I love listening to Audible audiobooks. I love Dick Francis books. Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to this book; however, having said that, this particular book of his is not my favorite one. But any Dick Francis book is certainly worth the time and effort (and expense) of reading.
I was disappointed in the ending. Maybe this is the main reason I didn't enjoy this one of his as much.
The Silent Governess ranks right at the top of my listening experience pleasures.
My favorite character was the main character, of course. She was placed in several precarious positions and handled herself extremely well I thought!
I like her voice. That is the first thing I notice, of course. She handled the different characterizations very well also.
The Silent...Not so Silent...Governess
I have read this book in book format several times. I have also watched the movie made from the book a couple of times. This was the first time I have listened to an audio version. I enjoyed it very much! There are a few of Dick Francis' books that disappointed me, but this was not one of them...excellent story, excellently read.
It was too long for the content of the story. This was a book written from a movie instead of the other way around. I heard Randy Alcorn (who I very much enjoy) in an interview discussing the challenge of "adding" to the story to provide content for the book. This is pretty evident as you read the book. Alcorn did an excellent job of working the storyline around the screenplay in the absurd amount of time they gave him to do write the book. But what comes over very well in a movie gets redundant in a book made from a movie.
Finding out which law enforcement officer was stealing drugs was one harrowing moment. I suppose the most memorable moment would be when the little girl was killed and how God used that situation to bring her family closer to Himself.
I have all the movies that the church in Albany, Ga. have produced and enjoy them all; however, this movie (Courageous) and the resulting book written from it were a little disappointing. Still worth seeing and reading, but not quite as good as Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel...
I would indeed. This was a unique book in several ways. The book held my interest and gave me several hours of pure listening pleasure. I re-read books I enjoy quite often. This will be one of the ones I listen to again.
The main character.
A very different plot here...unique...fresh! The storyline absolutely held you in its grip all the way through.
I will surely listen to the book again. It is one that I have read several times in hardback version and am sure it will get listened to again!
Dick Francis almost ALWAYS keeps one on the edge of their seat. When I have to put it down, I can't wait to get back into it...
I don't think so.
You really can't go wrong with Dick Francis...and having the book read by an Englishman is truly a great experience!
Nothing is better than the print version; however, I find I am turning more and more to audio versions due to convenience. I spend so much time in my car that having audio books is wonderful! I also love to listen to books as I do my walking each day.
I have the books downloaded to my Android phone and that is one thing that ALWAYS goes with me!
Although there are some of Dick Francis' books that are a little better than the others, you can't go wrong reading (or listening) to Dick Francis.
Odds Against is one of the best! I love all the books that feature the character Sid Halley!
His reading of the book was expressive and vintage Francis! His tone keeps you interested.
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