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eBook Even Money ePub

by Martin Jarvis,Dick Francis

  • ISBN: 0143144839
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Martin Jarvis,Dick Francis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (August 25, 2009)
  • ePub book: 1387 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1266 kb
  • Other: azw doc lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 244

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dick francis even money ned talbot main character horse racing son felix felix francis francis novel francis novels . Even Money is the third book that Dick Francis, and his son Felix, have co-written

dick francis even money ned talbot main character horse racing son felix felix francis francis novel francis novels francis books royal ascot parking lot ned talbot as the father car crash dick and felix martin jarvis sid halley twists and turns racetrack mental illness. Even Money is the third book that Dick Francis, and his son Felix, have co-written. While I just loved the last 2, and all of Dick Francis' previous books, I didn't like this one as much. The book centers around Ned Talbot, the heir to his grandfather Teddy's bookmaking business.

Martin Jarvis and Dick Francis have been a winning combination for some time, and this latest and last (Francis died recently) is. .A professionally done book, but lacks that certain Dick Francis spark and pure Britishness (not sure if it is even a word, but you get my meaning, I am sure ;-)).

Martin Jarvis and Dick Francis have been a winning combination for some time, and this latest and last (Francis died recently) is no exception. Back from Afghanistan minus a foot, Tom Forsyth discovers that his mother, a prominent racehorse trainer, is being blackmailed. His investigation and a budding romance give him a new purpose in life. I frankly did not like the main character all that much.

Written by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. Narrated by Martin Jarvis. More Audiobooks By Dick Francis. Ned Talbot is a small-time bookmaker on the edge of giving it all up when his world is turned upside down by a man who claims to be his father, long thought dead. And when the mysterious stranger is murdered, Ned feels compelled to find out exactly what is going on. But the more he discovers, the longer the odds become for his survival. carousel previous carousel next.

Ned finds himself in a race to solve his father's riddles, a race where coming second could cost him more than even money, it could cost him his life. Books by Dick Francis.

Home Dick Francis Even Money. The lady at the Royal Sovereign Hotel described you absolutely perfectly, including your black eye, though why she didn’t question your name being Dick Van Dyke I’ll never know. I couldn’t help smiling, and he noticed

Home Dick Francis Even Money. I couldn’t help smiling, and he noticed. What on earth made you come up with that? he said. Perhaps he was unaware that my father had used the name Willem Van Buren when he’d checked in. The hotel lady had said he was called Van-something, and Dick Van Dyke had been all I could come up with at the time.

Even money, Dick Francis and Felix Francis. Hundred on two at even money, I said, taking his cash and checking the amount. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-13559-4. Another betting slip appeared out of the small printer as if by magic, and I passed it over. I said to him, not really meaning it.

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Written by Dick Francis, Audiobook narrated by Martin Jarvis. From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason - a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his thoroughbred. Mason's two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved.

There have been several other Dick Francis mysteries with computers, gadgets, and even the Internet, but none of them have been quite so loaded with it as this on.

Narrated by Martin Jarvis. Ned Talbot is a small-time bookmaker on the edge of giving it all up when his world is turned upside down by a man who claims to be his fa.

Unabridged CDs ? 9 CDs, 10 hoursTheNew York Times?bestselling authors return with their heartstopping new novel.

Comments

Alien Alien
Just when I thought Dick Francis couldn't find another tale to tell about Britain's many faceted horse business, he comes up with a great story about race track bookies. Race track betting in Great Britain is very different from that in the US. Track bets are placed with independent, legally licensed bookies who individually set the odds and maintain a complex system of accepting bets and protecting their bottom line.

Ned Talbot owns the bookie business started by his grandfather, but he's lost his love of the business and the sport. The big bookie parlors in the cities are hurting his bottom line; computers have changed the way he does business. Now his wife is in a mental hospital for another round of treatments, his computer-savvy assistant wants a piece of the business and his father, whom he thought was dead, has just showed up at the track. Within hours, his father is murdered in front of Ned, and Ned is plunged into a nerve-wracking series of events as he tries to understand his past, protect his business and his family, and find out about the items his father left behind.

This is a story of stolen identities (both humans and horses), real and imagined truths and the complex relationships in the horse racing world. It is fast paced and riveting (I lost a night's sleep). You may find the intricacies of Britain's book making business somewhat tiring, but the complexity makes for an intriguing plot. Enjoy!
Andromajurus Andromajurus
This is the worst Dick Francis/Felix Francis book I have read. I have read every Dick Francis book written and have read all of the Dick/Felix ones as well.(None are as good as the old books although I liked Silks.) This book was disjointed, and really was bad. Usually I admire the heros in Francis books. I like them. This guy was not a hero in any sense. The main character lied - a lot. What did the girl in the black and white outfit have to do with anything? Someone wrote this one fast - too fast - and the plot was incoherent. I threw it across the room when I was done. A total waste of my time! The last time I will try to read Francis. But I did love the old books very much.
Unirtay Unirtay
I have been a Dick Francis fan for over 25 years. I have read (and reread) every book of his, and I even have one that he signed. As a die-hard fan, I did enjoy this effort. Please, if this is your first Francis novel, don't judge his work by this book alone. It is not up to his usual standard. An enjoyable read, yes - but this one drags in a few places. Most of his' works are short, tight prose with few or no wasted words. They get right to the point and make the reader feel that he knows the main character. The reader cares what happens to the character, and becomes involved with his life. I enjoyed this mystery, but it's not the usual 300 page Francis thrill ride.
Danial Danial
Even Money is the third book that Dick Francis, and his son Felix, have co-written.

While I just loved the last 2, and all of Dick Francis' previous books, I didn't like this one as much.

The book centers around Ned Talbot, the heir to his grandfather Teddy's bookmaking business. Ned is fairly low key, as most British men are, and is trying to make a decent living setting up his "shop" in racecourses all around England.

The book opens on a race day with Ned selling racing bet slips to the general public, and a man announces to him that he is Ned's father, whom he hasn't seen for 36 of his 37 years on earth. Before Ned can get much, if any, information from this man who claims to be his father, the man is murdered right in front of him while they were leaving the racetrack parking lot.

The story takes off from there, and Ned is a reluctant, amateur 007 trying to figure out what his father had been up to all these years, and why he was murdered. In between his sleuthing, Ned has to deal with his wife's hospitalization for a bi-polar disease, otherwise known as manic depressive disorder.

The characters didn't grab me the way the previous books have, and I was not that invested in their stories. They seemed a bit two dimensional to me, and it took me quite a while to warm up to them. There was a lot of information on race track betting in England, which was a bit confusing to me and seemed a tad unneccesary to the overall story. The Francis hallmark has always revolved around racetracks or racehorses, and has given the reader some inside information. However, Francis has always given us characters that we could become quite fond of, and love to root for, while I feel this book didn't quite do that. As well, the decriptions of the locals and the countryside weren't as vibrant for me as they have been in the past.

I did warm up to the characters and the story a little more than halfway through, and it did have a satisfying conclusion. While I was a bit disappointed that the book wasn't as great as all the others, I have high hopes that they will get it right next time!