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The night before the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket sees the great and the good of the horse-racing community gathered for a black-tie gala dinner, cooked by Max Moreton. However, Max's food is soon suspected of putting 24 guests in hospital with food poisoning.
©2007 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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

it is another winner from the dick francis stable

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

it keeps you intreged wondering who is up to no good

Which character – as performed by Felix Francis and Tony Britton – was your favorite?

max

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no it gets you hooked on the story though

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Another great Dick Francis

What made the experience of listening to Dead Heat the most enjoyable?

The voice of the narrator and nice turns in the story: Allthough a completly new field (cooking instead of riding), it is well researched and this very interesting to get insights of how to run a restaurant.

What does Felix Francis and Tony Britton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tony Britton has such a gentle and calm voice, he is perfect for bringing Dick Francis'characters to life, which are usually no heroes, but no fools either.

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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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  • Colette
  • 11-08-09

Disappointing

Sadly the story is fairly dull from halfway through onwards and the reader sounds too old for the role - very sorry about this as I've loved his reading of previous Dick Francis books.
Wouldn't recommend it..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-24-15

A good listen

As Always Tony Brittons narration is excellent as is the story. Dick Francis is one of my favourite authors. Detail and excitement.

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  • Knucklebones
  • 04-20-18

Slow cooking not worth the wait

Sounds like an interesting scenario, but witten without any depth of insight into the restaurant business, and far far too slow in getting anywhere. Also Tony Britton is far too old to take on this role of a late-20s energetic chef. Gone are the amusing and entertaining characterisations of earlier Francis readings, and instead we're given a very downbeat exhausted rendering. I managed just over 2 hours of it before returning the title. Not recommended.

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  • N. Dyne
  • 02-01-16

Not the best

narrator is too old for the characters. plot development too slow. gets its pace on the second half

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  • Mrs
  • 09-11-15

Great story

Very enjoyable book dick Francis at his best. Lots of twists and turns and exciting dialogue.

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  • Jo
  • 02-04-22

Another spoiled by narrator

A great story by Dick Francis but ruined by the narrator. Every character sounds 80 and he seems to have 2 accents only, a plum in the mouth or a cockney equivalent.
I doubt Audible even bothers about reviews but
Please re do this entire series!

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  • Lisa
  • 06-21-21

Brilliant

another truly enjoyable Francis creation, characters brought to life by the excellent narrator Tony Britton

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  • rogger
  • 05-04-21

great really loved it..

I always enjoy Dick Francis books a great read ..never fails to give you a great page turner

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  • Myrtle
  • 04-19-21

Poor sound quality

Frequently sounds as though it has been slowed down. Annoying and spoils the experience. What happened to quality control?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-22

Test of my love for the Francis/Britton genius

Boring characters, mismatched narrator with protagonist - older voice, frustratingly inane story development. I'll be going back to the earlier marvellous Dick Francis work.