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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Felix Francis Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Felix Francis co-wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010. Taking up the reins for his first solo effort, Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy. Former jockey Nicholas Foxy Foxton is at the track one day when he witnesses the execution-style killing of his friend Herb Novak. Worried he might be next, Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn't know about.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Sinden | 2/17/2014

    " Felix does his dad proud. I will look forward to many more of the Francis books in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 2/15/2014

    " The comparison is inevitable, so let's get straight to it. I am immensely appreciative that Felix Francis is continuing to write novels in the tradition and style of his father, the terrific (but evidently not inimitable!) Dick Francis. Gamble does not rank with the best of the Dick Francis books, but it is markedly better than a few. I say thank goodness we'll continue to get books like these, and in order to wish Felix nothing but the best, I'll start out by stretching the point and giving 4 stars to this 3-1/2-star novel. It is, like the best Dick Francis books, more than merely readable: it's a genuine page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/10/2014

    " ahhh...another book in the Dick Francis oeuvre (tho' this one is by his son Felix), perhaps the most peripherally about horseracing...that combines horseracing with another in-depth look at a profession with a mystery with romance to produce a page-turning pleasure. My only complaint...I read these too fast! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 2/9/2014

    " Felix Francis has continued telling great stories, just as his father, Dick Francis, did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Birchall | 1/25/2014

    " not great by previous standards .seemed like a book written for teens "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia Loken | 1/22/2014

    " Similar to his father's books, but a little of the sparkle was lost. Still a great read though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Sleeman | 1/10/2014

    " The son is not quite as good as the father as an author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/29/2013

    " Nice to have a Dick Francis to read again--even if Felix wrote it. He helped his dad with several of his later books, so he knows his way around a Francis mystery. Yes, Mark, they are a little predictable--but not quite formulaic. I was glad to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatma | 12/26/2013

    " very good,easy reading..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edb | 12/4/2013

    " A typical Francis story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vroom | 11/5/2013

    " Emotionally tonedeaf. I so wanted to like this book. Hopefully Felix will improve over time but this freshman outing just doesn't show the human connection to story telling that his parents so deftly mastered. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey Marks | 10/9/2013

    " Way too predictable and an expository romp through the trivia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark And Lorenda | 6/10/2013

    " I have always enjoyed the old fashioned charm of Dick Francis. His son is carrying on this tradition with this new novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie Jackson | 3/25/2013

    " This story feels more like Dick Francis than some of Felix Francis books. That means he is getting better all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Netoff | 2/13/2013

    " I believe his final book put out by his son after his death. Hadn't the edge that most of his books had but still amazing to have one left. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 10/27/2012

    " Dick Francis mysteries are always fun to read. You learn a bit about horse racing and in this book about financial planners. Since Dick Francis died his son who cowrote a number of books with his dad is now carrying on solo. He has the same winning formula. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jjanovyak | 10/7/2012

    " Well, Felix has done the family proud. This next-gen Francis offering is definitely up to speed. Truly a pleasure to read - fast-moving story in the mold, with likable characters and an extra dose of emotional involvement in the story, to boot. Truly a winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.M. Jeffries | 8/21/2012

    " Felix Francis has taken over where his father left off and the story is just as twisted and convoluted as anything Dick Francis did. Kudus to Felix Francis. Yes, there are differences, but they work and add a slightly different perspective to the racing field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/28/2011

    " In this book, Felix Francis takes his father's suspense/mystery model for a solo spin. While a little long, this book had the Dick Francis essentials--an ex-jockey gets swept up in a fast-paced mystery--and made good reading for a rainy weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/24/2011

    " Always enjoy books by the Francis men. "

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About the Author
Author Felix Francis

Felix Francis is the younger of Dick Francis’ two sons. Over the years, Felix assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, until he finally took a more significant role in the writing, first with Dead Heat and then increasingly with the bestsellers Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire, all father-son collaborations. He lives in England.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.