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Reflex | [Dick Francis]

Reflex

Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey’s courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him.
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Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey’s courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him. One is finding the truth about the death of a much hated track photographer. Reflex showcases the author’s gift for creating heroes out of ordinary men. Simon Prebble’s distinctive voice, deep and mildly accented, is perfect for Francis’ work. His performance highlights the psychological drama and intrigue to deliver a positively exhilarating listening experience.

©1981 Dick Francis (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

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    K.D. Keenan Northern California 11-12-12
    K.D. Keenan Northern California 11-12-12 Member Since 2004

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    "Classic Dick Francis"

    If you love Dick Francis, you'll love "Reflex." His lead character is reliably male, reliably decent, and reliably gets smashed up in the process of solving a racehorse-related mystery. If what you want is a reliable Dick Francis novel, this is one of his best. The narration by Simon Pebble is wonderful.

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    Amazon Customer Oregon 01-15-13
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    "Fun and Enjoyable."
    Would you listen to Reflex again? Why?

    Yes, and probably will.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflex?

    Felt comfortable listening to an "old friend".


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

    Love the characterization and voices. Puts you into the story.


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

    No. Just a fun book.


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