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Phil

Jefferson, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Nerve

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (57)

    Despair, suicide, and obsessive hatred, mixed well with humor, love, and horses, brew up into the story of a battle between one man's nerve and another man's cunning. Robert Finn, steeplechase jockey, finds himself the focus of a malicious campaign which is also afflicting his friends. He sets out to discover its source, and remove it.

    A says: "An old read now on audio"
    "A little farfetched, but very entertaining"
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    I really enjoyed the book. I have read a couple of Francis' books previously, but this was my first via audible. The audio was a little scratchy at times, but overall a very entertaining listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enquiry

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    To a jockey, losing his license is the equivalent of being struck off, or disbarred, or cashiered. When steeplechase rider Kelly Hughes lost his license his first feelings were of bewilderment and disbelief, for he was not guilty of the charges. Nor, to the best of his knowledge, was the trainer he had ridden for, who lost his livelihood as well. When his first stunned state of shock subsided, Kelly began to wonder why he had been framed, who had done it, and how it had been achieved.

    Marilyn says: "A great yarn"
    "Story is not one of Francis' best"
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    While the performance was okay, the story itself was lacking. It just wasn't all that interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Sport

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (434)

    When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attention of his boss's beautiful teenage daughter - or Teller's seldom sober wife. He also didn't know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to California would lead eventually to murder.

    Mary A. says: "Another great listen from Dick Francis!"
    "My favorite Francis book so far."
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    I have listened or read 6-8 Francis books to date and this is my favorite. The lead character in this book is quite an interesting concept.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Flying Finish

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    Henry Grey doesn't particularly care for having been born the heir to an earldom. He is a reserved young man whose greatest problem is his mother's matchmaking plots and whose greatest joy is to ride as an amateur steeplechase jockey. But on a sudden impulse, he throws in his respectable desk job to join a firm that transports racehorses all over the world. Yardman Transport proves to be Henry's passport to many things, not the least the girl he loves, and a tidy little racket that brings him face to face with death.

    Nancy says: "Not a typical Dick Francis"
    "Very intriguing book!"
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    The book has a very good storyline. It really caught me off-guard when I finally caught on to all the twists and turns. I have read or listened to 5-6 of Francis' books and I thought this was one of the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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