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  • The Monastery Murders

  • A Stanton and Barling Mystery, Book 2
  • By: E.M. Powell
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert’s idleness, he seeks him out - and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered. Summoned from London to the isolated monastery on the Yorkshire Moors, Aelred Barling, clerk to the King’s justices, and his messenger Hugo Stanton, set about investigating the horrific crime. They quickly discover that this is far from a quiet monastic house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Stella on 13-01-19

murders most foul

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

great narrator, atmospheric and detailed with strong main characters. medieval mystery at its best. author highly recommended.

  • The Blood of the Fifth Knight

  • By: E.M. Powell
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for attempting to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By bran on 15-01-19

great story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-19

authentic, believable characters with a strong plotline. many twists and an overall great read. narrator is one I will look for again.

  • Break In

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron – the Princess – when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories that will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business.Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Ellen on 28-06-18

Sick Francis books are classics

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-17

great story, good characters and a top class narrator. All the hallmarks of a masterpiece.

  • Blood Sport

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Gene Hawkins, investigator by trade, was expert at arranging events so that they appeared accidental to all involved. Therefore, when he himself witnessed an ‘accident’ his curiosity flared up bright, and he insisted on looking into what he regarded as a work of art. A quarter of a million pounds worth of Derby-winning stallion had vanished into the Blue Grass of Kentucky... and a young man and a girl spent a dangerous afternoon in a punt on the River Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • blood sport

  • By Mrs on 26-05-18

Blood Sport

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

dark, intense, deep and extremely well written. another classic from the Francis stable and the best narrator I have ever heard. brings the story and it's characters to life.

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  • Just William 7

  • By: Richmal Crompton
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Big error!

  • By MS on 11-08-16

wonderfully evocative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

wonderful narrator and hilarious, long forgotten tales of derring do from The Outlaws when children were turned loose in the morning and not seen till mealtimes!

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

Classic.and endearing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

this will be worth gold I years to come. amusing, touching and gripping and that voice!

  • Reflex

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's an automatic reflex to read a Dick Francis bo

  • By m on 08-07-13

photo.finish

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

great.storyline, terrific author.and marvellous narrator. more please Audible to satisfy all your customers and stock the full series

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  • Bonecrack

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Violence suddenly takes the lead in the life of Neil Griffon. Following a grisly accident that lands his father in the hospital, Griffon finds himself in charge of his father's stables. Before he has a chance to get his bearings, he is brutally assaulted and abducted. The price for his freedom will mean the betrayal and deception of those who trust Griffon most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Hazel on 21-07-13

thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

loved it, first one I.heard with Tony Britton as narrator and I was hooked. thanks Audible please stock the full series

  • Wild Horses

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gem from Dick Francis

  • By Shoshi on 29-03-08

Winner

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

Dick Francis.and Tony Britton do another classic job with a novel from a classic stable.

  • Knock Down

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

It’s the classic law of the invader. Get to the strongest guy and smash him, then watch the weaker ones fall like ninepins. Which is just what a vicious gang of horse dealers decides to do when their little kickback scam is threatened with a spot of old-fashioned honesty. But they haven’t reckoned with bloodstock agent Jonah Dereham, a man who belies his quiet exterior with a steely and implacable resolve. They can threaten him, try to burn down his home, even attempt to kill him. But they’ll soon wish they hadn’t.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Liz H. on 22-10-15

wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

Audible.should.stock all novels by Dick Francis narrated by Tony Britton. marvellous series for everyone to enjoy