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Rumpole's Last Case
Rumpole's Last Case
Author: John Mortimer
The irrepressible, audacious Rumpole is back with seven marvelous stories."Rumpole is at his irresistible best in this collection of seven stories that run the gamut from simple thievery to murder and espionage.? The brilliance of this audio is in the voices Wallis uses to portray each individual.? Rumpole's asides, internal meanderings, and quo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781491537565
ISBN-10: 1491537566
Publication Date: 10/14/2014
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Whodunit?
Book Type: Audio CD
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Frantic to make sure this wasn't the last of Rumpole's stories, I was relieved to learn that this book was published in 1987 (and there are many more stories to be read). I particularly enjoy listening to these stories and Frederick Davidson is a delightful voice. He catches all the nuances of British humor.

There are seven stories in this book. This is a great way to while away some hours watching Rumpole try his best to save British law and language.

"Rumpole and the Blind Tasting" -- Who can believe Rumpole didn't know about free wine tastings? He's heartbroken to discover that the real connoisseurs spit out the delightful bubbly.

"Rumpole and the Old, Old Story" -- Can you believe it? Rumpole leaves "She Who Must Be Obeyed" and takes up residence with the Erskine-Browns. Fear not, Rumpole quickly returns to his home hearth.

"Rumpole and the Official Secret" -- When are secrets not secrets? That is the question and Rumpole has to defend a woman accused of giving away governmental secrets to the press. It's much ado about not much.

"Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow" -- I thought this was the funniest of the bunch because a judge (or rather his credit card slip is evidence) in a massage parlor sting.

"Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim" -- This proves that Rumpole will do just about anything to get in front of a judge. He winds up in front of a court in Germany to save a soldier in a proud regiment.

"Rumpole and the Winter Break" -- Rumpole meets a cross-section of the public in his endeavors. However, he remeets a man who has a habit of murdering wives; one who is giving "She Who Must Be Obeyed" too much attention.

"Rumpole's Last Case" -- Rumpole takes the opportunity to tell off people he's tired of because he has found a way to riches at the race track. Alas, all that glitters is not gold (in Rumpole's pocket).

Rumpole Series
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
The Trials of Rumpole (1979)
Regina v Rumpole(1981)
Rumpole's Return(1982)
Rumpole (1982)
Rumpole for the Defence (1982)
Rumpole and the Golden Thread(1983)
Rumpole for the Prosecution (1986)
***Rumpole's Last Case (1987)
Rumpole and theAge of Miracles (1988)