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Publisher's Summary

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing.

Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

Luckily the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant, Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted.

Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace....

©2016 Jilly Cooper (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: "Sex and horses: who could ask for more?" ( Sunday Telegraph) "Joyful and mischievous." (Jojo Moyes) "A delight from start to finish." ( Daily Mail) "Fun, sexy and unputdownable." (Marian Keyes) "Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world." ( Guardian) "Flawlessly entertaining." (Helen Fielding)

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Another winner for Jilly Cooper!

I have been a fan since the begining and this book was another Gold Winner!

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Entertaining

Contemporary with good character development. Tugs at my heart strings. More mystery and people interaction than prior book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-16

Hysterical yarn

Loved it. So much fun. Full of life. A well written page turner. Great old characters turning up.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Ami-Lou
  • 12-04-16

Wonderfully sentimental

I originally discovered jilly Cooper when I was a teenager. Polo is still one of my favourite books as it was one of those books I could not put down. Over recent years I think Jilly has slightly gone of the boil, and her attempt to be current is at times cringe worthy. However, mount was a really fun read. What I particularly liked is her references to previous novels, bringing back past characters. Her personification of all of the animals is wonderful. Mount was like the icing on the cake of all of her previous novels. All I can ask is, Jilly, would it at all be possible to write a book about what happened to Red Alderton? I like the idea of him, similarly to Rupert, finding a lovely woman that catches his heart. If you are a Cooper fan then this won't disappoint.

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  • Sara
  • 10-30-16

Classic Cooper

No one in the world talks like this, and I'm pretty sure no one acts like this. All of Coopers women are either doormats or bitches (or both), while the men are allowed a little more personality. That said, it's classic Jilly Cooper, I don't read/listen to it expecting reality, depth or nuance, and I inhaled this audiobook at every opportunity, because it's just so entertaining!

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  • Faye Lindsay
  • 10-28-16

Amazing. Jilly brings Rutshire together once more

The only bad thing about this book is that I got thought it so quickly it's already finished! I'm off to re-read the series from the start, only wish Rivals, Polo and The Man Who Made Husbands jealous were also available by audio. They make my commute to work every day a real pleasure!! Thank you Jilly x

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  • 01-07-18

Brilliant performance

Absolutely fantastic performance, she really brought the story to life. Managed to turn a lacklustre story of rehashed vintage Cooper into an enj

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  • Cathy
  • 01-01-18

A big disappointment

What would have made Mount! better?

I've enjoyed previous Jilly Cooper novels, but I found this one went on and on far too long. Almost all the characters are horrible - I think the only one who is nice is Taggie, but she is such a doormat I can't really admire her. The book is more like a cross between a soap opera (continuous changes with no real plot) and a racing programme - you need to be a fan of racing to put up with all the horse detail.

So to improve, make it shorter and cut all the horse descriptions. Have characters with some integrity and loyalty.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jilly Cooper again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Sian Thomas’s performances?

Not sure - at first I found her irritating, and I would have preferred she just read the story instead of try to do different accents. I did get used to her by the end, but I would have to really want the book to listen to her again.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was entertaining in places.

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  • Veronica Crouch
  • 10-08-17

Fairly entertaining

Not a lot to the story with far too many names to get your head around. Bit dated now.

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  • Raoul
  • 09-17-17

Is this the most racist book ever?

What did you like best about Mount!? What did you like least?

All Cooper's books are ripping fun - the men are the most gorgeous in England or look like toads. All the women have heaving, barely controlled bosoms. Don't expect anyone to be mediocre.

What was most disappointing about Jilly Cooper’s story?

I've read all of Cooper's books since "Polo" and hadn't noticed her to be racist before. She pulls out all the clichés in this book about the Chinese (dog eaters, evil gang warlords) and black Africans (who drive vehicles into giraffes for fun). The Italians eat fresh horse meat. A gypsy character is a villain, and the Jewish lawyer is pushy and obnoxious. Meanwhile Rupert and his entourage are all upper class vanilla white heroes who eat roast beef and potatoes. I don't think I can read any of her future books.

What about Sian Thomas’s performance did you like?

This is a brilliant performance - she nailed every accent. Her relish was evident during the heaving sex scenes.

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  • 08-14-17

A mild case of Alkaseltzer

Has she lost it? So many anomalies! One, for example, where Taggie's breasts are described in all their magnificence in spite of having used them for breastfeeding in the past. Anyone who has read the previous Cambell-Black chronicles knows perfectly well that she couldn't have babies and both her children are adopted. This is but one example of Jilly Cooper's addled memory coupled with some rather poor research. However, the story was far better than "Mount" which was just a string of rather used up one-liners.

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  • Jazz
  • 07-08-17

not as good as earlier books

a soap opera of a book. fun to listen to. not as good as some of the earlier books but nice to follow some of the original characters, like a get together with old friends

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  • PrincessBiff
  • 10-01-17

Spot on!

I've read all of Jilly Cooper's books about Rupert Campbell-Black and friends but this is my first audiobook version. It was spot on - really brought the characters to life, just as I had imagined their voices. As with all the books, it was great fun and a really good read. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • sailing_with_mrs_scott
  • 11-27-16

Marvellous Mount

An avid follower of Jilly Cooper's Rutshire chronicles for over 20 years - Mount doesn't disappoint. Bringing to life familiar characters and introducing new individuals to the Cotswold countryside. I listened non stop all weekend - it felt like a reunion of old friends and scandalous family members. I laughed and cried and clapped my hands over my mouth in equal measure. Please don't let this be the last instalment Jilly...

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  • Teena
  • 11-26-16

horses for courses

brilliant character that jump to life in this jilly cooper novel Love it .
fantastic

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  • Catherine
  • 10-10-16

Great end to a story

I never thought that it would be possible to have a great sequel but I found this was fantastic. It had all the trappings like riders but had suspense and longing and love. Awesome finish keeping you guessing till the end. Loved it