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Summary

Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes: quick and easy. Until, that is, he’s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes.

Luckily, no one is hurt, but it isn’t long before Matt realises that he’s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who are dead-set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds.

©1970 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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Poor narration

A rather dated tale but a typical Dick Francis, so engrossing enough. However, having listened to the excellent narration of many of his books by Tony Britton, this was spoilt by Ian Ogilvy's narration,which I found very poor. A pity.

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Dated, but good story spoilt by poor narration

Good storyline, although in my opinion, not one of Dick Francis's best novels and the text is somewhat dated. However, the big disappointment was the fast and extremely poor narration by Ian Ogilvy.

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Dull dull and yet more dull

Ian Ogilvy gives a one-dimensional and very dull reading of this rather trite and predictable story which will only really appeal to someone who's hooked on one- and two-engine planes. Yet another worthy but misunderstood hero who keeps coming to the rescue but rarely gets the credit. Where are all the interesting and entertaining characters who inhabited Francis' earlier novels? Not here, that's for sure. Not recommended.

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Flight of quality

Dick Francis has yet again taken another aspect of life and mixed it with the world of racing and thrilled yet again.

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  • Sarah
  • Caerphilly, United Kingdom
  • 25-04-17

Excellent

New narrator to me but glad I took the leap. It was great after all.

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Another exciting book

Really enjoyed this book which had a gripping storyline and was beautifully read. Would certainly recommend.

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  • Joan
  • 06-04-12

Reliable dick Francis

This book is typical dick francis. A little pessimistic, main character has a lot of adversity , but lots of character. Mind candy, not too deep, but enjoyable.