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The Heart of a Goof

Written by: P. G. Wodehouse
Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins

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Publisher's Summary

From his favourite chair on the terrace above the ninth hole, The Oldest Member tells a series of hilarious golfing stories. From Evangeline, Bradbury Fisher's fifth wife and a notorious 'golfing giggler', to poor Rollo Podmarsh whose game was so unquestionably inept that 'he began to lose his appetite and would moan feebly at the sight of a poached egg', the game of golf, its players and their friends and enemies are here shown in all their comic glory. One of Wodehouse's funniest books, The Heart of Goof is a collection of peerlessly comic short stories.

©2014 P. G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Wodehouse is the funniest writer - that is, the most resourceful and unflagging deliverer of fun - that the human race, a glum crowd, has yet produced." (The New Yorker)

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  • David
  • 30-01-19

Fun with ok narration

Classic Wodehouse, funny story, but a bit dated.
I have heard better narration of this book. Could really have worked as a low level theatrical narration.
Again, funny Wodehouse stories and well worth your money or credit.

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  • Bronwyn
  • 15-10-07

Gloriously English

I am the wife of a golfer of 30 years experience and enjoyed these stories considerably although some of the golf language is very dated.
I love the subtlety and quaintness of Wodehouse and the wonderful accent of the narrator.
The length of the stories was convenient for listening to one at a time.
Most of all I love the 'Englishness' of these stories.
Any old or young golfer or observer of the game should get a good giggle or two out of this collection.

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  • Leanne
  • 19-04-20

Another perfect pairing of Wodehouse and Cecil

Not one of my favourite Wodehouse books, but nonetheless entertaining. Jonathan Cecil sublime as usual.

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  • Shuja Baig
  • 23-08-19

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Loved it! Made my morning walk a wonderful delight! Strongly recommended for golfers and laymen!