Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best
- Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
- Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-11-2012
- Language: English
- Publisher: Canongate Books
Blandings Castle is the home of Lord Emsworth, who likes nothing better than to potter at home in his enormous castle garden. But his rural idyll is once again set to be disturbed in these nine hilarious fables. No peace is possible when his sister Constance is let loose, and she is constantly trying to reorganise the household and its inhabitants! Without great success....
The nieces are unhappy, McAllister leaves at a difficult time, and then The Empress of Blandings - Emsworth's prize pig - goes off her pig-food! Put all this against the continuing complicated love affairs of Freddie Threepwood, not to mention Lord Emsworth's own love interests, and the stage is once more set for classic Wodehouse hilarity!
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By Charmianne on 08-05-2018
No gap between stories!
Like other reviewers before me, I was annoyed by the lack of any appreciable gap or breathing space between the stories in this anthology.
Other than that, Martin Jarvis does a fine job of reading and portraying the various characters in this well loved selection of what I feel is the best of Wodehouse, namely the Blandings stories.
If a little more of a pause between stories was inserted, this would be a five star effort all around.
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By Kingston1919 on 20-02-2013
Wonderfuld stories and narration BUT
Star rating refers to stories and narration, recording leaves much to be desired.
Wodehouse never fails to amuse and Martin Jarvis never fails to get the characters` voices right BUT, Oh dear! Whoever arranged them for Audible download needs their head examined! No sooner has a story reached the end than the title of the next story is announced. No gap - almost no time for a breath! There should be a gap of at least two seconds - as it is there is no time to pause one`s Kindle in order to cease listening until the `next time`.Really, really aggravating.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By MrAJldn on 26-12-2016
Excellent but gaps too short
This book is excellent. I have been in rapturous laughter upon the tube and various buses in London. PG Woodhouse's prose is as ever wonderful and glorious, his stories witty, meandering and some how exactly the kind of light relief one needs in the modern day. The performance is perfect. How the reader is able to convey such a variety of voices, expression and onomatopoeia so well is marvel.
There is one issue which leaves a bad taste, the pauses between the short stories are far too short, sometimes not even a breath! This should be fixed and is a disappointment. It means one is unable to linger on the climax of said story.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful