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  • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (388 ratings)

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Polo

By: Jilly Cooper
Narrated by: Sherry Baines
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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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Polo

Read this book when it first came out and loved it. So excited to get the audio version. The narration is poor and irritating. Very monotone.The awful “ huhs” at the end of sentences to indicate humour.However she can’t destroy the book. Wish they would stick with the narrator of Riders who was excellent.

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Ponies

A long listen but very entertaining. Got lots of sewing done whilst learning about Polo.

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Another great listen

Took a little while to get into but loved it and so well narrated and worth the money for 20hrs of audio!

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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.

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Indulgence

Read before but lovely to have the audiobook for driving. My fave Jilly cooper book.
They have to be taken with a large pinch of salt and as a product of their time because they are somewhat racist, sexist, sizeist and homophobic by our modern standards. But still a romping good yarn with gorgeous memorable characters and a great storyline.

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I'm such a Jilly Fan

The world of Rutshire is a caricature of our own but I think is said to be based most particularly on the Cotswolds.

I have decided to make it a tradition to read a Jilly novel in the Autumn. Her writing is so good you can just envelop yourself in an epic story.

I am not going to say nothing bad happens because bad things really do happen but if bad things can't happen in a world you have built then good things can't either.

You can't call something a bodice ripper without good reason and make no mistake there are a lot of graphic sex scenes but I was one of those people guilty of thinking that was all a Jilly novel comprised of and it just isn't. That's but just one of her many trademarks. The others being world building. caricters you either love, or love to hate and a wicked sense of humour.

It is worth also remembering that these early books were written 40 odd years ago and are probably more reflective of the social attitudes of those times. However I see Jilly as before her time in satirising such attitudes.

I here by declare I am a convert. I am now living proof it is possible to read Tolstoy and Jilly at the same time and appreciate both for their own merits.



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Brilliant

Love Jilly Cooper so to have her books here to listen tonight has been a great find! Thoroughly enjoyed Polo!

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Another awesome instalment

I’m slipping into my favourite pyjamas again and every book feels like the best.
I can’t tire of this series.
It’s been decades now!

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Girl/women power

I’ve never read the Jilly Cooper series before and my sister has always been on about me reading them .How I’ve never read them before I will never know because I absolutely adore them. They give you every emotion you can imagine from laughing to yourself, smiling snuggly, angry with how horses were treated , how women were treated . But on positive
Notes feels like to be in love. Cherish the series and I can’t wait for the next book.

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