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Proof

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Publisher's Summary

At an annual party to celebrate the success of the racing season, everything seemed to be running well to form, including the need for more champagne. Then a runaway horsebox ploughed into the marquee. A witness to the terrible death and destruction, wine merchant Tony Beach knows it is just one of those tragic accidents. But when his expert advice is called into play over sub-standard alcohol in a local night club, connections start to click, and another person dies, horribly.

©1984 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Kevin Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom 01/04/2006
    Kevin Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom 01/04/2006
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    "Proof"

    Great story line read to perfection

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Prudence Magee 08/09/2016
    Prudence Magee 08/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best"

    As a Dick Francis fan I think this is one of his best. A good mix of thriller, information and the unexpected. And well read too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sian44 08/04/2016
    Sian44 08/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic read, one of his best books. "

    I liked the fragile yet defiant male protagonist. I was really rooting for him throughout!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andy London, United Kingdom 19/03/2016
    Andy London, United Kingdom 19/03/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Another Dick Francis Classic"

    The audio is not good in many places - but don't let that put you off a great story read by the Tony Britton. When I think of Dick Francis I think of Tony Britton's voice.
    Like every Dick Francis story, it draws you in and let's you ride alongside the hero as the solve the riddle of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Andrews 23/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant as always"

    I've liked Dick Francis books for years and really enjoyed this one. I think Tony Britton's voice really makes them. A joy to listen to. Just bought another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reynard 15/07/2015
    Reynard 15/07/2015
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    "Sound."

    Good story pity about sound quality as in previous books. It changes a number of times which is a nuisance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa United Kingdom 25/01/2014
    Lisa United Kingdom 25/01/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor quality sound"
    What did you like most about Proof?

    Usual good Dick Francis story.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Britton?

    Tony Britton is a good narrator, but it was marred by the poor sound quality which varied in loudness and had a tinny echoey effect.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Chipping Norton, United Kingdom 25/07/2012
    Kate Chipping Norton, United Kingdom 25/07/2012
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    "Brilliant"

    As enjoyable as ever even if you have no interest in either horses or the wine trade! The writing draws you in from the start. Really well read.

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  • Nina
    Arlington, VA, USA
    13/03/07
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    "Another winner for this ex-jockey"

    I've been reading Dick Francis since book 1, and I've got to say that if you like any of his books, chances are good you'll like the rest.

    Even tho his plots always refer to British horse-racing, there's always a different take on it. I think his stories are exciting and his characters very human.

    Go for it!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    26/01/11
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    "Proof"

    Tony Britton does a great job narrating this story. Dick Francis is a great writer. As a horse lover and race fan I always enjoy the inside view that Francis provides in his stories. I always learn something from his book and in this one was about the world of wines and whiskey. The pace always moves along and this book held a few nail biting moments of suspense. I wish Audible carried more of the Dick Francis books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CatBookMom
    Los Angeles area, CA, USA
    23/08/09
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable!!"

    Dick Francis has so many well-written books that it is difficult to make a list of favorites. 'Proof' is one of mine, and while I know the story very well, it is a new pleasure to listen to it being read by Tony Britton. Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ken
    Morisset ParkAustralia
    23/10/09
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    "Great story, well read."

    Dick Francis is consistently excellent and this story maintains the standard. A macabre touch in the mode of murder, but Francis' usual perceptive insights into human nature. Top class.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adella
    Keaau, HI, United States
    12/09/16
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    "Needs to be re-recorded"

    The audio was very old, changed tones and volumes multiple time and at times had an almost chirping sound in the background.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Springhill, NS, Canada
    03/09/15
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    "Good book"

    I enjoyed that the main character is working WITH the police for a change. It was mostly clean and was over all interesting. The final "battle" had me on the edge of my seat and sweating. The ending was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    06/04/15
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    "One of my favourites!"

    This is Beautifully written. Exciting story with a satisfying ending. Great characters. One of my favourite Dick Francis stories. Excellent narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    craigmore, Australia
    21/11/14
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    "proof"
    Where does Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it was good a different francis character dick francis wrights a good story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    it keeps you guessing


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scene in the storeroom of the racecourse


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

    yes it got you wanting to find who and what is going on


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gloria
    Tucson, AZ, United States
    16/01/13
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    "You Can't Go Wrong With a Dick Francis Book"
    If you could sum up Proof in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting and fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist is an ordinary man just trying to do the best he can. This depiction allows the reader to relate to his troubles, and to root for his eventual triumph..


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

    I have bought and listened to ALL of Dick Francis' books. Tony Britton is a great reader with the skill of differentiating the characters' voices, thus clarifying who's saying what. He's a terrific reader; and I love the English accent!


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    You can't go wrong buying a Dick Francis book. Every one of his stories is great.

    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

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