In this collection of stories, Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart.
©1983 John Mortimer (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"As if Leo MKern was still with us."
Bill Wallis was an inspired choice to read these stories. He is an excellent character actor and a good impressionist. He has the ability to (although not mimic) Leo McKern's turn of phrase as the irrasible Horace Rumpole. These plays (as that is what they are) are highly recommended and an utter pleasure to hear. I very much enjoy Timothy West also as he is an irrasible 'old hack' and makes the part his own. I was hoping to get Rumpole of the Defence next, this is read by Robert Hardy, whom, like Timothy and Bill, is one of our great actors and is brilliant in every role he is in. There is only one thing that would improve these audio books, but it would require a seance.
Very entertaining, in true Rumpole style and made even better with the excellent Bill Wallis narrating. It was a joy to listen to.
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