The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Webster's Dictionary gives the meaning of the word "miasma" as "an infection floating in the air; a deadly exhalation". And in the opinion of Mr. Robert Ferguson, that description, though perhaps a little too flattering, on the whole summed up Master Roland Bean pretty satisfactorily. Until the previous day, Master Bean had served Mr. Ferguson in the capacity of office-boy. But there was that about Master Bean which made it practically impossible for anyone to employ him for long.Included in this collection are 19 of Wodehouse's classic pre-World War II stories.

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What the Critics Say

"Timelessly funny....[Davidson] is wry, British and almost drawling, and one supposes that this is pretty much how Wodehouse himself would sound." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Beyond Bertie Wooster

It turns out that Wodehouse can write clever, witty, imaginative stories, full of Wooster-type humor with an amazing variety of people an situations.
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- Roger Conner

Love the stories and the narrorator

Would you listen to The Man Upstairs and Other Stories again? Why?

Yes. Frederick Davidson is an amazing reader and for me was the original voice of Bertie, though I think that some listeners prefer Jonathan Cecil (who is also amazing, but different).


Who was your favorite character and why?

Bertie and Clarence.


What does Frederick Davidson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He knows how to pause and hold for effect.


If you could take any character from The Man Upstairs and Other Stories out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Bertie of course.


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- Nathan Dunn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.