For Kicks

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the horse that wins a race gallops in with frothing mouth and popping eyes, what is more natural than to suspect that someone slipped a booster into his oats? With 11 steeplechasers hurtling over the finish line in this pepped up states and all the dope tests conclusively negative, the Earl of October had something of a problem if he wanted to preserve the health of his favorite sport. What he needed was an insider's view of the stables, a planted stable lad with an outer appearance shifty enough to attract the seedier element in the racing world and a nose sharp enough to smell out foul play. What he needed was Daniel Roke.


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What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

Britton's accent - somewhere between Australian and Cockney - was very well done and added verisimilitude to an important premise of the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found the denoument unexpected but very much in character with the development of the story.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the earliest Dick Francis stories, and it makes it clear why Francis' books achieved their overnight success. Well worth reading.

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- MemElaina

Work on your Australian Accent Tony!

I do enjoy listening to Tony Britton's narrations, but it took a while to stop grimacing at his Australian accent, which at times started to swerve southeast to New Zealand. And please check on pronunciations of Australian place names: "G'long", not "Geeelong". We Australuans don't waste unnecessary vowels!
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- Mrs. Judith Rnolan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios