Wodehouse’s London – Brought to you by Audiobook Performer Richard Burnip

Feast for the ears.  It’s Joy in the Morning to know that P.G. Wodehouse’s London – the London of Jeeves and Bertie and Aunt Dahlia and Psmith and Tuppy Glossop and Lord Emsworth and the Drones Club – is still there. And that we can see it – be taken round it – by a consummate professional. The very houses. Aunt Dahlia’s, for example. Let alone the house of The Master himself. Joy not just in the morning but the livelong day (and evening) that we can be shown round it by someone who knows the books, loves them and has the vocal brilliance to do justice to the most exquisitely crafted prose – cut, polished, gemlike, every single phrase, every single sentence – any of us will ever experience. Richard reminds us that “genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains” and that Wodehouse met that requirement. I, David, am here to tell you now that this actor, this guide, this scholar, this reader – Richard – meets that same requirement. Now sit back – you’re on the threshold of a very good listen. No exaggeration to say it makes you want to shimmer over to audible.co.uk, order up one of Richard’s many performances, and, well, have him read it to you.

5 responses to “Wodehouse’s London – Brought to you by Audiobook Performer Richard Burnip”

  1. Katharina O'Grady says:

    Thank you for this Podcast! In fact, one of the things that helped me keep sane and not lose my mind during various times of my life was the books and stories by PG Wodehouse.

  2. Nancy Hall Burkett says:

    Hi Mary and David. Loved this! Will take the walk next time I’m in London.

  3. Devraj Basu says:

    Thanks much for the Podcast! Shall definitely do it next time am in London. Meanwhile, have recommended it to our son who stays pretty much in central London – Nelson Square actually. As many experts would have pointed out, the idea is not to point out any single story or far worse analyze it, but to simply just soak in the sheer mood and bliss accompanying the prose every time. Would highly recommend it at times like these for those WFH and those who cannot.

  4. David Tucker says:

    Well put, Katharina. My experience as well. And I know for a fact that that’s the case for others as well.

  5. David Tucker says:

    Ah, hello, Nancy. Please forgive me for being so tardy. Alas, some of the comments areas of http://www.walks.com are well and truly “the back 40” and I just don’t get round to them. Cross-eyed boy at a 3-ring circus, trying to keep up with everything on the site. Anyway, so pleased you enjoyed it. I was very very confident you would do. Richard is, well, superb. So accomplished. And of course his delivery is to die for. Anyway, very much looking forward to the longed-for “next time in London.” Would love it if the day came when all the Halls were here. What fun that’d be.

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