Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks audiobook

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse

By Sebastian Faulks , Danny Penman , and Vidyamala Burch
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

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Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("Extricating Young Gussie") to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "help" his old friend Peregrine "Woody" Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "Wilberforce,"—and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013

Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2013

Among longlisted titles for The Observer (UK) Books of the Year, 2013

Among longlisted titles for The Guardian (UK) Best Books of the Year, 2013

Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks.

P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("Extricating Young Gussie") to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike.

Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "help" his old friend Peregrine "Woody" Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "Wilberforce,"—and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
[Wodehouse is] a brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced. The London Times
Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in. Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited
The funniest writer ever to put words on paper. actor Hugh Laurie
“Narrator Rhind-Tutt enthuses, confuses, and expostulates with a gusto worthy of any of his predecessors. Treat yourself and pass many happy hours with a silly smile on your face. AudioFile
“Delightful…Lovely.” New York Times
“Faulks gives these characters—surely two of the most beloved in the history of fiction—an extra quantum of happiness that, I confess, brought mist to the old peepers. I like to think the master himself would be gratified.” Salon.com
“Entirely delightful.” Financial Times (London)
“In my humble opinion, Faulks has outdone Wodehouse.” Publishers Weekly
“Jeeves and Wooster are back and in fine fettle. After sampling this tasty bonbon, Wodehouse fans and new readers will want to go back to the original series.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Faulks has risen to the challenge splendidly with this ‘homage’ to Wodehouse. Jeeves and Wooster live again!” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Sebastian Faulks

Author Bio: Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks’ six previous novels include Birdsong (1993), Charlotte Gray (2000), The Girl at the Lion d’Or (1989), and On Green Dolphin Street (2001). He is also the author of a biographical study, The Fatal Englishman (1996). He lives in London, is married, and has two sons and a daughter.

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Author Bio: Danny Penman

Author Bio: Danny Penman

Danny Penman is an award-winning journalist and author who worked for the BBC, the Independent (London),and writes for the London Daily Mail. He is coauthor of the bestselling Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan to Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

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Author Bio: Vidyamala Burch

Author Bio: Vidyamala Burch

Vidyamala Burch is founder and co-director of Breathworks, an organization offering mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches to living well with chronic pain, illness, and stress. She is the author of Living Well with Pain and Illness which is based on her Breathworks program.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English