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Summary

Artist Alexander Kinloch has worked out a good pattern for his life. His home is a small bothy on a remote mountain in Scotland; he paints on commission, from which he derives both pleasure and a decent income; he lives alone and likes it.

One day, however, Alexander's peace is violently shattered when he returns home to find a group of strangers waiting for him. After a scuffle, he is left for dead with only the words ‘‘Where is it?' ringing in his ears. The days that follow contain more danger than he could ever imagine.

©1996 Dick fFancis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Impossible to listen... Appalling sound quality

How disappointing... Can't Audible clean up the recording? Really wanted to listen to this book as had read and enjoyed it years ago. Shame, shame, shame.

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  • 21-04-14

Thanks, an excellent book, a good listen.

Would you listen to To the Hilt again? Why?

I would listen again, the storyline was good, I listened over a long weekend, sandwiched between DIY and Gardening, Gave up TV and enjoyed the experience. Wanted to hustle it along occasionally, but that is part of the enjoyment, you felt you were there.

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Poor recording spoilt my enjoyment

I enjoyed listening to this story. It was well written and I'd like to say it was really well narrated, however, the background static spoiled what would otherwise have been a good recording.
I have listened to countless novels on Audible and this has been the only one of poor quality.

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Billboard

Thought this a great book. Written well. Narrated well. It was a first dock Francis for me. Will get more.

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Classic Francis

Not my first reading of this story. Classic Francis, cerebral puzzles, self deprecating hero, and the triumph of good over evil. Very satisfying.

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A very clever read but a bit too long winded for me but still I read it to the end.

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Brilliant

Subtle twists keeps you thinking and alert to the story, Tony Britton an exalent reader

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Pure entertainment

Yet another first rate entertaining mystery from beginning to end,characters abound and add to the entertainment.

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The Hilt

Excellent book, very good story, I enjoyed it and will listen to many more. Thanks very much

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Hilt hit!

Good All round story but a messy finish that was not so satisfactory after a good investigation

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  • Tracey
  • 31-05-14

to the hilt

Would you consider the audio edition of To the Hilt to be better than the print version?

haven,t read the print version use audio to drive and make the journey more enjoyabale

What other book might you compare To the Hilt to and why?

dead cert typical dick francis style

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

he narrates the books well

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

when alex is in trouble on the mountain

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Another Dick Francis Classic

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.