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Jump! | [Jilly Cooper]

Jump!

Following the death of her bullying husband, Etta Bancroft's selfish children move her to a village in the Cotswolds. One night, she discovers a filly, left to die in the snow. With help, Etta rescues the horse, and she and her friends form a syndicate to pay for her upkeep. As the horse recovers, she begins to show racing pedigree, so the syndicate enters her into a maiden hurdle - and are shocked at the result.
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Publisher's Summary

Following the death of her bullying husband, Etta Bancroft's selfish children move her to a village in the Cotswolds. One night, she discovers a filly, left to die in the snow. With help, Etta rescues the horse, and she and her friends form a syndicate to pay for her upkeep. As the horse recovers, she begins to show racing pedigree, so the syndicate enters her into a maiden hurdle - and are shocked at the result.

©2010 Jilly Cooper (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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    Raoul Pomona, Australia 03-19-13
    Raoul Pomona, Australia 03-19-13
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    "Jumping over the top!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A book for animal lovers.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jump!?

    Some terribly over the top bedroom scenes.


    Which character – as performed by Gerri Halligan – was your favorite?

    Dora Belvedon is performed as a great combination of jolly hockey sticks enthusiasm and gutter journalist.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The book goes for 27 hours!


    Any additional comments?

    Jilly Cooper is low-brow fiction, but she has a huge heart. Nothing is more important to her than human kindness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacinda New Zealand 09-11-12
    Jacinda New Zealand 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A fun book-enjoyable and really well read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. A great, fun story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe condense it a little. It was long.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes plenty of laughs.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 08-26-11
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 08-26-11

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Always a good solid story with Jilly Cooper"

    As always with Jilly Cooper storyies it was fun to read and kept me interested right till the end. Very enjoyable.

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    Amanda Sydney NSW, Australia 04-28-11
    Amanda Sydney NSW, Australia 04-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "I stand corrected"

    After years of refusing to read Jilly Cooper after having friends reccomend it to me, I was suprised at how much I enjoyed this. Well narrated, and what a bunch of characters. But I particularly liked how the animals were bought to life in this novel.

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    Heather Mt Claremont, Australia 11-30-10
    Heather Mt Claremont, Australia 11-30-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Filly Fun"

    This was quite a long audio book but it was never dull. There were lots of characters some sweat, some sexy, some obnoxious. Gerri Halligan did a good job with the voices making it a very easy book to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/12/10
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    "If you enjoyed "Riders" buy this !"

    Having greatly enjoyed the unabridged version of one of my old favourites Jilly Cooper's 'Riders' I was delighted to see her latest novel available by the same excellent narrator just before my holiday. It didn't disappoint - some great new characters and plenty of old ones and a brilliant story line - an ideal holiday companion. If you enjoyed 'Riders' I would highly recommend you buy this. Now we just need the rest of the unabridged Jilly back catalogue to come to Audible - 'Rivals' for starters please !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Jump!"

    This was an absolutely brilliant book - and although it was very long it kept me riveted as I needed to find out what happened to each of the characters who became very real during the storytelling. Gerri Halligan is an excellent narrator who made each of the characters come alive - am looking forward to listening to more narrations by her.



    As usual Jilly Cooper knows how to thrill and excite the reader/listener

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Drumconrath, Ireland
    5/25/11
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    "Do not buy this"

    I believe i have read every Jilly Cooper novel. I have been disappointed over the years as they deteriorated, but there was still an element of fun in them. This one has nothing. Absolutely nothing. The characters are more unbelievable than ever, they have no charm, and there is no delight to be had in meeting them. There is not one redeeming feature in this book. I'm not sure that i even managed to get to the end, as i fell asleep for a while, it became so monotonous and boring. There seemed to be nothing but ill will throughout the book. If i can find a way to wipe it out of my Audible library, i will do so, as it is an embarrassment to keep seeing it there. Please do not waste your money on this book when there are so many others to choose from.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Philos
    7/27/15
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    "Very impressive Jilly Cooper!"

    Excellent. Fantastic story teller!! Helped me to relax and get away from an unhappy time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
    Sutton In Ashfield, United Kingdom
    7/25/15
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    "Hard going but likeable characters (mostly)"
    Where does Jump! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bottom quarter


    If you’ve listened to books by Jilly Cooper before, how does this one compare?

    The worst one


    What about Gerri Halligan’s performance did you like?

    Yes, it was good narration which helped me keep going with the book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did get very angry with Ettas children to the point it almost stopped me listening because I didn't want to hear about them. Thankfully they play only a small part in the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a long book.
    Ordinarily I become obsessed with books, take the long route to a destination, join a traffic jam just so I have a valid excuse to do nothing but listen to the book. I like long books as I like to get value for money!
    This book marks the first time that I haven't done this. It took me about 6 months to get through it.
    It is easy to listen to, but not gripping. The characters are not strongn but they are likeable; like extended families, you have fun when you see them but are not too fussed if one year fades into the next between visit. I sometimes had pangs to see how they were getting on and would listen for a few hours, over a few days but then nothing for weeks.

    I guess there are better things to spend your money on but it wouldn't be a waste if you purchased this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debee C.
    6/19/15
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    "Great read and great listen too."

    Wonderful book and wonderfully narrated/performed by Gerri Halligan, who brought all the characters to life.

    Would love to see all of Jilly Coopers books available as audio books and narrated by Gerri.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    6/12/15
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    "Loved it. Really good book"

    Not quite as good as riders but still really enjoyed it. Good book read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cath Watson
    Lanarkshire
    6/4/15
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    "Not vintage Jilly Cooper but an enjoyable romp"

    I enjoyed this book which I listened to on long training runs for a marathon. It's by no means one of her best books but there is enough familiarity and usual jinx to please a fan. I enjoyed the narration too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TRACI
    2/17/15
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    "Amazingly brill"

    Brought me to tears! Very well read, I will miss the characters in my life. Sympathetically read and very heartfelt you almost think you're in the story itself.
    WELL DONE
    Jilly you never let us down xxx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    6/12/14
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    "Sorry to disagree other reviewers - I love it"
    Any additional comments?

    Like so many, I've been reading Jilly since her pieces in The Times and have grown old(er) with her. Of course these aren't Booker prize winners, there's a place for them but it's not with Rupert, Taggie and Billy. These are old friends who are there to relax with, to wince at Jilly's dreadful puns with, and (I speak from experience here) to turn to for a momentary but precious escape in times of real trouble and sadness. Never despise old friends! Yes, you have to suspend belief - so Marty Gluckstein the Accountant is now a Barrister is he? But this is Campbell-Black Country, so just sit back and enjoy the ride. I'd not heard of Gerri Halligan before, but she's great. Her reading brings them all to life and has real pathos when the much loved Billy Lloyd-Foxe dies after the Grand National, hoping to see The Bull again. I've read the book more than once but that part still got to me, as it probably will to anyone who's been with their saga since Riders was published. Only complaint; I wish a worse fate had overtaken Etta's ghastly, grasping children, particularly the obnoxious Martin, but Jilly is obviously a kinder person than I am - and Etta wouldn't have liked it anyway. Please can Gerri read the earlier ones now, particularly Rivals and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous? Unabridged, of course (just learnt that lesson with an abridged version of Wicked that I had to return).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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