Dick Francis is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the crime genre and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement and in 2000 he received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Francis wrote more than 40 international best-sellers. Amoroso wrote in 1989, "And yet he has a keen sense of the evanescence of literary endeavours. 'Whole months of work can be gone in four hours,' he says ruefully. 'People say they can't put my books down, and so they read them in one sitting of four hours.' Francis has been long accustomed to celebrity as a British sports star, but today he is a worldwide phenomenon, having been published in 22 languages…” The first line of Risk is: "Thursday, March 17, I spent the morning in anxiety, the afternoon in ecstasy, and the evening unconscious." Roland Britten is an accountant and part-time amateur steeplechase jockey. On March 17, just after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, he is abducted and kept in the sail locker of a sailing boat. His kidnappers ask for no ransom and give him no reason for his abduction. Roland escapes only to find that he is still a target for the kidnappers. Enjoy free online English audiobook “Risk”, a breathtaking novel by Dick Francis.