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Publisher's Summary

It’s the classic law of the invader. Get to the strongest guy and smash him, then watch the weaker ones fall like ninepins. Which is just what a vicious gang of horse dealers decides to do when their little kickback scam is threatened with a spot of old-fashioned honesty.

But they haven’t reckoned with bloodstock agent Jonah Dereham, a man who belies his quiet exterior with a steely and implacable resolve. They can threaten him, try to burn down his home, even attempt to kill him. But they’ll soon wish they hadn’t.

©1974 Dick Francis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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A Knockdown success

A Dick Francis tale is always a good read and well worth the time and Tony Britton makes it all the more worthwhile with his way of reading that is well paced and has all the right emotional impact!
This tale is no exception from Dick Francis and like any other in his list always a good one to pick up for a light thriller

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Very good... but I had to slow it down

Had to play this one at 0.85 speed cause it felt horribly rushed at the standard speed. Like the narrator was trying to cut the length by talking faster.

That said, one I found a speed that didn't distort the performance it was a lovely listen.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Knock Down to be better than the print version?

haven,t read print version but in audio they are good story,s

What did you like best about this story?

they are a good storyline about the racing and corrupt characters in it

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

yes the books by dick francis are very interresting his knowledge about the racing and jumps racing is good making for a fast paced story with plenty of action

Who was the most memorable character of Knock Down and why?

nothing i like the narrator

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  • Liz H.
  • 10-22-15

Great

great. had to sit and listen and leave the housework. veey engrossing. on the edge of my seat

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  • Eileen
  • 10-13-15

Good read

Very good story but could have done without the in depth details of a dislocated shoulder!!
Well read, very enjoyable .

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  • Mr
  • 04-16-15

Brilliant story

Another brilliant Dick Francis. Full of action and suspense right up to the end.

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  • Mr A W NORTON
  • 02-11-15

Great story

This is a a great story with plenty of twist and turns very enjoyable I would really recommend it but once you start you can't stop

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  • 04-07-13

fantastic narrative

having been a fan of Dick Francis for almost 20 years now, I whave read and re read all of his books. The narrative form has ticked every box, when reading we enter our own imagination. The narrator has his voices down to a tee. I throughly recomennd to any one. five stars.

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  • RussL
  • 06-18-20

Great story and great narrator

The combination of writer and narrator cannot be beaten in my opinion, though occasionally the recording suffers from being muffled. No-one writes a death scene for a loved one like Dick Francis, who could have guessed that a thriller writing ex-jockey could be so good with emotions. I've also discovered that Tony Britton at 1.25 speed, morphs into Richard Briers!

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  • N. Dyne
  • 12-27-18

Not his best

listen to about 20 of his and this is the weakest. plot is thin and no specialist subject. I think he took the year off!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-22-17

wonderful

Audible.should.stock all novels by Dick Francis narrated by Tony Britton. marvellous series for everyone to enjoy

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  • Jessany
  • 08-06-17

Knock Down. My favourite Dick Francis.

I love the way Dick Francis writes. This book displays his research and empathy at it's best, the struggles of loving an alcoholic. Always will be my choice to read or listen to. Thank you.

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  • Julie
  • 06-08-17

Knockdown

I read this 25 years ago and saw it on audible and now it's on my phone and it a good story to hear when what u are doing something that bored get it for £6 like me from audible

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