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LAUGHING GAS

by | Read by Simon Prebble

Humor • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1936

This Wodehouse farce follows the adventures of Reggie Havershot, a light-headed British earl sent to Hollywood to keep his cousin from marrying a gold digger. Along the way, Reggie meets ingenues, agents, temperance leaders and a conceited child star named Joey Cooley. When Reggie and Joey both visit the dentist and inhale laughing gas, their souls get switched, a twist that leads to complications. Wodehouse's Ping-Pong dialogue needs a livelier, lighter reading than Simon Prebble's approach. The book's comic caricatures also invite broader vocal characterizations. Prebble is more successful with the novel's description and narration. G.H. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 97]

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Formats

Book pak • Recorded Books • 1995

CS ISBN 0788703056 $45.00 • Six cassettes

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