Mike: A Public School Story

Read by Debra Lynn

(4.3 stars; 78 reviews)

This novel introduces the characters Mike Jackson and Psmith, who are featured in several of Wodehouse’s later works. It shows how the two characters first met each other as teenagers at boarding school. As Psmith doesn’t appear until about halfway through this book, it was later released as two separate books, Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith. There’s lots of cricket, but you don’t need to understand the game to enjoy the antics of these public school boys as they "rag" each other and the authorities.

-Summary by Debra Lynn

(10 hr 54 min)


01 - Ch. 01 Mike, Ch. 02 The Journey Down, Ch. 03 Mike Finds A Friendly Native 33:14 Read by Debra Lynn
02 - Ch. 04 At The Nets, Ch. 05 Revelry By Night, Ch. 06 In Which A Tight Corne… 33:09 Read by Debra Lynn
03 - Ch. 07 In Which Mike Is Discussed, Ch. 08 A Row With The Town 24:27 Read by Debra Lynn
04 - Ch. 09 Before The Storm, Ch. 10 The Great Picnic, Ch. 11 The Conclusion Of… 31:27 Read by Debra Lynn
05 - Ch. 12 Mike Gets His Chance, Ch. 13 The M.C.C. Match, Ch. 14 A Slight Imbr… 36:30 Read by Debra Lynn
06 - Ch. 15 Mike Creates A Vacancy, Ch. 16 An Expert Examination, Ch. 17 Anothe… 33:12 Read by Debra Lynn
07 - Ch. 18 Bob Has News To Impart, Ch. 19 Mike Goes To Sleep Again, Ch. 20 The… 31:30 Read by Debra Lynn
08 - Ch. 21 Marjory The Frank, Ch. 22 Wyatt Is Reminded Of An Engagement, Ch. 2… 30:35 Read by Debra Lynn
09 - Ch. 24 Caught, Ch. 25 Marching Orders, Ch. 26 The Aftermath 26:30 Read by Debra Lynn
10 - Ch. 27 The Ripton Match, Ch. 28 Mike Wins Home 35:59 Read by Debra Lynn
11 - 29 Wyatt Again, Ch. 30 Mr. Jackson Makes Up His Mind, Ch. 31 Sedleigh 25:44 Read by Debra Lynn
12 - Ch. 32 Psmith, Ch. 33 Staking Out A Claim, Ch. 34 Guerilla Warfare 33:31 Read by Debra Lynn
13 - Ch. 35 Unpleasantness In The Small Hours, Ch. 36 Adair, Ch. 37 Mike Finds … 34:45 Read by Debra Lynn
14 - Ch. 38 The Fire Brigade Meeting, Ch. 39 Achilles Leaves His Tent 22:51 Read by Debra Lynn
15 - Ch. 40 The Match With Downing's, Ch. 41 The Singular Behaviour Of Jellicoe… 35:04 Read by Debra Lynn
16 - Ch. 43 Mike Receives A Commission, Ch. 44 And Fulfils It, Ch. 45 Pursuit 32:53 Read by Debra Lynn
17 - Ch. 46 The Decoration Of Sammy, Ch. 47 Mr. Downing On The Scent, Ch. 48 Th… 28:56 Read by Debra Lynn
18 - Ch. 49 A Check, Ch. 50 The Destroyer Of Evidence, Ch. 51 Mainly About Boots 36:51 Read by Debra Lynn
19 - Ch. 52 On The Trail Again, Ch. 53 The Kettle Method, Ch. 54 Adair Has A Wo… 26:49 Read by Debra Lynn
20 - Ch. 55 Clearing The Air, Ch. 56 In Which Peace Is Declared, Ch. 57 Mr. Dow… 34:19 Read by Debra Lynn
58 The Artist Claims His Work, Ch. 59 Sedleigh V. Wrykyn 26:41 Read by Debra Lynn


good sports story if you understand cricket

(3 stars)

Favorite Wodehouse book by far!

(5 stars)

The reader does an excellent job with this story. She catches the alternating enthusiasm, interest or despondency of the characters as needed. I have listened to this book multiple times now and I have to agree with Wodehouse that it is his best work! I love the unusual friendship dynamic of Psmith and Mike in the second half. The sense of situational humor and dialogue in on point. I know almost nothing about Cricket but it hasn’t effected my enjoyment of the story. There is an excellent combination of action and character development in this story.

Surprisingly Boring

(1.5 stars)

I've been trying to read as many Wodehouse books as I can because I enjoy his wit. Unfortunately, if there was much in this book I must have missed it as I was pretty bored most of the time. I don't think it matters that I don't know about cricket. There was just way too much of it in this story.

fantastic reader and a great, amusing story

(5 stars)

I love this reading. She does an absolutely incredible job with Wodehouse. Reading about cricket isn't easy (in those sections of the story where it occurs) and she does a super job.


(4 stars)

The story was entertaining, but it lacked the sustained humor I expect from Wodehouse. The reader was very low-key, so perhaps this had something to do with it. Well worth reading regardless.

Excellent reader

(3 stars)

Story is a cricket player's dream come true. it lags a little but it's still a fun listen

(3 stars)

Amusing tale (author’s usual) and more so if you like reading sports, well narrated and Recommended.

(5 stars)

One of my favorite Wodehouse stories!! Very humorous. And Debra Lynn is a wonderful reader. :)