Totally riveting and wonderfully narrated, read by Leslie Phillips (the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter)! It had me laughing one minute and crying the next.
Infuriated by the first reviewer; Didn’t he realise it MUST be a true story of so called British justice?
Google it for the background – I was fascinated but horrified! It was also reviewed by a top British QC, Michael Mansfield, who must surely understand the British legal system?
Lastly, I’m not a racing fan but I loved this story about a family. Just so sorry it’s obviously true.
Really recommend this!
Would you consider the audio edition of Chequered Justice to be better than the print version?
“Having read the book in print when it came out I still thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version just as much on a 20 hour road trip over 3 days.”
“It gave a gripping insight into how the corruption portrayed can happen, and really does happen, within the justice system. It kept my interest by making me want to see how and if the injustices would be put right which is what we are taught to believe and expect.”
“Leslie Phillips is wonderful to listen to and really brought to life the interest and emotion from the story .”
“I look forward to more from the author, John Bartlett!”
I have also read Chequered Justice and both excellent reads. This is the build up to a book you can’t put down putting everything into perspective.
Life has its ups and downs but trying to form a career in racing behind the wheel and have a family life with all the unpredictable events and finding money to live on can’t be easy. Will also had dyslexia but didn’t allow it to hinder his progress. In fact it made him more determined to succeed.
I loved it! Lots of action on the grid, but not so much that a person struggles to stay involved in the story. Only negative is that you don’t talk enough about your family. Would have been nice to have understood more about your relationship with your sons — I wonder if your wife’s book will cover that? Can’t wait!
John Bartlett and my Kindle Fire is a superb combination
I enjoyed Dark Horse just as much as Chequered Justice. To follow CJ with the story of Will’s earlier life, was the right move John. Reading Chequered Justice left me eager to know about your past: your parents, how this crazy guy, started life, the beginning of his great love story: how he wooed Beth, how he battled with dyslexia – which, on reflection, seemed more of an asset than an encumbrance! I was interested to learn that dyslexia affects short term memory.
Perhaps this is how you were able to put set backs so quickly behind you. Nothing fazed you!
Dark Horse gave me huge pleasure. I still smile when I recall some of the scenes: the alien spacecraft scaring most of Arundel, the ‘explosives’ manufacturing business, pregnant Beth laying into the paving-slab-wielding lout, the hair-raising journey, against time, across the Andalucian mountains to collect the gearbox input shaft for the Spanish race trials.
Then came your great sadness at the death of your best friend Des, not just his dying but the way he died. What a helluva time you had.
I have recommended both books highly.