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  • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another series of Mysteries acted out amazingly!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

A Great Serving of Whit and Satire

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-24-18

The cast fleshes out Rumpole’s various tales in an enticing manner. I’ve purchased all three of the Rumpole compilations and listen to them while working, cooking and even sleeping. And having a small Bluetooth speaker makes it that much better!