Synopses & Reviews
The ninth novel in Wodehouse's popular Blandings saga
In a major mix-up at Blandings Castle, Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth's residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty. Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth's peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete with her own meddling secretary, and Dame Daphne Winkworth who has her eye on becoming the next Countess. As ever, the stage is set for Gally to try and restore order to the ensuing chaos. Abridged.
"Narrator Martin Jarvis whose formidable skills have brought to life many abridged audio editions of Wodehouse classics once more delivers a stellar performance. The author's signature prose ('There had occurred that morning on the New York Stock Exchange one of those slumps or crashes which periodically spoil the day for Stock Exchanges') gets its just desserts via Jarvis's appropriately droll reading. And the narrator who is equally adept with typical Wodehousian similes ('He looked like the poet Shelley after a big night out with Lord Byron') reads slowly enough that the jokes aren't swallowed up, but fast enough to keep pace with this quickly moving farce. The plot features all the classic Wodehouse ingredients: the eccentricÂ occupants of Blandings Castle, a prize-winning pig, engagements that are desired, and engagements that are less than desired. Fans will be delighted. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was a English writer of novels, stories, and musical theater, best known for his Jeeves and Blandings Castle series. Martin Jarvis is an accomplished actor who has been described by Vanity Fair as "the Olivier of audiobooks." He divides his time between London and Los Angeles.