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Unabridged CDs ? 9 CDs, 10 1?2 hours

The Grand Master returns in prizewinning form.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of more than 40 books, including the "New York Times"-bestselling "Under Orders" and "Shattered," returns in prizewinning form with his latest audiobook mystery. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

About the Author

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Felix Francis (pictured with his father, Dick Francis), a graduate of London University, spent seventeen years teaching A-level physics before taking on an active role in his father’s career. He has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels, including Shattered, Under Orders, and Twice Shy, which drew on Felix’s experiences as a physics teacher and as an international marksman. He is coauthor with his father of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Heat, Silks, and Even Money. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143143857
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Thrillers
Read by:
Jarvis, Martin
Read:
Jarvis, Martin
Author:
Francis, Dick
Author:
Francis, Felix
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20080826
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.66x5.54x1.51 in. .61 lbs.
Media Run Time:
630
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » Mystery and Horror
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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers

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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of more than 40 books, including the "New York Times"-bestselling "Under Orders" and "Shattered," returns in prizewinning form with his latest audiobook mystery. Unabridged. 9 CDs.
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