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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Francis Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey's courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him. One is finding the truth about the death of a much hated track photographer. Reflex showcases the author's gift for creating heroes out of ordinary men. Simon Prebble's distinctive voice, deep and mildly accented, is perfect for Francis' work. His performance highlights the psychological drama and intrigue to deliver a positively exhilarating listening experience.

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

    " Reflex is not my favorite Dick Francis, but it's still a fun read. There's lots of good information about photography and photographic puzzles in here, and a rather sweet story about an isolated man creating a new sense of family for himself while he solves the mysteries dumped on his doorstep. I was disappointed that one important thread was left hanging at the end, but I suppose we should trust the main character to fix that problem as his life continues after the book is finished! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayes | 2/6/2014

    " An all time favorite. I love the photographic puzzles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 2/5/2014

    " A very engaging mystery...I found it hard to put down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 2/4/2014

    " This was one of the first Dick Francis books I read and remains my favorite to this day. It's fun to read and not completely fluffy. The photography tricks are succinctly but clearly explained and were part of the initial draw for me, but the satisfying plot and the sympathetic protagonist (Phillip Nore) are the reasons it stays at the top of my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 1/28/2014

    " The first and most memorable Dick Francis novel I ever read. So understated yet packs a powerful punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 1/27/2014

    " I had a little trouble getting into this one. Having said that, I'm glad I stuck with it. I can see how the protagonist was a foundation for my (later published) favorite, Sid Halley. Dick Francis does (did) such an amazing job of of creating likeable protagonists. Sadly, I've almost read everything he's published. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Noir | 1/23/2014

    " If "Whip Hand" is Dick Francis best novel, "Reflex" in my opinion is his next best novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Crosby | 1/15/2014

    " For my sins, this is another book I'm currently re-reading. It is also Kindle and seems to have better formatting than some of the others. This was the first Francis novel I ever read--30 years ago. It's been fun to read because it's like visiting an old friend. I remember the story well enough to recognize elements as they unfold, but not enough to spoil the story. Back then I liked it enough to read another. Now I recognize it as typical Francis. It stands up well, and remains one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrina651 | 1/14/2014

    " Classic Dick Francis! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/25/2013

    " The photography puzzles the hero figures out to solve the mystery are fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/22/2013

    " re-read April 2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/3/2013

    " One of my favorite DF books, with a likeable hero, a really nice subplot, and characters that ring true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Millin | 11/13/2013

    " The story of Philip Nore a Steeplechase jockey at the end of his career who moves into the world of photography. Includes information of how his irregular upbringing led to his career choices - and some crime and violence as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 11/9/2013

    " Dick Francis writes great jockey-mysteries and this was no exception. They're easily read, set in the day-to-day drudgery of the equestrian world in England, yet very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 10/25/2013

    " I enjoy reading Dick Francis because of his detail of the British horse racing and jumping life. His heroes are almost always really smart and ethical jockeys, even if they aren't always people you'd like to hang out with. Easy recreational reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat Chan | 8/11/2013

    " A book I'd read years ago, but was still enjoyable to re-read. Francis takes us into the intricacies of what can be done with a photographer's film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Hendrickson | 3/3/2013

    " Vintage Dick Francis. A good one that I couldn't put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Boycott | 12/29/2012

    " The best of Dick Francis. superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Odell | 12/28/2012

    " This was my first exposure to Francis, and he became an auto-buy. At the time, we'd been doing a lot of photography, and I actually figured out what was going on based on some of the obscure clues -- usually I'm not that quick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Satishch Salam | 9/23/2012

    " If you love horse, you can try this. Else dont give a f... here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 5/23/2012

    " Francis is always good for a light, enjoyable read. Perfect bedtime material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/20/2012

    " Dick Francis...such a guilty pleasure!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 2/5/2012

    " Photography,blackmail & Racing. PG-13: Some references to Sexual Activity and Drug use. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 12/14/2011

    " His books are all good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 10/25/2011

    " The story of Philip Nore a Steeplechase jockey at the end of his career who moves into the world of photography. Includes information of how his irregular upbringing led to his career choices - and some crime and violence as well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 6/29/2011

    " Another piece of candy from Dick Francis. These make me feel closer to my grandfather, who reads them constantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 5/31/2011

    " Francis is always good for a light, enjoyable read. Perfect bedtime material. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Satishchandra | 10/28/2010

    " If you love horse, you can try this. Else dont give a f... here. "

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

    " Another quality read from the master of horse crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 7/10/2010

    " This was a very well done mystery. I think it, along with Dead Cert, are my favorite Dick Francis books so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 5/5/2010

    " good solid read. some neat asides on specialty photo development mostly becoming obsolete because of digital.
    jockey ending career looking for answers to some pretty involved mysteries finds family and a sense of purpose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 10/30/2009

    " Aside from the original Dick Francis that introduced me to the author, tihs is my favorite of his books. The photography tricks are really interesting - very fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 9/16/2009

    " 1 Jan 1998
    19 Feb 1998 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 6/19/2009

    " This was my first exposure to Francis, and he became an auto-buy. At the time, we'd been doing a lot of photography, and I actually figured out what was going on based on some of the obscure clues -- usually I'm not that quick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 12/15/2008

    " Photography,blackmail & Racing. PG-13: Some references to Sexual Activity and Drug use. "

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