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Banker Audiobook

Banker

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Publisher's Summary

Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he's about to involve it in ₤5 million of prime horseflesh, a stallion called Sandcastle. Top breeders reckon it's the safest bet in racing. But racing doesn't just attract the money men of the city. It's riddled with all kinds of dubious dealmakers. People who don't think twice about breaking bones. People to whom no bet is safe until it's paid in blood, Ekaterin's blood.

©1982 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    David Uttoxeter, United Kingdom 18/08/2007
    David Uttoxeter, United Kingdom 18/08/2007
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    "Excellent"

    Typical Dick Francis well written and interesting the story keeps moving and maintains interest. Anyone who likes previous books will thoroughly enjoy this.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sue cobham, United Kingdom 23/02/2016
    Sue cobham, United Kingdom 23/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great listen"

    anything narrated By Tony Britton is destined to be great. A shame about background hiss

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bernard J Warburton 12/09/2015
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    "An amazing Story."

    Possibly one of the best Francis novels. The audio version by Tony Britain brings life to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom 12/06/2015
    Peter Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom 12/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "A Cracking Listen"

    Well worth a try, even if you are new to Dick Francis. The book moves along at a fairly swift pace but is a little predictable. The narration is excellent and Tony Britton really brought the characters to life for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 09/05/2015
    mollyeyre 09/05/2015
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    "Not one of his best"

    An enjoyable book, but not quite as good for me as his usual books, I felt it was a little formulaeic and the characters weren't quite up to scratch. It was still enjoyable though, and worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nina
    Arlington, VA, USA
    04/12/07
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    "Sue me -- I love D. Francis"

    Yes, he uses a formula -- but what a formula. As usual, this is fast-paced, complex enough to be interesting, and full of research details that bring the story alive.

    I think he's an excellent writer. There's no other thriller/mystery author who is so consistently excellent.

    Get it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Johnathan Gladen
    Mobile Al
    17/04/08
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    "on par"

    if you are familiar with his writing you won't be disappointed . If this is your first experience with dick francis you won't be disappointed either.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Virginia
    10/04/16
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    "Poor rendition, not the one I bought"

    I like most of Tony Britton's readings, but this one suffers in comparison to that of Simon Prebble. It really aggravates me to have paid for Prebble's rendition and to have gotten this one instead. When we choose and pay for a specific audio book, that's the one we ought to receive, not something different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    craigmore, Australia
    23/12/14
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    "banker"
    What did you love best about Banker?

    its another good storyline from dick francis a little differant from normal as tim isn,t a jockey or ex good read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    tim a little differant but in a good way


    Have you listened to any of Tony Britton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes several love the style and storys


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marguerite Mosier
    Bakersfield CA
    13/04/12
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    "Stick with it"

    the story unfolds slowly-very slowly, but interesting tho not 'suspensfull' the only thing I didn't like was that the hero is 32 or 33 and the narrator sounds 65. bad choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary
    10/10/11
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    "Another Dick Francis Classic"

    Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cari
    10/09/11
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    "Love Dick Francis books"

    This reader was perfect for the story. Good story. Will really miss this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    Corryton, TN, United States
    06/08/11
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    "Hard to put down"

    A mystery story that made me laugh and cry. I thought I should give this 4 stars because the audio quality was very inconsistent, but I couldn't do it. The story is just too good. His characters are so real, the details are perfectly given. The narrator is wonderful. This is only my third Francis book, I'm truly looking forward to the rest. I've just got to catch up on my sleep first, as this one kept me up very late last night. I couldn't put it down. The story is about making friends, trusting your instincts, love, hate, jealousy, heartbreak, remorse, and, of course, horses. Very well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MEMcL
    Carlsbad, CA
    02/08/11
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    "A delightful listening experience"

    I really enjoyed this book! The reader is fantastic, and his voice modulation for the various characters is perfect. The story line of horse breeding is very interesting and I found myself going back to re-listen to a part, if my mind drifted a bit. Some of the reviewers said that this is not Francis' best, so I will definitely download his others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    minnetonka, MN, United States
    28/07/11
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    "Worth it"

    Interesting storyline, well told without frills and misdirections. Excellently narrated. Worth the investment of time and money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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