P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and died in 1975 on St Valentine’s Day, 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, including 'Thank You, Jeeves'; 'Very Good, Jeeves'; 'Blandings Castle'; 'Ukridge' and 'The Code of the Woosters'.
PG Wodehouse grew up in the early 20th Century in the wealth and comfort of an upper class family in high society. This upbringing gave him a unique perspective on the English class system, which is evident in his characters Jeeves and Wooster, who appeared frequently in Wodehouse's novels and short stories. This comedic duo represent an upper-class bumbling bachelor and his almost genius sidekick butler. The stories explore problematic escapades that Bertie Wooster gets himself into and the excellent cunning of Jeeves who always manages to rescue him.
The famous partnership is separated in this Wodehouse novel. Although the homeowner Bertie Wooster is mentioned, it is Jeeves who is central and remains present throughout this story. 'Ring For Jeeves' had originally been a play, but Wodehouse changed it to become a novel.
Jeeves continues his position as the problem solver in this new saga, however, he is stationed with the Earl of Rowcester while Wooster is away. Jeeves proceeds in his usual role as advisor and it is to Rowcester's downfall that he does not take the diligent butlers advice to heart.
Listen to this MP3 quality audiobook for the amusing escapades of Jeeves outsourced to the 9th Earl of Rowcester. Having recorded over 50 audiobooks, Nigel Lambert reads this entertaining novel, bringing an oratory tone of languid amusement that perfectly complements Wodehouse’s own literary genius. A must-have for any MP3 or CD audiobook collection.