Piccadilly Jim

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD10012
Released: Jul 16, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781620649022
Narrator/s: Jonathan Cecil
Publisher: AudioGo
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It takes a lot of effort for Jimmy Crocker to become Piccadilly Jim-nights on the town roistering, headlines in the gossip columns, a string of broken hearts, and breaches of promise. Eventually he becomes rather good at it and manages to go to pieces with his eyes open. But no sooner has Jimmy cut a wild swathe through fashionable London than his terrifying Aunt Nesta decides he must mend his ways. He then falls in love with the girl he has hurt most of all, and after that, things get complicated. In a dizzying plot, impersonations pile on impersonations so that (for reasons that will become clear, we promise) Jimmy ends up having to pretend he's himself. Does he deserve a happy ending?

All formats/editions

Author(s): P.G. Wodehouse
Narrator(s): Jonathan Cecil
Product Number Z100018174
Released: Jun 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792779933
Author(s): P.G. Wodehouse
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
Product Number Z100096278
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481574570
Author(s): P.G. Wodehouse
Product Number EB00801848
Released: Jan 13, 2020
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504060516
Author(s): P.G. Wodehouse
Product Number EB00680127
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625584946

Professional reviews

"Having joyfully awarded the coveted Earphones Award to two of Wodehouse's comedies (Jeeves Takes Charge and Heavy Weather), I must say that Davidson is not a masterful Wodehouse narrator like Edward Duke or Jeremy Sinden. Davidson has the urbane, British intonation that goes hand in hand with the protagonist of PICCADILLY JIM, a "hale-fellow-well-met" American who begins to see the error of his ways by falling in love. However, his voice is just a shade too sardonic and bored to carry off Wodehouse. His light characterizations of the British male uppercrust come off well, but he's not successful with the women, who seem lifeless. However, the story is hilarious, and those who have not heard Wodehouse by the other narrators will enjoy it. D.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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