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Rumpole and the Golden Thread [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Sir John Mortimer , Bill Wallis

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Dec 2002
Horace Rumpole is back in this collection of stories from the court rooms of England. By the author of "Rumpole's Return" and "In Character".
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754055531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754055532
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 18.5 x 4.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,447,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited." He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Laughter in This Great Golden Book 18 Oct 2004
By A. Hackworth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette
Mortimer is a genius at writing because he makes Rumpole so real and memorable. And, how could anyone forget his wife, She Who Must Be Obeyed? My father, a lawyer, introduced me to Rumpole when it was a series on tv. I loved the TV Rumpole, but the books are even better! If you want a humorous, entertaining, delightful book about the English barristers and courts, this book is the right one. I loved this book and want more just like it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Joy 1 April 2004
By Allister MacLellan - Published on Amazon.com
Another great read about the skill, wit, caustic and irreverant QC, his bumbling confreres, She Who Must Be Obeyed, and a strong statement on English society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 13 Jun 2007
By S. Schwartz - Published on Amazon.com
Rumpole stories are like getting in touch with old friends after you've read a few of them. There is no ficitional character like the curmudgeonly Old Bailey hack, and we get to see him in six more wonderful stories in this book. The stories are, of course, all excellent, but I always pick a favourite and in this one it's "Rumpole and the Female of the Species". Rumpole's dry wit and acerbic tongue is at its best in this story as he is defending one of his old Timson gang of criminals, as well as trying to get a young female barrister accepted into Chambers. These stories never get stale, and they are all little gems in their own right. I highly recomeend that those who love to read and to laugh read Mortimer's long selection of stories about Horace Rumpole.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 23 Aug 2014
By R. Bhaarath - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What with the large print, I was able to read it in a more relaxed manner. The book lifts up to the usual expectations you have for any Rumpole series. As witty and funny as ever!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like listening to an old friend 15 Oct 2005
By William Sugarman - Published on Amazon.com
I wish that these stories had been narrated by Leo McKern; after all, John Mortimer wrote his Rumpole stories with McKern in mind. But if he wasn't available to narrate them, then Patrick Tull is a more than adequate substitute (which brings up the question: who on earth is Bill Wallis? The Recorded Books version that I rented doesn't mention anyone by that name.).

Tull does a great job of imitating the gruff-but-lovable Horace Rumpole, the barrister who makes courtroom dramas fun. I had not visited the Temple in quite a while, and it was good to reacquaint myself with both Erskine-Browns, Uncle Tom, and Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C., among others. If Patrick Tull is the narrator for any other Rumpole books I'd listen to them anytime.
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