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Decider | [Dick Francis]

Decider

Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.
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Publisher's Summary

A gripping racetrack thrilller from the best-selling author of Driving Force and Comeback

The stakes are deadly at Stratton Park. Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.

So when Lee packs his six sons into his renovated old bus to visit the racetrack, he finds himself embroiled in a supremely dangerous game that extends much deeper than horse racing. And perhaps too late, Lee realizes his involvement in the racetrack may cost him more than he bargained for. It may cost him his life.

©1993 Dick Francis (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    A Worcester, MA, United States 02-18-11
    A Worcester, MA, United States 02-18-11 Member Since 2003

    Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.

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    "Decide for yourself"

    Thank you Audible for adding another Dick Francis title to your collection. He is one of my all time favorite authors and I won't be happy until Audible offers all of his titles in unabridged format. I am constantly re-reading the 30 or so titles I already have; good think they won't wear out.

    What I love best about his mysteries is that each novel brings us a new protagonist with a different background--pilot, wine merchant, banker, photographer, glassblower, etc.-- and a unique storyline but with all the stories related in one way or another to the world of British horse racing. His writing is consistently engaging.

    While Tony Britton is my favorite narrator of Dick Francis books, Simon Prebble does an excellent job. His voice is pleasant to listen to and his diction is good. The recording is crisp and clear.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    DIrk Mechanicsville, VA, United States 02-15-11
    DIrk Mechanicsville, VA, United States 02-15-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Book!"

    Dick Frances always delivers. His character development is the best in the business. He and James Lee Burke are the only authors I can go back and listen to the same book multiple times.
    Simon Prebble is fantastic as the narrator.
    I highly recommend this book as I do all of Dick Francis books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    D. Hain Baltimore, MD United States 06-20-12
    D. Hain Baltimore, MD United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "My favorite from the author and excellent reader"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is Dick Francis' best work. The story is gripping and surprising. The characters are engaging. You will not want to put it down, and you will also want to listen to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Decider?

    Too many to list! A particular favorite is when Henry finds the hamburger. Listen to find out!


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    Lee Morris


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron P. Lazar Geneseo, New York, United States 11-01-12
    Aaron P. Lazar Geneseo, New York, United States 11-01-12 Member Since 2010

    mystery writer

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    "Overwhelmed & sad to finish the listen. BRILLIANT!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This would be one of my top audiobooks to recommend. Outstanding quality, story, performance. One of my all time favorites from an already favorite author from way back. I wish Mr. Francis were alive to share my reviews with - I am so grateful for his insight, talent, and inspiration to all writers. ;o) (He passed in Feb. 2010)


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely. I couldn't wait to see what happened next, and to find out how Lee Morris would get out of each scrape.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Prebble is by far one of the best narrators I've ever heard. Not only are his voices (all in various British accents) distinct and memorable, but his insight into Dick Francis's characters hearts and souls is perfection. Utter perfection!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Without a doubt. I cursed interruptions, including having to go to work!


    Any additional comments?

    One of the finest stories and readings of all time. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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