Nerve

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Tony Britton
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despair, suicide, and obsessive hatred, mixed well with humor, love, and horses, brew up into the story of a battle between one man's nerve and another man's cunning. Robert Finn, steeplechase jockey, finds himself the focus of a malicious campaign which is also afflicting his friends. He sets out to discover its source, and remove it.

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Superb description of racing

As an English teacher, I always used to recommend students to look at Dick Francis' style: never a word wasted, the story always driven on, the description clear, the characters engaging, the tension always maintained.

Some people think you have to be interested in horses and racing to enjoy his books: this is simply a misconception for, while they often have racing and racing people as part of the background, they are not always part of the main plot. As it happens, however, "Nerve" IS about jockeys and horse racing - but (as always with Francis) it is a riveting story which anybody will enjoy. It is full of characters with whom it is easy to empathise, a dash of real nastiness in the chief 'baddie' - and it also contains one of the best descriptions of a horse race that one could ever wish to hear.

It is also superbly read by Tony Britton. If you haven't experienced a Dick Francis novel before there is no better place to start - and (having read and listened to most of them now) I envy you the pleasure you will have in the future in the company of a truly masterful story teller.
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- Simon Evers

Classic Dick Francis

Classic Dick Francis and one of the best. The story may be formulaic, structured as all of the Dick Francis tales, but what an excellent and compelling story it is. I couldn't wait to find an opportunity to listen to each new episode. Recommended.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2005
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.