A Damsel in Distress


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(4.7 stars; 266 reviews)

A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 4, 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on October 17 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, between May and June that year.
Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha. (summary from wikipedia) (7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 29:24 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 2 20:03 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 3 16:30 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 4 14:46 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 5 12:53 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 6 26:04 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 7 20:04 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 8 13:02 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 9 17:26 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 10 11:03 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 11 15:41 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 12 8:28 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 13 16:29 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 14 16:30 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 15 29:24 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 16 20:40 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 17 11:11 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 18 11:08 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 19 15:18 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 20 14:06 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 21 27:36 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 22 15:14 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 23 19:12 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 24 13:06 Read by Madame Tusk
Chapter 25 7:13 Read by Yazpistachio
Chapter 26 19:32 Read by Madame Tusk
Damsel In Distress, A 9:02 Read by Yazpistachio

Reviews

Sweet story

(5 stars)

This is such a sweet story. A nice bit of misunderstanding leads to a strange sort of love triangle and all sorts of misadventures for two people, one US born and one of the British aristocracy. Of course, with Wodehouse, true love always triumphs, but getting there is a blast. Readers are excellent, nice job with voices and accents.

Delightful Wodehouse Wit!

(5 stars)

Well-crafted and, at times, laugh-out-loud British humor abounds in this comic novel about the culture and manners of the upper classes. Hilarious miscommunications give rise to clever plot twists in this enjoyable and sweet romance. The book is very well read by 'Madame Tuft'. I thoroughly enjoyed her delivery, and her charming use of accents. Nicely done!

Excellent Wodehouse Comedy

(5 stars)

This book was an absolute riot. It has a great cast of characters, written to be both true to life and comical. When you add to that an excellent reading by Yazpistachio and Madame Tusk, the characters (and the humor) come to life - from the dippy Reggie Bing to the snobbish Lady Caroline. Underlying it all is a romance hampered (or is it helped?) by a case of mistaken identity.

Delightful!

(5 stars)

First of all, a wonderful novel. Funny and clever, with a gently satirical plot full of romantic dealings in the upper class. The two readers both do a great job with the voices and accents and bring the characters to life. I found the altering refreshing as the quality stayed constant throughout. Loved listening to this, thank you to the readers!

Lovely!!

(5 stars)

This is the very 1st P.G. Wodehouse I have ever heard. I feel like I have been deprived for so long. I'm not normally into lovey dovey type stories but this one is not all gooey it's very funny. The readers were amazing!!

sweet and funny

(5 stars)

sweet romantic comedy written with the dry realism that P G W is so good at. even the worst characters are loveable. The two ladies who read this are fantastic. I will definitely be looking for more by them.

(4.5 stars)

What can I say, this book was brilliantly written and brilliantly read. Really well done. A well spun tale with Wodehouse humor at its finest. The reader does an excellent job with clear diction and clever accents.

Delightful "Drama~edy"

(4 stars)

This Lovely Story Whimsically Portrayed Some of the Twists and Turns on True Love's Path, so easily Created when Expectations along with their Accompanying Desires Blur The Full Value of Genuine Substance in Actuality