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Mount! Audiobook

Mount!

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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

What the Critics Say

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)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer 11/09/2016
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    "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 04/12/2016
    Ami-Lou 04/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara London, United Kingdom 30/10/2016
    Sara London, United Kingdom 30/10/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Faye Lindsay 28/10/2016
    Faye Lindsay 28/10/2016
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Veronica Crouch 08/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Fairly entertaining"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raoul Pomona, Australia 17/09/2017
    Raoul Pomona, Australia 17/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "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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    Amazon Customer 14/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jazz Worcester United Kingdom 08/07/2017
    Jazz Worcester United Kingdom 08/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Twyford 12/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Not her best work but splendid, nonetheless!"

    As a lifelong fan of Jilly Cooper, this was everything I was hoping it would be. I wouldn't say it is the same league as the early Rutshire Chronicles, the story and the telling are both a little more predictable than back in the days of Riders, etc; however, that being said, this book is well narrated, fun and naughty and R. C-B is as captivatingly wicked as ever. I have listened to it four times now and haven't started skimming through bits in earnest, as yet. Long may Jilly reign :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gill 04/05/2017
    Gill 04/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Audible may not be for me."

    I previously loved Jilly Cooper novels however, I just cannot 'gel' with 'Mount'. I don't know why but the apart isn't there. I have attempted to get into this book many times but didn't get past chapter 7.
    It maybe that, on this occasion, actually reading the book may suit me better than trying to listen to it.
    Sorry Jilly!
    GDM

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Gala W
    06/11/16
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    "Entertaining"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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