Psmith in the City

  • by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Jonathan Cecil
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was a beloved British humorist whose writing career spanned nearly every literary mode. His discerning wit and effortless prose gained him international praise. In his delightful series of Psmith novels, Wodehouse tracks the adventures of an adroit dandy, unfazed by even the most tumultuous situations.
The Psmith tales are classics of British comic melodrama, sending the listener through a lighthearted world with an unshakeable Psmith at the helm. In Psmith in the City, the adventure continues, following the novel's namesake and his cricket-obsessed companion Mike Jackson in their new life in finance at the New Asiatic Bank. As is expected, hilarity ensues when their passion for cricket becomes an obstacle to successful employment. In this novel we see all of Wodehouse's comic genius and mastery of farce. Wodehouse is no moralist, zealot, or philosopher - he is a humorist, and a brilliant one at that, who bring levity to a heavy world. The power of humour is here at its highest in the witty Psmith in the City.

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Favourite character

Johnathan Cecil is perfect for my favourite Wodehouse character. Always considered his Psmith to be his best performances, even better than his Bertie Wooster. The storyline is well up to the author's usual high standard.
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The recording left something to be desired

What did you like most about Psmith in the City?

It is a good yarn with some decent funny bits.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Psmith in the City?

The hustings at which Psmith attends and interjects with carefully chosen words and causes a riot.


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Indeed it did but there were quality issues with the recording that meant that it was below the usual standard from Audible.


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

You might if you had time. I was sufficiently engaged to take it with me in the car to listen to on the way to work.


Any additional comments?

It sounded as if the recording had been badly edited. Many phrases were cut off at the last word so you could not hear the ending of the word or phrase. This was very irritating and was a disatraction from the story.

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- Isobel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios