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Black Deuce

Narrated by: Thomas Block
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Haunted by the memory of a murdered father, Sam Jack struggles with a failing marriage and a failing career as a thoroughbred trainer. Enter Emily Brandt. Driven to near madness over losing her husband and son in a devastating barn fire, Emily involves Sam in an intricate plot to save her farm that begins the day her lone-surviving broodmare gives birth. Enter Black Deuce. And enter jockeys and grooms. Enter mob bookmakers and gamblers. Enter horse owners, racetrack officials, and an extraordinary number of other characters who join to tell the story of a racehorse and a man determined not to give up his dream....

In Black Deuce Stan D. Jensen uses his intimate knowledge of horse racing to tell an exciting, tension-filled story, a story in which good and evil engage in their eternal duel to the sound of thundering hooves....

"I loved this book! The author nailed it! You speak to a racehorse through your hands!" (Randy Meier, Chicago Hall of Fame jockey)

"After over 40 years in racing, I can say the author has left no stone unturned, he tells his story dark side and all, and in a meticulously detailed way even the layman can understand. Great writing!" (Charles Chiple, Clerk of Scales Hawthorne Racecourse) 

About the Author: Stan D. Jensen received his bachelor's degree in history and his master's degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa. He has owned racehorses, and spent the 1980s as a jockey's agent. His short stories have been published in the magazine The Backstretch. Black Deuce is his third novel. Mr. Jensen lives in Clinton, Iowa, and continues to write.

Also by Stan D. Jensen: Red Otter, Ethan's Peach Tree

©2017 Stan D. Jensen (P)2019 Stan D. Jensen

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Excellent

Mr Block did an excellent job reading and producing this audio book. The use of music throughout was just enough to enhance the listen without overpowering the story.
The story itself is wonderfully written with just enough back story and side plots to make it interesting but not jumbled and hard to follow the Characters are interesting carries and well developed and the plot twists imaginative and enjoyable.
A non horse person is sure to enjoy this fast passes story but for us horse lovers it’s especially enjoyable.

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Magnificent Story

Black Deuce, is a wonderful story, well written, magnificent narration by Tom Block who brings the characters to life. Well done, look forward to more!

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Outstanding and so real............

After working in many facets in Horse Racing for almost 40 years....Finally a novel that shows the real under belly of the Racing game.Mr.Jensen truly shows and relates to all of us how cruel this beautiful sport can be..The novice person can really get the picture. AMAZING.....Thank You Stan

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Baaaaad....

I only got half a chapter in and couldn’t listen any longer. I guess it’s aimed toward guys? The narrator sounded like my grandfather trying to record his voicemail greeting for the first time. Chap..ter.....th....ree. (I had to give a star rating to story or I couldn’t post the review. I didn’t stick around long enough to know what the story was.)

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