Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood, at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theater was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir.
The sudden unexplained death of a string of valuable racehorses from one small area in Gloucestershire was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But Darwin was local. He remembered people and what was at stake. And now he knew enough to get himself killed.
©1991 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Well read , good story but sound quality very poor. Background noise very distracting.
This book should be re read or withdrawn ! Unfair to charge for this audio book, if it was bought from a shop I would have returned it for a refund!
I would not listen again, the sound is poor with background hiss and noise. I started to listen out for the background noise and not so much on the story which is a shame as I have always enjoyed his audio books in the past.
Rich expressive calming
Would not listen in one sitting
There were also gaps in the recording, quite distracting.
I love Dick Francis, as his stories are entertaining, exciting and an excellent listen while travelling. This is not one of his "fast-pace", yet still manages to keep the suspence ever present. You feel you get to know the characters, and I will definetly listen to this book again.
As expected a good Dick Francis novel, intriguing and full of interesting fact. Really enjoyed the book, read superbly but the technical quality was low. Pauses and sound quality should never have passed a QA check which makes one question if there was one! A real shame.
good story and Britten does it well. Very poor sound (at some points you can hear conversations in the background!) really detracts from the listening experience.
I love listening to Tony Britton. His narratives are entertaining. story is brilliant. but the background hiss infuriating
"Horses that dies"
As many others I believed that horses and novell's about them were mainly for girls. But this book is definetly not. It can of course be read by them, but not solely by them. Well, now to the book.
The book is a mystery-novell, in a british veterinary-clinic. Horses are dying on the table and a young veterinarian is being blamed for it. Now it is all up to Peter Darwin, an employe with the foreign-office. to help his new friend in uncover the mystery. As he gets deeper into the mystery, he finds out that it is not acidentially, but intentionally. Someone wants the clinic to close down. But who is it and why. Danger comes closer as does the answer to the riddle.
The book is exiting and well written. You get drawn into the world of horses and murder. The carecters are interesting, and the dept of them is very good. you are hooked from ten minutes in and all the way to the end.
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