Ben Copperfield is a freelance journalist who specialises in all things equine, so when he is called with the news that the hot favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup has been kidnapped, he wastes no time in following the story up. Doggedly chasing the truth, Ben finds himself tested as he gradually uncovers a tale of prejudice ambition and heartbreak.
by Lyndon Stacey
by Laurie Graham
by Reginald Hill
by Paul Finch
by Hilary Mantel
by Chris Greenhalgh, Dr. Larry Iverson
by Rawi Hage
by Juliet Archer
by James Scudamore
"Ben Copperfield, freelance journalist, is catapulted into the lives of the people of Castle Ridge Racing Stables as he investigates several stories: the theft of "Cajun King" just weeks before he is expected to race for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a gypsy stunt-riding troupe, and a radical activist group committed to the liberation of sports animals. Narrator Jonathan Keeble creates what seems like a full-cast ensemble, with voices for a plethora of Hungarian and British characters. Keeble's ability to maintain unique voices during a rancorous family meeting of six characters that builds up to their exposing a grievous family secret draws the listener deeper into the drama. His skill in moving from incredulity to outrage when a break-in is discovered, without losing the story's pace, is also impressive. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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