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Heavy Weather

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Marvelous

    Wodehouse at his best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    To weatherclan

    Join me blaze cloud or i will attck ruthlessly join at blaze result 1

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Homeless kit

    Im a kit what is my name? Who are you? Where am i?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    To homless kit

    I am sunshine queen of weatherclan. You are at the base. And your name shall be raincloud.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    Dash Good Stuff

    I was just shocked that a audiobook can be as good as this. It is like beeing kissed by a goddess in a dream. You will never recover fully. If you think now I am exaggerating a bit you are quite wrong. I tried to keep it as modest as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2001

    The Direct Route Pays Off!

    In most P.G. Wodehouse stories, the innocents and the not-so-innocents attempt to solve tricky family problems with feats of misdirection and partial truths. The result of these complicated ruses is usually a great deal of unexpected consequences that will tickle almost any funny bone. Heavy Weather is an unusually fine example of this type of story. Monty Bodkin, who¿s rolling in dough, must hold a job for a year to win the approval of his fiancee¿s father. Then the wedding bells can chime. Monty isn¿t the most helpful fellow, and makes a hash out of his writing for Tiny Tots. He soon uses his uncle¿s influence a second time to get a new job as private secretary to Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, whose pride and joy is his prize-winning pig, the Empress of Blandings. This new employment creates much consternation for Sue Brown, who is engaged to marry the jealous Ronnie Fish. Monty and Sue had been engaged earlier, and Sue¿s afraid that Ronnie won¿t be able to handle having Monty around. Wedding bells for Sue and Ronnie depend on getting Clarence to release trust funds for Ronnie. There are a few other problems, as well. For example, Sue earns her living as a chorus girl. What will Ronnie¿s mother, Lady Julia, think? The key theme of the story is that true love will win out, if the lovers follow their hearts and seize opportunity when it arises. In that way, the end will charm almost anyone . . . much like Shakespeare¿s A Midsummer Night¿s Dream does. In most stories like this, you can anticipate how the obstacles will be overcome. Well, Heavy Weather will surprise you, if you are like me. The plot complications and resolution are delightfully adept, acrobatic, and subtle. I felt like I was watching the elephants do their ballet dance again in Fantasia. The contradictions between the messy moments and the final neatness are brilliantly handled! The conflict between the desire to have a good reputation and the willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed (including cutting all possible corners) is shown off to good effect in Heavy Weather. Developing this point creates questions about what real goodness is, versus assumed goodness from social position and family connections. In fact, inherited intelligence is also questioned for its morality. The more powerful minds in the story tend to use those capabilities to plot for self-advantage, rather than to accomplish anything meaningful for all involved. Those of limited intelligence, by contrast, tend to follow their hearts and try to do the right thing. Good results follow in this story whenever people are loyal and honor goodness. What can you accomplish by being loyal and honoring goodness today? And tomorrow? Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise

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