Sid Halley
Books in series4
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(4.5 based on 355 ratings)
  • 1
    Odds Against | Dick Francis

    Odds Against

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man. A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

    Another good one

    Dick Francis is brilliant. This (I think) is the first Sid Halley novel; it starts well and then improves; its the first time I've given 5 stars to a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 November 2007 by David (Uttoxeter, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Whip Hand | Dick Francis

    Whip Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    Sid Halley had one good hand and another made of metal. Five hundred pounds of horse had landed on him, directly ending his career as a brilliant jockey - and indirectly ending his marriage to the woman he loved. He had become a private investigator, quite a good one, though his new life could never erase the haunting memories of his past glories.

    enjoyable

    No I have a vivid imagination I frequently find my internal "movie" as it were is better than the audio version.

    Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by Amazon Customer (JARROW, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Come to Grief | Dick Francis

    Come to Grief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator who appears in Odds Against and Whip Hand, is back and facing new dilemmas and dangers. The opening finds him having uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend whom he, and everyone else, has held in affection bordering on love.

    Excellent, as usual!

    I enjoy Dick Francis immensely. This book did not disappoint. Sid Halley is a likeable character, and Dick Francis lifts the lid on this private man, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 March 2008 by Shoshi (Devon, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Under Orders | Dick Francis

    Under Orders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well - but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker - who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle.

    Loved it

    First novel for 5 years. WOW. I dip in and out of the Dick Francis body of work. A little violence. a touch of sweet revenge. clear cut villans & well..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 October 2007 by Mr. J. M. Brooks (Maidenhead)