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Publisher's Summary

ASBOs may be the pride and joy of New Labour, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole - he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. When one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street, Rumpole soon realizes something fishy is going on.

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Rumpole at His Finest

What made the experience of listening to The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole the most enjoyable?

I have been a longtime Rumpole fan. Loved the idea of "she who must be obeyed" becoming a barrister.

What other book might you compare The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole to and why?

All the other Rumpoles are just as entertaining. I recommend them all<br/>

Which character – as performed by Bill Wallis – was your favorite?

I do love Hilda. She is a powerful force.

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

Nothing extreme. Rumpole is always good for a chuckle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Like visiting an old friend

Rumpole is my most favorite non-conformist. He never takes himself or his colleagues too seriously. Rumpole's sense of humor is high-browed yet universal so anytime I get a chance to hear one of his cases, I take it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Further adventures of Horace Rumpole.

For all you Rumpole fans, this a further installment. More shenanigans. More fun! See what Hilda, Portia , and the mad Bull, Judge Bullingham are up to now.

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waste

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

nobody, just badly narrated.

What other book might you compare The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole to and why?

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What didn’t you like about Bill Wallis’s performance?

boring

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

same

Any additional comments?

Yes,,,,,,, only bought this because the timothy west version was so goood,,,, thought this must be the same,,,, not.

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  • Dasmon
  • 02-16-13

Sheer Genius

Bill Wallis really makes Rumpole come to life and the character vocalisations are fantastic.



As usual this is Rumpole at his best, I can't recommend this book enough, it is sublime!

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  • Ms. E. Morgan
  • 06-12-17

Old Rumpole and the Modern World at Loggerheads

Where does The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 30%Although Rumpole is one of my favourite characters this is my least favourite of the Rumpole novels. I prefer the short stories in any case but this one was rather depressing.

What did you like best about this story?

Rumpole's quest to finally become a QC

Which character – as performed by Bill Wallis – was your favourite?

Rumpole

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

Saddened by the changes in the legal system

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  • JR
  • 07-05-16

Rumploe but not at his best

Disappointing. The older books are more fun and have more interesting plots. Narration is good

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 09-07-15

Good clean satire.

Bill Wallis does a good job on characterising different people in a believable fashion. I'm glad Hilda gets another chance to express herself - she's probably a more reliable narrator than our old darling hero, though I'd not want to live with either of them.

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  • Dr Richard L Peacocke
  • 06-26-13

Lovely and cuddly

I have listened to this book twice now, it is so entertaining, and got new laughs out each time. The way Horace Rumpole navigates his way through the world of legal work is fascinating, and the way he deals with his private life and the 'rules' of his chambers is very good.