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Polo

Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
Narrated by: Sherry Baines
Series: Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

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

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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Great fun!

Very well read and a great fun listen! I really enjoy listening to this when cooking and cleaning

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Brilliant!

loved it! You can't beat a Cooper bonkbuster, discovered these as a teen and love them just as much in my 40s

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Classic Jilly - what's not to love?!

Great narration. Good story with the return of some much loved characters. The time will fly by while listening. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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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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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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Wonderful

I loved this book when I read it as a teenager so I was delighted to see that Audible had finally re-released it. Sherri Baines does a wonderful job. Still my favourite of the Rutshire Chronicles, Sherri really brings it to life. If you love Jilly Coppers books you will love this recording.