Listen free for 30 days

Twice Shy

Narrated by: Tony Britton
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

When physics teacher Jonathan Derry is unwittingly given some computer tapes containing a bookie-breaking betting system, his sharp-shooting abilities come in extremely handy against the thug who comes looking for them.

Fourteen years later, Jonathan's brother William is about to fall victim to the same thug. But this time, William is determined to play a cautious and crafty game. After all, once bitten ...

©1981 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
What members say
Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    79
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    72
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    67
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic Francis

Another cracking story from Dick Francis. This one split into two related tales centring on a computer betting system. The description of the computer program dates this one a little, but it's still absolutely first rate. Recommended.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Terrible audio quality again

Don't bother with this, the audio is shocking. I keep trying these bolinda titles but never again.

Very poor

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

another fantastic Francis.

only negative was Tony Brittons appalling accents at times! otherwise a great story to the end.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not the best

Usually a fabulous winning team- Francis and Britten, but not this time.The story is not up to the expected standard and the editing is dreadful. It sounds as though sections have been done in totally different conditions and a couple of them just don’t sound like Tony Britten at all.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Classic Francis

Fast paced, gripping crime novel. Brilliantly read by Tony Briton. Excellent audio version. Highly recommended

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Bad audio quality

If you can stick with it it's good but sadly has distorted sound to start with and occasionally throughout.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

wow.what a story

two novels.in one with a thrilling storyline and a gifted novelist and narrator. just marvellous

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A brilliant twisting together of two stories

It is a shame that the producers can't be bothered to sort out the sound quality yet again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Two stories in one, cleverly knitted together

A thoroughly enjoyable book with two related stories sharing a common theme but from very different perspectives. The "East Middlesex Comprehensive School" in Part One more meets the description of a public school or certainly that is the feel. This apart the stories seem to stand up to scrutiny. Tony Britton reads superbly and lends authenticity to the audiobook.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rosemary
  • Rosemary
  • 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark
  • Mark
  • 30-12-10

Bad audio quality but a great story

I enjoyed this audio very much, set in what could have been the 70's in proper old English. The computer jargon and terms are very dated. I did notice the quality and pitch of the audio change from one chapter to another. If you can put up with that. It's worth a listen.