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Thank you Audible for adding another Dick Francis title to your collection. He is one of my all time favorite authors and I won't be happy until Audible offers all of his titles in unabridged format. I am constantly re-reading the 30 or so titles I already have; good think they won't wear out.
What I love best about his mysteries is that each novel brings us a new protagonist with a different background--pilot, wine merchant, banker, photographer, glassblower, etc.-- and a unique storyline but with all the stories related in one way or another to the world of British horse racing. His writing is consistently engaging.
While Tony Britton is my favorite narrator of Dick Francis books, Simon Prebble does an excellent job. His voice is pleasant to listen to and his diction is good. The recording is crisp and clear.
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For me, this is one of the very best novels by Dick Francis. I've listened to several of Dick Francis' novels and have enjoyed most but not all. What I like about Francis' mysteries is that each novel brings a different protagonist with a different background/profession. But most have a connection one way or another to the world of horse racing. In this story, the protagonist is a married father of six boys. His boys are included in the story which added a "realistic" flavor rather than distract from the flow of the story. Dad is a fine, upstanding man who wants to raise his sons well and just do the right thing. I was consistently hooked into this story from beginning to the very end.
Narrator Simon Prebble does an excellent job. His voice is soothing and very easy and pleasant to listen to.
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