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    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Rumpole defends Charles Hearthstoke against charges of keeping bawdy houses, in the form of his chain of massage parlors. The case has become quite a scandal since many customers were prominent members of the community and, to Rumpole's astonishment, paid with credit cards. Guthrie Featherstone, who sought a massage for an injury, now thinks that may be identified as one of the patrons, and Rumpole cunningly arranges for him to preside at Hearthstoke's trial. 

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

    • By MillenniumMike on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Rumpole's The Old, Old Story

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 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.

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    • 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 Age for Retirement

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Leo McKern is Horace Rumpole! Here he reads about the life and trials of the eccentric barrister, famous for his inestimable knowledge of blood stains, blood groups and forgery by typewriter. Witty and cynical as ever, Horace Rumpole will once again delight listeners with his irreverent behavior and legal triumphs. Will he and his longtime client Percy Timson both be forced to retire, one to sunny climes, the other to jail?     

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Rumpole and the Man of God

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Known as “The Bailey Hack” for his chain smoking, the irrepressible Rumpole is engaged to defend a church vicar who is accused of theft and whose only defense for now is “divine intervention”. Meeting up with old friend George Frobisher for after-work drinks, Rumpole can't help but notice that George's female companion looks suspiciously familiar. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The inimitable Leo McKern does Rumpole

    • By fussyreader on 10-09-16

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Rumpole and the Younger Generation

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rumpole must now defend a young member of the Timson family, an extended clan of petty thieves who are otherwise decent South London rogues. Adding to Rumpole’s anxiety, his own son now appears to be acquiring some of the less respectable Timson family traits. 

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Rumpole's Last Case

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Here are two wonderful stories about the irrepressibly audacious Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole, including the immortal moment in Rumpole's Last Case when, pinning his hopes on a four-horse accumulator, Rumpole decides to retire from the hallowed halls of justice, but not before first speaking his mind to the "Mad Bull" - Judge Roger Bullingham.

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Rumpole and the Alternative Society

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Our Horace Rumpole, the most traditional of traditionalists, defends a hippie-like schoolteacher on a drugs charge. Quite unexpectedly, he finds himself attracted to her and to her unusual lifestyle. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Uneventful

    • By C. Graham on 04-28-12

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Rumpole a la Carte

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Rumpole unenthusiastically accompanies Hilda and her cousin to a very fashionable restaurant. Rumpole hates the ostentatious ambiance and pretentious food with its scant portions. He requests steak and kidney pudding. Jean Pierre O'Higgins, the owner, is insulted that Rumpole would expect him to prepare such low-class dishes. Suddenly, pandemonium strikes when a live mouse jumps out from the serving dish at another table. Unfortunately, the diners are Erskine-Brown with an attractive colleague that he's romancing. 

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    While Rumpole defends a union activist accused of manslaughter, Hilda creates her own union and goes on strike as Rumpole's cook because of his unpredictable and frequent late hours. Rumpole is under pressure to win his case and negotiate a proper labor settlement with “She Who Must Be Obeyed”.     

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sickkk

    • By Dean on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Rumpole for the Prosecution

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Horace Rumpole is back, but this one time he relates his witty tale as he now takes a turn as an Old Bailey prosecutor, one with a penchant for gin and justice. Listen to Rumpole's biting cynicism and dry humor...then become a lifelong fan! 

    Regular price: $10.50

    • 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 again defends a member of the Timson clan on a charge of possession of stolen goods - namely, he is caught with a garage full of expensive wine. Rumpole is concerned that Timson's explanation that he purchased the wine from some unknown individual he met in a pub will not go down well with Mr. Justice Graves, who has heard these stories many times before. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The real Rumpole

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Rumpole and the Married Lady

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Leo McKern
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rumpole takes on a divorce case. He represents a Mrs. Thripp, who accuses her husband of unbearable conduct since he has not spoken to her for at least three years and communicates with her in their home only via written notes. But at home, Rumpole finds his wife, Hilda, in a horrid temper, since their son, Nick, has moved to Florida. When his client telephones him at home, Hilda eavesdrops on Rumpole’s conversation and thinks that Rumpole is now in the throes of an affair. Will Rumpole now have to find a divorce lawyer for himself? 

    Regular price: $8.40

    • 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

    • Richard II (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare Sir
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and Edward Hardwicke star in this unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Richard II.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes Inaudible

    • By Martin on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $9.39