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  • Dick Francis Novels, Book 10
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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By: Felix Francis
Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
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Summary

Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey but he now gets his adrenalin rush from hurling himself, head first, down the Cresta Run, a three-quarter-mile long Swiss ice chute, reaching speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Finding himself in St Moritz during the same weekend as White Turf, when high-class horse racing takes place on the frozen lake, Miles gets talked into helping out with the horses. It is against his better judgement.

Seven years before, he left horseracing behind and swore he would never return. When he discovers something suspicious is going on in the races, something that may have a profound impact on his future life, Miles begins to search for answers. But someone is adamant to stop him—and they’ll go to any lengths to do it...

©2021 Felix Francis (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Sound subjects overdramatic narrator

Martin Jarvis sounds like he's going to burst into tears making this hard going

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Different format, same great writing.

After reading the reviews of the book I was unsure about ordering the Audible version.
The story wasn't about out and out detective work but covered mental health in a sympathetic way. It also highlighted the struggle many jockies have to make the wait.
This coupled with the history of the Cresta Run and the White Turf racing was very educational.
I wondered why the Audible version took so long to come out but I can only assume they were waiting for Martin Jarvis to read it. It was well worth the wait as it was read beautifully.
Hope the next one is not another 2 years.

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Excellent story

Another good story line from Felix Francis leaving the listener/reader guessing to the last few lines who is the protagonist. I’ve loved all his plot lines, truly a great story teller and Martin Jarvis is perfect as the reader,clear diction and intonation

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So bad I’ll not finish it, long drawn out introduction of character and no real story line

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So disappointing

I am an avid listener to DF/FF but this is truly awful. MArtin Jarvis, an actor I usually admire, is the worst, hammy narrator I’ve had the misfortune to listen to. He OVER annunciates every THIRD word. I can think of at least 6 other actors who could have replaced Tony Britton (marvellous) rather than listen to someone who irritates so much I nearly drove into a lorry on the M6. Please please replace him and don’t put this sort of cod psychological rubbish out as a ‘thriller’.

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VERY DISAPPOINTING

Being an avid DF/FF follower, I couldn't wait to get my headset on this book but how disappointed I was! Very poor and confusing plot with none of the usual thrills and suspense. Neither one thing or another - was it a horse story or a Cresta Run story? Got very confused and frustrated. Good job it was via Audible because I would have asked for refund if had bought either in print or CD.

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A chip off the old block

Felix has all the attributes of his father, a stunning good listen. Well done again Martin Jarvis well read.

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Rubbish

If the next Francis book I get is anything like Ice it will be the last I ever buy