Summary

At nearly 18, easy-going Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride in steeplechases as an amateur jockey. His father, George, driven towards a life of public service and politics, asks his son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation and career. Ben agrees, but five years later finds himself targeted in a vicious attack, and as George makes his ambitious drive toward the Prime Ministership and occupancy of 10 Downing Street, Ben is plunged into a frightening morass of lies and treachery.
©1997 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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By Dr on 29-04-14

Dick Francis wins again!

What made the experience of listening to 10-lb Penalty the most enjoyable?

Tony Britton's voice is perfect for these stories
An excellent story which, although I read the book years ago still managed to take me by surprise

What other book might you compare 10-lb Penalty to, and why?

Shattered is similarly excellent, different and compelling

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

Confident, clear and varied according to character - he's just great, I could listen to him all day every day

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I bet Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch stories would be great as Audio books and read by Tony Britton would be gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grumpy pensioner 🤔 on 14-09-16

Another enjoyable experience from Dick Francis

Although a pensioner and new to audio books I can only admire how easy I found the transformation from hard print to audio.I have read most of Dick Francis's books but must admit that listening to Tony Britain deliver each chapter was 10/10 of a top quality book.

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By Katherine H on 06-01-15

As always Dick Francis tells a great story!

Kept me enthral led and I really enjoy the narration of Tony Brittain, he makes the story very easy to listen to.

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By Lynn on 09-01-12

Exceptional, as always

I so enjoy Dick Francis wonderful way of drawing pictures with words and Tony Britton has a way of narrating that is beyond reproach. Brilliant.

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