For Kicks

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the horse that wins a race gallops in with frothing mouth and popping eyes, what is more natural than to suspect that someone slipped a booster into his oats? With eleven steeplechasers hurtling over the finish line in this pepped up states and all the dope tests conclusively negative, the Earl of October had something of a problem if he wanted to preserve the health of his favorite sport. What he needed was an insider's view of the stables, a planted stable lad with an outer appearance shifty enough to attract the seedier element in the racing world and a nose sharp enough to smell out foul play. What he needed was Daniel Roke.

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Fast-moving action

A vintage Dick Francis, read superbly by the urbane tones of Tony Britton, which will move you along through an engrossing story of Danny Roke who swaps his job as proprietor of an Australian stud farm to work undercover as a stable hand in Yorkshire, Interestingly this is written in the first person and it is a shock to hear the opening read in a Australian accent. But Tony Britton as usual has handled all the voices in the story - male and female - with his usual skill. This story was written in the 1960s and the attitudes may sound strange to our 2011 ears but Dick Francis moves the plot and the characters along swiftly and surely to keep you engrossed to the end.
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- Jean

Good story

Good story, sometimes a bit drawn out unnecessarily. Too much detail at times but generally enjoyable .
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- Eileen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-10-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios