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Second Wind

By: Dick Francis
Narrated by: Tony Britton
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Publisher's Summary

Perry Stuart is a TV meteorologist who routinely works before the cameras. His life calm and ordered, his face familiar to every British household, Stuart's profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters, but no physical baptism by storm. Not, that is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small aeroplane. By frightening accident, Stuart discovers secrets from the ride, and back in England he faces threats and danger as deadly as anything that nature can evolve.
©1999 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Francis' writing is smooth and intelligent, moving the reader right along." (Publishers Weekly)
"Francis offers up intrigue, adventure, and a gripping, fast-paced plot." (Booklist)

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Would you consider the audio edition of Second Wind to be better than the print version?

again have not read print book

Who was your favorite character and why?

no real favorite

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

he is a good storyteller

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

the incident in the eye of the hurricane

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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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  • Nick
  • 06-19-19

Thriller of suspence and science

As usual another thriller from Francis this time of intrigue and treatchery, wind and rain.

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  • Alan
  • 02-11-09

Not his best work

I usually enjoy Dick Francis's books, but not this one I'm afraid. Despite flying into hurricanes and some other intrigue I was left with the impression that nothing much happened. I have no idea how the main character came to some of his conclusions. Overall an anti-climax I'm afraid.

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  • Dyane
  • 01-21-17

First Class

Never tire of reading Frances' novels nor of listening to Tony Britton bring them alive

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  • Patj
  • 12-07-16

Goes at a fast pace.

I couldn't put it down and housework etc . was done with it as accompaniment. Not a lot of the science was understandable to me, butit didn't detract from the story as the overall weather conditions were obvious. As always our hero was super human, but that all added to the fun. A great read and Tony Britton's voice is so right.

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  • cathy
  • 08-03-20

Not up to the usual standard

This story just didn't work as well as Dick Francis novels usually do. The research wasn't good enough to make it believable.

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  • Terri
  • 11-03-19

Riveting from start to finish.

Francis at his best. Fast paced and intriguing. Absolutely loved it and burnt midnight oil

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  • Alan clark
  • 10-31-17

Nothing like a Dick Francis book

Poor story line rubbish ending the worse D F book I have read don't waste your time listening to it

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  • N. Dyne
  • 01-04-23

good but slightly inconceivable

it's a book of two winds. the first half not as good as the second. the microbiology a bit suspect, the meteorology interesting but not enough of it. it's a nice twist but you do need to suspend quite a lot of belief throughout.
too many female voices for Britton to cope with as well as he usually does. the nice suprise is that Bolinda offer an audio with few major recording errors being evident.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-21

Dick wins again leaving racing behind and going with the wind .Very well narrated as we expect from Tony Britten

lDick wins again,leaving racing behind and going with the wind well narrated by Tony Britten

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  • Sarah
  • 11-24-20

Not his usual and still great!

Fantastic performance as usual. A departure from Francis' usual storyline and great for it! Highly recommend

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  • Robyn
  • 02-13-23

Another excellent story from Dick Francis

Very interesting and a good mystery to solve. Love his books! Straight on eagerly to another one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

A good yarn.

Dick Francis was a master of the genre.
I enjoy the adventure and human insight revealled.