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Proof | [Dick Francis]

Proof

At an annual party to celebrate the success of the racing season, everything seemed to be running well to form, including the need for more champagne. Then a runaway horsebox ploughed into the marquee. A witness to the terrible death and destruction, wine merchant Tony Beach knows it is just one of those tragic accidents. But when his expert advice is called into play over sub-standard alcohol in a local night club, connections start to click, and another person dies, horribly.
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Publisher's Summary

At an annual party to celebrate the success of the racing season, everything seemed to be running well to form, including the need for more champagne. Then a runaway horsebox ploughed into the marquee. A witness to the terrible death and destruction, wine merchant Tony Beach knows it is just one of those tragic accidents. But when his expert advice is called into play over sub-standard alcohol in a local night club, connections start to click, and another person dies, horribly.

©1984 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 03-13-07
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 03-13-07
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    "Another winner for this ex-jockey"

    I've been reading Dick Francis since book 1, and I've got to say that if you like any of his books, chances are good you'll like the rest.

    Even tho his plots always refer to British horse-racing, there's always a different take on it. I think his stories are exciting and his characters very human.

    Go for it!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-26-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-26-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Proof"

    Tony Britton does a great job narrating this story. Dick Francis is a great writer. As a horse lover and race fan I always enjoy the inside view that Francis provides in his stories. I always learn something from his book and in this one was about the world of wines and whiskey. The pace always moves along and this book held a few nail biting moments of suspense. I wish Audible carried more of the Dick Francis books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 08-23-09
    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 08-23-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!!"

    Dick Francis has so many well-written books that it is difficult to make a list of favorites. 'Proof' is one of mine, and while I know the story very well, it is a new pleasure to listen to it being read by Tony Britton. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Morisset ParkAustralia 10-23-09
    Ken Morisset ParkAustralia 10-23-09
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    "Great story, well read."

    Dick Francis is consistently excellent and this story maintains the standard. A macabre touch in the mode of murder, but Francis' usual perceptive insights into human nature. Top class.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria Tucson, AZ, United States 01-16-13
    Gloria Tucson, AZ, United States 01-16-13 Member Since 2007
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    "You Can't Go Wrong With a Dick Francis Book"
    If you could sum up Proof in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting and fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist is an ordinary man just trying to do the best he can. This depiction allows the reader to relate to his troubles, and to root for his eventual triumph..


    Have you listened to any of Tony Britton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have bought and listened to ALL of Dick Francis' books. Tony Britton is a great reader with the skill of differentiating the characters' voices, thus clarifying who's saying what. He's a terrific reader; and I love the English accent!


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    You can't go wrong buying a Dick Francis book. Every one of his stories is great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Another Dick Francis Classic"

    Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

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    Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
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    "Proof"

    Great story line read to perfection

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
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    What did you like most about Proof?

    Usual good Dick Francis story.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Britton?

    Tony Britton is a good narrator, but it was marred by the poor sound quality which varied in loudness and had a tinny echoey effect.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
    7/25/12
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    "Brilliant"

    As enjoyable as ever even if you have no interest in either horses or the wine trade! The writing draws you in from the start. Really well read.

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