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    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specialises in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the ‘simple’ fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating Americanisms

    • By MJD on 21-09-18

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Pulse

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Chris Rankin is a doctor, a specialist in emergency medicine at Cheltenham Hospital, but a doctor who also has health problems. A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Damage

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Nielson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place – the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Days later, many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 15-11-14

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Front Runner

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from best-selling author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner. Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as his father was

    • By mark on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he’d ever imagined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Breathless

    • By Stuart on 18-11-10

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Crossfire

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Captain Thomas Forsyth’s second tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he’s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom’s world is torn apart by the injury – the Army is his life. The thought of never rejoining his regiment is a terrifying prospect and one that he is not willing to entertain. Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the ‘First Lady’ of racing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crossfire

    • By Mrs Patricia Lee on 27-11-11

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Triple Crown

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very interesting story on American Racing

    • By P G. on 27-02-18

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Bloodline

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    When Mark Shillingford commentates on a race in which his twin sister Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in third, he can't help but be suspicious. As a professional race-caller, he knows she should have won. Did she lose on purpose? Was the race fixed? Why on earth would she do something so out of character? That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It's the last time Mark sees her alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant new narrator, super new novel

    • By MoBotRio on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Refusal

    • A Dick Francis Novel
    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful pastiche of the Dick Francis style

    • By Charles on 22-03-15

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Gamble

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    As one of the youngest ever winners of the Grand National, Nick ‘Foxy’ Foxton’s career as a world-class jockey is on perfect track until a near-fatal accident cuts his dream brutally short. But when he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds. Minutes before the biggest event on the racing calendar, Nick’s affable American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point-blank range, the gunman disappearing among the stunned crowd.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • His father's son

    • By Gordon on 07-01-12

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Even Money

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    On the first day of Royal Ascot, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favorites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker – taking over the family business from his grandfather – so he knows not to expect any sympathy from the punters as they count their winnings, and him his losses. He’s seen the ups and downs before – but, as the big gambling conglomerates muscle in on small concerns like his, Ned wonders if it’s worth it any more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant novel

    • By MoBotRio on 29-08-17

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Even Money

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When a grey-haired man steps forward from the crowd claiming to be his father, Ned's life is thrown into far deeper turmoil. He'd been told since he was a baby that his parents had died in a car crash. Barely an hour later his newly found father is stabbed by an unknown assailant in the Ascot car park. Blood oozing from his abdomen, he warns Ned: 'Be very careful'. But of whom? Of what? Ned finds himself in a race to solve his father's riddles, a race where coming second could cost him more than even money..

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's guilty verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he'll be seeing Trent again much sooner than he'd ever imagined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • winner

    • By bran on 22-10-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Dead Heat

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The night before the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket sees the great and the good of the horse-racing community gathered for a prestigious black-tie gala dinner. It is a fitting testament to the glamour of the occasion that celebrity chef and restaurateur Max Moreton is cooking the evening's meal. But the last thing he needs is to hear that his food is suspected of putting 24 of the guests in hospital.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dead Heat by Dick Francis

    • By Kathleen on 23-12-08

    Regular price: £11.99