Uneasy Money

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is an ironical fact that Lady Wetherby was by nature one of the firmest believers in existence in the policy of breaking things gently to people. She had a big, soft heart, and she hated hurting her fellows. As a rule, when she had bad news to impart to any one, she administered the blow so gradually and with such mystery as to the actual facts that the victim, having passed through the various stages of imagined horrors, was genuinely relieved, when she actually came to the point, to find that all that had happened was that he had lost all his money.But now, in perfect innocence, thinking only to pass along an interesting bit of information, she had crushed Bill as effectively as if she had used a club for that purpose.


What the Critics Say

"Wodehouse's masterful language makes high comedy out of situations that would be dull or slapstick in less capable hands. He invites reading aloud....[Simon Vance] has a pleasant voice and a sympathetic feel for the material." (AudioFile)
"Uneasy Money offers plot twits that keep the ending from being too predictable and humor as sharp as in any of his other stories. Reader Simon Vance has a pleasant, Wodehousean voice that never becomes cloying." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Wodehouse brings out the best!

With all the various narration styles competing to interpret the Wodehouse array of characters, Simon vance does one better. He honors the writing. With style, and eye to subtlety and of course talent, this is by far one of the best readings of a Wodehouse gem!
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- David

What Fun Silliness!

Audio versions of Wodehouse novels are so reasonably priced I always keep some on my iPod for breaks from more intense listening experiences. As always, in PGW, the story is about class, money, inheritance, confused identities and engagements. This time the Brits visit America. Bees, a monkey, "wild" dancing and alcohol contribute to the silliness. Simon Vance provides the proper British tone essential to enjoying Wodehouse. Golfing, shown in the cover art, provides some humorous comments but does not really contribute to the plot.
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- Bette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.