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Jeeves: Joy in the Morning


by P. G. Wodehouse

starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers


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Jeeves
Joy in the Morning

by P. G. Wodehouse

starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers

Review posted 01/25/2015.
A BBC Radio Full Cast Production, 3 hours on 3 compact discs.

I'm trying to listen to all the P. G. Wodehouse audiobooks the library owns, since they are simply so much fun. There's nothing quite like laughing while you drive.

This one is a full cast radio production, with Bertie embroiled in more romantic entanglements and trying to straighten out friends' romantic entanglements, while all the while trying to stay on the good side of the husband of his fearful Aunt Agatha, while visiting her home in Steeple Bumpleigh.

Unfortunately, I was a bit spoiled by the BBC video production of Jeeves and Wooster, and I prefer the voices of the actors they used for that production, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, over the voices of the actors in this one. However, it's still Jeeves and Wooster and still British accents and still tremendous fun. This one, besides fearsome engagements, includes a meddlesome boy scout, whose attempts to do people a good turn every day never fail to go disastrously wrong.