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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Francis Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781470360665
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Featuring the gripping plot, dramatic settings and believable characters that readers have come to expect from Dick Francis, To the Hilt displays the master at the top of his form. Alexander Kinloch is definitely the black sheep of his noble family, choosing the precarious life of a painter over a lucrative job in his stepfather's brewery. But when a trusted assistant disappears with millions of pounds, Alexander is reluctantly thrust into a foreign world of bankers and auditors. Brutal thugs and jealous relatives stand in his way as he labors to save the business and protect the family treasures. In the face of adversity, Alexander must defend himself and his family's honor to the hilt. After three dozen novels, Dick Francis maintains his reputation as one of the most popular mystery writers of our time. Both suspenseful and poignant, To the Hilt is a wild ride through a perilous adventure. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MT | 2/10/2014

    " This was my mom's favorite Dick Francis book; she read all of them before her passing in 2002. I have to agree with her, it's one of his best. I like most of his that I've read, honestly. But yeah, this one is another old friend on a cold, rainy day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Bird | 2/5/2014

    " This was an ok book, nothing special. Quite a standard crime novel. It was all a bit run of the mill, no clever twists and all a bit predictable. It is set in an upper class world of privilege and everything is easily achieved. I found the characters quite one dimensional, very much out of the box goodies and baddies. Saying this is was an easy read. I don't think i would recommend this to people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/30/2014

    " The first book I read of his. Great character and plot development. Not predictable in the least. Good, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 1/28/2014

    " Loved this one, about Scotland, and old family secrets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 1/19/2014

    " Great plot with lots of clues. Easy reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " My favorite of Francis' so far. Corporate espionage, family politics, and horses. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/7/2014

    " Not exactly the most sprightly of Francis' stories. Entertaining enough, but the characterizations were a little thin and plotting seemed a bit loose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly Kay | 12/28/2013

    " I have to admit that I have read all the Dick Francis books from way back in my childhood. He clearly improved as an author and branched out in subject matter as he aged and some of his recent books are quite good. I enjoyed this one and it is good quick escapist reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 11/14/2013

    " Another good book. Engrossing. Ending could have been better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed the author's characters both near and away from the racetrack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 10/27/2013

    " This is the one with the guy who is a painter and lives in the middle of nowhere in Scotland. It's a pretty good one. Not much horse-racing in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cleo | 10/14/2013

    " A fun combination of mystery - history - family dynamics - setting Scotland - current time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 10/8/2013

    " My favorite Francis novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois Wood | 9/28/2013

    " Good one --- not that I remember ever reading a Dick Francis that I didn't enjoy! But this one was particularly appealling ... I really liked Alexander Kinloch -- good character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorrell | 8/13/2013

    " Any thing from Dick Francis is a good read and great for audio book listening while traveling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/28/2013

    " Surprising myself that I am rating a mystery so high, but I really like this book. I love the way Francis includes so much detail about the painting techniques, just like he did about photography in one of his other books. Very well written, extremely likable protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth | 6/19/2013

    " hero: Alexander Kinloch; Hero is an artist who lives in Scotland out in the remote Highlands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 5/26/2013

    " Set in Scotland "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen Thielen | 4/12/2013

    " Dick Francis passed away last year. We lost an entertaining English author. This novel was written in 1996. Great characters, setting, and plot. Held up to the test of time!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/15/2013

    " This is the 1st Dick Francis book I read, and I liked it. It was a good page turning, the characters were interesting and clever, and it did not require much brain power. "

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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.