Jill the Reckless : Drones Club

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by David Ian Davies
  • Series: Drones Club
  • 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Jill Mariner, who sits comfortably at the lower end of upper-class society, is engaged to be married to the handsome Sir Derek Underhill. But life is full of surprises, and hers is about to be turned on its head. This classic tale from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse follows Jill from England to New York as she faces financial disaster, a broken engagement, familial troubles, work as a lowly chorus girl, and that which we all seek - the discovery of true love.

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Gave up by 3rd chapter.

Would you try another book written by P. G. Wodehouse or narrated by David Ian Davies?

P.G.Woodhouse-Yes
David Ian Davies-NO
I gave up on the third attempt to listen to this book by chapter three. The narration is so distracting due to pauses in the wrong place and no pauses where there should be, I could not follow the plot. Example, the phrase (Jack said Jill), without the pause in the right place, it is hard to tell if (Jack is saying Jill) or (Jill has said Jack). Speech runs into description without a pause, so a few more words are said before the distinction between the two is apparent, very distracting.
I like P.G.Woodhouse, but this narration isn't a patch on J Cecil.


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- kenneth

Dreadful Narration

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Not Wodehouse's best novel, but good none-the less.

The narration on the other hand was dire. Someone needs to explain to David Ian Davies that those little black dots and dashes spread over the page are not random ink-splashes, made accidentally by the printer, but punctuation, designed to tell him where to put the pauses. He has the reading skills of the average computer.

Most of his accents are ok, but seem to be chosen at random geographically. The one he uses for Freddy, the "Bertie Wooster" prototype is so over-the-top in it's clichéd pseudo-poshness as to be just painfully nasal.

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- George

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2014
  • Publisher: David Ian Davies