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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
someone who likes a narrator that can,t do voice changes and is monotone
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
if it was read by tony britton he seems to be the best at the dick francis books as a narrator
How could the performance have been better?
by the narrator going to a drama school to learn to read and portray characters
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Damage?
don,t know got about four chapters in could not go any further
What about Michael Nielson’s performance did you like?
Found his accent and pronunciation of some words a bit odd to begin with. At least he didn't have stupid squeaky voices for the female characters, nor was he given to hysterics. All in all a pleasant enough voice to listen to. Would certainly be more than willing to listen to him again.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I can't say I have been as keen on Felix Francis as a writer as I was on his father. Some have been a bit hit and miss, and until the last couple of hours I thought this one could have been a hit(ish).
I always get a bit tired of our hero having hang-ups, be they only one hand, missing foot, dead wife (twice), even more money than they know what to do with. So of course this book was no exception; sister with cancer, can't decide if he wants to get married or not. Usual par for the course stuff.
This time it is the BHB who are under fire, seems quite appropriate under present circumstances methinks. I won't give the plot away, but with over two hours to go our hero discovers something that is not only relevant, but vital. From then on he knows, but isn't telling. Sorry, but it was rare that Francis Sr kept evidence to himself, so for Francis Jr to keep evidence to himself is unforgivable, especially for the entire two hours of the book. Even then, the perpetrator was somebody who received barely a mention. In fact it could have been any of half a dozen. I even listened a second time thinking I might have missed something.
I hope this is not something Mr Francis is going to do in the future. Once more, and I will not be purchasing any more of his writings.
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A very enjoyable listen, bringing back memories of Dick Francis at his prime. Looking forward to the next book.
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