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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Dick Francis (P)2009 Penguin

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He's back

I grew up in reading Dick Francis and I relished every chapter. 'Even money' was no disappointment, Felix will bring a new generation along to the race course. The narrator (performer) Martin Jarvis is excellent. This is a wonderful story, beautifully told.

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Quite Good

Don't let the detractors wave you off of this book. It's quite good. As all Francis books (Dick and Felix) the story is thrilling and will teach you about a part of horse racing you might not know about. Defiantly worth a listen and a credit. Jarvis is amazing.

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Always a winner

I always enjoy listening to Dick Francis' work on audiobook because his writing style translates so nicely into narration. I always know I will have a good audiobook for a long trip when Francis comes out with another novel. Martin Jarvis does a great job narrating the book.

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Even Money is a good bet

It's been quite a few years since I read Dick Francis. I'm happy I returned for this one by Dick and Felix Francis. The numerous subplots are mostly believable and keep the reader's interest. One also learns the ins and outs of bookmaking at English race tracks and in betting parlors.

My only quibble is with the narrator, who was very good but sounded much older than the 37 year old protagonist he was supposed to be and also sounded a bit more upper class than I would have imagined the typical English bookie.

All things considered, I am very glad that I purchased Even Money. If you like Dick Francis, I believe you will find Even Money a good bet.

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unusual for the genre but excellent none the less

this one is from the Viewpoint of the book maker versus the jockey so that is a refreshing new take on Dick Francis novels

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Good listen

Lots of twists and turns. Kept my interest through the whole audio.

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Enjoyed the book,

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, I love mystery novels and it kept my entertained as I commuted back and forth to work.

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another winner

love the book. Another winner, start to finish. Hard to sleep until it is over.

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Another winner!

What did you love best about Even Money?

The whole story, kept you on edge!

Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?

all of them, very good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the end, I think,

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well written. well delivered

fascinating plot,
interesting characters, unexpected
twists. great listen. up to Francis' standards in his broad catalog.