Not George Washington


Read by Debra Lynn

(4 stars; 52 reviews)

It has been said that behind every successful man is a good woman. This is certainly true in the case of James Orlebar Cloyster. However, some funny things happened on his road to success. His story is humorously told from the point of view of several parties involved.

According to Wikipedia, the book is a humorous, fictionalized account of Wodehouse's early years as a journalist, with Wodehouse being portrayed by the character of Cloyster. (Summary by Debra Lynn)

(5 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Chapter 1 James Arrives 11:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 1 Chapter 2 James Sets Out 9:58 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 1 Chapter 3 A Harmless Deception 11:58 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 01 The Invasion Of Bohemia 12:31 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 02 I Evacuate Bohemia 10:35 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 03 The Orb 10:53 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 04 Julian Eversleigh 9:41 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 05 The Column 9:22 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 06 New Year's Eve 9:21 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 07 I Meet Mr. Thomas Blake 11:02 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 08 I Meet The Rev. John Hatton 14:17 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 09 Julian Learns My Secret 13:55 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 10 Tom Blake Again 16:03 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 11 Julian's Idea 8:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 12 The First Ghost 6:44 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 13 The Second Ghost 6:20 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 14 The Third Ghost 6:28 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 15 Eva Eversleigh 12:32 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 16 I Tell Julian 10:06 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 17 A Ghostly Gathering 19:09 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 18 One In The Eye 6:25 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 19 In The Soup 11:47 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 20 Norah Wins Home 9:44 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 21 The Transposition Of Sentiment 11:18 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 22 A Chat With James 9:55 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 23 In A Hansom 9:17 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 24 A Rift In The Clouds 9:16 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 25 Briggs To The Rescue 11:06 Read by Debra Lynn
Part 2 Chapter 26 My Triumph 6:37 Read by Debra Lynn

Reviews

Light comedy about the struggle to achieve literary success

(4 stars)

This light comedy about a struggling writer's attempts to achieve literary success is amusing and easy to listen to. It is not the funniest Wodehouse I have listened to, but I was glad I stayed to the end as Eva absolutely cracked me up. This is a solo project. DebraLynn doesn't use character voices. Her reading is a nice balance of steady and animated. (Wodehouse's humor is all the more funny for DebraLynn's matter of fact delivery.) I regularly seek her out as a Librivox reader because I know the story will be well told and the sound quality will be excellent.

NOT VINTAGE WODEHOUSE

(3.5 stars)

This would be much better if I had not been familiar with Jeeves and Bertie. The reader was very understandable and had a good volume, something often lacking in the recordings.

Superb!

(5 stars)

not as laugh out loud funny as some of his other stories but entertaining non the less... reader was clear and strong voiced

It's Wodehouse. Not his best.

(3.5 stars)

The usual: zany, complicated, and unlikely. Also, fun, lighthearted, and with a happy ending.

Disappointing

(2 stars)

This is the only Wodehouse I haven't liked. Reader's okay though not great.

Excellent...as usual!

(4 stars)

Story a little spotty and characters coming & going. great reader

Not George Washington

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

Eh, could have been better

(3 stars)

Reader was fine.