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To the Hilt Audiobook

To the Hilt

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Publisher's Summary

Featuring the gripping plot, dramatic settings and believable characters that listeners have come to expect from Dick Francis, To the Hilt displays the master at the top of his form.

Alexander Kinloch is definitely the black sheep of his noble family, choosing the precarious life of a painter over a lucrative job in his stepfather’s brewery. But when a trusted assistant disappears with millions of pounds, Alexander is reluctantly thrust into a foreign world of bankers and auditors. Brutal thugs and jealous relatives stand in his way as he labors to save the business and protect the family treasures. In the face of adversity, Alexander must defend himself and his family’s honor to the hilt.

After three dozen novels, Dick Francis maintains his reputation as one of the most popular mystery writers of our time. Both suspenseful and poignant, To the Hilt is a wild ride through a perilous adventure.

©1996 Dick Francis (P)1997 Recorded Books

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    Patricia Portland, OR, United States 09-22-13
    Patricia Portland, OR, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent as usual"
    What made the experience of listening to To the Hilt the most enjoyable?

    The James Bond of the equine world rides again! Great storytelling by the narrator and a great story by Francis. The other great thing about Francis is you get to learn a little about another subject. In this case, painting with acrylics.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Further character development. The thing with excellent narrators , like Prebble, is you feel you are a part of the story as a opposed to being read a story, usually by an American who sounds angry and abrasive.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13
    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13 Member Since 2017
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    "My First Dick Francis"

    And why did I wait so long? Great book and characters. Can't wait to listen to more of his works.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Abigail 01-29-17
    Abigail 01-29-17 Member Since 2009
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    "One of the top Must Read by Dick Francis"
    If you could sum up To the Hilt in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, Endurance and Rich


    What did you like best about this story?

    The enduring loyalty, kindness, and dark humor of main character.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    He is never disappointing and brings to life everything he reads.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I gasped out loud and was not able to guess the true nature of a few of the characters with a few laughs too!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read/listen for a Francis follower and a must read for any mystery lover

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Berg 12-30-14
    Robert Berg 12-30-14
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    "Riveting!"

    Great story! I read this years ago and enjoyed listening to again just as much. The characters are very well written.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 03-14-14
    Barbara 03-14-14
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    "I loved this book"
    What did you love best about To the Hilt?

    I love almost all of Dick Francis's books but this one touched home since I am an artist and he brought the drive of art alive.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pat k 09-14-17
    Pat k 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "To the Hilt"

    I've always loved Dick Francis. I can't believe I never had read this particular book. The story was engrossing.

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    tzinnamon 09-07-17
    tzinnamon 09-07-17
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    "Recommended"

    I found it quite enthralling and could barely put it down to sleep. The narrator does an excellent job of placing the listener into the story. Even though I had already read the book years ago I really enjoyed it this time around.

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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 09-02-17
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 09-02-17
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    "Loved it"

    I listened to this book in one day because it was a great story and mystery. Simon Prebble is one of my favorite narrators and he did not disappoint.

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    Sunny shes 09-01-17
    Sunny shes 09-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great fun"

    Wish there was such a hero in real time!!
    Engaging mystery, well developed characters.
    Dick Francis is always enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Curt 08-18-17
    Curt 08-18-17
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    "Wonderful"

    Dick Francis at his best. Very much enjoyed, the description of the Scottish highlands was like being there.

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