Right Ho, Jeeves

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.7 stars; 1136 reviews)

Bertram Wooster's manservant, Jeeves, is renown for his ability to apply his keen intellect to solve all problems domestic, and Bertie's friends and relatives flock to him for his counsel. But Wooster, jealous of Jeeves's fame, decides to step in and take over as the fixer of his pal's engagement, his aunt's gambling debts and old school-mate's desire to propose marriage. How far will Bertie sink them all in the soup? Will Jeeves come to the rescue? "Right Ho, Jeeves" features of course Bertie and Jeeves as well as Gussie Fink-Nottle, Tuppie Glossop, Aunt Dahlia and Anatole the high-strung French chef in this P.G. Wodehouse farce of England's upper crust. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (7 hr 56 min)


Chapter 01 24:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 02 16:06 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 03 7:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 04 12:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 05 11:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 06 18:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 07 17:33 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 08 15:53 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 09 36:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 18:52 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 29:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 14:53 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 18:03 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 13:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 22:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 28:31 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 40:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 18 14:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 19 13:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 20 24:06 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 21 22:24 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 22 32:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 23 22:00 Read by Mark Nelson


amazing book, amazing reading

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson has given the best reading I've had the pleasure to listen to on LibriVox. It doesn't hurt that the book in question is one of the funniest ever written. Wodehouse really brought all of his best elements together in this one. The final resolution had my crying with laughter. And Mark's character voices are so spot on and fitting. Most readers that try to voice the characters always fall flat to my ear and are grotesquely over done. Mark brings these books to life with a subtleness that doesn't interfere whatsoever with the story. I have already shared this exquisite reading with several friends. I only wish Mark would do the entire Bertie and Jeeves series of books. It might be heresy to some but I prefer Mark's take on the characters over Fry and Laurie's characterizations. I can't recommend this LibriVox reading enough. If you enjoy English humor you owe it to yourself to give this classic a listen.

(5 stars)

This is a review of both the text and of Mark Nelson’s recording of the text. For me, what makes Wodehouse worth reading is the playful, brilliant way he put words together and created multi-dimensional characters who, in lesser hands, would be simple caricatures or cartoons. Wodehouse is a delight to read—and thanks to Mark Nelson, to listen to, as well. I have listened to a few other LibriVox recording with very good to excellent readers, but I think Mark Nelson’s interpretive reading of the Wooster and Jeeves stories is a cut above. He reads these stories as if he is channeling Wodehouse. At the same time, he gets out of the way of the stories and allows the writing to shine.

Jeeves comes through again.

(4 stars)

The personalities we meet in “Right Ho, Jeeves” are a magnified mix of all the character flaws we meet in our own friends, family, and selves, stirred up into grand mix-ups and misunderstandings that Jeeves alone, the perfect valet, can sort out and soothe. His employer, young Bertie, tends to annoy him with at least one piece of clothing in every book that Jeeves scorns, and politely tells him, “I think not.” But Bertie hangs onto it until the bitter end, when Jeeves manages to bring everything into harmony, and so Bertie feels he must let him burn it in gratitude for his wisdom.

Wodehouse at his best

(4 stars)

Bally brilliant! A hilarious plot, hapless and completely unique characters, a simply incredible reader, and, of course, the helpful and calmingly precise Jeeves! This is my favorite Wodehouse book yet, and I will definitely be looking for more by the same reader. He has a peerless British accent, and is able to give unique and individual voices to each character without sounding silly. I love the British slang and little quirks that distinguish Wodehouse's writing. At times it was so funny I had to stop what I was doing to laugh! A five star book for sure!

hillarious old bean, what?

(5 stars)

A classic srory that will have you laughing from the beginning of chapter 1, then hitting pause by 2/3 the way through because you're laughing so loudly, you're missing parts of the tale. Superbly read, a pleasure from start to finish. You owe it to yourself to drink this tale in old boy...toodle pip.

(5 stars)

I love Wodehouse, his use of English is brilliant and this audio version is very well read. Great stuff.

Such fun

(4 stars)

I'm a great lover of PG Wodehouse and try to listen to everything I can on LibriVox. I had seen this one played out on PBS Jeeves and Wooster series on TV, but listening carefully to the wonderful word play that wodehouse is so talented at, made this very much fun. It does get a bit slow in the middle with the relationship debacles, and I wished it would have progressed a bit faster there, but the end is so wonderful, and Jeeves such a wonderful guy. And what can you say about the wonderful Mark Nelson who does such an amazing job as a reader to bring the story to life.


(5 stars)

Maybe it is because it is a full Jeeves book, or the clever and often hilarious use of language, or just that for once, refreshingly, we have a book where the starring character is not the one involved in romance - I do not know. I just know that it's my favorite book and this despite the fact that the words "n****r minstrel" were uses and I am black. For some reason, it did not offend. Maybe because one just has to accept that the book is a product of the time it was written in.