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Duncan Claymore could have it all. He's one of the country's up and coming young jockeys and this season his sights are set on getting right to the top. He has the talent and the tenacity, but he also has his demons, and it's these that threaten to overthrow his burning ambition.
Duncan was taught everything he knows by his father, Charlie, a former trainer whose career and reputation were destroyed when a series of bitter rivalries got out of hand. It ruined him and Charlie hasn't been able to set foot on a racecourse since. Now, with his father's health rapidly declining, Duncan is desperate to beat the best and at the same time take down the men responsible for Charlie's ruin. But can he do both or must he choose between his family and his future?
Dark, gripping and compulsive, Taking The Fall is the first thriller from champion jockey, A.P. McCoy. Read by Daniel Weyman.
Daniel appears in Foyle's War for ITV as series regular Adam Wainwright. His many other television appearances include Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Dunkirk. He was nominated for Best Performance in a Play at the TMA Awards for his portrayal of Nicholas Nickleby which played at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and in Toronto. His first professional job was at the Donmar Warehouse in The Vortex directed by Michael Grandage. He has recorded many audiobooks and was included in the ALA's Listen List 2013 for outstanding narration.
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Lead character not very likeable.
Best narrator ever. Could hear every word. Didn't like him in Foyles war but great for audible books.
A.P documents his own wet dream
It's all very entertaining, but not the most credible story. A jockey that drives a Lamborghini and has numerous gorgeous women throwing themselves at his feet? This is like the fantasy life that real jockeys must dream about.