• by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Roland Britten, accountant and amateur jockey, awakens one morning to find he can’t move his hands—because he is tied up with netting, held captive where no light penetrates and no amount of yelling will get any attention. But why?
He knew that this was the latest in a series of events that had begun when he decided to ride in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a race second only to the Grand National in the lives of British steeplechase riders. As an amateur jockey, Roland had pleased no one when he took Tapestry past the finish line first in what turned out to be the worst Gold Cup in history. As an accountant whose clientele included horse owners and jockeys alike, he also knew more about the private financial affairs of the racing world than any other person on the racecourse. Was winning the Gold Cup cause enough for his kidnapping? Or was it his knowledge of the books?


What the Critics Say

"Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure, inventive menace." (Boston Herald)


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Who is the narrator? You have two different narrators listed. Check out the picture. Whoever the narrator is - he is stilted. Not smooth flowing at all.
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- Mary H. Halvorson

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it was the typical from Francis and I love them all. I wish I didn't have to do 20 words.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.