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The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

The Gun Seller (original 1996; edition 2012)

by Hugh Laurie, Simon Prebble (Reader)

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Title:The Gun Seller
Authors:Hugh Laurie
Other authors:Simon Prebble (Reader)
Info:HighBridge Company (2012), Edition: Unabridged; 10.75 hours, Audio CD, 645 pages
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Tags:audio, espionage

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The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (1996)



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Combination of PG Wodehouse meets James Bond ( )
  nospi | Feb 7, 2016 |
Hugh Laurie rocks at acting, and Gosh he must keep writting! ( )
  Kknoblauch | Dec 29, 2015 |
Funny!! ( )
  Manfr | Nov 5, 2015 |
3.5 stars

Mainly, I find that there are many unnecessary parts which seems to be dragging the story. Otherwise, it's pretty entertaining and the jokes are witty :) ( )
  novewong | Jul 8, 2015 |
Hugh Laurie is one of the most freakishly talented humans on earth. So talented, that he leaves some of it on the table while pursuing other interests. This is his only book, which makes no sense. The book itself is a scream, with a laugh-per-page quota on parallel with Douglas Adams. It's imperfect, however, as the second half is kind of a bore and the story is told poorly in comparison with the energetic, bullet-out-of-the-chamber first half. There's so much evident talent, however, that it was an experience to enjoy the rawness and promise of whatever comes next, if anything does come next. I hope to attend one of his concerts one of these days. ( )
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
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It's the highest compliment to say: Why on earth didn't anyone think of doing this before? What a great idea. . . This is a genuinely witty and sophisticated entertainment.

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Laurie, Hughprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curtoni, VittorioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Thomas Lang, a drifter and former officer of the Scots Guards, is offered a contract to murder a wealthy London CEO. He decides to warn the victim instead of killing him. Unfortunately, Lang is thrown into a James bondish run for his life.
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Wodehousian spy
versus arms-dealing cartel
written by. . . Prince George?

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 067102082X, Paperback)

British actor and comedian Hugh Laurie's first book is a spot-on spy spoof about hapless ex-soldier Thomas Lang, who is drawn unwittingly and unwillingly into the center of a dangerous James Bond-like plot of international terrorists, arms dealing, high-tech weapons, and CIA spooks. You may recall having seen Laurie in the English television series Jeeves and Wooster; Laurie played Bertie Wooster, the clutzy hero of the P.G. Wodehouse comic novels that originated those characters. The lineage from Wodehouse's Wooster to Laurie's Lang is clear, and, if you like Wodehouse, you'll probably love The Gun Seller.

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Offered a large sum of money to perform an assassination, Thomas Lang chooses instead to warn the intended victim, only to find himself on the hit list and up against such adversaries as rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer.

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