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Rumpole on Trial

Narrated by: Timothy West
Series: Rumpole of the Bailey, Book 9
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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In this work, Horace Rumpole returns to delight us with seven new cases. We find our hero jousting with the Devil, being wooed by a beautiful violin player, and even up before the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Bar Council.

©1993 John Mortimer (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Rumpole on Trial

An excellent book. Very well read. Educational and very Funny. This is one of his best books so if you don't like it don't bother with any other Rumpole books.

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Good short stories well done.

Timothy West is fantastic reading these books. He gets the accents perfect and really does a great job on timing. Not once did I think any of the characters where not quite right. Laughed out loud a number of times with John Mortimer's writing and although this production is a number of short stories, that are not too taxing on the old grey matter, they are enjoyable to listen to. Lovely to listen to whilst commuting home late at night or whilst enjoying that last glass of Port before bed time. Do yourself a favour and have an enjoyable time listening to these works.

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another great rumpole

these books are best listened to in order, but if you are looking for outside the order this is a good one.

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Some of the best stories

Timothy West does excellently, though I wish Bill Wallis's incomparable characterization was available for all the Rumpole books. If the half-dozen I've tried, though, this is probably the strongest set of stories. Funny and full of Mortimer's keen (if jaundiced) observation of humans and their foibles.

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Great romp through the legal world.

Great fun visiting with old friends again. Rumple, she who must be obeyed, Portia and the rest. Overall a good time.

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  • Lesley
  • 07-16-10

Utterly Brilliant

Timothy West is excellent as Rumpole (so is Bill Wallis but he is a good character actor) and, of course, the stories are intriguing as full of wit. I would recommend all of these to listeners. It makes the morning drive into work fizz and sparkle like nothing else without dulling the senses. If you forget the name of the reader it really becomes Leo McKern. Yup it is that good

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  • R. Mcintyre
  • 05-29-18

Superb writing and superlative narration

Whoever thought of asking Timothy West to narrate John Mortimer should be offered a knighthood.

A treat from first breath to the closing lines.

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  • Carol
  • 06-29-16

Voice level too variable

I only managed to listen to a short part of this book because Timothy West kept dropping his voice to a whisper so that I had trouble hearing it.

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  • Graham.
  • 03-07-16

Brilliant storytelling

I loved everything about this book. The stories were funny and Timothy West makes a great Rumpole. Will be buying another Rumpole asap

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  • Ms Lucy M Perry
  • 09-02-19

Thoroughly entertaining stories with the perfect narrator

Timothy West makes a superb Rumpole - great speed of narration and intonation. Became hooked very quickly and was quite sorry when it was over.

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  • YaHozna
  • 05-26-19

The best Rumpole so far

The best Rumpole book I've listened to so far and the best narrator as well in Timothy West. His soto voce is sometimes a little too soto voce when I'm driving but that's a minor quibble.

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  • EDDY
  • 04-14-19

The Wonderful Timothy West reads Rumpole

Once I thought nobody but Leo Mckern could have done justice to the Rumpole books of John Mortimer, but this reading is to me, flawless. Mr Wests voice and cadence is absolutely perfect for the Rumpole stories. I only wish there were further recordings available on Audible. The only negative side to this download is that as far as I can see, the titles of the chapters are unmarked and despite using bookmark, going back and finding a particular story from the many is very frustrating and it is for that reason that this download only gets a three star rating

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  • rascallybear
  • 03-06-19

Simply Superb

Excellent value, as it's a very long audio-book. Superbly narrated and thoroughly enjoyable ; Timothy West is a perfect choice for Rumpole. One ebook I'll be playing again and again.

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  • Graham Keene
  • 01-13-19

Rumpole

As usual Mortimer very amusing. The narrator, Timothy West was excellent and the story lines were out of the top pocket. A dear old friend.

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  • Olivia Dodd
  • 08-23-18

Perfect driving stories

A wonderfully read adaptation of Rumpole.
I would definitely recommend this and enjoyed all of the stories

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  • Kenneth
  • 01-28-16

Satisfaction

Once more, a collection of engaging, entertaining and insightful stories, read superlatively by Timothy West, whose adoption of an accent or whose register raised, brings effectively into the monologue the whole panoply of Rumpole characters. Always more than simple entertainment, these stories allow the reader to enter into Rumpole's observations of life, the Law and the follies of human nature.