Airbox pak DH Audio
CS ISBN 0886462339 16.99 Two cassettes
Rumpole read by "the fellow himself" as McKern introduces himself. McKern, star of countless episodes of PBS Mystery, simply IS the Old Bailey hack, Horace Rumpole, eccentric barrister and social cynic. McKern is magnificent and relishes getting all the parts as he does in audiobooks. Two cases are presented here;"Rumpole and the Judge's Elbow" has a little more freshness than "Last Case." In the former, McKern shines as he poses the internal conflicts that concern Judge Featherstone, and the speculative nature of Rumpole's involvement gives a stronger narrative. It's a treat to listen to McKern utter Rumpole's malapropisms and then go back and listen again. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR/APR 98]
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