Flying Finish

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Henry Grey doesn't particularly care for having been born the heir to an earldom. He is a reserved young man whose greatest problem is his mother's match-making plots and whose greatest joy is to ride as an amateur steeplechase jockey. But on a sudden impulse, he throws in his respectable desk job to join a firm which transports racehorses all over the world. Yardman Transport proves to be Henry's passport to many things, not the least the girl he loves, and a tidy little racket which brings him face to face with death.

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believable story line

Great story. Easy to listen to and you get very ingrosed with the storyline. I thoughly recommend this audio book.
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- Amazon Customer

More flying than riding

This story is based almost completely in the air transportation of horses, so don't expect much action on the turf. It's got a decent storyline of shady dealings in horseflesh trading, with interesting characters and lurking menace. And for once the narrator makes a pretty good fist of the principal female voice (the hero's Italian love interest). What rather spoilt it for me was the complicated, puzzling motives behind the final violent confrontation, which involves some sort of Cold War defection, which I still can't figure out in how it relates to the general plot!

Good sound quality throughout. Altogether, this is one for holding in reserve until you've worked your way through the best of Francis' novels, unless you're particularly gripped by novels set in the skies..
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- Knucklebones

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios