Summary

Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether.
Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap.
Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.
©2011 Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Clare Skelton on 27-09-16

Daft but entertaining

I enjoyed it even tho the story is pretty silly but then when isn't classic Wodehouse silly?

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4 out of 5 stars
By E.M. on 01-12-15

Great narration by Jonathan Cecil

What made the experience of listening to Laughing Gas the most enjoyable?

The narration by Jonathan Cecil was really very good, and sounded just like I would have read it in my head. The book itself is very good - by any other author I might have given it five stars, but I didn't think it quite lived up to Wodehouse's heights

What about Jonathan Cecil’s performance did you like?

His 'voices' were great.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bill on 02-08-15

Great fun

Jonathan Cecil was perfect for this story. He captured the mood perfectly.
It was a fun summer diversion and I enjoyed it very much.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 04-03-13

I love Wodehouse's use of language!

Would you consider the audio edition of Laughing Gas to be better than the print version?

I have only heard Laughing Gas, never read it, so I could not compare the print version with the audio. I love the way Jonathan Cecil reads this, though.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot is probably my favorite character.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cecil – was your favorite?

But Cecil performs Eggy really well. I also like the way he portrays the kid, Joey Cooley.

If you could take any character from Laughing Gas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Definitely, Lord Havershot

Any additional comments?

Wodehouse's plots are silly, but his use of language is unbeatable.

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