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Ricky France-Lynch had a large crumbling estate, a nine-goal polo handicap, and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a cheque book. He also had the adoration of 14-year-old Perdita MacLeod, who couldn’t wait to become a polo player. The polo set were ritzy and gloriously promiscuous. Perdita was a brat who loved only her horses and Ricky France-Lynch....  

With Ricky's obsession to win back his wife and Perdita's to win both Ricky and a place as a top-class polo player, listeners, get ready to be taken on a wild journey!

©1991 Jilly Cooper (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Love Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles series

The narration is wonderful and helps draw you into the story. Loved revisiting a book from my past

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Another fantastically narrated book in this series

a must read, really funny in places. check out the rutshire Chronicles for sure. great.

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  • kiran dhillon
  • 03-01-2020

Why is Jilly being ruined by such terrible, staccato narration?!

I’m a huge JC fan and have absolutely loved hearing Gerri Halligan’s narration of Riders, I was so excited to listen to Polo having recently read Rivals again but what a terrible disappointment!! Sherry Baines’ delivery is awful, continual odd pauses throughout sentences which sound like someone reading football results in the 1980s. It’s so frustrating and makes it very hard to relax into, who on earth reads like this?? So annoying given how brilliant Riders was and such a shame as Sherry Baines seems to be the narrator of choice for the majority of the Rutshire chronicles. Impossible to consider buying more of these audio books given how aggravating the narration is 🙁 Please can you fix this Audible?!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2019

love jilly cooper

I love all the jilly cooper books but unfortunately the narrator made this hard to listen too, dreadful, and just didn't bring out the characters at all .

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  • Sarah Keith
  • 03-05-2020

Awful awful narration!

Fabulous JC story utterly ruined by this appalling narration - listened to 2 mins and switched off - back to reading the kindle edition and tying to get that voice out of my head!

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  • Ms. E. J. Baker
  • 12-01-2019

Very Far Fetched and For Polo Enthusiasts only

I have loved the game of polo for a long time so on the whole the book subject appeals to me. However as a game, polo is not featured in the national press of the uk, it does not get promoted or even featured in any magazines or media much less televised. As a result few people understand it or have the chance or opportunity to ever see it, yet this book is written as if this sport is front page news in every tabloid, god I wish! Leaving that aside this is book 3 of the Rutshire series. It follows on from Rivals with more of the exploits of Rupert Cambell Black and Taggie who he marries in this one, but is really not funny at all and has nothing to make it entertaining in the way of one liners. in this one Rupert is revealed to have an illegitimate daughter who comes to light and of course lives on his doorstep and just happens to have rich friends and neighbours who make it all possible for her to become an international polo player. It's extremely far fetched even for Jilly, and on the whole the characters especially the women are boozy horrible people. They are also bitchy and thoroughly unlikable, with no real backbone and paint women in a very bad light. The whole book seems to suggest the way to overcome sorrow is get drunk, behave badly and fraternise with rich people who of course are always available and everyone has access to such solutions, don't we - Yea right. This book also features a great deal of polo and polo matches in particular. If you are not horsey I don't expect it to appeal to you and even less so if you have never seen polo played and know nothing about it. Sherrie Baines is ok as the narrator, but I have to say there are much better and more entertaining reading options out there and I won't be recommending this one.

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  • Emily hoyles
  • 18-04-2021

Not Jillys best

Very long winded, of the 30 plus hours, it only becomes interesting in the last 9 hours.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2018

Still one of the best

Read this back in 1991 for the first time and have read it many times since. The audible version does it full justice. Still one of the best novels ever.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 21-09-2021

For lovers of Jilly

So I felt I had to review for any fellow lovers of Jilly Cooper books (certainly the early ones at any rate). The story fits form and is great, I’ve always loved this book and have reread it for joy, humour and comfort many times through my life. This is the first time I’ve tried to adjust to the audiobook. I won’t lie, I couldn’t stand the rather slow narration and agonising accents, I appreciate no reader is going to be exactly as I imagine it but, being a big fan of audiobooks, I am fully aware there are some far superior readers who would have done a better job. That all said, once I learnt to ignore the bits that annoyed me and enjoy the story, it still had the same old magic.
So I recommend if you can get over the slightly annoying recital!!

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  • Jean Andrew
  • 22-08-2021

Ponies

A long listen but very entertaining. Got lots of sewing done whilst learning about Polo.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2021

Goos book

Another great book from Jilly Cooper. It's exactly what you expect from the author. Guilty pleasure reading.

Good narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2020

Indulgence

Read before but lovely to have the audiobook for driving. My fave Jilly cooper book.
They have to be taken with a large pinch of salt and as a product of their time because they are somewhat racist, sexist, sizeist and homophobic by our modern standards. But still a romping good yarn with gorgeous memorable characters and a great storyline.

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