Rutshire Chronicles

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492 ratings

Riders 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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  • Book 1

    • Riders

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!! Riders perfect:)

    • By Jesse on 02-10-10

    Regular price: £39.99

  • Book 2

    • Rivals

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Into the cutthroat world of Corinium television comes mega-star Declan O'Hara. Declan soon realises that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous, domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered and sex raises its head at almost every throw....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audible, thanks for listening... this one works

    • By Maggie on 26-07-18
    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 26-07-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 3

    • Polo

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 fourteen-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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Mr S Gregory on 09-09-18
    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 26-07-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 4

    • The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Lysander Hawkley combined breathtaking good looks with the kindest of hearts. He couldn't pass a neglected wife without rushing to the rescue, which invariably led to ecstatic bonking, which didn't please their erring husbands one bit. Let loose among the neglected wives of the ritzy county of Rutshire, Lysander causes absolute havoc. But it is only when he meets Rannaldini, Rutshire's King Rat and a temperamental, fiendishly promiscuous international conductor, that the trouble really starts.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant performance and story

    • By amanda c. on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 5

    • Appassionata

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Fatuous!

    • By Lu on 25-08-18

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  • Book 6

    • Score!

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sir Robert Rannaldini, the most successful but detested conductor in the world, had two ambitions: to seduce his ravishing 19-year-old stepdaughter, Tabitha Campbell-Black, and to put his mark on musical history by making the definitive film of Verdi's darkest opera, Don Carlos. As Rannaldini, Tristan, his charismatic French director, a volatile cast and bolshy French crew gather at Rannaldini's haunted abbey for filming, it is inevitable that violent feuds, abandoned bonking, temperamental screaming, and devious plotting will ensue. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story terrible narrator

    • By J M on 17-09-18
    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 7

    • Pandora

    • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    No picture ever came more beautiful than Raphael's Pandora. Discovered by a dashing young lieutenant, Raymond Kelvedon, in a Normandy chateau in 1944, she had cast her spell over his family - all artists and dealers - for 50 years. Hanging in a turret of their lovely Cotswold house, Pandora witnessed Raymond's tempestuous wife, Galena, both entertaining a string of lovers and giving birth to her four children: Jupiter, Alizarin, Jonathan and superbrat Sienna. Then an exquisite stranger rolls up, claiming to be a long-lost daughter of the family, setting the three Belvedon brothers at each other's throats. 

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • Jump!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
    • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    Following the death of her bullying husband, Etta Bancroft's selfish children move her to a village in the Cotswolds. One night, she discovers a filly, left to die in the snow. With help, Etta rescues the horse, and she and her friends form a syndicate to pay for her upkeep. As the horse recovers, she begins to show racing pedigree, so the syndicate enters her into a maiden hurdle - and are shocked at the result.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a good read!

    • By Mrs. Kerry J. Gellard on 06-02-16

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 10

    • Mount!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hysterical yarn

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £23.99