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Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Michael Hordern Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rumpole Series Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598877137
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In this collection of stories, the beloved barrister must fend off the advances of a mysterious young woman, face the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council, and take on a group of devil worshippers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.Bruce | 6/1/2013

    " I'm just captivated by Mortimer's protagonist, so anything to do with Rumpole is a sho in best for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 5/17/2013

    " Rumpole never fails to please, and this collection is no exception. 'Rumpole on Trial' is the gem of this particular gathering of tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/9/2013

    " The judges are as ghastly as ever, but Rumpole is as lovable as ever. A bit of suspense at the end when the question of his possible disbarment arises (although what reader could doubt the final verdict?) and he seems almost to hope it will come about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 9/15/2012

    " Delightful and witty! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srivani | 9/1/2012

    " Rumpole never disappoints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srivani | 8/28/2012

    " Rumpole never disappoints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/7/2012

    " Rumpole is a pure delight. He must be related to Bertie Wooster. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edelhart | 11/26/2011

    " Vond het toch niet echt bijzonder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.Bruce | 9/18/2011

    " I'm just captivated by Mortimer's protagonist, so anything to do with Rumpole is a sho in best for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 4/18/2011

    " Rumpole never fails to please, and this collection is no exception. 'Rumpole on Trial' is the gem of this particular gathering of tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/15/2011

    " Fun romp through some of Rumpole's less interesting cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 12/20/2010

    " The adventures of British barrister, Horace Rumpole. I love reading Rumpole and then watching the old PBS broadcasts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/8/2010

    " The judges are as ghastly as ever, but Rumpole is as lovable as ever. A bit of suspense at the end when the question of his possible disbarment arises (although what reader could doubt the final verdict?) and he seems almost to hope it will come about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cait | 9/5/2010

    " I had the omnibus! It wasn't like I had to track all of these down or anything. Still charming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 2/25/2010

    " Delightful and witty! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/8/2010

    " Rumpole is a pure delight. He must be related to Bertie Wooster. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edelhart | 9/17/2009

    " Vond het toch niet echt bijzonder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 6/28/2009

    " More good stuff. Rumpole is a great character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 5/30/2009

    " The adventures of British barrister, Horace Rumpole. I love reading Rumpole and then watching the old PBS broadcasts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 3/24/2009

    " I would always watch Rumpole on PBS with my dad when I was growing up. These are just short stories/mysteries. I love them because they are so British and because they remind me of my dad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 1/26/2008

    " Whether you're a lawyer or not Rumpole is great. Tremendously funny and irreverent too. The barrister who never lost a case - well, he might have done, but to know that for sure you'd have to read his stories - something I would recommend. "

About the Author

John Mortimer (1923–2009) was a playwright, novelist, and barrister. He wrote many radio, film, and television scripts, including the British television series Rumpole of the Bailey, and won the British Academy Writer of the Year Award in 1979. He retired from the bar in 1984 and was knighted in 1998.

About the Narrator

Sir Michael Hordern (1911–1995) was an acclaimed English actor of stage and screen. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London, and he starred in over a hundred films and television shows. Throughout his career he earned a BAFTA Award for Best Actor and was knighted by the Queen of England for his services to the performing arts.