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How to ruin a Classic story. The accents are just awful. I am not sure what they are, but they certainly aren't British. I get the impression this guy is American attempting a British accent. I feel truly sorry for the American public if this is what they thought we sounded like early in the 20th Century!! Giving it 1 star was generous
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from P.G. Wodehouse and/or Charlton Griffin?
I'm a Wodehouse fan, but the Charlton Griffin narration is horrendous. Complete with tinkling 20's ragtime background music, this production is cheesy and grotesque.
What other book might you compare The Adventures of Bertie and Jeeves to and why?
After listening Frederick Davidson's elegant and understatedly humorous readings of other Wodehouse books, this came as a very bad surprise.
What didn’t you like about Charlton Griffin’s performance?
It was just too corny, campy, cheesy. A good narrator should disappear into the background and support the written word. Griffin's performance does the opposite. And--I wouldn't have thought this possible--ruins the stories.
Any additional comments?
Please have Frederick Davidson narrate this!
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
I really did not like this book. The characters are shallow and I was unable to develop any interest at all in what happens to them. The plot seemed pointless and completely failed to capture my interest. Worst of all was that the narration is simply annoying. The nasal quality of all the characters may be music to a British ear, but this American just couldn't stand any more after the first hour. And it really wasn't particularly funny.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful