Good story, Rumpole is a wonderful character and well-read. Anyone can identify with this wonderfully flawed, brilliant detective and his evasions of "she who must be obeyed".
The narrator's gravelly and voice was an insurmountable obstacle to listening to the story. I stopped after a short while and abandoned it. Very disappointed.
Cather is an excellent story teller, but the narrator was not up to the job. His diction was poor and he gravelly. Would have been better served by another.
I have been wanting to read this book for years and bought it from Audible to listen while I was driving. Unfortunately, I think I missed a lot of the wonderful content because of the way the Chesterton writes. Practically every sentence is a paradox that turns a common idea on its head. It requires more concentration than one (at least me) is able to give while driving. This is not a critique of the book, but of my powers to concentrate and still drive. I think I absorbed about 30% of the book. That just means that I will be listening to it again.
Great book. Big challenge. Worth it!
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