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Rumpole and the Angel of Death | [John Mortimer]

Rumpole and the Angel of Death

In this collection of Rumpole stories the comic, courageous, and corpulent 'great defender of muddled and sinful humanity' is joined by a winning cast of villains and victims in tales whose wry humour and sparkling wit deftly send up the legal system. In Rumpole and the Angel of Death our hero achieves resounding triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness. Rumpole and the Way through the Woods involves Rumpole in the world of hunters and the hunted, animal rights and human wrongs.
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In this collection of Rumpole stories the comic, courageous, and corpulent 'great defender of muddled and sinful humanity' is joined by a winning cast of villains and victims in tales whose wry humour and sparkling wit deftly send up the legal system. In Rumpole and the Angel of Death our hero achieves resounding triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness. Rumpole and the Way through the Woods involves Rumpole in the world of hunters and the hunted, animal rights and human wrongs. In Rumpole and the Rights of Man, he finds at the European Court of Human Rights that international justice is as fallible as the domestic variety. And for the first time, Hilda, She Who Must Be Obeyed, tells a story all her own.

©1996 John Mortimer (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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    "Rumpole at his best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I avoided this audiobook for some time, put off by the inexplicable low assessment someone gave it - but Bill Wallis excels himself in this Rumpole volume. What an extraordinarily talented narrator. He can give warmth and depth to all the characters, male or female. And the stories are some of the very best in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rumpole is what I'd like every Englishman to be - witty and well-read, intolerant of injustice and pseudo-political correctness, wily and clever - and with a warmth that encompasses everyone, even the judges and fellow barristers who drive him to distraction.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Poor Hilda who so nearly made a fool of herself - but who pulled back from the brink with the sort of wisdom and self-mockery that makes her a worthy consort to Rumpole after all.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't praise Bill Wallis too much as a narrator. How lovely that his voice lives on in all the books and stories whose authors were lucky enough to have him to bring them to such life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Hilary
    Shoreham by sea, United Kingdom
    9/29/12
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    "Vintage Rumpole"

    This latest collection of Rumpole stories does not disappoint. As wide ranging as ever in the happenstances experienced by Rumpole and Hilda (aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed"), the stories are beautifully read by Bill Wallis, who really brings the characters to life. A throughly enjoyable listen. I heartily recommend this book to all who enjoy Rumpole at his best.

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  • Mrs
    Nr Yeovil, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "FAB STORY"
    Would you listen to Rumpole and the Angel of Death again? Why?

    Yes I will listen to this book again and again


    What did you like best about this story?

    I just love the witty humour from this author


    Have you listened to any of Bill Wallis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    very good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


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  • margaret
    CRICCIETH, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A gentle ramble of a read"

    Have previously enjoyed 'full cast' Rumpole stories and at first was n't sure about this 'single reader' version. However, give it a chance and you too will drift along on a lovely, gentle, ramble of a read full of wit and wordplay. Can't wait to download another title from the collection. If you enjoy a relaxing read, In the Dorothy L Sayers/Lord Peter Wimsey style, then give this a try.

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