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The irrepressible, audacious defence barrister Horace Rumpole continues to juggle the vagaries of the law, the ambiguities of crime, and the contradictions of the human heart. The much loved stories were adapted from his scripts for the hugely popular TV series of the same name.

©1982 John Mortimer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A superb reading of this book.

A brilliant rendition, almost as brilliant as Rumpole himself- subtle, humourous and finely judged.

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Chapter placement ridiculous

This is a book of short stories about 1 hour each but the "Chapters" are placed as close to an hour as possible. This results in "chapters" finishing with only one or two minutes left of the the story (in one case it cuts out half way through a paragraph). How hard is it to go a minute or two further and put the break between the stories?

Lazy, incompetent and inconsiderate production editor.

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Delightful

If, like me, you are a lover of John Mortimer's delightful creation then you will enjoy this. And Bill Wallis is the best of the numerous narrators of Rumpole,s adventures.

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Doesn’t disappoint

As always, beautifully rounded amusing gentle stories - narrated very well. Easy listening at its best.

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Classic Rumpole

Clever stories, well told! I only hope that if I ever need a defence lawyer, I can find a Rumpole!

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loved it

laugh out loud funny. well read and with just the right inflection. captures the rediculousness of the law and the word pictures of the judges and queer customers and villians are hilarious.

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wonderfully written tales of the Old Bailey!

bill Wallis is the THE Rumpole! wonderfully written and expertly narrated. Each story provides at least a few chuckles, especially when Rumpole runs up against she who must be obeyed ..

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Always enjoy Rumpole.

Great stories, as always. Thoroughly enjoyed listening. Only drawback was the narrator, who tended to clip his words somewhat..and made for difficulty catching everything....Did prefer Leo Kern....

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Good story telling

The stories on this audio book are varied and very enjoyable. They were great to listen to as I walked the dog

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Very amusing as always

Easy to listen too , good stories , good narrator, I like that it’s short store it’s . I would recommend.


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  • 10-05-18

another good yarn

This is another great set of stories from John Mortimer. short stories are a speciality of John Mortimer. Worth the listen.