination can't come up with. Somehow he manages to make the pauses before lines that I know by heart full of comic anticipation. Someone should create a Wodehouse narrating category for royal laureates and then dedicate it to Martin Jarvis.
- Katherine Pineiro