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The Jeeves Collection: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves / The Inimitable Jeeves / Carry On, Jeeves (Jeeves #13, 2, & 3)

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This volume brings together three rib-tickling books, featuring hapless man-about-town Bertie Wooster, and his manservant Jeeves. Bertie has an unfailing talent for getting into sticky situations, but Jeeves never fails to come to his rescue, be it from the threat of matrimony, relatives or Aunts.
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This is another in my growing list of books listened to on the commute to and from work, and I may keep going after British comedies, if the track record remains. I found this one quite entertaining, if a bit repetitive and not quite laugh-out-loud funny.

Hearing the Jeeves and Wooster tales as a radio drama is probably far different from reading them, but I liked the deliveries of the actors, for the most part. Sometimes, they spoke a little too quickly, or a little too softly, for me to make ou
While listening an author interview at the end of a book I liked, the author referred to P.G. Wodehouse as his favorite author. Wow, what a great endorsement, I thought. So shortly thereafter I sought audio books by Wodehouse, particularly the 'Jeeves' collection to which that author referred. My first encounter ("Love Among the Chickens") was a bit of a disappointment, but I decided to try again with this collection of Jeeves stories by Wodehouse. Unfortunately I must admit I was disappointed a ...more
I love P.G. Wodehouse books. They don't get any better than this. Hilariously funny, witty, well paced, and with absurd, but believable plots. My husband gets annoyed when I read them because I laugh out loud, all the time, at a book written over 100 years ago.

Also, I felt very smart reading this book, because I caught a reference to an old pirate book Captain Blood that I just barely read. I feel like I now should go around flicking the impeccable Mechlin lace at my cuffs.
Aug 15, 2008 Paula rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone with a sense of humour
Recommended to Paula by: My Sister, Charlotte
Shelves: favorite-books
Most of my favorite books are serious in nature, a learning experience. This is one delightful exception. This book is one of the few that have ever made me laugh out loud while reading it alone. It is hysterically funny. It is "humour" with a "u", that is, British style. Jeeves is the character who started all of those stereotyped butlers who are smarter than their employers. You would think that, since we are so familiar with this kind of character now, we would know what to expect, but Jeeves ...more
Patrick Callahan
Somehow I "The Inimitable Jeeves" had escaped my Wodehouse reading over the years.
A good introduction to Jeeves & Wooster. Light, summer reading.
Apr 10, 2011 Lynne-marie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone with a sense of humor
We hear of Jeeves in so much other literature of various sorts of of varying decades, it seemed to me a shame not to read some of the original stuff myself. Well, it's as brilliant and as witty as all the reference make it out to be and it's also as funny -- with me guffawing and hoping no windows are open to the Spring air so my neighbors will think I'm potty. When I have the time I'll read more. Jeeves is definitely like salted nuts . . . you want more as soon as possible! Recommended to every ...more
Pure light-hearted entertainment--that's what the JEEVES books are. I've found quite a collection of reading material on the Kindle free reader list, and this was one of them. If you're looking for something deep, complex, or in any way mind-expanding, this is not the series for you. But if you're in the mood for some quirky, light reading, curl up in a cozy chair and grab a JEEVES book. It'll hit the spot.
P.G. Wodehouse wrote like a fiend, and his particular specialty was soft, intelligent, wry humour. Whenever I read Wodehouse's work, I find myself smiling and smiling -- always makes me feel good. Gentle stories in a language that is beautifully wrought.
Bordering on a three-four stars. I really did like it. I love Jeeves and Wooster. The stories, however, are a lot the same and a whole compilation of them got a little old. I should've mixed it up with other books. Overall, a funny, light read.
Found on the street in front of my building. Jeeves, save me from The Corrections!

Mildly charming, but repetitive. I will however give Fry & Laurie a go. Perhaps they are what I wanted all along.
S Dizzy
Laugh out loud funny!!! Hysterical!!!! Jeeves is AMAZING and so very proper. Bertie is well...he's something. I am glad I own this book because I will definitely read it again and again.
I keep picturing Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry mouthing the words as I read. Great stuff, that's why I keep re-reading it every year or so.
I loved this book. It was absolutely amazing. I would read anything else by p.g. wodehouse, and am thinking about actually buying one.
A complete delight! The writing is superb. No great insights just pure joy of language and laughter.
Mary Tuley
Aug 09, 2007 Mary Tuley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody who wishes that the world were civilized.
The best of the best Jeeves, which is the best of Wodehouse!
E. K.
Spiffing, and just plain fun. Now to watch the BBC series.
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Jeeves (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
  • Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
  • Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves, #4)
  • Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5)
  • Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
  • The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)
  • Joy in the Morning (Jeeves, #8)
  • The Mating Season (Jeeves, #9)
  • Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves, #10)
My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1) Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3) The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7) Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6) The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)

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