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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/7/2014

    " This book was entertaining but there wasn't much there. I thought Hilda's entries were funny but inconsistant. I liked that there was a mystery tying everything together but I can see that reading too many of these in a row might get dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/4/2014

    " Was shocked by the huge type face. A small, but jolly good romp with Rumpole the barrister--who will be carried dead out of chambers with a Pomeroy's Very Ordinary bottle still grasped in his paw one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/3/2014

    " Mortimer and Rumpole take on Anti-social Behavior Orders. Bless Mortimer, he must be close to 85 now...and still fighting the good fight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/22/2014

    " I would probably rather watch Rumpole on TV, but the book was fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myra | 1/8/2014

    " Mystery/courtroom drama. Quirky characters and a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wens Tan | 1/7/2014

    " Another classic Rumpole. Rumpole defends young Peter Timson for an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO), only to find himself being served one later, by his own chambers. And his new client who has been charged for murder seems more concerned about Rumpole's silk than his ability to defend the case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/3/2014

    " Really liked this book. This was a TV series in Englad years ago - all based on John Mortimer's books. Rumpole is a crust old barrister (lawyer) with a wife who must always be obeyed. Funny side of courtroom drama, with some excellent characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 12/29/2013

    " I love the English mystery writers. It's a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scartowner | 12/29/2013

    " A light, funny story of the famous curmudgeon who fights for justice with razor sharp sarcasm. A pleasant break from my serious/heavy lit lately. Just one (important) string hanging at the end, which gives it a lower rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celina and Don | 12/24/2013

    " Always a good time read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/21/2013

    " This was my first reading of Rumpole, and I loved it. I'd seen the Rumpole of the Bailey on PBS but like the book even more. Rumpole is funny and always on the right side of the case, though not always of the law. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/16/2013

    " What a delightful little book! I'm not sure if I would call it a mystery, although it thinks that it is. It was just the light little refresher that I needed. What a character! I feel like I need to read the two earlier novels to get at the heart of what is between him and his wife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry Chandler | 10/28/2013

    " Rumpole books are confections. This one, really more a novella, made fun of all the right people and let Rumpole succeed once more in solving the murder and avoiding promotion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 10/13/2013

    " Rumpole is a classic character, and this is an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 10/2/2013

    " John Mortimer created a classic with Rumpole. Favorite "Old Bailey" hack indeed! Easy reads, tho also with twists and turns and mystery and a whole lot of ordinary tho interesting human nature and, yes, a bit of claret. I love these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/5/2013

    " As a long-time Rumpole fan, I enjoyed reading this, one of the last books about the elderly junior barrister written by the great John Mortimer. I didn't think it was quite up to the standard of some of his earlier books, but fun for all that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 8/31/2013

    " The book was amusing, very large print to give the impression this was a "Novel" it would better be classified a "Short Story". But it was good airplane reading..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 6/16/2013

    " Once again, Rumpole works his way in and out of trouble to the chagrin of She Who Must Be Obeyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/28/2013

    " c2007. Loved this book and made me determined to read the whole lot. Loved the humour and poor old Rumpole and She Who Must Be Obeyed. Sweet, succinct and will be oh so missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 4/14/2013

    " That irrepressible Rumpole...always delightful and happily non-plussed by political correctness. But what is this? Shades of marital infidelity at work and at home? That could drive a man to drink at Pomeroy's Wine Bar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 2/6/2013

    " A holiday afternoon spent with Rumpole is always enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author John Mortimer

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

Bill Wallis has performed in over two hundred radio series and plays, while among his numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company are The Alchemist, The Master Builder, and Twelfth Night. He is also a prolific film and television actor, having made numerous appearances in such productions as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Midsomer Murders, Bad Girls, Doctors, Poirot, and as Dr. Nick MacKenzie in Dangerfield.