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Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatized) | [John Mortimer]

Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatized)

Horace Rumpole, the Wordsworth loving, Shakespeare quoting, claret imbibing barrister returns in these hugely enjoyable stories of legal chicanery and criminal derring-do.
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Publisher's Summary

Horace Rumpole, the Wordsworth loving, Shakespeare quoting, claret imbibing barrister returns in these hugely enjoyable stories of legal chicanery and criminal derring-do.

Rumpole and the Primrose Path finds Rumpole stuck in the Primrose Path nursing home, while his colleagues are planning a memorial service. But there's life in the old brief yet.

In Rumpole and the Scales of Justice, our hero is back in harness, defending a senior police officer accused of conspiracy to murder.

Rumpole and the Vanishing Juror sees Rumpole dealing with the strange case of a disappearing jury member.

And in Rumpole Redeemed, Rumpole encounters an incorrigible recidivist who seems unlikely to reform; but everyone is capable of redemption, even Rumpole.

© and (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Mark LOS ANGELES, CA, USA 09-13-06
    Mark LOS ANGELES, CA, USA 09-13-06
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    "Highly entertaining"

    The voices in this dramatization are perfect. Timothy West is a fantastic Rumpole. Prunella Scales is perfect as Hilda Rumpole - all the voices are top notch. It's a great way to listen to Rumpole. I didn't want it to end!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 10-27-09
    Katherine 10-27-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "Justice has been done."

    Beautifully dramatized, this Rumpole story is highly but gently entertaining.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Julia L. Scott 07-14-08

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    "A Delight"

    This is a dramatization--a BBC4 Radio production and it is super! I listened to it twice in a row because it was so charming and entertaining.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eoin San Francisco, CA, United States 05-30-08
    Eoin San Francisco, CA, United States 05-30-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Completetly Brilliant"

    John Mortimers creation is terrifically realized in this BBC Radio 4 dramatization. A terrtific preformance. More Rumpole please

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-12
    Laurel Chicago, IL, United States 04-07-12

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    "Typical Rumpole which mean GREAT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like the dramatized edition but not always!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really but that is not to be expected in a Rumpole.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Bar scenes and with the other baristers


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Meg San Angelo, TX, USA 04-16-09
    Meg San Angelo, TX, USA 04-16-09
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    "Well done"

    Usual Rumpole; well narrated and fun to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Minneapolis, MN, United States 10-29-13
    Rick Minneapolis, MN, United States 10-29-13
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    "I enjoyed it."
    What did you love best about Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatized)?

    I thought it was very well done. I am new to Rumpole and enjoyed the dramatization and the lead character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well written


    Have you listened to any of Timothy West and Prunella Scales ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was just very solid.


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  • Diane
    Maadi, Egypt
    9/30/09
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    "Rumpole & the Primrose Path."

    An enjoyable listen in the main - well produced and acted, with interesting stories.

    The big turn-off for me, and the reason this audiobook only got four stars instead of five, was the frequent and highly irritating musical intrusions; the same few dreary notes which set my teeth on edge!

    Otherwise, this is an easy listen with some gentle comedy mixed in with the legal language. A good introduction to Horace Rumpole (and She Who Must Be Obeyed!) if you haven't come across him before.

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  • Elizabeth
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    12/24/08
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    "Rumpole and the Primrose Path"

    This is an excellent dramatisation of the book by John Mortimer with a series of intriguing characters making their appearance to enhance, or thwart, the progress of Rumpole in ensuring justice. It is an easy listen, with plenty of comic moments, divided into manageable sectors which are invaluable to the listener with small available time spans in which to immerse themselves in Rumpole's world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogayah
    Reading, United Kingdom
    8/31/08
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    "The human face of the law"

    These four short plays were delightful. Each with their share of angels and villains shows how adept Rumpole is in getting out of a tight spot and thinking on his feet.

    The cast, headed by Timothy West as Rumpole and Prunella Scales as 'She who must be obeyed', is better than just good. The characters come to life and the humour of the situation is brilliantly conveyed.

    This download is for anyone who wants a quite, entertaining night in. It still brings a smile to my face to remember it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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