Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

  • by Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.
Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house set-up: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentleman's personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed. On this occasion, however, it is Jeeves who is to be seen in the drawing room while Bertie finds himself below stairs - and he doesn't care for it at all.
Love, as so often, is at the root of the confusion. Bertie, you see, has met Georgiana on the Côte d'Azur. And though she is clever and he has a reputation for foolish engagements, it looks as though this could be the real thing. However, Georgiana is the ward of Sir Henry Hackwood and, in order to maintain his beloved Melbury Hall, the impoverished Sir Henry has struck a deal that would see Georgiana becoming Mrs Rupert Venables. Meanwhile, Peregrine ‘Woody' Beeching, one of Bertie's oldest chums, is desperate to regain the trust of his fiancée Amelia, Sir Henry's tennis-mad daughter. But why would this necessitate Bertie having to pass himself off as a servant when he has never so much as made a cup of tea?
Could it be that the ever-loyal, Spinoza-loving Jeeves has an ulterior motive? Evoking the sunlit days of a time gone by, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a delightfully witty story of mistaken identity, a midsummer village festival, a cricket match and love triumphant.

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Brilliant!

We approached this book with some trepidation as we are avid Wodehouse fans. The introduction by the author and his explanation of what he had hoped to achieve when asked to write the book reassured us, and after listening to it we feel he fully achieved his aims. Sebastian Faulks has managed to conjure up all the charm and humour of Wodehouse himself and provided us with another fantastic Jeeves story with a very satisfying conclusion. The narration was superb.
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- Sally

If you have ever liked PG - get this.

What did you like most about Jeeves and the Wedding Bells?

It made me laugh out loud and smile continuously throughout. I have read the Jeeves books about 10-15 times each. This is like finding an old friend you haven't seen for 20 years.


What did you like best about this story?

True to PG without being slavish; a resolution that even the most hard hearted would find touching.


What does Julian Rhind-Tutt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Catches Bertie perfectly.


Any additional comments?

Just buy it. Complete no brainer.

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- daddy_boglin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks