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Riders | [Jilly Cooper]

Riders

The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having filched each other’s horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics.
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Publisher's Summary

The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black.

Having filched each other’s horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics.

©1985 Jilly Cooper (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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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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    "One of my favouriates"

    Love this book, full of horses, lust and intrigue. A must read for all. Most enjoyable.

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  • Marie-Clare
    Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom
    9/28/10
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    "At last!"

    This series of Jilly Cooper books is my guilty pleasure and I'm delighted to find Riders on audible. I'm loving it! I find the narrator very easy to listen to and her pace of reading is spot on. I'm very pleased this book is unabridged, while long at 30 hours it's great value with an audible membership - I just hope others like Polo, Rivals and Apassionata will follow!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Jesse
    10/2/10
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    "Wonderful!!! Riders perfect:)"

    Love Jilly Cooper and the first of her Rutshire Chronicles is FANTASTIC:) I have long been a lover of Jilly's books and to be able to get this in digital audiobook format is a long awaited treat... BUT WHERE ARE THE REST? THERE ARE SO MANY MORE!!!! Please audible lets get going on this, get ALL of the chronicles, PLEASE NOW! Yours impatiently Jess x

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Maxine
    Co. Cork, Ireland
    6/22/11
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    "Wonderfully Addictive"

    I could not stop listening to this - any opportunity I got to stick my headphones in! Having read a couple of the books from this series I am now dying to listen to them all in order. The narrator was great, great pace and characterisations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Flinders, Australia
    11/19/10
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    "Wonderful!!!!"

    I read this when I was in high school, about 17 years ago. I loved it then, and it was so wonderful to go back and listen to it again! I love the story, though sometimes a few too many one liners and quips, but otherwise just brilliant! Follows the road to the Olympics for the British show jumping team, with lots of up, downs, backstabbing and randy adventures along the way! Fingers crossed Polo will be made in to an audiobook soon - that was my favourite Jilly Cooper!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    9/22/10
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    "Randy Riders"

    Riders gearing up for the Olympics have numerous romantic, well, more lusty, encounters as everyone finds it hard to stay faithful!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • caeleigh
    United Kingdom
    6/25/12
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    "Not bad!"

    A good book but too many sexual scenes!...there are loads as the book goes on. Slightly slow to get into it but as it progresses, the story line gets better and better. The narrator is also good but as I said, it would have been better if I didn't have to turn it off/down on almost every chapter whilst the kids were about!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • grace cassar
    12/8/10
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    "Riders by Jilly cooper"

    Loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. Very well written, it really got to me; I could not stop listening. Well done Ms. Cooper

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    11/3/10
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    "Vintage Jilly Cooper!"

    Wow, this audio book was so good! Obviously light hearted - great to listen to on the journeys to & from work.
    It's classic Jilly Cooper - if you've read any of her books & liked them, you'll love this audio book - extremely well read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Culture Kiwi
    London
    7/24/15
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    "Rupert Campbell Black - a man to make you smile"
    What did you like most about Riders?

    I read this as a teenager and loved it. This was a revisit for me and it was fun.
    Take it on face value - a fun romp with horses


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rupert. A very wicked man!!


    What three words best describe Gerri Halligan’s voice?

    Pleasant Uneven engaging


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Rider up!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a true book of the 80s
    Far from PC but fun and daring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    7/20/15
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    "I'd forgotten how much fun this was"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm not ashamed to say I've always loved Jilly's Rutshire chronicles, Rupert, Taggie and all the rest of the huge cast. Because the saga spread over so many years it's easy to re-read the later ones and overlook the start, and Riders is where it all began.

    Gerri Halligan reads this beautifully, and the set pieces like Macaulay going for Rupert in the World Championship and the Olympic Gold in LA really come to life.

    I'm sorry that Tory and Jake never figure strongly after this book because they both had the potential to follow through as interesting characters, but as by far the glaringly weakest spot in the whole book is the less than believable 'miracle recovery' for Tory that may be the reason.

    So Audible, why are only the first in the series, Riders, and the latest, Jump, recorded? You can't include Wicked, it's abridged. Gerri Halligan gives a great performance and could more than cope with all the others. Where are Rivals, Polo, Score, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous and all the rest? Let's have Lysander, Rannaldini and all the other characters.... Please?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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