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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.

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Terrible audio quality again

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

Very poor

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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.

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Refund please!!

I had to turn it off because of the terrible audio which slowed down and sped up every so often making the book sound decidedly sinister. I’d like to spend my credit on something that is, in fact, audible.

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Sound quality again

Audio quality is poor AGAIN Speech slows and is slurred like being read by your very drunk uncle

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another fantastic Francis.

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

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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.

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

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

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wow.what a story

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

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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.

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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.

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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.