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Proof | [Dick Francis]

Proof

With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense. After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels.
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Publisher's Summary

With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense.

After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels. All of that is forgotten, however, when a runaway horse trailer suddenly ploughs into the guest-filled tent. Later, after the last victim is pulled from the debris, he begins searching for answers to both the fraudulent spirits and the disaster. As Tony follows up leads, he finds himself pulled deeper and deeper into a treacherous world filled with greed, deception, and unspeakable murder.

Incomparable storyteller Dick Francis grabs your attention on page one and keeps you riveted throughout to the smashing finish. With narrator Simon Prebble’s dramatic timing and superb accents, you’ll find Proof a vintage mystery to be savored.

©1985 Dick Francis (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

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    JULIA Tracyton, WA, United States 03-16-15
    JULIA Tracyton, WA, United States 03-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of his best!"

    'One of my most favorite Francis titles - though really, how can I choose?!, there are so many that fit that category ... Banker, Hot Money, For Kicks, Longshot, High Stakes, Rat Race, Blood Sport, Straight, Flying Finish ... heck, I could just list them ALL. And another fine performance by Simon Prebble; his voice fits Mr. Francis' characters so well. I'm in awe at his talent; he's the best Francis narrator. Please, Audible, get ALL his titles (unabridged). Thanks!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "simply splendid, a pairing to savor"

    One of the best author/narrator pairings around. Francis's heroes are full of integrity, rising to meet the challenges before them. Pebble perfectly captures the gritty suspense of the action as well as the earnest emotion of the internal dialogue. In my opinion, they can't go wrong, and Proof provides a fine taste of their talented blend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 04-01-14
    Linda 04-01-14
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    "Wine anyone ??"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    if you don't know anything about wine processing or buying you would be quite bored. It goes into a lot of detail on this as the story is being told.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The background of the main character which is revealed a little at a time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kpt. Namest nad Oslavou, Czech Republic 12-23-12
    kpt. Namest nad Oslavou, Czech Republic 12-23-12
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    "Superb & Enthraling"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Proof to be better than the print version?

    Definitely


    What other book might you compare Proof to and why?

    Dead Heat. The reason is that the main hero of the book is also unjustly accused of poisoning people with his food.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one where the main hero persuade his companion in accusation that they can walk out of this with honor.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 07-06-15
    Nancy 07-06-15
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    "good story"

    loved the story. the narrator was quite good but the accent combined with his voice trailing made me strain to hear every word.

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    MauiAG 04-01-15
    MauiAG 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific Voice Actor"

    The voice actor has one of the most pleasant narrating voices I've heard yet but really shines in his character interpretations. The mystery alone is interesting, but the background setting involving wine has probably unintentionally left me with a huge appreciation and interest in wine now.

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    Leigh Armstrong Stocksund Sweden 03-30-15
    Leigh Armstrong Stocksund Sweden 03-30-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent narration"

    I have always enjoyed books by Dick Francis, and it was fun to listen to one for a change. The narration was especially well done - the reader changed his voice enough through pitch and accents so that you always knew who was talking.

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    Cecilia Arenas 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it!"

    I have always liked Dick Francis but was concerned about an audio book. I had no reason to worry. Simon Prebbles' reading really made the story.

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    RS 03-10-15
    RS 03-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow"
    Where does Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best, but definitely not the worst.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting story line


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

    He has a wonderful accent and helps make it real.


    Any additional comments?

    Some repetition and it takes too much time to get to through some parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Friedl 02-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story--- couldn't stop listening"

    Beautifully written, excellently performed. Was a gripping story I didn't want to stop listening to. I highly recommend it to anyone who lives a good mystery.

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