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Silks

Narrated by: Tony Britton
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he’d ever imagined.

Setting aside his barrister’s wig, Mason heads to Sandown to don his racing silks. An amateur jockey, his true passion is to be found in the saddle on a Thoroughbred, pounding the turf in the heat of a steeplechase. But when a fellow rider is brutally murdered – a pitchfork driven through his chest – Mason’s racing life soon becomes all too close to his working life. The prime suspect is one of their brethren, champion jockey Steve Mitchell; the evidence is overwhelming.

Mason is reluctant to heed Mitchell’s pleas for legal advice – but soon he finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of threat and intimidation. Mason is left fighting a battle of right and wrong, and more immediately, a battle of life and death ... his own.

©2008 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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"Another sure-footed winner." ( The New York Times)
"A gripping thriller." ( Publishers Weekly)
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  • Rosemary
  • 2011-10-10

Another Dick Francis Classic

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

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  • warwick
  • 2012-03-25

Just Brilliant

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

As good as any

What did you like best about this story?

the storey is engrossing

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

It took a little while to get used to Tony Britton, but then he becomes the only person you would have reading this

Any additional comments?

I couldn't stop listening & the end came too soon

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  • Doug Wilkie
  • 2014-08-17

Another good book by Francis.

Would you listen to Silks again? Why?

Awesome book, well worth the read. Would listen to it again without question.

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

For the entire book, really enjoyed the book.

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  • Tracey
  • 2014-08-02

silks

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes it was a good book very much like his syd halley books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Silks?

when he finally get the trent guy

Which scene was your favorite?

the stepple chase at cheltenham

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  • MysteryL
  • 2013-01-31

Skip this

The sins of the son are are visited on the father in this case. This story lacks the charm of Dick Francis's books, I'll pass on any others written by Felix.