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It is an ironical fact that Lady Wetherby was by nature one of the firmest believers in existence in the policy of breaking things gently to people. She had a big, soft heart, and she hated hurting her fellows. As a rule, when she had bad news to impart to any one, she administered the blow so gradually and with such mystery as to the actual facts that the victim, having passed through the various stages of imagined horrors, was genuinely relieved, when she actually came to the point, to find that all that had happened was that he had lost all his money.

But now, in perfect innocence, thinking only to pass along an interesting bit of information, she had crushed Bill as effectively as if she had used a club for that purpose.

(P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

"Wodehouse's masterful language makes high comedy out of situations that would be dull or slapstick in less capable hands. He invites reading aloud....[Simon Vance] has a pleasant voice and a sympathetic feel for the material." (AudioFile)
"Uneasy Money offers plot twits that keep the ending from being too predictable and humor as sharp as in any of his other stories. Reader Simon Vance has a pleasant, Wodehousean voice that never becomes cloying." (Library Journal)

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  • 11 12 2011

What Fun Silliness!

Audio versions of Wodehouse novels are so reasonably priced I always keep some on my iPod for breaks from more intense listening experiences. As always, in PGW, the story is about class, money, inheritance, confused identities and engagements. This time the Brits visit America. Bees, a monkey, "wild" dancing and alcohol contribute to the silliness. Simon Vance provides the proper British tone essential to enjoying Wodehouse. Golfing, shown in the cover art, provides some humorous comments but does not really contribute to the plot.

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  • David
  • 26 08 2010

Wodehouse brings out the best!

With all the various narration styles competing to interpret the Wodehouse array of characters, Simon vance does one better. He honors the writing. With style, and eye to subtlety and of course talent, this is by far one of the best readings of a Wodehouse gem!

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  • Eve
  • 19 06 2014

Good Wodehouse. Not his best, but good.

What made the experience of listening to Uneasy Money the most enjoyable?

Wodehouse absurd plot.

Would you be willing to try another book from P.G. Wodehouse? Why or why not?

Of course. I'm a fan of Wodehouse and pulled this one down for a trip I took.

Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I actually found this one because I was looking for Simon Vance. I thought he did a great job with a Dickens and, since I'm a Wodehouse fan, this was an easy choice. I'm guessing Vance is British because the Americans in this reading were a bit rough.

If you could rename Uneasy Money, what would you call it?

I think Audible needs to find some better questions to ask. Seriously.

Any additional comments?

This is not the best Wodehouse. But it is good Wodehouse. I'm not sure he had much feel for Americans. He did a better job with dialog involving the British aristocracy of the day. But it is still absurd Wodehouse with some thoroughly enjoyable characters.

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  • Scott
  • 17 07 2012

early wodehouse

this, i believe, was wodehouse's second effort (after "something fresh").

personally, if you are new to his work, i would start with either the jeeves and wooster stories, or the blandings castle saga. lists of those stories are easily found online.

[note to audible: you are missing a couple of the unabridged versions of the blandings stories ... "pigs have wings" for one]

"uneasy money" was ok, and you can see him working with some of the themes that he will continue to use for the rest of his career, which is interesting for an aficionado.

that said, i prefer other narrators (particularly jonathan cecil but even martin jarvis, federick davidson, or nigel lambert). simon vance is a little to 'standard bbc english' for my taste, but good. the storyline was not quite as sharp as his later work, imho, but still one can see glimpses of what is to come with the author.

three stars all around.

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  • Janet L
  • 05 02 2016

Uneasy Money

Great, as all Wodehouse.
As usual, he can take an ordinary situation, but write in such a way that one can't help burst out laughing.

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  • peggy bourque
  • 25 04 2015

Entertaining!

P g Wodehouse stories are all whimsical in nature, thus a more lighthearted tone should be used in the telling. This narrator is great in Dicken's novels, but the best to date for me is J Cecil. But I will take (almost) any audio rendition of Wodehouse!