Trade Ed. Canongate 2013
CD ISBN 9780857869906 $18.88 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9780857869890 $10.99
As the age of manservants comes to an end in Britain, Bertie Wooster is away learning to darn his own socks, and Jeeves must seek alternative employment. Narrator Martin Jarvis is a master at Wodehousian mayhem. His winking enthusiasm and creation of a cast of distinct and silly characters perfectly fit the spirit of the story. Jeeves is still unflappable and stoic. His new employer, the broke Lord Rowcester, who is earning a living as a bookie, is a stammering fool. Gruff-voiced Captain Bigger, who is on the hunt for Rowcester, is a hilarious throwback to a colonial explorer. Most over-the-top and amusing of all is Rowcester's friend, Rory, who is constantly making lame jokes in a droll and witless drawl. A.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]
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