A Damsel in Distress Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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When Maud Marsh flings herself into George Bevan's cab in Piccadilly, he starts believing in damsels in distress. George traces his mysterious traveling companion to Belpher Castle, home of Lord Marshmoreton, where things become severely muddled. Maud's aunt, Lady Caroline Byng, wants Maud to marry Reggie, her stepson. Maud, meanwhile, is known to be in love with an unknown American she met in Wales. So when George turns up speaking American, a nasty case of mistaken identity breaks out. In fact, the scene is set for the perfect Wodehouse comedy of errors.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 9 minutes|
|Author||P. G. Wodehouse|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 04, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #186,803 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2,322 in Humorous Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#13,731 in Humorous Fiction (Books)
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It’s a bit of a tangled romantic comedy complete with misunderstandings and misdirection among the characters and the dialogue in a few chapters does go on just a little too long without developing the plot. Of course it ends happily as all romantic comedies should. This is a delightful story and Wodehouse fans will savor it.
Note: I bought this in a previously published Kindle version that is no longer available.
A bit of a farce at times, I could easily see this made into a comedy movie. A good one too.
Top reviews from other countries
Readers of P.G. Wodehouse will neither need nor care a rating of the content; they will lap it up quite indiscriminately, as do I, and like the sunny style and the ingeniously strung-together words that make him such a pleasure to read.
But if Wodehouse be read, let him be read in this Everyman Edition! ("Overlook Press", for Americans, which is very nearly identical except for one bowdlerized dust-jacket design that I've spotted on "Bring on the Girls")
The attention to detail, the type setting, the dust jackets (too beautiful to discard after purchase, as was the original fate of dust jackets until they became considered part of the book), the paper quality, and most of all the completeness and thoroughness of the edition make the Everyman Edition a total delight and add yet further joy upon Wodehousian joy.
About the Book: * * * * (*)
Taking the Wodehouse-blinders off, for a second, there *are* better and there *are* less ingenious Wodehouse efforts. And some that will more readily appeal to the non-initiated and some that are hard-core stuff. Eventually you might enjoy reading the cricket and First-15 heavy school stories, teeming with minutiae of turn-of-the-last-century British public schooling... but at first they might be rather confusing. Better to turn to one of his straight novels. There's Bertie Wooster & Jeeves, of course, but I confess to liking them less than the other long-standing favorite series of characters: "Blandings Castle" and its inhabitants (at least one of which will always have sneaked in under false pretenses).
A Damsel in Distress is neither, but it's one of Wodehouse finest. It could be made to fit the Blandings Castle mold, and of course it is love (=marriage, in Wodhouse) that is at it's center. Only that the Damsel of the title is already in love, or so she thinks, and in any case this new chap is far too beautiful to be trusted. She has read about these beautiful men, flitting from flower to flower. And thus she resists. And so Wodehouse goes to work -- and entertains us greatly in the process.