and a way to earn free money from Audible!
I read an article last year noting it was the 100th anniversary of the book My Man Jeeves by P.D. Wodehouse. It sounded like such a fun book, I added it to my “To Be Read List”. It turns out Jeeves isn’t my cup of tea.
My Man Jeeves is a collection of eight short stories. Four of the stories feature Englishman Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, who live in New York City and four stories are about Reggie Pepper, who lives in London. Both Reggie and Bertie are independently wealthy and do not work (nor does it appear they have ever worked). In most of the eight stories, a friend of either Bertie’s or of Reggie’s finds themselves in a predicament. The friends are typically unemployed men who depend on an allowance from a wealthy relative. They will lose their allowances if they are not saved by either Jeeves or Bertie. A couple of the stories involve helping a hapless friend with a romantic situation. Jeeves is able to get Bertie’s friend’s situations solved through unexpected means. Reggie takes care of his own friends, often without proper acknowledgment.
I simply couldn’t relate to the idle rich lifestyles or the British highbrow humor. I didn’t find the situations or solutions funny. There are some spots of humor, and the writing is well done. I listened to an Audible version, and the narration is excellent. 3-stars.
Do any of you listen to Audible? If so, you should check out the Audible 2020 Challenge. I have listened to The Giver of Stars and My Man Jeeves. My third Audible book will be Daisy Jones and The Six. In March, I will receive a $20.00 Amazon gift certificate. I love free money, especially for doing something I would have done anyway!