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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 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to read

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-17-18

    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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 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 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wordsworth in a Wig

    • By Ian C Robertson on 04-27-13

    Regular price: $16.52

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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's Return

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 à la Carte

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 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 30

    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 and the Penge Bungalow Murders

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Horace Rumpole - cigar-smoking, claret-drinking, Wordsworth-spouting defender of some unlikely clients - often speaks of the great murder trial which revealed his talents as an advocate and made his reputation down at the Bailey when he was still a young man. Now, for the first time, the sensational story of the Penge Bungalow Murders case is told in full: how, shortly after the war, Rumpole took on the seemingly impossible task of defending young Simon Jerold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, the infamous Penge Bungalow Murder!!

    • By Septimus MacGhilleglas on 12-27-10

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Rumpole of the Bailey [Recorded Books]

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • The Trials of Rumpole

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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's Return

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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'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 Paul on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Rumpole's The Old, Old Story

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    After a fight with his wife, Rumpole stays with Erskine-Browns and finds that Portia is prosecuting one of his clients.

    Regular price: $13.00

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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 Judge's Elbow

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Rumpole defends the smarmy owner of a string of massage parlors on the charge of running "disorderly houses" (i.e. bordellos).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Rumpole, very enjoyable and entertaining

    • By MillenniumMike on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $13.00

    • 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 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 and the Blind Tasting

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Rumpole defends career criminal Hugh Timson for receiving a garageful full of stolen wine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The real Rumpole

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $13.00

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