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Uncle Dynamite

By: P. G. Wodehouse
Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
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Summary

The uncle in question is Frederick Altamount Cornwallis, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, an old boy of such a sunny and youthful nature that explosions of sweetness and light detonate all around him (in the course, it must be said, of a plot that involves blackmail, impersonation, knock-out drops, stealing, arrests and potential jewel-smuggling).

This is Wodehouse at his very best, with sundered lovers, explorers, broke publishers and irascible aristocrats all eventually yielding to the magic, ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous touch of Uncle Fred. It is, as Richard Usborne writes, 'a brilliantly sustained rattle of word-perfect dialogue and narrative topping a very complicated and well-controlled plot'.

©2014 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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How does he do it?

Wodehouse once more takes his mixture of favourite topics (smuggling or stealing diamonds, eccentric English aristocrats, one young American man or woman etc) and blends into a truly original story with all his fabulously original turns of phrase. The only thing missing was an overpowering aunt.

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Up there with the best Wodehouse

I hadn’t come across this one before, but I’m so glad I did. A classic Wodehouse; a romcom in the best possible way, smattered with the usual Wodehouse wit and perfect writing. Such a joy.

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Peak Wodehouse

Cecil excels as always

The content is very amusing

Peak Wodehouse

What more could anyone want?

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Superb narration

Superb narration.

Every character a beautifully different voice.
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One of his very best.

Wodehouse is on top form and so is Jonathan Cecil. I was smiling most of the time as I listened and laughed out loud on several occasions. Sparkling prose delivered by an excellent narrator.

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Fabulous Wodehouse!

Kind, wry humour and splendid, imaginative use of language which, without a doubt, has influenced the best British comedy writers since.

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So funny you will laugh till you cry

If you have never read a P G Wodehouse before maybe it would be better to go for a Jevees', but if you are a fan then you will love this one. It is classic Wodehouse.Very well read and easy to listern to, in fact it's hard to turn off.It's incredibly funny,and you wont be able to stop laughing.

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Love it!

I loved the first Uncle Fred book and loved this one too! The performance of all the different voices by Jonathan Cecil is a marvel.

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Pure entertainment

Wonderfully written and superbly read . Hours and hours of sheer joy listening to this! Classic Wodehouse.

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Wonderful

Just the light reading that is needed at the moment. Laugh out loud in spots.

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