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Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent

Narrated by: Leo McKern
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Leo McKern, reprising his role from the iconic British TV show Rumpole of the Bailey, once again puts his stentorian boom to good use this tale which finds the salty, trenchant, and deceptively shrewd barrister representing a union boss accused of manslaughter while facing a challenge of a different but similarly daunting variety on the home front: his wife, also known as "She Who Must be Obeyed", Hilda’s "withdrawal” from performing chores. 

From spirited debates at Old Bailey to Rumpole’s futile attempt at cooking peas, McKern’s enthusiastic and often uproariously funny performance makes this an addictive, highly entertaining listen.

Publisher's Summary

While Rumpole defends a union activist accused of manslaughter, Hilda creates her own union and goes on strike as Rumpole's cook because of his unpredictable and frequent late hours. Rumpole is under pressure to win his case and negotiate a proper labor settlement with “She Who Must Be Obeyed”.    

©1990 John Mortimer (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC

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