John Mortimers creation is terrifically realized in this BBC Radio 4 dramatization. A terrtific preformance. More Rumpole please
I tried to stay engaged simply but I grew weary of the authors meandering style
As an audio book lover I have found Rumpole read by 'the man himself' the late Leo McKern to be one of the landmarks in the audio landscape.
Is there are more entertaining audio experience than those chronicling Rumploles great wins at the Old Bailey as he teases out some gentle mystery or his lows as his co-inhabitants in chambers, indifferent to Rumpole's talents, pursue their own intrigues, not mention his at times forlorn relationship with his wife 'she who must be obeyed'? A pure delight.
While some elements of the story were engaging overall I was disappointed with this novel. It lacked much of the guile that marked the Da Vinci code. The focus in this book on the mysteries around the religious-science interaction to me was simply not that appealing. Also, the ending really dragged.
What a wonderful audiobook! The narrator is perfectly matched and gives a terrific performance. It is delighfully entertaiing while at the same time being informative. Highly reccommended.
Although the basic premise of the story was interesting to me the author seemed to overwhelm it with sterotypic characters that are difficult to empathise with. I really struggled through this one.
The plot is terrifically intriguing and the story flows in a well paced and thoughtful manner. The audio performance is one of the best i have heard to date. Thoroughly recommended for those who love historical mysteries
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