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Wild Horses Audiobook

Wild Horses

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Once a blacksmith, now famous and respected as a newspaperman, Valentine Clark knows everyone who is anyone in the racing world. Aged, confused, blind and dying, he harbours a daunting secret that he is desperate to be rid of.

He makes last confession to his visiting film-director friend, Thomas Lyon, whom in his delirium he mistakes for a priest. Unburdened and at peace, Valentine passes away, yet his legacy remains, guarded by Thomas.

On location in Newmarket, Thomas is troubled by the old man's secret. Seeking to understand this puzzling revelation, he uncovers a long-unsolved mystery that he soon finds is very much unforgotten. But as much as he wants to learn more, it seems he already knows too much. Imaginative and decisive though he may be, he will need superhuman courage and extreme cunning to stay alive.

©1994 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Nothing short of dazzling." (Publishers Weekly)
"Another winner from this popular writer." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    Shoshi Devon, United Kingdom 29/03/2008
    Shoshi Devon, United Kingdom 29/03/2008 Member Since 2016
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    "Another gem from Dick Francis"

    As with most of his novels, Dick Francis chooses a subsidiary theme in addition to that of horse racing. In this case, he chooses two: film making, and knives. Both are extraordinary - gripping and full of inside knowledge.

    As usual, the central character is honest and likeable. He goes out of his way to care for the vulnerable, even though his own life is in the balance.

    Dick Francis's love for, and special relationship with horses is evident as usual. His description of the filming of the wild horses at dawn is beautiful, and very moving. All in all, this is a really smashing book. Highly recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Brixham, United Kingdom 23/06/2011
    Shirley Brixham, United Kingdom 23/06/2011 Member Since 2011
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    "Wild Horses"

    As always Dick Francis writes a gripping thriller. I found it very difficult to stop listening to this as the tension built up. Tony Britton has the perfect voice to listen to and manages to change his voice for each character which adds to the enjoyment of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 24/04/2006
    Jon Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 24/04/2006
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    "Great read"

    I didn't want to stop listening and couldn't work out who was guilty until near the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dyane DRIFIELD, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom 17/01/2017
    Dyane DRIFIELD, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom 17/01/2017
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    "Classic Frances"

    Ingenious, cleverly developed storyline typically Frances. As always superbly read by Tony Britton. Highly recommended

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    Lu 16/06/2016
    Lu 16/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow starting but worth the persistence"

    A bit slow to get going but excellently narrated, healthy dose of all things horsey, consistent character development, and a strong finish. Another enjoyable book by Dick Francis.

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    Amazon Customer 02/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Very exciting "

    Dick Francis at his best. As usual racing is combined with another world this time film making.

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    Bunny 13/10/2015
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    "An unusual dick Francis novel"

    This book shows how a mystery can twist & turn nearly to the end. It demonstrates how a film does not always become an accurate portrayal of the novel.
    An excellent listen with expressive reading of the book.

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    Sue cobham, United Kingdom 29/07/2015
    Sue cobham, United Kingdom 29/07/2015 Member Since 2014

    I am a Cussler & Francis fan, with N.Roberts & thrillers thrown in. Audiobooks keep me sane when doing housework or driving long distances

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    "brilliant"

    I could listen to Tony Britton forever. everything comes alive under his narration. Other narrators should take lessons

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    Amazon Customer 27/06/2015
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    "One of, if not the best!"

    Excellent book read with drama. I enjoyed every minute of it, wanting to know the ending but not wanting it to finish!

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  • Doug Wilkie
    27/09/14
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    "You have to love a good Francis novel."
    Where does Wild Horses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As with many Francis novels it would rank above average. Keeps you thinking.


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

    Kept you thinking,, kept my interest wondering what would come next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    craigmore, Australia
    15/09/14
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    "wild horses"
    Would you listen to Wild Horses again? Why?

    yes probably dick francis books are rereadable and are a good listening book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the racing scene seem to hold a lot of corruption and secrets the books incline


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

    yes he seems to have a knowledge of the racing and jockey life


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

    not much he seems to bring the book together


    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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