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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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What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?
Britton's accent - somewhere between Australian and Cockney - was very well done and added verisimilitude to an important premise of the story.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I found the denoument unexpected but very much in character with the development of the story.
Any additional comments?
This is one of the earliest Dick Francis stories, and it makes it clear why Francis' books achieved their overnight success. Well worth reading.
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I do enjoy listening to Tony Britton's narrations, but it took a while to stop grimacing at his Australian accent, which at times started to swerve southeast to New Zealand. And please check on pronunciations of Australian place names: "G'long", not "Geeelong". We Australuans don't waste unnecessary vowels!