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Comeback Audiobook

Comeback

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood, at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theater was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir.

The sudden unexplained death of a string of valuable racehorses from one small area in Gloucestershire was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But Darwin was local. He remembered people and what was at stake. And now he knew enough to get himself killed.

©1991 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Eileen 26/09/2015
    Eileen 26/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story... sound Very poor ."

    Well read , good story but sound quality very poor. Background noise very distracting.
    This book should be re read or withdrawn ! Unfair to charge for this audio book, if it was bought from a shop I would have returned it for a refund!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri LONDON SW17, United Kingdom 29/10/2017
    Sheri LONDON SW17, United Kingdom 29/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story - terrible sound quality"

    the book is really impacted by the very poor sound quality - makes it difficult to listen

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    bran 22/10/2017
    bran 22/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Winner"

    Tony Britton brings the novel alive. the best narrator.I've head so far. a perfect companion to a great novelist

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    fionavb 24/08/2017
    fionavb 24/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Comeback"

    One of the first audio books I listened to when it came out on cassette. Now I am pleased to be able to listen on Audible.
    Tony Britton for me hits the spot as narrator. The story is interesting with a good dash of horse/veterinary information

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Lloyd 28/05/2017
    Sharon Lloyd 28/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    Enjoyed the story and very well read, but was the narrator sitting in an aviary with a water feature tinkling in the background ?

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    gillian womersley 29/03/2017
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    "great story"

    Tony Britain is an excellent narrator and Dick Francis an excellent writer very enjoyable listen.




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    cc 16/10/2016
    cc 16/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor sound quality"
    Would you listen to Comeback again? Why?

    I would not listen again, the sound is poor with background hiss and noise. I started to listen out for the background noise and not so much on the story which is a shame as I have always enjoyed his audio books in the past.


    What three words best describe Tony Britton’s voice?

    Rich expressive calming


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

    Would not listen in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    There were also gaps in the recording, quite distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emma 25/09/2016
    Emma 25/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible sound in places!"

    Terrible sound in places!
    Otherwise great. Classic Dick Francis, only spoilt at times by the suspicion that this recorded in a very amateur way.

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    Frederick W. Blewitt 07/05/2016
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    "great"

    as expected, first class, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish., perfect for a long flight

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    Kristin 28/03/2016
    Kristin 28/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, excellent preformance"

    I love Dick Francis, as his stories are entertaining, exciting and an excellent listen while travelling. This is not one of his "fast-pace", yet still manages to keep the suspence ever present. You feel you get to know the characters, and I will definetly listen to this book again.

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  • Rune
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    27/09/07
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    "Horses that dies"

    As many others I believed that horses and novell's about them were mainly for girls. But this book is definetly not. It can of course be read by them, but not solely by them. Well, now to the book.

    The book is a mystery-novell, in a british veterinary-clinic. Horses are dying on the table and a young veterinarian is being blamed for it. Now it is all up to Peter Darwin, an employe with the foreign-office. to help his new friend in uncover the mystery. As he gets deeper into the mystery, he finds out that it is not acidentially, but intentionally. Someone wants the clinic to close down. But who is it and why. Danger comes closer as does the answer to the riddle.

    The book is exiting and well written. You get drawn into the world of horses and murder. The carecters are interesting, and the dept of them is very good. you are hooked from ten minutes in and all the way to the end.

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