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Damage Audiobook

Damage

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Publisher's Summary

Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?

Days later, many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, a scandal that could throw horse-racing into disrepute. It's no surprise when the BHA receives a demand - pay up or face the consequences. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff finds the perpetrator... but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.

©2014 Felix Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time." (The Sunday Times)

"The Francis flair is clear for all to see." (The Daily Mail)

"The master of suspense and intrigue." (Country Life)

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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 07-09-15
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 07-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "damage d"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone who likes a narrator that can,t do voice changes and is monotone


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    if it was read by tony britton he seems to be the best at the dick francis books as a narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    by the narrator going to a drama school to learn to read and portray characters


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Damage?

    don,t know got about four chapters in could not go any further


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs. Rm Walters
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.
    11/15/14
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    "Disappointed"
    What about Michael Nielson’s performance did you like?

    Found his accent and pronunciation of some words a bit odd to begin with. At least he didn't have stupid squeaky voices for the female characters, nor was he given to hysterics. All in all a pleasant enough voice to listen to. Would certainly be more than willing to listen to him again.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't say I have been as keen on Felix Francis as a writer as I was on his father. Some have been a bit hit and miss, and until the last couple of hours I thought this one could have been a hit(ish).

    I always get a bit tired of our hero having hang-ups, be they only one hand, missing foot, dead wife (twice), even more money than they know what to do with. So of course this book was no exception; sister with cancer, can't decide if he wants to get married or not. Usual par for the course stuff.

    This time it is the BHB who are under fire, seems quite appropriate under present circumstances methinks. I won't give the plot away, but with over two hours to go our hero discovers something that is not only relevant, but vital. From then on he knows, but isn't telling. Sorry, but it was rare that Francis Sr kept evidence to himself, so for Francis Jr to keep evidence to himself is unforgivable, especially for the entire two hours of the book. Even then, the perpetrator was somebody who received barely a mention. In fact it could have been any of half a dozen. I even listened a second time thinking I might have missed something.

    I hope this is not something Mr Francis is going to do in the future. Once more, and I will not be purchasing any more of his writings.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R. Plumtree
    Ascot
    4/28/15
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    "Felix delivers in the classic style if his father."

    A very enjoyable listen, bringing back memories of Dick Francis at his prime. Looking forward to the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer White
    France
    7/20/15
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    "Thin story"

    Not the writer his father was. Side-story of sister irrelevant, main plot too thin to sustain a book. Too much explanation detracts from any excitement . Ending was not credible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    United Kingdom
    2/6/15
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    "Not classic Francis but a not bad!"
    What did you like best about Damage? What did you like least?

    Quite a good yarn, but the plot seemed a little far-fetched to be truly gripping, but if you're a Francis fan, an enjoyable listen


    Would you be willing to try another book from Felix Francis? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. Jackson
    knutsford cheshire uk
    10/22/14
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    "like father like son excellent in its own right"
    Would you listen to Damage again? Why?

    yes some books always give up new bits you miss first & and the best second time of listening.


    What other book might you compare Damage to, and why?

    I have always loved the Dick Fransis Books not read a bad one yet, so I was a little bothered I would get a second best and a bad copier with this. But I am so pleased to say despite it was set in the same area, it was different but just as enjoyable.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    In a good book I find it very hard to pick one scene or chapter, to me this means odd chapters have not been added to puff out the story, no need to this book or any good book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    FAST MOVING< EXCITMENT FROM START TO FINISH


    Any additional comments?

    just thanks for an excellent read or listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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