Uneasy Money
P. G. Wodehouse

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Narrated By: Simon Vance

Duration: 6 hours and 20 minutes

What to expect

William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is afflicted with a moneyless title. His status has earned him a beautiful fianc├®e, but the stresses of his woefully meager income are too much for young Claire to bear. She has therefore refused to marry him until his financial situation improves—significantly.

Lord Dawlish's fortunes improve greatly, literally, when a man he barely knows dies and leaves him a million dollars. Once the initial shock subsides, he is overcome with guilt and feels he must restore at least half of the money to the rightful heirs. His attempts to do so take him to America, where a cast of colorful characters and all manner of plot twists come to play in true Wodehouse style.

Full of Wodehouse's unrivaled humor, this novel takes listeners on a whirlwind ride across the Atlantic.

Genre

Humorous fiction, Classic fiction

Listen to a sample

“The plot is pure Wodehouse…The result is hilarious and touching. Englishman Simon Vance’s breezy narration conveys all aspects of this charming story.” 

Talking Book Review

“Wodehouse’s masterful language makes high comedy out of situations that would be dull or slapstick in less capable hands. He invites reading aloud…[Simon Vance] has a pleasant voice and a sympathetic feel for the material.”

AudioFile

Uneasy Money offers plot twits that keep the ending from being too predictable and humor as sharp as in any of his other stories. Reader Simon Vance has a pleasant, Wodehousean voice that never becomes cloying.”