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Dunster

Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Dick Dunster and Philip Progmire have been friends since their days at school. They have also been adversaries. Progmire’s thespian longings, nurtured since he was a university actor, are now submerged in his work as an accountant with Megapolis Television. Dunster is also at Megapolis, engaged on an exposé of war criminals, focussing on a blown-up church and the massacre of the whole population of a small town during the Italian campaign.

As Dunster researches his subject, the scene darkens, and Progmire tries to protect the victim of his old school friend’s merciless inquisition. Long after the cessation of hostilities, Dunster and Progmire are at war.

©1992 Advenpress Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Mortimer at his best.<br />

I could listen to Martin Jarvis reading anything. Loved his acting, and a great narrator. I would never have the patience to read this book, but it's great to listen to whatever you're doing. Great plot no surprise about there being a courtroom scene and entertaining right to the last word. Next, A summer's lease, it was televised, but be great to jear Martin again!

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Not Aged Well.

Not a bad story, but it's written in a style that was outdated before the book was even published. I read this because the Rumpole books are fun, sadly this isn't the same sort of fun. It's a book whose characters are all limited to very specific time and place in history, I'd describe them as pre 1960's, middle England. I doubt it would appeal to many who don't have a very strong personal link to those people and times.

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Classic Mortimer

One of John Mortimer’s very best books. Humorous and insightful, with a profound understanding of human nature, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing story. Beautifully read, as always, by Martin Jarvis. I shall long remember both Dunster the book and Dunster the hero, or anti hero of the saga.