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    • Reflex

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469

    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

    • High Stakes

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Steven Scott is relatively new to horses. A successful, wealthy inventor, he takes up horse racing as a hobby - a hobby that soon brings him winner after winner under the inspired guidance of his trainer, Jody Leeds. Currently both their reputations are wrapped up in a beautiful black hurdler named Energise. But just when Steven is winning at both women and horses, he discovers deceit in his own stables. Termination of the troublemaker marks Steven for his own termination - and much sooner than he can imagine...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never a bad book

    • By James on 01-05-03

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Decider

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    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
    • Decide for yourself

    • By A on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Break In

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

    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

    • Proof

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838

    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

    • To the Hilt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    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

    • Wild Horses

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    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

    • Twice Shy

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • Enquiry

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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

    • Bolt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    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

    • Shattered

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of widespread acclaim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Tony Britton

    • By Designs on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Smokescreen

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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
    • I love Dick Francis

    • By E. L. Nicodemus on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    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

    • Banker

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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

    • Even Money

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    • In the Frame

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    Charles Todd is an English artist who is well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art - the art of a perfectly brutal murderer. Donald's home has been burglarized and his wife, Regina, is lying on her back dead, her face the color of cream. Donald is shattered, shocked, and a prime suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art and Horses Combined Makes this one Intriguing

    • By Mary A. on 03-18-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Driving Force

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    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

    • Odds Against

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    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

    • Blood Sport

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 900
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 693
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 693

    When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attention of his boss's beautiful teenage daughter - or Teller's seldom sober wife. He also didn't know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to California would lead eventually to murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen from Dick Francis!

    • By Mary A. on 03-18-04

    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 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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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