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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,775 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Francis Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Internationally popular Dick Francis packs his equestrian mysteries with as much breath-taking suspense and danger as any neck-and-neck thoroughbred race. In this New York Times best-seller, he combines the hazard of investing in horses with the calculated risk of high finance to create a plot that twists and turns around every corner. It seems a sure thing when young investment banker Tim Ekaterin underwrites a multi-million-dollar loan for a stud farm. The owner plans to purchase the championship racehorse, Sandcastle. But when disaster stalks the famous stallion and his offspring, Tim is plunged headlong into deception and murder. Winner of three Edgar Awards and named a Grand Master, Dick Francis creates extraordinary characters from people who could be your next door neighbors.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murray | 2/16/2014

    " Dick Francis. What more do you need to say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc & Charly | 2/5/2014

    " With Dick Francis one always gets a good mystery and a behind the scenes lesson about one thing or another. In this one it is the banking industry and horse breeding pharmacology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Ching | 2/4/2014

    " I read this when I was obsessed with Dick Francis's books. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janssen | 1/26/2014

    " Recommended by my mom. It took me a while to get into it,but I once I gave it a chance, I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Davies | 1/18/2014

    " Ok, very clever. Just heard Frederick Forsyth on the radio , not to myself must read the jackal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/1/2014

    " Tim Ekaterin arranges the sale of the champion racehorse Sandcastle for millions of pounds. Learning of an apparent defect, he is plunged into a world of violence and murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/1/2014

    " Mystery whidh deals with horse racing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Martin | 12/28/2013

    " Excellent book as all of Dick Francis books are. Keeps you reading to see what happens next. The hero this time is a merchant banker who is in love with his boss' wife, but saves his life when maddness threatens. I hated to finish it as something isalways happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Posey | 11/7/2013

    " I love the ability of Dick Francis to write so smoothly it's almost impossible to detect what he's doing. He might start his story a bit slowly, but you know he's going to ramp you up for a good ride. I intend to read many more of his works. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annabel | 10/29/2013

    " My dislike comes down to a personal bent, I like the fact that Francis' characters are all honorable and the adultery in this book just jars - not on a religious level but given freedom of divorce I can't like him for the deceit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alaina Patterson | 10/18/2013

    " For the full review -- including another trip down Memory Lane with Alaina -- follow the link to That's What She Read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 9/14/2013

    " This was my first foray into the Dick Francis novels, which were highly recommended by my aunts. It didn't disappoint, plus I learned much about horse racing and horse breeding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 8/9/2013

    " Another one of my favorite Dick Francis mysteries. This one deals with family intrigues, of which I am fairly familiar. Good twists, clever little details, and interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/27/2013

    " One of the best Francis novels. It's a bit atypical in some respects, but the story is wonderful and gut wrenching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GS Nathan | 3/22/2013

    " Well, the usual Dick Francis racy read...not as good as some I have read, but the plotting is devious and the writing fresh so I liked it. Good enough book to spend a lazy evening with, if you like to do that sort of thing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/22/2013

    " His heroes are always viral young men full of integrity who get themselves involved in murder. Since the books are all about some facet of horse racing, I find them interesting. Characters are all well developed. Not a high level of suspense, but the endings seem to come as a aurprise to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/17/2013

    " Almost did not finish this. I really disliked the first 75 pages but it got better as it went along "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ankur | 9/2/2012

    " one of the weakest dick francis that i hv ever read :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/28/2012

    " Not as fast paced as other Francis novels, but gripping just the same. How does he do that? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leta | 2/17/2012

    " It just seemed like the right time to read an adventure featuring a good-guy investment banker. Especially one that was written in the early 80s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 1/25/2012

    " In high school, I loved Dick Francis, but this one didn't hold up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/30/2011

    " I don't care how flat he can sometimes be, I really like Dick Francis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/15/2011

    " One of my top three Francis books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 8/31/2011

    " I love the ability of Dick Francis to write so smoothly it's almost impossible to detect what he's doing. He might start his story a bit slowly, but you know he's going to ramp you up for a good ride. I intend to read many more of his works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/2/2011

    " I read this when I was obsessed with Dick Francis's books. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 7/30/2011

    " Ah, Dick Francis is as good as I remembered. And if you stay up 'til 3AM you can finish things! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stven | 2/7/2011

    " This was one of the first Dick Francis books I read when I started in on him around 1984, and it's an excellent example of his brilliant readability, engrossing plots, and commitment to research. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/9/2010

    " I don't care how flat he can sometimes be, I really like Dick Francis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 10/17/2010

    " Ok, very clever. Just heard Frederick Forsyth on the radio , not to myself must read the jackal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/29/2010

    " One of the best Francis novels. It's a bit atypical in some respects, but the story is wonderful and gut wrenching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 9/24/2009

    " I love everything Dick Francis writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 9/16/2009

    " 1 Jan 1998, 12 Mar 1998 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 9/14/2009

    " My very first Dick Francis book...and one that I return to from time to time.

    Well written mystery with a financial plot twist along with the horse racing theme.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janssen | 7/14/2009

    " Recommended by my mom. It took me a while to get into it,but I once I gave it a chance, I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day. "

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About the Author
Author Dick Francis

Dick Francis, (1920–2010) a former champion steeplechase jockey, was the author of many bestselling mysteries set in the world of horse racing. The only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best novel, his awards include the Gold Dagger, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the MWA’s Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston, and in 2000 he received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.