Piccadilly Jim

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jimmy Crocker, a.k.a. Piccadilly Jim, is a lively young American ex-newspaper man who meets Ann Chester, the girl of his dreams, in London. Problem is, Jim once wrote a bad review of her first book of poetry. They set sail to New York together with Ann still not knowing he's the dastardly critic! Add a brilliantly colourful Manhattan setting, an unlikely butler, odd spies, eccentric 'tecs, scientific secrets, plus an odious boy called Ogden, and the ingredients are here for one of P.G. Wodehouse's most dazzlingly comic feasts. Wonderfully funny listening that keeps up a swift pace, thanks to the classic combination of Martin Jarvis reading Britain's finest comic writer, P.G. Wodehouse.

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What made the experience of listening to Piccadilly Jim the most enjoyable?

Martin Jarvis as narrator is an inspired choice, easily my favourite actor for reading PGW. He brings the words to life with such evident enjoyment, giving each character an accent so finely tuned to their own idiosyncrasies you are never lost in this dense plot of intrigue and counter intrigue. Piccadilly Jim is a comic classic with many unlikely escapades to keep the reader highly entertained


What did you like best about this story?

The plot is constantly delivering new trips and twists to keep the action flowing


What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

He is a master of comic accent, his Americans are particularly fun and well realised.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Theoretically you could, and I might do on second and third sittings in future.


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- Ms. R. D. Cook

Don't miss this one!

What a combination! Wodehouse wit and Martin Jarvis's perfect delivery. Guaranteed to cheer you up. Warning: may cause laughing out loud on public transport. Be careful!
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- s j bioletti

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2006
  • Publisher: CSA Word