Uneasy Money


Read by Tim Bulkeley

(4.7 stars; 173 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.

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.

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this book so much! It's extremely witty and fun with an excellent balance between suspense and satisfaction. The reader was quite wonderful too. I'll listen to anything he reads!

Fantastic Reading of a Great Story

(5 stars)

This was a delightful story. The reader is spot on with this one. A pleasure to listen to.

Very fun indeed

(4 stars)

Another solid entry by PG Wodehouse; I especially enjoyed seeing how this one concluded. Very good Librivox volunteer reader, as well.

A light hearted and unexpectedly insightful comedic love story.

(4 stars)

I enjoyed it more than I expected. The reader is spot on!