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“British satire an comedy at its best. I laughed out loud too many times to count.”Liz M wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“P G Wodehouse "Jeeves" stories are particularly funny and the English language is superb!”LYDIA C AMBRIS wrote this review Monday, June 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another great Jeeves and Wooster story! Masterful! I love trying to guess how the author is going to tie together all the little events and story lines with Jeeves amazing genius!”Karen M wrote this review Saturday, June 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Classic Wodehouse. Bertie and Jeeves have a little altercation about a new jacket which Bertie has bought... and relations are a little strained. So when they go to stay with Bertie's relatives, and - as ever - various romantic problems arise, Bertie attempts to solve everything by himself, getting into deeper and deeper water.
It's years since I had read this book, but many of the scenes came back to me. I don't laugh aloud very often with PG Wodehouse, but I smile a great deal, and appreciate his wordplay and irony, and the wonderful naivety and (sometimes) gross stupidity of the hapless Bertie. Naturally Jeeves comes out top in the end with a brilliant solution to the various problems, albeit rather at the expense of Bertie himself.
This kind of upper-class verbal slapstick doesn't appeal to everyone, and inevitably the style is slightly dated, as it was first published in 1934. But the humour shines through, the caricatured people are superb, and overall I enjoyed it very much. I was delighted to find it available free for the Kindle at Project Gutenburg. ”
“Karin said: 5 stars & a heart
When I tried to read a Wodehouse book once, I didn't get far, but when I found this again via the Share-a-Shelf challenge I listened to it and was glad I did. It's my first Wodehouse book.
Bertie Wooster, wealthy buffoon, manages to make an enormous wreck of things as he tries to help an old school friend in love and to patch up his cousin's broken engagement. He did this because he was miffed at Jeeves for not liking an article of clothing he was rather fond of and felt he had to assert his authority. The characters are a hoot, including his aunt Dalia and of course his butler, Jeeves. Jeeves is brilliant and obviously much more well read than is Bertie, so it ends up falling on Jeeves to fix everything.
I don't put in quotes as you'd need a scene to really appreciate this, but I laughed harder at a scene involving Gussie doing a presentation than I have in quite a while. It was a good think I wasn't eating. Wodehouse is humourous thoughout, of course, but knew how to build to the big, hilarious scenes, and since I liked this narrator, I'm planning to listen to the other two Jeeves audio books I have from the library with the same narrator.”
“This has been the best thing I've listened to in some time and there were a couple of scenes where I couldn't stop laughing. Listening to Jonathan Cecil was marvelous and I'll have to come back an post a real review.”Karin wrote this review Tuesday, March 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was good to get back to the basics of humor with one more from the stable of books from the master - P G Wodehouse. Recommended as a light and easy read.”Mani wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jeeves stories are always enjoyable to read; this story is a particular favorite from Fry and Laurie's peformances, and the addition of the sidebars and glimpses into Bertie Wooster's thought processes.”Sandy C wrote this review Sunday, September 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“P. G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer. I have seen the Jeeves & Wooster DVD's and decided I wanted to read one of his book. I enjoyed reading this book.”Madelyn L wrote this review Monday, September 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No