The Inimitable Jeeves [Audiobook Review]

The Inimitable JeevesTitle:The Inimitable Jeeves
Author: PG Wodehouse
Narrator: Jonathon Cecil
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1572705426
Pages: 272
Audio: 6.2 hours
Year: Originally published in 1923
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 4.5/5

My Thoughts:

The Inimitable Jeeves is a short-story collection but the stories are somewhat connected so it reads more like a novel than some of other Jeeves collections. Most of the stories involve Bertie’s pal Bingo Little who just can’t help falling in love with every girl he meets. Many hijinks and much hilarity ensues.

I never get sick of Jeeves. As mentioned in my other reviews, no matter how similar the plot structure is (Bertie and/or friend get into trouble, Bertie makes it worse, Jeeves comes to the rescue), I always find them entertaining.

And, once again, I recommend these stories on audio. They are so much more entertaining when listened to.

If you have yet to meet Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves, you are truly missing out on something special. Go to your library. Now.

[Note: I am skipping the “Others’ Thoughts” and “Buy It Now” sections for audiobook week only. They will return soon.]

 

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My Man Jeeves [Book Review]

Title: My Man Jeeves
Author: PG Wodehouse
Genre: Fiction, Humor, Short Story Collection
ISBN: 1453875069
Pages: 123
Year: 1919
Publisher: Seven Treasures Publications
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary/My Thoughts (all in one!):

My Man Jeeves is a collection of 8 short stories. In four of them, we are once again with our good friend Bertie and, you guessed it, his man Jeeves. Bertie has been banished to New York City by his Aunt Agatha and is living the good life in America. But his knack for getting mixed-up in the problems of others follows him across the pond.

The other four stories involve Reggie Pepper who I understand is an early prototype of Bertie Wooster. Reggie is just as good at getting caught up in his friends’ drama as Bertie but we are missing the Jeeves element from these stories. I enjoyed these stories but I’m glad Wodehouse got on with it and created Bertie and Jeeves for us.

There isn’t much to say about this collection that hasn’t been said about any of the Jeeves’ books. They are delightful. They are hilarious. They should be read and enjoyed by all. That is all.

Buy It Now: IndieBound; Powell’s; Amazon; Book Depository