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  • Longshot

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

John Kendall knows how to survive. He's written six handbooks on the subject. Now he wants to become a novelist, preferably without starving to death. But when cold and hunger set in, Kendall impulsively accepts an unlikely job. He is to research and write a biography of Tremayne Vickers, a famous racehorse trainer. Staying at Vickers' home in rural Berkshire, Kendall soon learns to like his host and friends, learns to ride racehorses, learns about murderers ...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Expect the unexpected

  • By Sue on 13-04-13

Poor End

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

Reviewed: 17-05-17

Unfortunately a poor overly dragged out ending to a good story. Oh well, you can't have everything....

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Miss

  • My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
  • By: Hank Haney
  • Narrated by: Hank Haney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Neil on 13-07-12

A Worthwhile Read

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

Reviewed: 23-04-17

A few surprises in this book, one of which was the extraordinary patience shown by Hank Haney....

A book that I will read again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

  • The Early Years (1938-1950)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's earliest adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

  • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

Poor, Poor, Poor - AVOID

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

The quality of this book is terrible and AUDIBLE should 'warn' prospective purchasers regarding the same. Also the chapters are all over the place with repeated chapters at the end.

As I am an AUDIBLE user only for a trial period, my experience thus far can only be described as extremely disappointing.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful