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this narrator was much better than the one claimed to be the best on the other version
P. G. Wodehouse needs no defense from me. Cecil's narration is lively and engaging, and quite frankly the worst thing about it is that he consistently pronounces the "t" in "valet". That's a pretty minor quibble.
Hard to go wrong with some vintage Bertie Wooster. I like to listen to these to cheer myself up. The plots of Bertie's various scrapes are very samey but that's beside the point - unapologetic silliness abounds. If you don't enjoy a bit of Bertie I suspect you may be a psychopath.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I would think most people know about Jeeves and Wooster, lots of TV programs and stuff. But go back and discover the actual texts. They are exuberant, witty and joyful. And Jonathan Cecil as narrator is an inspired choice. I have tried the Martin Jarvis reading of the same book, mainly, I suppose, because he's a more famous name but it wasn't a patch on this version. Jonathan Cecil captures the gormless, well-intentioned naivety of Bertie Wooster and the obsequious yet superior sang-froid of Jeeves perfectly. Okay, he struggles a little bit with consistent accents when Americans or country policemen come into the books, but who cares. For a few hours of delightful, escapist fantasy go for any of the Jeeves and Wooster books - especially those read by Jonnathan Cecil.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Wodehouse, with his witty, clever, unexpected comparatives transforms the ignorant into a source of delight!
Highly entertaining stories read by a master narrator. Substandard audio quality took the edge off.