Artist Alexander Kinloch has worked out a good pattern for his life. His home is a small bothy on a remote mountain in Scotland; he paints on commission, from which he derives both pleasure and a decent income; he lives alone and likes it.
One day, however, Alexander's peace is violently shattered when he returns home to find a group of strangers waiting for him. After a scuffle, he is left for dead with only the words ''Where is it?' ringing in his ears. The days that follow contain more danger than he could ever imagine.
©1996 Dick fFancis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
My favourite audio book by one of my favourite author's. For some reason I find this story addictive and return to read it time and again. Great narative by the incomprable Tony Britton who copes with the wide variety of accents needed for such a diverse set of characters. Thrilled to have it on audio book so that I can play it whenever I feel like in the car, rather like a large plate of shepherd's pie it has become comfort food to gladden my heart on a bad day. If you have not yet made the aquaintance of Alexander Kinloch then I would urge you to give it a whirl.
I would listen again, the storyline was good, I listened over a long weekend, sandwiched between DIY and Gardening, Gave up TV and enjoyed the experience. Wanted to hustle it along occasionally, but that is part of the enjoyment, you felt you were there.
I don't think you can go wrong with a Dick Francis novel and this story does not disappoint. Francis's stories are always very comforting to listen to and a great favorite that can be re listened to again and again.
Tony Britton is a very elderly man. The protagonist is a young man in his twenties and the crackling, plummy voice narrating the story was completely ridiculous and ruined an enjoyable book. Britton's female voices were like something out of Mrs Doubtfire. Sadly, He has lent his voice to many more of D F's books - which I shall be avoiding.
I love listening to audible books after a long day at work and while I'm travelling. It's relaxing and helps distract me switch off.
Another great story from Dick Francis. This book is full of action and intrigue, family rifts and greed... This book personally kept me up all night and earned me an audible badge for all night listening! This story takes place between The Scottish Highlands and London. Our hero, The black sheep of the family, is a successful artist living in a remote hut in Scotland. His uncle, Lord Kinloch, loans him the hut in return of a painting once a year, usually of one of his gun-dogs. The Kinloch Castle has been handed over to the nation, however the Lord insists he owns some of the items that were personally given to the Kinlochs including the hilt of a ceremonial sword given to his ancestor by Prince Charles. When our hero is beaten up at his hut he is uncertain as to the reason; however he finds out that his stepfather is in debt and his Brewery is under threat of insolvency. A race horse and Gold Cup are being sought to pay off the debt. Can our hero save the day?
"to the hilt"
haven,t read the print version use audio to drive and make the journey more enjoyabale
dead cert typical dick francis style
he narrates the books well
when alex is in trouble on the mountain
"One of Francis' Best!"
This is a favorite Dick Francis book. Racing is very peripheral, and I really liked Alexander Kinloch. This is the 2nd Dick Francis book with an artist as the main character. At times I wanted to just smack his step-sister, Pamela, but overall, loved how the story unfolded and enjoyed the unorthodox detective Alexander hired to help him figure out what was going on. This is a book I read or listen to once or twice a year.
I enjoy his use of different accents and just overall, find his voice a great one to listen to!
"Another Dick Francis Classic"
Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.
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