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Odds Against Audiobook

Odds Against

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Publisher's Summary

It’s amazing what bodily injury can do for a man. A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one.

Although he’d been with a detective agency since his racing accident, it isn’t until some two-bit hoodlum drills a slug into his side that he is sent out on a case of his own. That is where he meets Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. But it is an even-money bet that he will be killed before she has the chance.

©1965 Dick Francis (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    motown Bangor, Maine 02-10-15
    motown Bangor, Maine 02-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous!"

    Odds Against is the first of the Sid Halley books by Dick Francis and Geoffrey Howard is a wonderful narrator for Sid. This is an excellent book with a stellar narrator. Do not hesitate to buy - you will not be disappointed.

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    Amazon Customer Virginia 05-29-16
    Amazon Customer Virginia 05-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of Francis's best"

    The perceptive insight into people that typified all of Dick Francis's writing, spoiled by mediocre reading. Geoffrey Howard is certainly better than Martin Jarvis, but sadly will never come up to the same level as Simon Prebble or Tony Britton.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philosophile 03-21-15
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    "Francis' Wordcraft"

    Francis does it again; crafting intrigue, human nature and resilience into a story hard to put down. Enjoyed every page.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 02-13-15
    Doug Wilkie 02-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A well written and performed mystery"

    A typical Francis book, wanted to continue to work through it and figure out who and why. I love his books.

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    Sheryl McCallister 07-04-17
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    "I love Sid Halley."

    I listen to block out office noise/concentrate. Great narrator, perfect pacing to focus, not distract!

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    Sharon MccLain Long Beach California USA 06-09-17
    Sharon MccLain Long Beach California USA 06-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"

    Another great story by Dick Francis! I loved listening to every minute and the audio production was flawless!

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    JaredLJ 05-09-17
    JaredLJ 05-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun read"

    Gripping story. I expected it to show its age now over 50 years after it was published, but it was wonderful.

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    Amazon Customer Sonoita, AZ 03-23-17
    Amazon Customer Sonoita, AZ 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "couldn't put it down! "

    I had read this book some years back and enjoyed it but it was even more enjoyable because of the excellent narration.

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    Peter Brown 02-11-17
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    "Best crime story ever"

    As good as James Bond but very realistic and without the exaggeration. Also, the narrator did a world-class job. Brilliant!!

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    twins 07-16-15
    twins 07-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "I love the main character!"

    I love Sid! What a great character. plus the story telling made me feel like I was there with him.

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