P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and died on St Valentine’s Day in 1975, only weeks after being knighted. He is most famous for the creation of Jeeves and Wooster, and many of his novels have been recorded as audiobooks.
P G Wodehouse’s books inevitably feature characters with wacky names who live in places with equally strange-yet-endearing names that effortlessly draw you into wonderful stories filled with humour. His most famous characters are the comical two-some Jeeves and Wooster, and many of his stories have been transformed into audiobooks on CD, that make an ideal addition to any Wodehouse fan’s collection.
But Bertie Wooster wasn’t the only upper class twit to inhabit Wodehouse’s delightfully whimsical world, and in Piccadilly Jim we meet Jimmy Crocker who has been involved in more than his fair share of booze-filled fights. When his Aunt Nesta declares that she has had enough of his troublesome antics and orders him to straighten himself out, he ends up falling head over heels in love and find himself determined to reform. However, in the great Wodehouse style, the only way Jimmy can win the heart of his desired is to kidnap his aunt’s awful son, Ogden proving that reforming a bad boy is not always as easy as one might predict!
These audiobooks on CD and MP3 are as funny as they are frustrating for the poor Jimmy Crocker. Listeners will find themselves rooting for the predictably slapstick path he attempts to take to reform himself.