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CONTENTION Book 1

CONTENTION Book 1

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CONTENTION by Stephen Irwin

Audiobook One in the Contention Trilogy, Narrated by Chris Miller

The TV series Dallas meets Yellowstone in an Australian series about the ‘Sport of Kings.’

The Contention audiobook series is based on the world of horse racing and will intoxicate readers who love adventure, sport, crime and mystery. It will even capture lovers of romance.

Audiobook one “Contention” introduces Logan Weston, a down-on-his-luck Australian racehorse trainer who is finally given a shot at greatness by the Baker Racing empire in Newmarket England. Angus Masters, his arrogant training arch rival born with a silver spoon in his mouth, has kicked Logan in the guts one too many times.

Will he succeed? Can Logan rise to the top, heal his past and set himself up for life?

- Listening time 10 Hours -

- Full Trilogy 30+ Hours -

Born and bred into the thoroughbred industry basically from day one. I spent the last 38 years as a hands on horseman breeding, raising, preparing, pre-training thoroughbred horses. In that time I work for some of the very best breeding farms in Australia in every role. My passion was preparing thoroughbred yearlings ( 1 year old) for sale.

Growing up on the land I enjoyed so many adventures and many are relived in the Contention book series. For example the cattle work Logan does on the race horses my father did all the time. So many of the horseman side of things is based from what i learnt from my father and what I have also passed down to other horseman and women.

I now juggle manufacturing horse equipment, making sculptures and writing.

On the cover of Contention is a sculpture I made called 'Taking the Plunge" it won a major award and now sits at the front and center in a sculpture park in Mudgee NSW Australia. That's actually me in the middle and as well on the cover of book 5 Resilience as well.

In the 38 years I spent in the thick of the Sport Of Kings I rubbed shoulders unknowingly with some shady characters that's for sure. So the names have changed and the story somewhat but 'yeah' if you only knew some of the story behind the characters.

Enjoy the read, and feel free to reach out and touch base and also send me your reviews. Remember I write because I have to, as this is more than just a passion to me, but I also write to help take you out of your head and entertain you.

All the best

Stephen Irwin

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Rohan
Refreshingly true blue

Great start to the Contention series - rich with Australiana, larrikin humour and just a great yarn.

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L.F.
So vivid

The story telling here is world-class. My imagination ran wild. So vivid. What else can I say. I'm a massive fan. Keen for more!

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B.L.
Pitch perfect. Compelling storytelling at its best

What a ride! Compelling storytelling at its best. Equal parts gripping, funny - not to mention sexy! I was championing the hero all the way to the finish. Pure entertainment pitched perfectly from both the author and the narrator. I could see it all - heck I could almost smell the horses!