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Summary

“I have the honour to offer up to you, thanks to the good people of Audible, a selection of some of my very favourite Wodehouse. If these stories are new to you I hope it will be the beginning of a lifelong pleasure, if some or all are familiar I hope you will welcome them like old friends.” (Stephen Fry)

Audible Studios presents this brand new performance by Stephen Fry of some of his favourite Jeeves stories from P.G. Wodehouse, with an exclusive introduction. 

The Jeeves Collection contains:

The Inimitable Jeeves

A classic collection of 11 stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha appears, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession (including the best-selling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves's help, hopes to evade the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop. 

Carry On Jeeves

10 more marvellous stories introduce us to Jeeves, whose first ever duty is to cure Bertie's raging hangover ('If you would drink this, sir...it is a little preparation of my own invention. It is the Worcester Sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite. Gentlemen have told me they have found it extremely invigorating after a late evening.')

Right-Ho Jeeves

The second full-length novel featuring Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. The story is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, and introduces the recurring characters Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeline Bassett. Bertie's friend Tuppy Glossop and cousin Angela Travers also feature in the novel, as does Brinkley Court's prized chef, Anatole.

The Code of the Woosters

The third full-length novel to feature Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves. It introduces Sir Watkyn Bassett, the owner of a country house called Totleigh Towers, where the story takes place, and his intimidating friend Roderick Spode. It is also a sequel to Right Ho, Jeeves, continuing the story of Bertie's newt-fancying friend Gussie Fink-Nottle and Gussie's droopy and overly sentimental fiancée, Madeline Bassett. 

Joy in the Morning

Bertie is persuaded to brave the home of his fearsome Aunt Agatha and her husband Lord Worplesdon, knowing that his former fiancée, the beautiful and formidably intellectual Lady Florence Craye will also be in attendance. 

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all-round national treasure. Whilst at university, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator and friend Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. Fry’s acting roles include Blackadder, Kingdom, Bones, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit trilogy. He has written and presented several documentary series and as a proudly out gay man, the award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his 30-year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community. Fry has written four novels: The Liar, The Hippopotamus (made in to a feature film in 2018), Making History and The Stars’ Tennis Balls. Translated into many languages, they have never been out of print. The most recently published works are Mythos, Heroes and Troy, a trilogy retelling the Greeks myths from the Creation to the aftermath of the Trojan War.

©2014 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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  • 19-12-20

Wrong voice...

Well now. I’m running the risk of being pilloried here, but if the books were narrated by Jeeves, Fry would be perfect. However, Wooster Is a young, fast talking ‘nice but dim’ narrator.

Sorry folks, but a rare miscasting for the great man. Maybe it will grow on me, but I would recommend Jonathan Cecil, who is perfect in his readings.

The books are, of course, brilliantly funny.

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Wonderful, but

Wonderful reading by Mr Fry of these eternal classics. However, Audible, why not provide more details on chapter and book titles!!! 96 bald chapter numbers doesn’t help when losing one’s place!

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Slightly disappointing.

I was a big fan of Stephen Fry's reading of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and love Wodehouse so this seemed like a natural "must-buy". Sadly it's not a patch on that audiobook for several reasons.

The first is that there are already some excellent Jeeves versions on Audible, none better than those narrated by Jonathan Cecil. While Fry is amazing, the older versions are pretty unassailable in their conveyance of the wit of Wodehouse.

Another gripe is the poor structuring of the audiobook. There are no titles, and there are so many stories it's hard to track down one's favourties. Also, they omit to inlcude Carry on Jeeves for some reason.

I know Fry loves Wodehouse, indeed, I came to Audible following a talk he gave on him some years ago, but this is disappointing.

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Almost

Some other review said the same, but it's worth mentioning again.
Fry is a tremendous narrator. He's a superb Jeeves. He's not quite a Bertie Wooster. Hugh Laurie is a superb Wooster. Quickly spoken with a very melodic way of emphasising the right words spoken by Wooster.
It's only an example because I love Stephen Fry and this book is worth every penny. That said there's versions on Audible by Jonathan Cecil that deliver Wooster more like I hear him in my head when reading the books myself.
It's a niggle for me because I've read some of the books. If you haven't, this book here is still brilliant. It's read by a man that loves what he's reading and what he's doing.
Its 40+ hours of Wodehouse read by Fry!! That's never bad, let's face it.

