Blood Sport

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Howard
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"A rare and magical talent…who never writes the same story twice." (San Diego Union-Tribune)
"In the world of mystery writing, Dick Francis stands head and shoulders above the rest." (Ottawa Citizen)


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Customer Reviews

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Another great listen from Dick Francis!

This is another great listen from Dick Francis and read really well by Geoffrey Howard. This book ranges from England to the United States and back again. This one really kept me riveted and in a couple tight spots the main character got himself in, kept me seated in my car until he got himself out again! For a book you'll want to listen to over and over, this is a good choice!
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- Mary A. "I have been an avid Bibliophile since I learned how to read at 4 years old. I listen to audiobooks every day."

A reliable antidote to listener's ennui

I am never anxious for a Dick Francis book to finish. Never. His urbane, first person narrators are satisfying companions for however long it takes them to relate their tale, and they take me along to vividly rendered, fascinating settings in circumstances which are perfectly calculated to create suspense. As a bonus, I get an expert insider's view of the rarefied world of horse breeding and racing. His prose is spare and elegant and his plotting is flawless. Polished mastery in the service of accumulating tension and moments of unanticipated ferocity.

In this early work which already shows Francis at the height of his powers, his bereft but completely engaging protagonist takes us with him on a leisurely and terrifying float down an English waterway and then into some very rugged foothills in the American west; a soulless Las Vegas suburb, posh breeding properties in Kentucky and California, and a remote desert road in Nevada follow. I loved every moment of it.
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- David "Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving or riding my bike."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.