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    • Break In

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

    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

    • Bolt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521

    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

    • Proof

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702

    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

    • Under Orders

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    "Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than one eyebrow." It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well but, in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Happy to see you again, Sid Halley!

    • By Lynne Phelps on 10-03-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • To the Hilt

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    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

    • Driving Force

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    • 10 Lb. Penalty

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    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

    • Enquiry

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • Wild Horses

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    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

    • Banker

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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

    • Risk

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • Decider

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    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

    • Twice Shy

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • Blood Sport

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 888
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 682

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A reliable antidote to listener's ennui

    • By David on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • High Stakes

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    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

    • Reflex

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    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

    • Smokescreen

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • Second Wind

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

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