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Rumpole of the Bailey [Recorded Books] | [John Mortimer]

Rumpole of the Bailey [Recorded Books]

In the first of six witty short stories, 60s-something English barrister, Horace Rumpole, takes on the younger generation both at home and in the hallowed courtroom—while offending his esteemed colleagues and his draconian wife, Hilda.
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In the first of six witty short stories, 60s-something English barrister, Horace Rumpole, takes on the younger generation both at home and in the hallowed courtroom—while offending his esteemed colleagues and his draconian wife, Hilda.

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    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-10-12
    rebecca pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Ahhhhh....these are fun stories!!!"

    Writen with wit and humor. John Mortimer narrates these stories in his magnificent voice. He, of course, played the role of Rumpole in the BBC series.

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    Jo Lititz, PA, United States 07-02-12
    Jo Lititz, PA, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2008

    An inveterate audio book listener.

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    "There's no one like Rumpole!"

    British humor served up by John Mortimer using Rumpole defending the British ne'er do well in the Bailey and narrated by Patrick Tull. Can't do better than this when you need a book that will make you giggle and scratch your pate at the same time!

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    "Cracking Audiobook !"

    Great stories, we'll narrated and looking forward to buying the rest of the set, brings back some great memories !

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  • Melissa
    Collingwood, Australia
    10/9/13
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    "Please bring back Bill Wallis!"
    Would you try another book written by John Mortimer or narrated by Patrick Tull?

    No


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Tull?

    Bill Wallis


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is good, but the Bill Wallis version is much better.


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    I accidentally purchased this audiobook recommended by Audible.co.uk and found that I had already listened to it, but narrated by Bill Wallis. I only listed to 5 minutes of this, but the narration was painful: it sounded pompous and hesitant.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    London, United Kingdom
    11/28/12
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    "Extra Points for the Audio"

    This was my first encounter with "Rumpole", and I loved it! While the criminal plots in these stories are not terribly sophisticated or suspenseful, the humour and sociological observations are sharp as nails. Patrick Tull's narration is marvelous. He wallows in the language and brings the disparate cast of characters to life. Rumpole's deeply ironic persepctive is far better appreciated when heard, than merely read silently.

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