Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1993
CS ISBN $39.95 Six cassettes
Having joyfully awarded the coveted Earphones Award to two of Wodehouse’s comedies (Jeeves Takes Charge and Heavy Weather), I must say that Davidson is not a masterful Wodehouse narrator like Edward Duke or Jeremy Sinden. Davidson has the urbane, British intonation that goes hand in hand with the protagonist of PICCADILLY JIM, a “hale-fellow-well-met” American who begins to see the error of his ways by falling in love. However, his voice is just a shade too sardonic and bored to carry off Wodehouse. His light characterizations of the British male uppercrust come off well, but he’s not successful with the women, who seem lifeless. However, the story is hilarious, and those who have not heard Wodehouse by the other narrators will enjoy it. D.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 95]
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