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Henry Grey doesn't particularly care for having been born the heir to an earldom. He is a reserved young man whose greatest problem is his mother's matchmaking plots and whose greatest joy is to ride as an amateur steeplechase jockey. But on a sudden impulse, he throws in his respectable desk job to join a firm that transports racehorses all over the world. Yardman Transport proves to be Henry's passport to many things, not the least the girl he loves, and a tidy little racket that brings him face to face with death.
©1966 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Nancy on 01-31-07

Not a typical Dick Francis

I have been a Dick Francis fan for years. This book was not typical of his work. It started out very slowly and I almost quit listening. But it picked up and ended with a breathtaking finish.
It had little to do with horseracing; there was romance and adventure. I thought the ending was abrupt. It left me with questions unanswered.

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By Lynn on 02-22-11

Not one of Francis' best

I normally love Dick Francis, but the plot of this book stretches credulity beyond the breaking point! The reader is wonderful with a lovely British accent and a wide range of voices ( including a woman's voice like a bad Monty Python skit), but the good reading can't make up for bad writing. The plot is both boring and unbelievable at the same time. Villains are too bad to be believed. The main character is too steady, strong and lucky. I would not recommend this.

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By Amazon Customer on 05-15-12

believable story line

Great story. Easy to listen to and you get very ingrosed with the storyline. I thoughly recommend this audio book.

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By Mrs Julie Swift on 11-12-17

Incredible writing - always a first class winner,,

This is the 4th time I've read this book over a number of years and it's still one of those stories you just can't put down.

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