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Jill the Reckless

Gelesen von Don W. Jenkins

(4,613 Sterne; 163 Bewertungen)

Jill had money, Jill was engaged to be married to Sir Derek Underhill. Suddenly Jill becomes penniless, and she is no longer engaged. With a smile, in which there is just a tinge of recklessness, she refuses to be beaten and turns to face the world. Instead she went to New York and became a member of the chorus of "The Rose of America," and Mr. Wodehouse is enabled to lift the curtain of the musical comedy world.

There is laughter and drama in _Jill the Reckless_, and the action never flags from the moment that Freddie Rooke confesses that he has had a hectic night, down to the point where Wally says briefly "Let 'em," which is page 313. The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a young woman from the lower end of the upper class. We follow her through financial disaster, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and of course, the finding of true love. Other characters include wealthy Drone Freddie Rooke and writer Wally Mason, her childhood friends; her financially inept uncle Major Christopher Selby; her fiancée at the beginning of the book, the M.P Derek Underhill, and his domineering mother, Lady Underhill; Jill's unpleasant relatives, Elmer and Julia Mariner; more Drones Club members, various chorus girls, composers and other theatrical types, and, of course, miscellaneous servants. (Introduction from Gutenberg and Wikipedia)

(10 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Family Curse

50:26

Read by Don W. Jenkins

The First Night at the Leicester

24:40

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill and the Unknown Escape

12:51

Read by Don W. Jenkins

The Last of the Rookes Takes a Hand

35:16

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Lady Underhill Receives a Shock

31:14

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Uncle Chris Bangs the Table

48:22

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill Catches the 10.10

29:43

Read by Don W. Jenkins

The Dry--Salters Wing Derek

25:31

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill in Search of an Uncle

20:48

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill Ignores Authority

21:25

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Mr. Pilkington's Love Light

35:20

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Uncle Chris Borrows a Flat

27:33

Read by Don W. Jenkins

The Ambassador Arrives

27:16

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Mr. Goble Makes the Big Noise

52:27

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill Explains

23:40

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Mr. Goble Plays with Fate

43:47

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The Cost of a Row

17:08

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Jill Receives Notice

36:33

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Mrs. Peagrim Burns Incense

18:04

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Derek Loses One Bird and Secures Another

42:33

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Wally Mason Learns a New Exercise

11:15

Read by Don W. Jenkins

Bewertungen

A delightful tale

(5 Sterne)

Classic PG Wodehouse at its entertaining best. Set in England and America with the principle characters steaming their way across the Atlantic in pursuit of true love. Highly entertaining throughout. And I must say this Librivox volunteer reader has the perfect voice for reading Wodehouse; I hope he records them all!

JILL THE GREAT

(5 Sterne)

Jill has to be my favorite Wodehouse heroine. This book could be a great hit if Wally put it on Broadway. Mr. Jenkins does a great job, but we have come to expect that from him. Highly recommended.

Another terrific Wodehouse book

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed it so very much. Jenkins is an animated reader. I missed the British feel, as he makes the snobbish English lady sound like granny Clampet, etc, but I do appreciate his reading.

Good story

(4 Sterne)

The reading is fine. The story is more sweet than funny, not as laugh out loud as the standard Wodehouse book, but I liked it anyways. Enjoy!

among his best

(5 Sterne)

this may be my favorite of them all so far. When he wrote this, he was in the groove.

Great

(5 Sterne)

If you like some of P.G. Wodehouse's other works you will love this book. The narrator was great as well.

Jill the Reckless

(5 Sterne)

Good Wodehouse story, read by Don W. Jenkins. What else can be said, but Thank You.

Another Wodehouse to treasure

(4 Sterne)

An enjoyable story, ably read. Not laugh out loud funny but light-hearted and eventful.