• The Edge

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-22-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

To the Jockey Club, the racing world would be a better place without Julius Apollo Filmer. An expert in corruption with a devastating line in witness intimidation, and proving to be a slippery character to put behind bars. Baffled, they call in undercover security agent Tor Kelsey to keep an unflinching eye on Filmer and his associates. A mission that takes him from the finest of English racecourses to the wild Canadian interior, on a luxury transcontinental train journey to end them all. On board, a troupe of actors are playing out a murder mystery to amuse their wealthy passengers. Ideal cover for a secret investigator with secrets of his own. And ideal cover, as it turns out, for an ice cool blackmailer with murder on his mind.
©1988 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By H. Anthony on 06-13-08

Dick Does It Again

I will count this as one of my favourite Dick
Francis books. It has everything you expect from him; humour, crime, a hint of romance, a history on rail travel, and all done in an extremely entertaining way. His research is extensive, so I trust everything he writes in relation to the racing industry in Canada, the travel industry, and Canadian Rail. Bravo Mr. Francis.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Trish on 04-15-18

Another winner

Yet another riveting plot by Dick Francis and an impeccable performance by Britton. This is one of my favourites.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-07-17

Still a great book, and great performance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story is great, as you would expect from Dick Francis. I read it years ago and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it in 2017. His work ages very well. Tony Britton reads it wonderfully. The problem with it is that the quality of the audio file is poor. It speeds up and slows down, making Tony Britton sound alternately asleep or manic. This is a fault in the production, not in the reading, which is excellent.

Would you be willing to try another one of Tony Britton’s performances?

Yes

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Shoshi on 03-29-08

Another stunner from Francis

Dick Francis rarely disappoints me. This is one of my favourites among his novels. As usual, his central character is a man of decency and integrity, and immensely likeable; I particularly enjoyed this one's relationships with his work colleagues and others, and the mature and balanced way in which he deals with his wealth, not allowing it to interfere with his life, which he wants to count for something. He is tenacious in the face of danger, and it is gratfying to see the villain progressing unknowingly towards his defeat.

The Canadian backdrop is a delight. Dick Francis has an obvious love for the country and people, making this a heart-warming novel.

Enjoyable in the extreme!

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4 out of 5 stars
By TOB on 03-08-15

Terrible Recording Quality

The story was pretty good although it wasn't one of Dick Francis's best I didn't think. The narration was great, but the recording was terrible. It sounded as if it had been transferred from audio tape and Tony Britton's voice gradually got deeper and deeper and then all of a sudden changed up again.

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