The Intrusion of Jimmy


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.6 stars; 225 reviews)

The action begins with playboy bachelor Jimmy Pitt in New York; having fallen in love on a transatlantic liner, he befriends a small-time burglar and breaks into a police captain's house as a result of a bet. The cast of characters head to England, and from there on it is a typically Wodehousian romantic farce, set at the stately Dreever Castle, overflowing with imposters, detectives, crooks, scheming lovers and conniving aunts. (from Wikipedia)

(7 hr 43 min)

Chapters

01 Part 1 40:16 Read by Mark Nelson
02 Part 2 34:17 Read by Mark Nelson
03 Part 3 42:51 Read by Mark Nelson
04 Part 4 52:46 Read by Mark Nelson
05 Part 5 49:07 Read by Mark Nelson
06 Part 6 55:28 Read by Mark Nelson
07 Part 7 42:15 Read by Mark Nelson
08 Part 8 58:11 Read by Mark Nelson
09 Part 9 50:17 Read by Mark Nelson
10 Part 10 37:49 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Fantastic reading of a fantastic story

(5 stars)

I've been on a real Wodehouse kick lately. This story has been one of the most entertaining outside of the Jeeves stories. Mark's wonderful reading and spot on voices serve to heighten the enjoyment. You really can't go wrong with a Wodehouse story or a Mark Nelson reading. Put them together and you've really got something. Highly recommended.

Good book, very good recording

(5 stars)

This is a fun book, and the recording strikes me as very polished, with expressive reading, good character voices, and very good sound quality.

Another enjoyable story

(5 stars)

Another enjoyable story by P J Wodehouse. The main characters are quickly at cross purposes leading to all sorts of fun. Mark Nelson's reading is wonderful. He brings the characters to life and sounds like he is enjoying doing so.

Another solid read from Wodehouse

(5 stars)

It's part of his balmy world of consequenceless young men marrying sensible girls with a soft spot for idiots. Charming...

Topping Wheeze

(5 stars)

topping wheeze and all that sort of rot. Jolly decent reader too, don't you know.

Leaves you with a smile ...

(4 stars)

I've enjoyed this one several times usually when the newer authors get too gruesome or sexually explicit — PGW's novels add a smile, a deep breath and the distance for better perspective. Narration by Mark Nelson (apologies for previous name error) is clear and, often, as enjoyable as the novel itself. Recommended.

ONE OF HIS BEST

(5 stars)

A delightful tale more intricately woven than most. I can only surmise what a great stageplay it would make--a ham's dream. Mark Nelson makes Wodehouse so enjoyable; I truly do not understand how he can keep from guffawing as he reads some of the inane dialogue. Highly recommended!

intrusion of jimmy

(5 stars)

Excellent reader/narrator. So many great voices and personalities. Story is fun and light with Wodehouseian twists, turns and characters. A bit contrived for modern times but s nice visit to a time and place of romance and daring cavalier heroes.