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To the Hilt

Narrated by: Tony Britton
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alexander Kinloch, artist, has worked out a good pattern for his life. His home is a small bothy on a remote mountain in Scotland; he paints on commission, from which he derives both pleasure and a decent income; he lives alone and likes it. One day, however, Alexander's peace is violently shattered when he returns home to find a group of strangers waiting for him. Afer a scuffle, he is left for dead with only the wind and the words "Where is it?" ringing in his ears. And the days that follow contain more danger than he could ever have imagined.
©1996 Dick fFancis (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Bel
  • 16-06-2019

Hiding treasure is a dangerous game

This has always been a favourite of mine.

Alexander Kinloch might be a painter who lives in the isolated and wild Scottish Highlands but he’s also a dedicated and loyal son who's bravery, intelligence and nerve are tested to the limit when he finds himself pitted against violent and deadly embezzlers who've stolen his step-father’s company fortune and facing down the formidable Zoe Lang who’s determined to wrest a treasured family heirloom and hand it to the nation.

Despite not being a painter himself, Dick Francis’ books on creating art have an authenticity that's both deep and raw.

I wish the quality of the audio was 100% but having listened to this version as a child in its original cassette format I don't want anyone but Tony Britton as my narrator.

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Probably my favourite Dick Francis

Outstanding book - couldn't recommend more highly! Probably my all time favourite Dick Francis.
Great story, brilliant performance and excellent characters. Some history and murder mystery!

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great book that was exciting and kept us listening

great story that kept us listening the whole way through. worth reading thats for sure

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Could have been better...

The story is pure Dick Francis - clever plot, exciting twists, a bit of sex, thoroughly described violence, and a happy hero ending. a ripping yarn... The narration is very good, and made the story come alive. BUT the productin quality was quite variable, sounding sometimes very clear snd close, other times fuzzy and on other side of the room. It detracted from the experience.

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  • Tracey
  • 31-05-2014

to the hilt

Would you consider the audio edition of To the Hilt to be better than the print version?

haven,t read the print version use audio to drive and make the journey more enjoyabale

What other book might you compare To the Hilt to and why?

dead cert typical dick francis style

What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

he narrates the books well

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

when alex is in trouble on the mountain

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  • Rosemary
  • 10-10-2011

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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  • Mr
  • 21-04-2014

Thanks, an excellent book, a good listen.

Would you listen to To the Hilt again? Why?

I would listen again, the storyline was good, I listened over a long weekend, sandwiched between DIY and Gardening, Gave up TV and enjoyed the experience. Wanted to hustle it along occasionally, but that is part of the enjoyment, you felt you were there.

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  • Cawley
  • 26-07-2019

Impossible to listen... Appalling sound quality

How disappointing... Can't Audible clean up the recording? Really wanted to listen to this book as had read and enjoyed it years ago. Shame, shame, shame.

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  • NAEW
  • 09-07-2019

Poor recording spoilt my enjoyment

I enjoyed listening to this story. It was well written and I'd like to say it was really well narrated, however, the background static spoiled what would otherwise have been a good recording.
I have listened to countless novels on Audible and this has been the only one of poor quality.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-12-2018

Good

A very clever read but a bit too long winded for me but still I read it to the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-2017

Brilliant

Subtle twists keeps you thinking and alert to the story, Tony Britton an exalent reader

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  • Grumpy pensioner 🤔
  • 22-06-2017

Pure entertainment

Yet another first rate entertaining mystery from beginning to end,characters abound and add to the entertainment.

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  • Mr joseph backstrom
  • 15-03-2017

The Hilt

Excellent book, very good story, I enjoyed it and will listen to many more. Thanks very much

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  • sallyG
  • 10-11-2019

Best Dick Francis

I have read all Dick Francis and this one's the best of the lot. Best story.

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  • Mrs J E Emerson
  • 09-10-2019

Dreadful recording.

So fuzzy you could hardly hear it. A lot of background hiss. almost impossible to listen to.

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  • Jerome
  • 28-09-2019

to the hilt, a good listen for four long trips.

classic francis plot and hero, not so much horsiness, dances on the edge of credibility, but with enough detail to make you relax into it.