Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 0792739809 $29.95 Two CDs
A jockey unfairly suspended by a commission of enquiry sets out to clear himself and a trainer in this BBC Radio dramatization of one of Francis's racing mysteries. The acting is professional and the sound quality good, except for the attempt to have characters seem to be moving off while speaking; as they recede, one strains to hear them. While background music and other cues make the story seem dated by several decades, the only real problem is the abridgment. The story seems abrupt and jumpy, never developing or even catching its breath, and the mystery is too easily solved. Still, it entertains, within its limits. W.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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