In the first of six witty short stories, 60s-something English barrister, Horace Rumpole, takes on the younger generation both at home and in the hallowed courtroom-while offending his esteemed colleagues and his draconian wife, Hilda.
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Great stories, we'll narrated and looking forward to buying the rest of the set, brings back some great memories !
The story is good, but the Bill Wallis version is much better.
I accidentally purchased this audiobook recommended by Audible.co.uk and found that I had already listened to it, but narrated by Bill Wallis. I only listed to 5 minutes of this, but the narration was painful: it sounded pompous and hesitant.
This was my first encounter with "Rumpole", and I loved it! While the criminal plots in these stories are not terribly sophisticated or suspenseful, the humour and sociological observations are sharp as nails. Patrick Tull's narration is marvelous. He wallows in the language and brings the disparate cast of characters to life. Rumpole's deeply ironic persepctive is far better appreciated when heard, than merely read silently.
Patrick Tulll is a brilliant reader. Rumple couldn't have a better friend! Don't miss this!
"Ahhhhh....these are fun stories!!!"
Writen with wit and humor. John Mortimer narrates these stories in his magnificent voice. He, of course, played the role of Rumpole in the BBC series.
"There's no one like Rumpole!"
British humor served up by John Mortimer using Rumpole defending the British ne'er do well in the Bailey and narrated by Patrick Tull. Can't do better than this when you need a book that will make you giggle and scratch your pate at the same time!
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