Ring for Jeeves

P G Wodehouse, Author, Nigel Lambert, Narrated by
P.G. Wodehouse, read by Nigel Lambert. AudioGO, unabridged, six CDs, 7 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-60998-473-1
Reviewed on: 11/28/2011
Release date: 08/01/2011
This classic Wodehouse novel is revisited in an audio edition that features a spirited reading from Nigel Lambert, whose remarkably entertaining performance will dazzle listeners from beginning to end. Set in post-WWII Britain, the ninth earl of Rowcaster—Bill for short—has hired a new servant: the inimitable gentleman’s personal gentleman, Jeeves. Wodehouse’s wildly colorful characters offer Lambert an opportunity to shine, and he never fails to disappoint. His reading features a host of unique voices and rich, textured dialects; it also possesses a theatricality that few audiobook narrators manage to master. While Lambert’s reading may be slightly over the top at times, it is only because the writing demands it. A truly rousing listening experience. A Vintage paperback. (Aug.)
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