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The Code of the Woosters

The Code of the Woosters


The Code of the Woosters

ratings:
4.5/5 (75 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Feb 20, 2006
ISBN:
9781580814324
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In the best known of the Bertie and Jeeves series, Bertie's aunt pressures him to steal a silver creamer, and he nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake. As always, Jeeves is on hand with a last-minute brainstorm to set everything straight.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Patrice Egleston, Martin Jarvis, Kelly Nespor, Kenneth J. Northcott, Henry M. Odum, Mark Richard, Nicolas Sandys and Thomas M. Shea.
Released:
Feb 20, 2006
ISBN:
9781580814324
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

P. G. Wodehouse was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the twentieth century.



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  • (4/5)
    Always fun and kooky, reading about Wooster and Jeeves.
  • (5/5)
    Wodehouse doing Wodehouse - classic!
  • (4/5)
    Book is quick and fun read, but perhaps because I've gone on binge reading of PG Wodehouse (this is 4th), I didn't laugh out loud as often as I did with earlier books even though this is supposed to be most funny book from him. Nevertheless not bad at all and in fact pretty decent read.
  • (5/5)
    This stands alongside Right Ho, Jeeves as Wodehouse at his best, with Bertie Wooster finding himself up against it as never before while Jeeves rallies round to save 'the young master'. The novel is utterly idyllic.Many of the old favourite characters make an appearance with Aunt Dahlia as ebullient and strident as ever while Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeleine Bassett continue their feeble meandering through the world. We also meet some new characters who will develop into central figures in the Wooster oeuvre: Sir Watkyn Bassett (former magistrate and father of the simpering Madeleine), Roderick Spode, would-be leader of men, and Stephanie ("Stiffy") Byng, neice and ward of Sir Watkyn and the owner of Bartholomew, the redoubtable Aberdeen terrier.Roderick Spode is an interesting character as he represents almost the only instance of Wodehouse indulging in political satire. Spode is an aspiring politician and is clearly modelled on Sir Oswald Mosley, leading a far-right group called 'The Saviours of Britain' who roam the streets wearing black shorts (yes, shorts rather than shirts, because, as Gussie Fink-Nottle explains to Bertie, 'by the time Spode formed his association, there were no shirts left'. He does, however, have a dark, zealously-guarded secret which will become central to the plot. He has also worshipped Madeleine and has sworn to punish anyone who in any way mars her happiness.There are some classic set pieces here, on a par with Gussie's speech to the Market Snodsbury school from Right Ho, Jeeves, including bertie's first encounter with Sir Watkyn Bassett and Spode in an antique shop in the Brompton Road and Constable Oates's misadventure while cycling unaware of Bartholomew's proximity.As is always the case with Wodehouse's novels, and particularly the adventures of Bertie and Jeeves, the plot is sinuous to the point of defeating summary. Suffice it to say that it revolves around a hideous silver cow creamer! The numerous twists are deftly managed, and all of the loose ends are resolved in full. Pure entertainment from start to finish.
  • (4/5)
    This book felt a bit like reading The Importance of Being Earnest, because it had the fun sense of everyone making a bad situation worse, when they were actually trying to fix it. Bertie Wooster is a lovable scoundrel and his friends and family have personalities as eccentric as their names. This was a fun book, with several fiascos revolving around a silver cow creamer that two silver collectors must have. Bertie ends up going in to "pinch" the cow creamer from one collector, and ends up having to deal with a judge, a police officer, a "Dictator" and a couple marriage plots thrown in for good measure. A quick, funny read.
  • (5/5)
    P.G. Wodehouse forever! Such a fun change to have multiple actors instead of one.