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Right Ho, Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse
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Setting out to prove that he can solve problems with the skill of his butler, Jeeves, Bertie Wooster schemes to help Gussie Fink-Nottle and Tuppy Glossop with their romantic problems. Of course, Bertie's plans are destined to "strew ruin and desolation" in the manner of Attila the Hun, as his Aunt Dahlia suggests. Jonathan Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity, giving fitting caricatured voices to the likes of Fink-Nottle and Glossop. He gives Wooster's first-person narrative the right balance, letting the bumbling hero misread situations as needed. The chaos builds toward a crescendo of levity that will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
AudioFile, February 2005
"Cecil reads the story with a fine ear for comic wordplay and absurdity will be a favorite among Wodehouse fans."
Savannah Jones, SirReadalot.org, December 8, 2004
"Acclaimed actor Jonathan Cecil brings comic flair to Right Ho, Jeeves, a rollicking tale."
Rainbo Electronic Reviews, March 2005
"Cecil does a splendid job of reproducing the voice of all the characters."
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (October 15, 1881 - February 14, 1975) was an English comic writer who has enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Wodehouse was an acknowledged master of English prose, admired both by contemporaries like Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers like Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English literature's performing flea", a description that Wodehouse said he believed was "meant to be complimentary", and which he used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend, which was published in 1953. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song "Bill" in Show Boat.
About the Author
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) grew up in England and came to the United States just before World War I. During his lifetime he wrote more than ninety books which were translated into several languages and won international acclaim.
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