Piccadilly Jim

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(4.6 stars; 252 reviews)

A young red-head plots to kidnap her irritating cousin with the help of a former boxer, her uncle, and a rogue who has his eye on her. Things don't work out exactly as planned, as criminals, detectives and cases of mistaken identity all get in the way. (Summary by Carrie Bradfield) (7 hr 44 min)


A Red-Haired Girl 47:58 Read by zinniz
The Exiled Fan 24:46 Read by zinniz
Family Jars 21:37 Read by zinniz
Jimmy's Disturbing News 7:17 Read by garymacf
The Morning After 17:21 Read by garymacf
Jimmy Abandons Piccadilly 30:32 Read by garymacf
On the Boat-Deck 18:32 Read by garymacf
Painful Scene in a Cafe 31:24 Read by garymacf
Mrs. Pett is Shocked 21:14 Read by garymacf
Instruction in Deportment 7:36 Read by garymacf
Jimmy Decides to be Himself 16:58 Read by garymacf
Jimmy Catches the Boss's Eye 15:29 Read by garymacf
Slight Complications 14:32 Read by garymacf
Lord Wisbeach 9:42 Read by garymacf
A Little Business Chat 14:18 Read by garymacf
Mrs. Pett Takes Precautions 12:23 Read by garymacf
Miss Trimble, Detective 33:01 Read by garymacf
The Voice From the Past 34:57 Read by garymacf
Between Father and Son 13:56 Read by garymacf
Celestine Imparts Information 4:38 Read by garymacf
Chicago Ed. 11:33 Read by garymacf
In the Library 10:48 Read by garymacf
Stirring Times for the Petts 20:42 Read by garymacf
Sensational Turning of a Worm 8:23 Read by garymacf
Nearly Everybody Happy 6:41 Read by garymacf
Everybody Happy 7:46 Read by garymacf


Picadilly Jim

(5 stars)

Piccadilly Jim is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, firse published in the United States on 24 February 1917 byDodd, Mead and Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom in May 1918 by Herbert Jenkins, London.[1] The story had previously appeared in the US in theSaturday Evening Post between 16 September and 11 November 1916. The novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously encountered in The Little Nugget (1913)). Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt and obnoxious. The story takes its title from the charismatic character of Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy. 'Jim' is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much confusion involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in the name of romance of course. Film adaptationsEdit See also: Piccadilly Jim (1936 film) Piccadilly Jim has been adapted as a film three times, in 1919, 1936 and 2004, with Crocker played by...


(5 stars)

PGW once again gives us a highly enjoyable farce. Two henpecked husbands revolt; a ne'er-do-well reforms; Gentleman Jim makes an encore appearance; and a few other fun happenings. The reader maintains a proper tongue-in-cheek tone. What else can one ask for?

Neat story

(5 stars)

Listened to it again, and it was great, cheered me right up. Thanks! Original review - July 27, 2010 I enjoy PG Wodehouse's books immensely. His writings are almost always laugh out loud funny. This story is no exception. Jimmy has led the life of a ne'er-do-well, getting into one tangle after another while living in England. Then he meets the girl of his dreams and decides to turn over a new leaf. The complication? She hates him because of his history of great 'worminess' (you'll understand when you hear the story). Complicating things is Mr. Crocker, Jimmy's father, who leaves his wife in England and decides to masquerade as a butler in the US because he love baseball and misses it so much. The story is funny, and the readers are excellent. All in all, it was a great read and kept me listening until the story was done. Enjoy!


(5 stars)

A quintessential Wodehouse tale. Imagine my delight upon hearing the name Ogden Ford once again; I had to rewind the story and start all over again with even more rapt attention upon hearing that Ogden, the star of The Little Nugget, was back in another zany story. Hip hip hurrah for Ogden :0 The rest of the characters are all wonderfully Wodehouse-ian creations, as is the multi-layered, convoluted plot. A delight from start to finish!

Great reading! Great book!

(5 stars)

Laughed my way through this book. May be one of Wodehouse's best. Plot shows definite influence of Shakespeare's comedies - A pretends to be B, then pretends to be A. Meanwhile, C pretends to be D, and father pretends to be E. And in the end, we see the shrew(s) tamed Terrific reader, also

Very entertaining

(5 stars)

Assumed identities, curing of domineering wives, battles of British class snobbery vs. good old U. S. down-to-earthness (is that a word?). Funny fiction! Love Wodehouse! The reader was excellent, thank you. If you like this one, you must listen to "Psmith, Journalist" which I liked even more.

The storyline and narrative are both neck and neck❣️

(5 stars)

The book starts a little slow, like many of them do, but, by god, the twists:D There were so many laugh out loud moments! The readers have done an absolutely wonderful job too. Thank you.

Wonderful book

(5 stars)

I love the light-hearted novels that PG Wodehouse turned out in abundance, and Piccadilly Jim is no exception. The identity tangles do require close attention as you follow the plot, but it's all worth it in the end! Enjoy!