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Riders Audiobook

Riders

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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
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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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  • Crime Fiction Groupie
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    10/31/15
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    "The first and best!"

    I've been reading and re-reading this for donkey's years in paper form, so was delighted to find it unabridged in Audible. Its kept me entertained for weeks in the car. The characters in this are brilliant, and they haven't become the caricatures that some of the later books portray. I have real love-hate feelings for most of the characters, and get drawn in every time.
    A rattling good read - recommended!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    9/18/15
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Accents were occasionally a little questionable but overall really loved this audio book. Was a little skeptical at first, as I'm a big fan of jilly and dint want my personal version messed with, but I really enjoyed this.

    2 of 2 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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    10/23/17
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    "Absolutely titilating..."

    Thoroughly satisfying, this is a must read for anyone with a passion for both middle class erotica and showjumping. The story is so mesmerising, its difficult to pull away - 30 hours well spent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    9/1/17
    "Fab!"

    Loved this book, really pulled me in and couldn't stop listening! It's a must listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicola
    7/26/17
    "great read"

    loved it. narrator was brilliant. Can't wait for next. Now looking fir other audible by this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JB
    Yorkshire
    5/16/17
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    "A gallop through the equestrian world"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fantastic book, I came late to the Jilly Cooper novels but it was worth the wait. Even though it was written years ago it is still a great read and isn't really showing its age I love the horse world in real life and her characters are larger than life, especially Rupert. I didn't warm to his wife but that just added to my enjoyment of the book, everyone cant be perfect!. The culmination at the Olympics was superb, even if it was unbelievable to have Rupert riding with an injured arm. I loved the side story of Fenn and Dino,wish there was a follow up book with them as central characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss N. F. Bleakley-wadlow
    Eye
    3/28/17
    "Still as brilliant"

    I read this book over and over in the 80's and enjoyed it as much listening to it now on audible. Any fan of Jilly Cooper, or horses or a lusty romp will love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Raunds, United Kingdom
    2/2/17
    "brilliant"

    Haven't read it for years. And only listened to it again before listening to the new book. I was gripped couldn't turn it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/12/17
    "Fab story"

    Narration was really fantastic. Story entertaining and quite addictive! Listened to this on my runs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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