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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.

Critic Reviews

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

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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

wild horses

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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  • Shoshi
  • 03-29-08

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Shirley
  • 06-23-11

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

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  • Jon
  • 04-24-06

Great read

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • bran
  • 10-22-17

Winner

Dick Francis.and Tony Britton do another classic job with a novel from a classic stable.

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  • English Country Life
  • 09-30-17

Classic Francis

The master of the genre at the height of his prowess. Superbly narrated. A period piece now, but no worse for that.

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  • Dyane
  • 01-17-17

Classic Frances

Ingenious, cleverly developed storyline typically Frances. As always superbly read by Tony Britton. Highly recommended

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  • Lu
  • 06-16-16

Slow starting but worth the persistence

A bit slow to get going but excellently narrated, healthy dose of all things horsey, consistent character development, and a strong finish. Another enjoyable book by Dick Francis.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-16

Very exciting

Dick Francis at his best. As usual racing is combined with another world this time film making.

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  • Bunny
  • 10-13-15

An unusual dick Francis novel

This book shows how a mystery can twist & turn nearly to the end. It demonstrates how a film does not always become an accurate portrayal of the novel.
An excellent listen with expressive reading of the book.

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  • sue ryan
  • 07-29-15

brilliant

I could listen to Tony Britton forever. everything comes alive under his narration. Other narrators should take lessons