Rumpole's Return

Narrated by: Robert Hardy
Series: Rumpole of the Bailey, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Has Rumpole hung up his wig for good? Can it be? Yes, the beloved barrister is now retired (though far from retiring) and gently ripening to a rosy hue in the Florida sunshine. But a colleague's casual request for advice on a difficult case sends him winging back across the Atlantic, and before he's through, our hero will come up against a fanatical religious cult and a mysterious letter written in blood.
©1979 John Mortimer (P)2014 Audible, Inc

Critic Reviews

"Robert Hardy, an experienced and much-lauded actor of stage and screen, does justice to this entertaining work; his voice characterizations are consistent, versatile, and nuanced." (Library Journal)

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a long form rumpole book

This book is different as it only follows two cases that Rumpole is in rather than a series of short stories my favourite narrator does the reading.

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  • Jenny Murphy
  • 02-10-18

excellent

oh lord excellent writing fantastic narration. griping tale of human relationships and legal gump without one boring moment. such fun.

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  • Annie
  • 06-25-18

Superb vintage Rumpole narrated by wonderful Robert Hardy

Loved listening to this. The story has several twists and turns and of course makes one chuckle all the while. Robert Harry’s narration is brilliant- so effortless. Shame more narrators don’t learn from people like him.

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  • Misty Le Cras
  • 02-17-20

Rumpole at his best

the narrator was so believable . wonderful , I enjoyed every episode . I would recomend it all who enjoy a good story.

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  • Peter J Sinfield
  • 12-24-19

Best book I listened to in 2019

Being a man of a certain age. I remember the time in which Rumpole is set. This audio book brilliantly read by Robert Hardy. The actual stories within the book aren’t the book. The book is Rumpole, and his comings and goings. Which in my humble opinion is genius. Do yourself a favour, read it.