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To the Hilt Audiobook

To the Hilt

Alexander Kinloch, artist, has worked out a good pattern for his life. His home is a small bothy on a remote mountain in Scotland; he paints on commission, from which he derives both pleasure and a decent income; he lives alone and likes it. One day, however, Alexander's peace is violently shattered when he returns home to find a group of strangers waiting for him. Afer a scuffle, he is left for dead with only the wind and the words "Where is it?" ringing in his ears.
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Alexander Kinloch, artist, has worked out a good pattern for his life. His home is a small bothy on a remote mountain in Scotland; he paints on commission, from which he derives both pleasure and a decent income; he lives alone and likes it. One day, however, Alexander's peace is violently shattered when he returns home to find a group of strangers waiting for him. Afer a scuffle, he is left for dead with only the wind and the words "Where is it?" ringing in his ears. And the days that follow contain more danger than he could ever have imagined.

©1996 Dick fFancis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 05-31-14
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 05-31-14
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    "to the hilt"
    Would you consider the audio edition of To the Hilt to be better than the print version?

    haven,t read the print version use audio to drive and make the journey more enjoyabale


    What other book might you compare To the Hilt to and why?

    dead cert typical dick francis style


    What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

    he narrates the books well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when alex is in trouble on the mountain


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary 10-10-11
    Rosemary 10-10-11 Listener Since 2009
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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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  • Mr
    Thetford, United Kingdom
    4/21/14
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    "Thanks, an excellent book, a good listen."
    Would you listen to To the Hilt again? Why?

    I would listen again, the storyline was good, I listened over a long weekend, sandwiched between DIY and Gardening, Gave up TV and enjoyed the experience. Wanted to hustle it along occasionally, but that is part of the enjoyment, you felt you were there.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janeyb3
    10/11/15
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    "Entertaining"

    Enlightening, informative, entertaining. Would recommend to non DF fans as a good read. Engaging plot right to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rhoda
    7/22/15
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    "A good Dick Francis"
    What made the experience of listening to To the Hilt the most enjoyable?

    quick paced interesting plot


    What other book might you compare To the Hilt to, and why?

    The edge also by Dick Francis. Another interesting story, with a few twists. easy listening


    What does Tony Britton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narrator has a warm voice, bringing the characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i liked the relationships between the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kittle
    1/21/15
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    "Tony Britton's narration is totally inappropriate"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Tony Britton is a very elderly man. The protagonist is a young man in his twenties and the crackling, plummy voice narrating the story was completely ridiculous and ruined an enjoyable book. Britton's female voices were like something out of Mrs Doubtfire. Sadly, He has lent his voice to many more of D F's books - which I shall be avoiding.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • kenah cryer
    1/23/13
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    "To the Hilt"

    I don't think you can go wrong with a Dick Francis novel and this story does not disappoint. Francis's stories are always very comforting to listen to and a great favorite that can be re listened to again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annah
    UK
    2/1/14
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    "Great story"
    Any additional comments?

    Another great story from Dick Francis. This book is full of action and intrigue, family rifts and greed... This book personally kept me up all night and earned me an audible badge for all night listening! This story takes place between The Scottish Highlands and London. Our hero, The black sheep of the family, is a successful artist living in a remote hut in Scotland. His uncle, Lord Kinloch, loans him the hut in return of a painting once a year, usually of one of his gun-dogs. The Kinloch Castle has been handed over to the nation, however the Lord insists he owns some of the items that were personally given to the Kinlochs including the hilt of a ceremonial sword given to his ancestor by Prince Charles. When our hero is beaten up at his hut he is uncertain as to the reason; however he finds out that his stepfather is in debt and his Brewery is under threat of insolvency. A race horse and Gold Cup are being sought to pay off the debt. Can our hero save the day?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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