Uneasy Money


Read by Tim Bulkeley

(4.7 stars; 224 reviews)

Uneasy Money is a romantic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse, published during the First World War, it offers light escapism. More romantic but only a little less humorous that his mature works, it tells of the vicissitudes of poor Lord Dawlish, who inherits five million dollars, but becomes a serially disappointed groom.

When the story opens Bill (Lord Dawlish, a thoroughly pleasant man) is engaged to a demanding actress. His first thought when hearing of his massive legacy from a stranger whose tendency to slice he once cured on a West Country golf course is of the disappointed relatives. His trip to the USA attempting to give back the windfall results in complication after complication, including firearms and burglaries as well as the usual human misunderstandings that accompany any human life.

Uneasy Money was first published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post in the USA from December 1915, and in the UK in Strand Magazine starting December 1916. It first appeared in book form on March 17, 1916 by D. Appleton & Co., New York, and later in the UK (on October 4, 1917) by Methuen & Co., London.

A silent, black-and-white film version was made in 1918.

Summary by Tim Bulkeley based on data from Wikipedia

(6 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 23:25 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 02 9:02 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 03 12:00 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 04 15:39 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 05 20:10 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 06 23:34 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 07 19:52 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 08 6:00 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 09 26:27 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 10 15:29 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 11 7:40 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 12 12:36 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 13 18:07 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 14 15:48 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 15 18:16 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 16 18:41 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 17 13:06 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 18 35:21 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 19 19:31 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 20 15:31 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 21 4:30 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 22 20:42 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 23 8:27 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 24 12:31 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Chapter 25 8:52 Read by Tim Bulkeley

Reviews

Delightful!

(5 stars)

I've been binging on Wodehouse audio books, and particularly on those narrated by Tim Bulkeley. This was my third read by him and he doesn't disappoint. :) The story itself takes a turn from the other Wodehouse books I've read: it's not comically ridiculous like "Three Men and a Maid" or the Jeeves stories; I would describe it as comically endearing. Still humorous, the main characters are people one actually cares about and the story is sweet and lighthearted.

Funny, romantic, and sweet

(5 stars)

I have greatly grown to love Wodehouse stories! They make me smile, laugh out loud, and they leave a lasting impression. In this one, a hen-pecked fiancé tries to give part of a surprise inheritance over to the close relatives of the deceased. He runs into complications, hilarious and embarrassing situations, and develops a deeper understanding of what gives him true satisfaction in life.

P.G. does it again!

(5 stars)

Another terrific story by the author. I love all his stuff, but this is one of my favorites. I’m very grateful to the narrator for taking the time to do this book. Really satisfying story, lots of good laughs, and I can’t wait to get into the next book by Wodehouse.

I find the book entertaining, like all Wodehouse's works.

(3 stars)

However, I was not able to listen to it till the end because of the extremely irritating intonation if the reader, who kept pausing at the most inappropriate times. I try I am going to download it and read it at my leisure.

Thoroughly enjoyed

(5 stars)

Great reading by Tim Bulkeley. The book was, of course, most enjoyable with plenty of laughs. Unfortunately, I started listening to it during my morning walk in the park and had a tough time keeping a straight face.

FUN FUN FUN

(5 stars)

Wodehouse obviously sees life and its little scenes with a much different eye than the normal person. THANK HEAVENS THAT HE DOES. Bulkeley does a masterful job with his tongue-in-cheek reading.

Ripping yarn!

(3.5 stars)

Typical Wodehouse romance/adventure. A huge inheritance, secrets and misunderstandings, and an unfortunate monkey all add spice to conflicting romances. Good fun, but not likely to remain in your mind for long.

(5 stars)

I listen to audio books while I edit images from events I photograph this narrator does a fantastic job with this romp of a story and had me laughing out loud.