From international best-selling author Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes a gripping new racing thriller. Captain Thomas Forsyth’s tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he’s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom’s world is torn apart by the injury - the Army is his life.
Six months of recuperation leave is a daunting prospect - but not as bleak as the probability of never rejoining his regiment. Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the ‘First Lady’ of racing.
Never having seen eye to eye with his parents, Tom doesn’t expect a hero’s welcome - but even he’s not prepared for the reception that awaits him.... A complete and unabridged reading by Martin Jarvis.
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Great storyline, real Francis (father and son this time) all the way
Nothing, he did it justice and improved my level of entertainment
Must listen and read
Dick Francis delivers his usual excellence in murder mysteries, but Martin Jarvis does not hold a candle to Tony Britton in his narration. The nasal voice is not pleasant to listen to, and he doesn't distinguish characters very well. The emotion/inflection you would expect in most passages is off. Plus, the female characters tend to sound irritated and impatient, even when they are flirting, which is ridiculous. Unfortunately the performance detracts from the enjoyment of the book, which is an excellent story with mouth-dropping surprises. If Felix Francis is to follow in his father's foorsteps, he needs to find a better narrator for the audio versions of his books.
Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.
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