Summary

Once a blacksmith, now famous and respected as a newspaperman, Valentine Clark knows everyone who is anyone in the racing world. Aged, confused, blind and dying, he harbours a daunting secret that he is desperate to be rid of.
He makes last confession to his visiting film-director friend, Thomas Lyon, whom in his delirium he mistakes for a priest. Unburdened and at peace, Valentine passes away, yet his legacy remains, guarded by Thomas.
On location in Newmarket, Thomas is troubled by the old man's secret. Seeking to understand this puzzling revelation, he uncovers a long-unsolved mystery that he soon finds is very much unforgotten. But as much as he wants to learn more, it seems he already knows too much. Imaginative and decisive though he may be, he will need superhuman courage and extreme cunning to stay alive.
©1994 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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"Nothing short of dazzling." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Another winner from this popular writer." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Shoshi on 29-03-08

Another gem from Dick Francis

As with most of his novels, Dick Francis chooses a subsidiary theme in addition to that of horse racing. In this case, he chooses two: film making, and knives. Both are extraordinary - gripping and full of inside knowledge.

As usual, the central character is honest and likeable. He goes out of his way to care for the vulnerable, even though his own life is in the balance.

Dick Francis's love for, and special relationship with horses is evident as usual. His description of the filming of the wild horses at dawn is beautiful, and very moving. All in all, this is a really smashing book. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shirley on 23-06-11

Wild Horses

As always Dick Francis writes a gripping thriller. I found it very difficult to stop listening to this as the tension built up. Tony Britton has the perfect voice to listen to and manages to change his voice for each character which adds to the enjoyment of the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Doug Wilkie on 27-09-14

You have to love a good Francis novel.

Where does Wild Horses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As with many Francis novels it would rank above average. Keeps you thinking.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Kept you thinking,, kept my interest wondering what would come next.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tracey on 15-09-14

wild horses

Would you listen to Wild Horses again? Why?

yes probably dick francis books are rereadable and are a good listening book

Who was your favorite character and why?

the racing scene seem to hold a lot of corruption and secrets the books incline

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

yes he seems to have a knowledge of the racing and jockey life

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

not much he seems to bring the book together

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