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Even Money
Even Money
Author: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
On the first day of Royal Ascot, the world's most famous horse race, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favorites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker- taking over the family business from his grandfather- so he knows not to expect any sympathy from the punters as they count their winnings, and he his losses. He's se...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399155918
ISBN-10: 0399155910
Publication Date: 8/25/2009
Pages: 350
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this story, as I have most of Dick Francis' work; it was a bit too familiar, i. e. similar situations, problems and consequences such as the hero getting beat up and having to escape from the "bad guys." I was hoping that there would be some parts of the story outside of the racing world (more variety!) but didn't find any.
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Helpful Score: 2
As much as I tried I couldn't finish the book. It was just too boring. I quit after the first third where I waited for something (anything, except bla) to happen after the alleged father was stabbed to death but nothing substantial happened. The final straw was one page that used the Word "I" for about 25 times.

Unfortunately the book is not worth the money nor worth the time spent reading. At least not for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Dick Francis once again delivers a great read. Ned Talbot is a small-time bookmaker (as in, "bookie" per U.S.) who finds himself tangled in a complex web of lies and crime when a stranger approaches him at Ascot races and wants to chat with him. This one is actually three mysteries in one, with a surprising chase to the finish. Worth a read, especially if you like first-person narrative.
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