Free choice? There's no such thing, according to Lee Morris. Choice is pre-ordained by your personality. Stratton Park racecourse faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family. Lee is slowly sucked into the turmoil, unwillingly on the surface but half-understanding the deep compulsions that influence his decisions. One road leads to safety, another to death. How do you know which is which?
Lee's choices and their consequences bring deadly results, but the road out of the quicksand is there, if he can find it. Horses and racing are familiar ingredients, but this time there are also children, houses, roots and decisions. Danger? Naturally. Stratton Park racecourse is worth multi-millions, and all of the Stratton family are playing to win.
©1993 Dick Francis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rory on 08-07-13

Fantastic !

If you could sum up Decider in three words, what would they be?

Really great story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lee Morris is my favourite character - he is strong, sturdy and reliable and take things as he finds them.

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

I love Tony Britton's voice. It has a lovely mellow quality to it. Could listen to him for hours.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes very much. The story was interesting. Great characters. I love a story where a building has to be saved or a business rescued.

Any additional comments?

Lee's sons added a whole new dimension. Having to factor in the care of children into this story was well thought out. Especially their living accommodation and entertainment.

One of my favourite Dick Francis' books.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Shoshi on 29-03-08

Two families in contrast!

Another Dick Francis favourite of mine. In contrast to the warring Stratton family, Lee Morris' dysfunctional marriage is a picnic. He faces the turmoil of the Strattons and their racecourse with dispassionate equanimity and wisdom, with numerous small sons in tow, bringing sanity and reason to the chaos.

His self-built house with the hypocaust is an absolute delight, as is his life on the road with his boys in the caravan.

As old family secrets are revealed, tragedy ensues, and young lives are moulded under the guidance of a father the envy of any young boy.

A great read.

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By Alison on 28-07-15

My favorite of all the Dick Francis novels

There is something about the spare writing, the psychology of the main character and the compassionate exploration of what might be considered British aristocratic dysfunction that grabs me every time. The reading performance is outstanding. I have listened to this multiple times and am fed and full of appreciation each time.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 09-01-15


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

haven,t read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

it was a good story as it has differant charactors to many other francis books

Have you listened to any of Tony Britton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes they are about the same he doe,s a good story well

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

rock the stands

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