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    • 10 Lb. Penalty

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    In this fast-moving best-seller, 18-year-old amateur jockey Benedict Juliard reluctantly interrupts his exciting career to promote his father in an ambitious political campaign. But suddenly, campaigning becomes more thrilling, and deadly, than steeplechase racing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Father - Son Bonding Moments!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Proof

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797

    With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense. After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Of Francis' Best: An Entertaining Story

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Break In

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

    Dick Francis was a jockey and horse trainer for many years. His experience gives his questrian mysteries an authenticity that has attracted fans around the globe. To honor him, the Mystery Writers of America named Dick Francis a Grand Master for his impeccably crafted contributions to the genre. Jockey Kit Fielding has been riding the de Brescous horses in a succession of triumphs on the race course. But this winning streak is about to end. Kit’s twin sister, Holly, has come to him in desperation. Threatened by financial scandal, she and her husband may lose their training stables.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really very good!

    • By Nancy on 01-15-14

    Regular price: $21.52

    • To the Hilt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relaxed Entertainment

    • By R. Pontiflet on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Bolt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542

    The privileged world of horse racing, filled with sleek thoroughbreds, burnished leather, and the silken sheen of jockeys’ colors, is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Let best-selling, internationally-popular author Dick Francis take you to the immaculate stables of the de Brescou estate, where dark forces are lurking. Someone is killing the de Brescou racehorses with a “bolt” gun, shooting them silently, leaving no clues. Before the noble family, which includes his fiancée, is torn apart, jockey Kit Fielding must find the assassin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writing and excellent narrator.

    • By Customer on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Decider

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    Architect and family man Lee Morris never gave much thought to the shares he inherited of the Stratton Park racecourse, the multi-million dollar property owned by the powerful Stratton family. His mother had first received the shares to keep her quiet about the abuse she had suffered at the hands of her first husband, Keith Stratton. Now, much to Lee's chagrin, he is being drawn into the thick of the Stratton family squabbles as they wage a furious debate over the future of the race track.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Story With a Realistic Flavor

    • By R. Pontiflet on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Banker

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Internationally popular Dick Francis packs his equestrian mysteries with as much breath-taking suspense and danger as any neck-and-neck thoroughbred race. In this New York Times best-seller, he combines the hazard of investing in horses with the calculated risk of high finance to create a plot that twists and turns around every corner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Finances, Deception and Murder!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Odds Against

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By motown on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Reflex

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429

    Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey’s courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Dick Francis

    • By K.D. Keenan on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting ,fast moving story.

    • By Galen lloyd on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Smokescreen

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Edward Lincoln is a worldwide celebrity who plays impossibly daring detectives on the big screen. But in reality he is an ordinary man currently stuck in an extraordinary spot. Nerissa, his ailing godmother, had pleaded with him to travel to South Africa to investigate whether someone was tampering with her racehorses. He could not refuse her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Resilience thy name is Dick Francis!

    • By Kathleen on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Wild Horses

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    When Thomas Lyon decides to make a movie based on an unsolved crime that shocked the horseracing world in Wild Horses, he discovers that someone will do anything - including commit murder - to make sure this story isn't told.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SIMON PREBBLE Takes Over Narration In Chapter 4

    • By Pamela on 04-20-14

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Dead Heat

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise! Dead Heat refers to the Oven!

    • By J Carter on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Driving Force

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    A dead hitchhiker, empty canisters found at the bottom of several trucks, and the murder of a harmless mechanic are the bizarre events that lead ex-jockey Freddie Croft to suspect that his transport company, Driving Force, is involved in drug smuggling, or something far worse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Suspenseful Mystery....

    • By R. Pontiflet on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Second Wind

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    The catastrophic power of a giant hurricane can raise coastal waves 30 feet high and blow through houses at devastating speeds. For TV meteorologist Perry Stuart, however, such predictions are hypothetical, as he chiefly predicts periods of English drizzle - until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small airplane as a holiday diversion. But a frightening accident teaches Stuart more secrets than wind speeds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator too intense

    • By Sophiebennett on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $21.54

    • Twice Shy

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    Dick Francis’ witty blend of horseplay and mystery is an incredible combination. As a result, each of his equestrian novels gallops onto best-seller lists. In Twice Shy, Dick Francis whips up a fast-paced race through the risky world of horse betting. It begins when, offering little explanation, a friend thrusts some cassette tapes into Jonathan Derry’s hands. But when the young man tries to play them, he realizes that, instead of “Oklahoma!”, he’s been given taped computer programs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Dick Francis masterpiece!

    • By Crystal Hatley on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Even Money

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    When a gray-haired man steps forward from the crowd claiming to be his father, Ned's life is thrown into far deeper turmoil. He'd been told since he was a baby that his parents had died in a car crash. Barely an hour later, his newly found father is stabbed by an unknown assailant in the Ascot parking lot. Blood oozing from his abdomen, his father warns Ned to "be very careful." But of whom? Of what?<

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even Money is a good bet

    • By Ray on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Enquiry

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield have been barred from racing - a devastating event for them both. The charge at the secret enquiry? Throwing a race for personal profit. It is a vicious frame-up and, worse, they have nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still Hughes refuses to take the phony verdict lying down - even though his personal enquiry might have him lying down permanently...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Dick Francis

    • By Johnnie Walker on 08-20-03

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Risk

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Roland Britten, accountant and amateur jockey, awakens one morning to find he can’t move his hands—because he is tied up with netting, held captive where no light penetrates and no amount of yelling will get any attention. But why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a good writer

    • By Ronnie R on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Crossfire

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Shell-shocked and missing a foot-lost to an IED during his tour of duty in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been sent "home" by the army and, at loose ends, returns to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined up at seventeen. But Josephine Kauri, the "first lady of British racing," has always put the horses she trains first and her family last. Tom soon finds himself strained to the breaking point with his mother and stepfather.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ho Hum

    • By A on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $28.00

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