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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rumpole Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781455170562
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Horace Rumpole—who never prosecutes, whose fame rests on an infinite knowledge of blood and typewriters, whose court scenes are proverbial, whose home is ruled by Mrs. Rumpole (“She Who Must Be Obeyed”)—is back on the defense, as irreverent, as iconoclastic, as claret-swilling, poetry-spouting, impudent, witty, and cynical as ever. 

This time the judge-debunking barrister-at-law is embroiled with a minister accused of shoplifting, an actress accused of murder, and a racist candidate for Parliament, with art theft and mistaken identity thrown in for good measure. The result is a delightful excursion into hidden corners of the British judicial system served up in typically colorful Rumpole style.

Stories include: Rumpole and the Man of God, Rumpole and the Showfolk, Rumpole and the Fascist Beast, Rumpole and the Case of Identity, Rumpole and the Course of True Love, and Rumpole and the Age for Retirement.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rumpole has been an inspired stroke of good fortune for us all.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Rumpole has become, seemingly overnight, an institution like Bertie Wooster and Jeeves.”

    Punch (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 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. "

  • 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 Shawn | 6/28/2009

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

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.