- Audio CD
- Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (30 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1470820048
- ISBN-13: 978-1470820046
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 14.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
High Stakes Audio CD – Audiobook, 30 Jun 2012
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A regular winner (Sunday Express)
As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing (Daily Mirror) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound ... All the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.' (The New York Times Book Review)
'[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills.' (Newsday)
'[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries.' (The Wall Street Journal) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Expertly written and with vivid real-life characters, this must be one of Dick Francis' best, ranking up there with the Sid Halley stories. And believe me, thrillers don't get better than that! Francis writes very well, the dialogue is believable, the characters are three-dimensional and believable. These books are as taut as they come, with nary a spare word, and very well-done drawn-out tension scenes. There are some good bits, too, about interaction with horses; th different types of trainers; and the class hierarchy, including the short-cuts in between.
These books are perfect fodder for when you're ill or sorry for yourself: the philosophy is take what comes, and deal with it. There is nothing to beat a good Francis, and this is as good as they come.
My only complaint (with regard to the Kindle edition) is the typographical errors. I don't know how these books are transformed from paper to digital, but the result is some very odd words at intervals throughout the book. If it hadn't been such a good story, it would have put me off reading it. This fault applies to all the Dick Francis books in Kindle format - I am working my way through them all.
I would recommend it to anyone with a love of horseracing.