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A shame it had been Americanised

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2019

A story set in England, by an English author, and read by an English narrator, yet they americanised the vocabulary. Cell phones, licence plates, parking lots... It spoiled an otherwise gripping story.

Other than that both the story and narration were excellent.

Dated but gripping, shame about the audio quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-2016

The audio quality wasn't great, it changes pitch a lot particularly in the early chapters - must have been transferred from audio tape, which is apt considering the story.

The story itself was interesting, well put together, and classic Dick Francis. Amazing how computers have moved on though, it all sounds rather dated today!

I normally enjoy Tony Britton's narration but I found the American accent of the father a bit odd - adults moving overseas don't really pick up that much of an accent, but I guess he had to differentiate between the father and the son in the second half.

Terrible Recording Quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2015

The story was pretty good although it wasn't one of Dick Francis's best I didn't think. The narration was great, but the recording was terrible. It sounded as if it had been transferred from audio tape and Tony Britton's voice gradually got deeper and deeper and then all of a sudden changed up again.

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