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Break In

Narrated by: Tony Britton
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

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.

This, he quickly discovers, puts a lot of noses out of joint. Not one to be put off easily, he keeps digging, upsetting powerful and ruthless people who'll do anything to protect themselves.

But this is family and Kit will risk everything – including his neck – to find the truth ...

©2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Suavely handled and full of suspense." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Engaging

A enjoyable listen, some of the story is far fetched but it kept my attention and I wanted to know how it ended. I don’t like the female characters in the book, they are very stereotypical, it’s a “man’s book” of its time in this regard and the annoying American accent used by Tony Britton for one of the female characters really got on my nerves.

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Best Dick Francis book he ever wrote

I have every book Dick Francis has written on audio and Break In was my first listen on tape, and now I am adding the audible versions to my library, cannot get enough of this great writer.

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One of the best Dick Francis books

Most enjoyable, great storyline, well read, loved the characters.
The story traveled well without being to full of observations that are just their to fill the space the information was in its self informative and whilst the story became a little obvious towards the end, one found ones self being happy for the outcome for the characters themselves.

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Great listening as always

Great listening as always....a good steady plot that holds your interest written in a most appealing way xx

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Sick Francis books are classics

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

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10/10

Yet again a 10/10 A1 100% top class mystery with the audible top performance of Tony Britton.

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Exciting tale

Well written as always with many twists and turns beautifully told as expected fromby Tony Brittan.

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Surprisingly unpleasant hero and poor sound

This is the first Dick Francis novel that I've actively disliked, mainly because the hero is rather unpleasant, and as much of a blackmailer in his way as his enemies are. I had no empathy for him, nor for his rather privileged girlfriend.

The recording has obviously been taken from worn-out audiotape - fuzzy, muddy, changing volume and clarity at virtually every chapter, and with a massive speeded-up chunk in the middle. Recordings of this poor quality really shouldn't be offered on Audible at standard prices! The final thing that wrecked this one for me is Tony Britton's utter inability to do convincing female voices, especially his falsetto American gal accent (exactly the same failing that spoilt the otherwise excellent 'High Stakes').

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Another hit.

Exciting and clever yet somehow relaxing to listen to. True to form. Always consistent. Would recommend.
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Super story

Loved it! Thought it was a great story. I love his books. Thrilling, well paced and good fun.