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The stars have aligned!

P G Wodehouse, Jeeves and Wooster, Stephen Fry. What else do you need to know? Perfect.

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Nothing can equal the Briers dramatisations

I have enjoyed Mr Fry's great rendition of Sherlock Holmes. My hopes were raised when I spotted this Jeeves recording - and what a bargain for one credit. But as always with any Jeeves performance I am disappointed, simply because I have previously listened to the great Richard Briers radio dramatisations from the 1970s (almost all of which are available on Audible at a similarly bargain price).
I think Wooster is harder to play than Jeeves because Jeeves is restrained and somewhat lugubrious, while Wooster's manic behaviour can easily result in overacting in a reading/dramatisation. Hugh Laurie I found utterly unconvincing because I believe he fell headlong into that trap. Briers played the part perfectly, with apparently never even a hint of ham.
Mr Fry does not overegg Wooster in this recording, but I believe - dare I say it - that Mr Fry is too old for the part. Mr Fry was about sixty-three when he made this recording, while Wooster is an exuberant whippersnapper in his twenties. Mr Fry's rendition of Holmes did not suffer from the age difference because Holmes often seemed almost ageless.
I will of course hold on to this purchase and listen to it more than once, given my enjoyment of almost any performance by Mr Fry.

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Lovingly performers with such aplomb

Astounding writing. Done wonderful credit by Mr Fry.

Shame about the choppy editing. Sentences lost.

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Couldn't finish it

One probably needs to be a lover of Wodehouse. This was my first try at listening to the Jeeve's collection and I wasn't overly impressed. The narrator wasn't good and there were too many "I saids and she saids" which grated after a while.

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Brilliant by Stephen Fry

From time to time I have found Stephen Fry a bit irritating on TV, but here he is nothing short of brilliant. The voices timing and pacing are all just superb. I've listened to Wodehouse and the Jeeves stories read by many different readers over the years and Fry is better than all of them, even Martin Jarvis, although Johnathan Cecil runs him close

His love for Wodehouse shines through and I think that's what takes this marvelous reading of these timeless stories to another level

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just delightful

good old PG - he simply evokes such innocent fun and Stephen Fry's wonderfully rich fruity delivery is perfect.
if I want to put myself in a good mood, I shimmer over to the jolly old entertainment cabinet, splash on the earmuffs and wrap myself in the comforting blanket of Wooster's world

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  • 08-01-21

Please have Hugh Laurie narrate vol. 2!

I am enjoying this book a great deal, and actually not at all minding that Fry is automatically linked with Jeeve's role. Even as Wooster, he's great. I would like it, however, if Hugh Laurie, AKA Wooster, would read vol. 2 of this project, to make it a set!

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  • 13-03-21

Where is the second volume

Veritable feast of mind. Simply brilliant. Also kindly release the second volume soon. Will be waiting.

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  • 08-12-21

Stephen Fry is masterful

Stephen Fry is masterful and gives life to the characters. It is like watching the TV series again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-21

Some old-fashion fun

Superb narration by Stephen Fry. It reminded me why I enjoy Wodehouse's books so much. Expect witty masterfully written dialogs and great fun.

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  • Dany
  • 31-10-21

Not long enough....

Funny as hell, brilliantly narrated!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephen Fry is my favourite. I can't wait to start the next volume.

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  • 02-09-21

Top! Best story to pass through my wireless earphones.

Mr S Fry is without a doubt a great narrator and storyteller. Laughed my heels off.

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  • Kjell Tjensvoll
  • 05-05-21

When can we expect Volume 2!

Stephen Fry is the perfect narrator for Wodehouse. His love for the author and the language shines through and makes this audiobook a delightful experience.

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  • Mrs
  • 16-03-21

Superlatively Superb

A wonderful collection of one of my favorite authors by my favourite narrator. Thank you for the laughs Stephen Fry - The Inimitable Jeeves.