cover image The Gun Seller

The Gun Seller

Hugh Laurie, read by Simon Prebble. HighBridge Audio, unabridged, digital download, 10.75 hrs, $34.95 ISBN 978-1-61174-972-4

In this audio edition of Laurie’s comic thriller, narrator Simon Prebble proves a natural at conveying the witty banter supplied by the book’s protagonist, soldier of fortune Thomas Lang. Tasked with killing an American industrialist, Lang instead warns the target—a decision that draws him into a convoluted web of international intrigue. As Lang finds himself in one unlikely tight spot after another, Prebble deftly portrays the character’s devilish charm. Prebble also shines as Sarah Woolf, the American femme fatale at the book’s center, his voice oozing with cool glamour. Some listeners may have difficulty keeping up with the twisting plot and shifting players. But like a Hollywood spy movie, this production delivers a rollicking ride, even if the audience may not register the details of every twist and turn. A Washington Square paperback. (Oct.)