Title: Right Ho, Jeeves
Author: P.G. Wodehouse (read by Nicolas Coster)
Genre: Perfection (thanks to Maria for helping me find the correct genre)
ISBN: 1597771917 (Audio)
Pages: 8 CDs, 9 hours (print version is 240 pages)
Year: 1934 (recorded in 2008)
Publisher: Orignal – Herbert Jenkins/Audio – Pheonix Audio
Source: My collection – Christmas gift from Ben
Plot summary (from The Book Depository):
Gussie Fink-Nottle’s knowledge of the common newt is unparalleled. Drop him in a pond of newts and his behaviour will be exemplary, but introduce him to a girl and watch him turn pink, yammer, and suddenly stampede for great open spaces. Even with Madeline Bassett, who feels that the stars are God’s daisy chain, his tongue is tied in reef-knots. And his chum Tuppy Glossop isn’t getting on much better with Madeline’s delectable friend Angela. With so many broken hearts lying about him, Bertie Wooster can’t sit idly by. The happiness of a pal – two pals, in fact – is at stake. But somehow Bertie’s best-laid plans land everyone in the soup, and so it’s just as well that Jeeves is ever at hand to apply his bulging brains to the problems of young love.
Other Books I’ve Read By Author: The Code of the Woosters
Why I Picked Up This Book: It was an audio and I had a long drive home after Christmas. Plus Bertie and Jeeves are hilarious.
Reading Wodehouse is absolutely fabulous. Listening to Wodehouse is simply wonderful. Nicolas Coster did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. And of course, the messes Bertie manages to get himself into and the lengths Jeeves goes to to get him out of them are more than entertaining. I know a lot of you are already Wodehouse fans, but if you aren’t, I challenge you to read one of his books and not like it.
It’s hard to review this book because you really have to experience the madness to appreciate it.
So I’m going to leave you with things this book made me want to do:
- Go back in time or be rich enough to summer somewhere.
- Have a butler who solves all my problems.
- Try Anatole’s food.
- Refer to all alcohol-infused nights as taking place in a “post-orange juice era.”
- Be British.
I’m also glad that this was my first book of 2010.* I think it starts my year off perfectly.
Will I Read This Author Again?: Of course!
*I know that audio books should count as books read, but I still feel like I needed an asterisk next to the claim that it was my first book of 2010. With time, I’ll get past this. I promise.