Silks

Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason - a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his thoroughbred. Mason's two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing what's right - and what will keep him alive.

©2015 Dick Francis and Felix Francis (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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Narrator a bit off

This was an entertaining Dick Francis tale as usual, but the main character who is supposed to be in his 30s sounds more 50-ish+ and was annoying throughout. The narrator provides an excellent performance, just not for this character. In some scenes the protagonist makes some incredibly dumb choices that don't ring true for the savvy and intuitive lawyer he's portrayed in other parts of the book. I will definitely listen to more Dick Francis, but will be more selective.

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Boring!

This is not the Dick Francis I like. This was like a poor John Grisham novel. Just a dull boring court case. He has done much better.

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Not up to Dick Francis’ standards

Narrator comes across as pompous and story, to anyone who is a horseman is a bit shallow and transparent.

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Exciting ,fast moving story.

My wife and I'm listen to Dick Francis books while travelling. We are fans. This book had a good story and was well read.

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not worth the audible credits

The reader was pompous, the hero was a dummy, and the action was slow.

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Francis great as always

Never a bad Francis. Felix is a chip off the old block. More please. Excellent.

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Entertaining from start to finish

I read all of Dick Francis' books years ago and am delighted to find that they are as good as I remember them to be. I really enjoyed Silks - great characters and a great mix of horse racing and law.

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engaging, true dick francis novel

love the narrator's voicing, and the story's humor. also enjoyed the history bits included. good story

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A Winner

This is a story from the Horse Racing World by a master. Dick Francis is a good story teller and this was a very entertaining book

Having met Mr Francis at a racecourse in South Africa many years.ago I have always liked his books and after that they took on a bit of his personality as he was such a gracious man.

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Felix Getting Better.

If you could sum up Silks in three words, what would they be?

I have read every Dick Francis book and enjoyed 95 percent of them. Felix's efforts have been decent attempts at emulating his father's style. But they were just not the same. This one really hit the mark of what I have come to appreciate about the Francis novels. I have been to Cheltenham several times so I love when the festival meeting is part of the story. As with typical Dick Francis books this had a teaching moment on other subject matter (British law in this case) and I learned some things I didn't know. Very good twisting plot included made this a pleasure to read.