Trade Ed. CSA Word 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-934997-27-7 $26.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Although best known for his stories about Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse also wrote 11 novels and a number of short stories set at the fictional Blandings Castle and featuring the mischievous antics of the aristocracy. Martin Jarvis breathes life into the befuddled pig fancier Lord Emsworth; his domineering sister, Lady Constance; his besotted nephew, Ronnie Fish; and his bachelor brother, Galahad Threepwood. His articulate narration is done in a singsong style, matching perfectly the rising and falling of the action. The plot involves a “pig-napping,” a pair of romantic entanglements, and Galahad's memoirs, which threaten to embarrass the entire English ruling class. Each character comes alive with Jarvis's expert interpretations. He gives unfaltering attention to Wodehouse's writing such that his timing, his accents, and all aspects of his vocal delivery shine in this highly entertaining story. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]
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