Love Among the Chickens
Jeremy Garnet, a second-rate novelist, gets talked into joining his old pal Stanley Featheringstonehaugh Ukridge in an insane plan to start a chicken ranch. Garnet should bail out on his crazy friend, but he falls in love with one of Ukridge's neighbors, Phyllis. Soon he is up to his neck in sick chickens, bad debts, a hostile future father-in-law, a sinister plot, and dirty golf. It all gets a bit thick, what? (Summary by Mark Nelson)
(5 hr 56 min)
|A Letter With a Postscript||7:36||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Ukridge||16:31||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Waterloo Station, Some Fellow-Travellers, and a Girl with Brown Hair||13:52||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Arrival||15:23||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Buckling To||13:45||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Mr. Garnet's Narrative - Has to do with a Reunion||13:34||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Entente Cordiale is Sealed||15:33||Read by Mark Nelson|
|A Little Dinner at Ukridge's||17:25||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Dies Irea||11:40||Read by Mark Nelson|
|I Enlist the Services of a Minion||20:09||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Brave Preserver||14:18||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Some Emotion and Yellow Lupin||16:11||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Tea and Tennis||15:09||Read by Mark Nelson|
|A Council of War||18:43||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Arrival of Nemesis||17:39||Read by Mark Nelson|
|A Chance Meeting||15:27||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Of A Sentimental Nature||10:29||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Ukridge Gives Me Advice||21:04||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Asking Papa||15:24||Read by Mark Nelson|
|Scientific Golf||20:10||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Calm Before the Storm||11:18||Read by Mark Nelson|
|The Storm Breaks||20:46||Read by Mark Nelson|
|After the Storm||14:20||Read by Mark Nelson|
fun and more fun
Wodehouse brilliant but the chap who read the book was brilliant-er. Wonderfully read made the characters come alive.
Another wonderful pairing of Wodehouse and Mark Nelson
I had to warm up to the Ukridge character. I mean, "it's a bit hard" to understand why Garnet would have anything to do with such a Buffoon. But once the story gets going and the initial shock of Ukridge's personality dies down there is much to enjoy in this story. As always Marks reading is flawless and his character voices are spot on. It is easy to recommend anything Read by Mark Nelson and he does a particularly great job when he reads Wodehouse.
Wodehouse at his best.
This recording is very well read. I have read a lot of house but the story was new to me. I laughed out loud many times.
You Must Read This
Ukridge has a good heart & good intentions but doesn't seem to want to research ventures before going into them. So, he does make your head shake often but you can't help but love him. Near the end when he's in the pool cheering his friend to fight for the girl he loves is when I couldn't help but laugh out loud, a lot! This happened when hearing about the hen named after his aunt earlier. A pure Wodehouse delight!
great reader, ok tale
the reader did an excellent job. very clear audio & voice of characters defined. but this book was only so-so. it has its cute and humorous moments. but overall I think I just tired of the style of writing & but the end of the book was a little bored with it.
"P.G. Wodehouse" is all I need to see to know I will enjoy the book. I only discovered him a few years back (thanks Librivox). I sure enjoy Mark Nelson's reading. :-))
Funny! Love Among the Chickens was a humorous and witty novel that had plenty of colorful characters. The reader was perfect, and I definitely recommend this audiobook for some lighter reading. It made me chuckle throughout, and I hope you will too.
Love those chickens, what?
Excellent reading of a fun book. Mark Nelson reads the text with an enthusiasm and style that brings the text to life as well as the characters and the genteel world they inhabit. I suspect he is a true fan of the author.