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Wild Horses | [Dick Francis]

Wild Horses

Valentine, a blind, confused old man on his deathbed, seeking his peace with God, makes his last confession to a visiting friend, Thomas Lyon, mistaking him for a priest. This puts Thomas in a moral dilemma. Wild horses wouldn't drag from a priest the secrets of the confessional. Engaged in directing a film set in the world of racing, Thomas finds that the solution to this quandary could mean the difference between life and death.
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Valentine, a blind, confused old man on his deathbed, seeking his peace with God, makes his last confession to a visiting friend, Thomas Lyon, mistaking him for a priest. This puts Thomas in a moral dilemma. Wild horses wouldn't drag from a priest the secrets of the confessional. Engaged in directing a film set in the world of racing, Thomas finds that the solution to this quandary could mean the difference between life and death.

©1994 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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"Nothing short of dazzling." (Publishers Weekly)
"Another winner from this popular writer." (AudioFile)

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    Doug Wilkie 09-27-14
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    "You have to love a good Francis novel."
    Where does Wild Horses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As with many Francis novels it would rank above average. Keeps you thinking.


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

    Kept you thinking,, kept my interest wondering what would come next.


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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 09-15-14
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 09-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to Wild Horses again? Why?

    yes probably dick francis books are rereadable and are a good listening book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the racing scene seem to hold a lot of corruption and secrets the books incline


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

    yes he seems to have a knowledge of the racing and jockey life


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

    not much he seems to bring the book together


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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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  • Sue
    Torquay, DEVON, United Kingdom
    3/29/08
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    "Another gem from Dick Francis"

    As with most of his novels, Dick Francis chooses a subsidiary theme in addition to that of horse racing. In this case, he chooses two: film making, and knives. Both are extraordinary - gripping and full of inside knowledge.

    As usual, the central character is honest and likeable. He goes out of his way to care for the vulnerable, even though his own life is in the balance.

    Dick Francis's love for, and special relationship with horses is evident as usual. His description of the filming of the wild horses at dawn is beautiful, and very moving. All in all, this is a really smashing book. Highly recommended!

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  • Shirley
    Brixham, United Kingdom
    6/23/11
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    "Wild Horses"

    As always Dick Francis writes a gripping thriller. I found it very difficult to stop listening to this as the tension built up. Tony Britton has the perfect voice to listen to and manages to change his voice for each character which adds to the enjoyment of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    4/24/06
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    "Great read"

    I didn't want to stop listening and couldn't work out who was guilty until near the end.

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