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Reflex Audiobook

Reflex

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Publisher's Summary

Jockey Philip Nore is no ordinary hero. When Nore began to suspect that a track photographer's fatal accident was really murder, he sets out to discover the truth and to trap the killer.

Slowly, he unravels some nasty secrets involving corruption, blackmail and murder - and unwittingly sets himself up as the killer's next target.

©1980 Dick Francis; (P)Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    m Heacham Norfolk 08/07/2013
    m Heacham Norfolk 08/07/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "It's an automatic reflex to read a Dick Francis bo"
    Where does Reflex rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Reflex is just the type of book I like to read. I like all Dick Francis books as the storyline moves it doesn't leave you hanging on for the continuance of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Typical quality - excellent


    What does Tony Britton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Calm but emphasis where needed. Kept you interested throughout


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

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela London, UK 25/09/2016
    Angela London, UK 25/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, read well. "

    As with other readings by this actor, at first I thought his voice was too mature to play this character. However, he's so good that I was well past that by 10 minutes in. The story is one of the best Dick Francis ones and the kids and I were entertained during long car journeys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr A W NORTON 29/03/2015
    Mr A W NORTON 29/03/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "very good a snapy story"

    loved it could not stop listening very good twist on the racing angle good plot

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    C. M. Thomas 13/01/2015
    C. M. Thomas 13/01/2015
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    "A most enjoyable Dick Francis plot"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reflex to be better than the print version?

    Depends on how you want to use it. Yes if listening in the car or late at night.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The photographic puzzles.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes more tension than laugh / cry


    Any additional comments?

    The photographic techniques have now dramatically changed with the advent of digital photography but it is still a fascinating read. His journey of self - discovery and relationships with his family throughout the book are also very interesting.

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  • Tamara
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    11/10/10
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    "Jolly Good Listen"

    Initially I found the narrator's voice jarring as it seemd too old for the main character's age but as I got involved in the story either he adjusted it or my mind compensated for this and the theater of the mind took over.All the other characters were well interpreted.Well read and interpreted by the narrator and a good, entertaining listen if you like this genre.The author knows his subjects well and the pace and mystery never lets up until the end.

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  • Christopher
    Howrah, Australia
    31/07/10
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    "I hate horse racing but with Dick Francis...."

    As a young man, living in the country, I grew up near stables and in the country that Dick Francis novels are set. Horse racing, with graft, corruption, and criminality have never appealed to me but during a period of sickness, while convalescing, Reflex was presented in 15 minute segments as a book reading on a local radio station. Much as I loathed the so-called sport, I was hooked by this book and I think I've read just about every Dick Francis novel. This one appealed to me because of the little mysteries and the crooks involved at every level. The novels also provide insight into the problematic life of a professional jockey (although Dick Francis's characters are usually amateurs) and the temptations of the fast life, the glitz and the glamour, juxtaposed by being ordered to cheat and the problems of having a conscience. Reflex will always stand out in my mind as one of the first books that drew me to the audible form and through it an understanding of some of the problems faced by those engaged in the industry. Dick Francis was not the most successful English jockey but his literary jockeys are believable human beings with strengths, weaknesses and every other human problem and for that reason, the books have been remarkably successful.

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