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Abridged novel depicting the sinister affair of the 18th century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook tests the Wooster soul as it has never been tested before. Friends and relations, in urgent need, queue up to beg for assistance in a variety of troublesome situations, and ruthless enemies stop at nothing in their determination to bring Bertie down.

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  • Caroline Detnon
  • 05-09-15

What's not to love

I love The P G Woodhouse Jeeves series of books and I can't imagine anyone else narrating them now I have listened the Martin Jarvis.

I urge anyone who hasn't yet discovered these to give them a try and to start with this one.

I wish I had Woodhouse's facility with words to convince you to try this author, they are just a joy to listen to, sunshine in audible form!

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  • Jackie F
  • 07-15-19

I love PG Wodehouse

I laugh along with the funny lines he delivers, enjoyed this book as much as any of the others but I discovered these books recently and my first few were read by Jonathan Cecil and no one else comes close to him. Jarvis does a good job but he's not a patch on Cecil.

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  • FictionFan
  • 03-21-18

The Totleigh Towers Horror...

Sir Watkyn Bassett's country seat at Totleigh Towers is probably the last place in the world Bertie Wooster would choose to visit. In his role as magistrate, Sir Watkyn once fined Bertie five pounds for the crime of stealing a policeman's helmet. Unfortunately Sir Watkyn has forgotten the details of the crime, and thinks Bertie is a habitual criminal whom he sent to jail. But when Bertie receives an anguished plea from his old pal Gussie Finknottle, he is horrified to learn that Madeline has broken off her engagement to the aforesaid newt-fancying Gussie. Madeline, regular readers will know, thinks Bertie loves her and is quite likely to decide to marry him unless he can find a way to patch things up between the sundered lovers. Add to this the fact that Aunt Dahlia wants him to steal a silver cow-creamer from Sir Watkyn, and it seems fate has decided that Bertie must enter the lion's den. Fortunately Jeeves will be by his side...

This is one of the best of the Jeeves and Wooster books, filled with all the regulars and a plot that gets ever more convoluted until Jeeves manages to sort everything out for the young master in the end. Madeline is as soupy as ever, still thinking that each time a bunny rabbit sneezes a wee star is born. One can quite understand Bertie's reluctance to enter into the blessed state of matrimony with her. Gussie is as hopeless as ever – not only has he managed to offend Madeline, but he's lost a notebook in which he has carefully jotted down some stinging insults about his host and Roderick Spode, a man whom it's unwise to annoy unless one likes having one's spine tied in a knot. In the interval since we last saw him, Spode has become an aspiring dictator. His followers wear black shorts – unfortunately other dictators had already used black and brown shirts, so his choices were somewhat limited. And to top it all off, Stiffy Byng wants Bertie to steal another policeman's helmet! Dark days, indeed!

The plots are only part of what makes Wodehouse so wonderful though – and he does have a tendency to recycle the main points, like the Gussie-Madeline break-up. It's the humour and general silliness of it all that makes them such a joy to read, combined with the certain knowledge that everything will be all right in the end, thanks to Jeeves. And most of all, it's the wonderful use of language...

“The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?”

I listened to the audiobook this time, narrated by Martin Jarvis. He does a great job, giving each person a distinctive voice well suited to his or her character. His Madeline in particular had me in hoots. It occurred to me that men “doing” Wodehouse women actually works rather better than when women act them, because they're written very much from Bertie's perspective and he's baffled by them on the whole. A woman acting Madeline is never as funny as Bertie's descriptions of her. I usually look out for Jonathan Cecil's narrations of the Jeeves books, but Jarvis was just as good once I got used to his different style.

Altogether, great fun! You either 'get' Wodehouse's humour or you don't, and for those of us who do, there's no greater pleasure than a visit to his world. I hope you're one of the lucky ones too...

“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
"The mood will pass, sir.”

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-18

Rarely

Do I bother to write reviews? I should think not, one has many better things to do on an sunny morning. However, when Martin Jarvis has entertained us so well, keeping the family largely at bay, with such a drole story, I feel duty bound to put ginger to keyboard, risking YouTube distractions and Amazon adverts, to let others know; this is highly recommended.

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  • Tommy
  • 07-29-22

The best Jeeves and Wooster book

They’re all great fun, but this is the classic, in my opinion. It’s absolutely hilarious, and it’s made even better by Martin Jarvis. I find it difficult to hear anyone else’s Bertie Wooster. I’ll revisit this one plenty of times, I’m sure.

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  • Jamie Barton
  • 04-13-22

Simply Sublime

I am a PG Wodehouse mega fan but because I came to the books in my early twenties I missed the audio book phase completely. I was so in love with the writing and had watched so many failed TV attempts that I mentally wrote off all attempts to lift Wodehouse’s honeyed word off the paper. This was in spite of the fact I adored Martin Jarvis’s Just William renditions as boy. I just didn’t believe even he could do Jeeves justice.

Anyway, long story short - this is gold dust and he does PG proud. I had different voices for the characters in my head some of which I still prefer to MJ’s (I imagine Gussie slightly less pathetic and Spode less of a growling bear and more of a malevolent yapper) but these are minor subjective preferences. His Bertie and Jeeves are absolutely spot on, as are his Aunt Dahlia, Wadkin and Madeline Basset, Stiffy and Stinker (who sounds eerily similar to William Brown).

I’m so glad I gave this is a go. It has made a 32 year old a very happy man.

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  • Bradders
  • 11-16-21

pass me the dictionary

considering who it's written by I guess I should have expected it. but there are some complicated words in here. some of the time I'm not understanding the words given. which slightly detracts from the story.. the performance is second to none brilliantly read.. overall very good.

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  • Chris Taylor
  • 07-28-21

brilliant

lots of fun, great narration. a very entertaining story. Nice to be in the company of the likeable Bertie Wooster for 6 hours or so

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  • NGomperts
  • 07-15-20

Pure comic relief - a 'class' of its own

At a time when many are re thinking cultural and class understandings, I turned to the escapist snobbery of Wooster's world for brilliantly constructed wit and frolics. Jarvis readings are brilliant.

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  • Ann S
  • 06-26-20

Brilliantly witty and very well read!

Brilliantly witty and very well read!
This is my firat ever P G Woodehouse book and I found it very entertaining. Smart, fast paced, cleverly worded - the English he wrote in is admirable.

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  • Tigermoth
  • 08-15-15

The code of the Woosters

Very enjoyable. Excellent narrator. Highly recommended. A tangled cow creamer conspiracy. Reviews need twenty words and I have nothing more to add. Here are some filler words. What a ridiculous word limit.

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  • David Sanders
  • 06-29-22

Pure pleasure

Possibly the best comic novel ever written and Martin Jarvis's reading Is superb and marvellously energetic.

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  • Allie C
  • 09-23-20

Laughed out loud

Very funny. Jarvis did a tremendous job with characters and sharpening up the jokes with pacing, timing, and astute vocal characterisation. The story may be one of the best of the Jeeves and Wooster stories. Jarvis reading Wodehouse -brilliant.