Rumpole's Last Case : Rumpole of the Bailey

  • by John Mortimer
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • Series: Rumpole of the Bailey
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Rumpole is at his irresistible best in this collection of seven stories that run the gamut from simple thievery to murder and espionage. (One even includes a discourse on fine wine.) Bill Wallis is perfect as the dry-witted and clever Rumpole, who is surrounded by Mortimer's usual delicious cast of characters, including, of course, Hilda, also known as "she who must be obeyed." The brilliance of this audio is in the voices Wallis uses to portray each individual, displaying a wide range of dialects and accents so seamless and so suited to each that the listener will forget that only one person is doing the narration. Rumpole's asides, internal meanderings, and quotations of poetry and other commentary are conveyed with the humor they deserve in this thoroughly enjoyable collection." (AudioFile)

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Not My Glass of Sherry

I really did enjoy author Mortimer's wry and dry sense of humour, and the stories were enjoyable. However, I guess it's just not my cup of tea.

Bill Wallis's narration is top notch.
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios