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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
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Rumpole: The Age of Miracles & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Horace Rumpole in this fourth collection of dramatic court cases. 'Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation': Erskine-Brown is working on a sordid ABH and affray case which allegedly occurred in a Soho night club. When he and Rumpole visit the disreputable scene of the crime, they meet Maurice Machin, the editor of the Daily Beacon, whose paper is being sued for libel.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and other stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy West, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the '50s, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • BBC Performance...no a true audiobook

    • By LynR on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent dramatization of Rumpole

    • By Tim Searl on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Rumpole's Last Case

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The irrepressible, audacious defence barrister Horace Rumpole is back with seven marvelous stories by John Mortimer. The much loved stories were adapted from his scripts for the hugely popular TV series of the same name.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not My Glass of Sherry

    • By Judy on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Rumpole’s Last Case

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The brilliant Bailey hack recalls some of his most extraordinary cases, including several deliciously funny courtroom spars with his arch-foe, the Mad Bull (aka Judge Roger Bullingham).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Gregory Patterson on 02-06-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Rumpole: On Trial & Other Stories

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jasmine Hyde, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Julian Rhind-Tutt takes on the role of Rumpole in this fifth collection of cracking court cases. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rumpole, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda and Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Rumpole of the Bailey [Recorded Books]

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    In the first of six witty short stories, 60s-something English barrister, Horace Rumpole, takes on the younger generation both at home and in the hallowed courtroom—while offending his esteemed colleagues and his draconian wife, Hilda.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great fun

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Rumpole's Return

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a long form rumpole book

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $31.96

    • Rumpole and the Primrose Path

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    We last left Rumpole in his hospital bed after his sudden collapse in court. Now our hero finds himself in the Primrose Path nursing home - or a hospice as he persists in describing it. Things aren't looking good for Rumpole - until suddenly he begins to sense there's something wrong with the place, and all his intelligence and formidable insight into human behaviour come to the fore again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole and Wallis--an excellent combination!

    • By kgohl on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Further adventures of Horace Rumpole.

    • By David Share on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $14.48

    • Rumpole and the Golden Thread

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Back in the harness after his abortive retirement to Florida, Rumpole glories in the mushroom pie, rainy day life of the Old Bailey. Here he spars with some old familiars like the venomous Judge Bullingham, and makes the acquaintance of some fresh foes. Six stories.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rumpole and the Angel of Death

    • By: Sir John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In this collection of Rumpole stories the comic, courageous, and corpulent 'great defender of muddled and sinful humanity' is joined by a winning cast of villains and victims in tales whose wry humour and sparkling wit deftly send up the legal system. In Rumpole and the Angel of Death our hero achieves resounding triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness. Rumpole and the Way through the Woods involves Rumpole in the world of hunters and the hunted, animal rights and human wrongs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole at his best

    • By Mary on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rumpole: The Way Through the Woods & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Jasmine Hyde, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    'Rumpole and the Way Through the Woods' Rumpole makes friends with a dog named Sir Lancelot, and finds himself defending a hunt saboteur who claims to be guilty of murder. 'Rumpole for the Prosecution' Rumpole’s personal commandment is ‘Thou Shalt Not Prosecute’ - but he breaks this rule to take on a private prosecution brought by a dead girl’s father. However, an obscure literary reference and a piece of evidence that doesn’t fit bring his defender’s instincts to the fore...'Rumpole and the Quacks' Temporarily indisposed, Rumpole consults a charming Indian doctor who later asks for Horace’s help when he is accused of molesting a patient. 

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Rumpole for the Defence

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Back in the harness after his abortive retirement to Florida, Rumpole glories in the mushroom pie, rainy day life of the Old Bailey. Here he spars with some old familiars like the venomous Judge Bullingham, and makes the acquaintance of some fresh foes. Six stories.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rumpole of the Bailey [AudioGo]

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alone and without a leader

    • By Joe on 12-29-10

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Rumpole's Return

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Where is Rumpole, that eccentric barrister famous for his knowledge of bloodstains, blood groups, and forgery by typewriter? He is supposed by one and all to be enjoying his well-earned retirement in the Florida sunshine with his son, Nick; daughter-in-law, Erica; and, of course, She Who Must Be Obeyed. But Rumpole is made of sterner stuff, and the nearest whiff of a tricky blood case and he abandons the pleasure of Florida orange juice and descends on the dear old Chambers to take command once again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole Forever

    • By John Bull US on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $13.00

    • Rumpole and the Angel of Death

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Horace Rumpole, the comic, courageous, and corpulent “great defender of muddled and sinful humanity”, is joined by a winning cast of villains and victims in this collection of six tales in which wry humor and sparkling wit deftly send up the British legal system. In Rumpole and the Angel of Death, our hero achieves new, resounding triumphs over the forces of prejudice and mean-mindedness.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rumpole à la Carte

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Here are six delightful tales featuring everyone’s favorite barrister for the defense, Horace Rumpole. Eccentric characters such as his wife, Hilda, otherwise known as “She Who Must Be Obeyed”, and his philandering colleague Claude Erskine-Brown are back as Rumpole visits a snooty restaurant where he engages in a battle of wills over his adored mashed spuds, takes the unaccustomed role of prosecutor, and ventures - unwillingly - onto a ship, where he confronts, of all things, a detective novelist.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole spoiled

    • By Bobbie on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rumpole of the Bailey

    • The Rumpole of the Bailey Series, Book 1
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Horace Rumpole, the irreverent, iconoclastic, claret-swilling, poetry-spouting barrister at law, is among the most beloved characters of English crime literature. He is not a particularly gifted attorney, nor is he particularly fond of the law by courts if it comes to that, but he’d rather be swinging at a case than bowing to his wife Hilda, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rambling and irreverent, Rumpole captures you

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $20.97

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