My Man Jeeves : Jeeves

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by David Thorn
  • Series: Jeeves
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!
The stories include:
1. Leave it to Jeeves
2. Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest
3. Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg
4. Absent Treatment
5. Helping Freddie
6. Rallying Around Old George
7. Doing Clarence a Bit of Good
8. The Aunt and the Sluggard
P.G. Wodehouse
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, (1881-1975) was a British novelist, short story writer, journalist, playwright, poet and lyracist, immensly popular for his sense of humor and mastery of language.
Best known for his Jeeves series, Wodehouse created the most resourseful and competent servant in literature, the word "Jeeves" itself has become part of the vernacular. Wodehouse also had great success as a musical theater lyricist, making contributions to "Show Boat" and "Anything Goes".
Born in England to a noble family, Wodehouse's writings reflected his background, a truly humourous perspective on the upper class. During a stay in Manhattan, Wodehouse met his wife and settled in New York, with a brief adventure in Hollywood to write screenplays. Living into his nineties, Wodehouse enjoyed the fruits of his labor and acclaim worldwide, a happy, funny man.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

dreadful reading

As a Brit I cannot place this ludicrous accent... What's all the rrrrrrrolled rrrrrs? Nobody does this except Scots.... Stories are great though and I guess you pay for what you get in terms of delivery
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- Axis

Good Clean Fun

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Jeeves and Wooster are surely one of literature's best comic creations. I never tire of hearing of Bertie's mishaps and the ingenious way that Jeeves gets him out of trouble. Each chapter tells a different story so the book can be picked up and put down at your leisure....perfect for a spot of ironing or a quick laze in the garden. This is Upper Class silliness at its best and I love PG's turn of phrase. I don't know whether these books are on any exam syllabus, but if they're not, they should be!

What other book might you compare My Man Jeeves to, and why?

None - it's unique (apart from other PG Woodhouse books).

What about David Thorn’s performance did you like?

He's BRILLIANT! I love the way Bertie rolls his Rs and the way he skillfully switches between Bertie and the deadpan Jeeves.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I'm halfway through and have laughed out loud on several occasions - take care when listening in public, although on the plus side, it should ensure that noone sits next to you on the bus!

Any additional comments?

Good clean fun - I loved it and highly recommend it.

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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-11-2010
  • Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks