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Summary

A beautiful Italian girl driving home in an open top sports car, a little boy playing on a South Coast beach and the senior steward of the Jockey Club on his way to a press reception in Baltimore. One after the other they suffer the same nightmare ordeal - kidnapping. But there is one thing connecting these particular cases. For the Italian girl is a jockey, and the little boy an only son of a racehorse owner.

A picture of the person behind this international chain of crime starts to emerge - a lover of Verdi, a man with a cool and calculating brain and an aficionado of the racing world. Andrew Douglas, brought in to advise and help the victims and their families, proceeds with all his customary diplomacy and courage. Only to find himself playing a dangerous part: the role usually reserved for his clients.

©1983 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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Great story

Great book and totally dick Frances special way of looking at racing. the knowledge shows through

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Beware two chapters are abridged!

Great story. It's a pity that two chapters have been abridged. Chapter 5 and 18 are shortened.

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Excellent well worth listening to

If you could sum up The Danger (Unabridged) in three words, what would they be?

Great story, characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Danger (Unabridged)?

The realization of how overwhelming vulnerability was to each character during different parts of the story line was to them, no matter what their strengths were to deal with it

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

I think that Tony Britton's always reads Dick Francis characters with good understanding of the overall plot.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That there is still the internal fight that vulnerability can be perceived as you being less of a person, a victim, whereas the message of this book is that it can feel like this, but actually it's a state of being and not a reality.

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Superb

Shame that 6 pages of chapter 18 missing, hence only 4 stars.
Cracking story as usual from DF! And always an accomplished narration from Tony.

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mmmmm!!!

One of my favourite Dick Francis stories. Disappointed that some of the text was missing.

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Bits missing?

This is a great story but unfortunately there is a bit missing. chapter 18 is curtailed somewhat!

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Brilliant

Just love all of this author's books. Beautifully read by Tony Britton. Classic Crime Drama

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Terrific

this is a one of the best I've read and heard. brilliant storyline. Audible.should stock the full range.

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Not unabridged

This version has some of it missing so not as advertised. Does not effect the main plot but is a hickup in the storyline.

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The Danger by Dick Francis

This is my first experience of audio books and I have no doubt been hooked.The clarity and professional delivery was top class and I look forward to opening my next book.

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the book is sold as unabridged but there are two parts of the story missing

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  • 13-06-21

The voice sounds old and not feminine

The book is great and the reader is doing a good job. But it feels like the voice are older than the character which is in his 30s. My girlfriend just couldn’t listen along with me. Maybe time to get a younger sounding voice for the Dick Francis book? Maybe also time to get people for each of the characters? The voice wasn’t great for Alicia and that also didn’t go down well with my girlfriend. Would love to introduce Dick Francis to friends but you need better readers and also female readers

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  • 12-11-18

Another winner by Dick Francis

Another winner. Tony Britton is excellent with his performance. You can easily visualize the characters from his distinctive way with each voice. The story is about a man working to recover kidnap victims and a jockey is kidnapped. The flow of the story keeps you waiting for the next happening and as usual, Dick Francis lets you into the mind of the main character. His characters are always someone I'd like very much. #AmateurDetective #GlobeTrotting #clever #tagsgiving #sweepstakes