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My dad and I both love Dick and Felix Francis and look forward to September each year. Dad got first read this year and he was underwhelmed. I got second read and I was underwhelmed. Dad isn't the world's best literary critic but he said "They always grab me and I can't put them down but this one doesn't" - he was right, I could take or leave it. It didn't grab me from the start then there was a whole lot of narrative with heaps of technical information that just seemed to keep on coming, none of the short sentences, action packed plot that characterised older books. Dick rarely repeated his heroes but we have had several now with Jefferson as the hero and he's wearing a little thin - there wasnt even a decent love contact this time. Sorry, disappointed with this one.
Would you consider the audio edition of Triple Crown to be better than the print version?
Have not read the print version so no comment
Who was your favorite character and why?
Paddy, he is the story
Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is the first tine I have listened to Martin Jarvis and was very impressed with how he presented the characters. Those that were meant to be threatening were. He is able to convey, by subtle changes in his voice, the emotions within the characters. Very good.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
No real idea
Any additional comments?
Whilst the story was interesting it was not Dick Francis
Martin Jarvis narrated a previous book in this series which was set in England. He did a sterling job. However, this one required American and and Irish Spanish accents. They were all dire! The plot was the normal horsey detective romp.