A Gentleman of Leisure

P. G. Wodehouse

Frederick Davidson (Narrator)

09-01-94

6hrs 56min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Humor

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09-01-94

6hrs 56min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Humor

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“[Davidson’s] light characterizations of the British male uppercrust come off well…The story is hilarious. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

When Jimmy Pitt bets an actor friend that any fool could burgle a house, offering to demonstrate the feat that very night, he puts his reputation on the line.

Jimmy hires the services of a professional burglar, but his difficulties are increased when he has the misfortune to select police captain McEachern’s house for the burglary. And imagine Jimmy’s consternation when he learns that Captain McEachern’s daughter is none other than the beautiful Molly, whom he has worshipped from afar for quite some time.

The story moves from New York to Dreever Castle in Shropshire, England, where Jimmy’s bird comes home to roost—with a vengeance.

Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of rural England, A Gentleman of Leisure contains all the wit and humor we have come to expect from the inimitable P. G. Wodehouse.

Praise

“[Davidson’s] light characterizations of the British male uppercrust come off well…The story is hilarious. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“The reader, Frederick Davidson, has a very interesting voice and uses it well to bring the various characters to life.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Aug 31, 1994
Release Date September 1, 1994
Release Date Machine 778377600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Classics, Literature & Fiction, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction, Most Popular, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

Narrator Bio
Frederick Davidson

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

When Jimmy Pitt bets an actor friend that any fool could burgle a house, offering to demonstrate the feat that very night, he puts his reputation on the line.

Jimmy hires the services of a professional burglar, but his difficulties are increased when he has the misfortune to select police captain McEachern’s house for the burglary. And imagine Jimmy’s consternation when he learns that Captain McEachern’s daughter is none other than the beautiful Molly, whom he has worshipped from afar for quite some time.

The story moves from New York to Dreever Castle in Shropshire, England, where Jimmy’s bird comes home to roost—with a vengeance.

Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of rural England, A Gentleman of Leisure contains all the wit and humor we have come to expect from the inimitable P. G. Wodehouse.

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