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    • 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 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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: 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 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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
    • rumpole of the bailey series, book 1

    • By cmartin on 07-04-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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 for the Defense

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Whether he’s quoting Wordsworth or having words with a particularly obtuse judge, Horace Rumpole always knows what he’s doing––even if no one else does. In this delightful collection of stories, Rumpole straightens everyone out in the shocking case of a “bent copper,” gallantly teaches a professor of moral philosophy about blackmail, consults with the dear departed when a will is contested, traces the path of true love when a doctor is accused of murder, and more.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Rumpole on Trial

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole on Trial

    • By David Share on 12-17-10

    Regular price: $17.76

    • 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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • The Trials of Rumpole

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The irrepressible, audacious defence barrister Horace Rumpole whose court scenes are proverbial, and whose home is ruled by Mrs Rumpole, is back in these short stories by John Mortimer. The much loved stories were adapted from his scripts for the hugely popular TV series of the same name.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Rumpole

    • By Angus on 12-30-11

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws. Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reign of Terror

    • By David Share on 12-17-10

    Regular price: $16.41

    • 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 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 at Christmas

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas; he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as he and She Who Must Be Obeyed go through the usual rituals in Froxbury Mansions. After the exchange of presents (lavender water for her, a tie for him) they settle down to a supermarket turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a glass of port. The only excitement comes in deciding whether to stand for the national anthem after the Queen's Speech.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole at his Best

    • By Anonymous User on 01-18-10

    Regular price: $16.41

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Murderers and Other Friends

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Throughout John Mortimer's career, he established profound friendships with people accused of various crimes. He also indulged his passion for writing, penning Paradise Postponed and a series of stories about Rumpole, for whom he was often mistaken. With wit, wisdom and tenderness, he has written the story of his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rumpole at his Best!

    • By Irene on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons, full cast
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When Lewis Luby (Jeremy Irons) comes to, late at night in an Italian hospital, he finds himself lying under the monstrous big toe of God. Surely there has been some mistake: Luby, who has never for one moment believed in the immortality of the soul, cannot possibly be in heaven! John Mortimer had the idea for Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven when he first visited the Santa Maria della Scala hospital in Siena and saw patients lying in beds under ceilings decorated with 15th-Century frescoes depicting Heaven and Hell.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Rumpole and the Quacks

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Rumpole defends a Pakistani doctor accused of molesting a female patient. Meanwhile his colleague Phyllida suspects her husband, Erskine-Brown, of philandering. To complicate these matters even more, Rumpole is sidetracked by the romantic advances of a middle-aged ex-client. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection!

    • By Barbara D Davidson on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $13.00

    • Rumpole Rests His Case

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    There's a new wind blowing in this dazzling collection of new Rumpole stories: for the first time Rumpole finds himself appearing for an asylum-seeker at the Appeals Tribunal and, worst of all, his chambers have become a smoke-free zone.

    Regular price: $51.96

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