Duncan Claymore

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

Taking the Fall Summary

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.

©2013 A.P. McCoy (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Taking the Fall

    • By: A. P. McCoy
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A.P documents his own wet dream

    • By N on 11-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Narrowing the Field

    • By: A. P. McCoy
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Everything seems to be going right for brilliant young jockey Duncan Claymore. A career on the up, a beautiful wife, and all the trappings of wealth. But Duncan is haunted by the death of one of his arch-rivals. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he still has blood on his hands. As Duncan struggles to keep his focus on the job, Michelle O'Brien - a friend and talented fellow jockey - is killed, and Duncan knows this was far from a tragic accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just loved roll in book 3

    • By MoBotRio on 09-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99