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Publisher's Summary

This sequel to the action-packed Devil Dealing depicts the ongoing search by detectives Jeremy Ryder and Navi Pillay for the evil gangster Skhura Thabethe, dealer in stolen weapons, drugs and murder. The secondary plot shows the detectives uncovering a link between stolen weapons and the local trade in drugs. The two main plots unfold in strictly organized chronological sequence over 10 days, until a climactic ending when the two plot-lines coalesce in a spectacular confrontation between the detectives and the two main villains. Against a background of delicate emotional exchanges between victims of crime and the police, Gun Dealing, like its predecessor, explores the moral and ethical choices made by the detectives in their day-to-day confrontation with rampant and brutal crime in contemporary South Africa.
©2015 Ian Patrick (P)2015 Ian Patrick
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By Isobel Weeks on 12-26-15

Thoroughly enjoyable to listen to in the car

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not really. I suppose it would be better to have three or four people reading, because there are quite a few characters.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Lovely characters. Especially the women characters. Accents and different dialects were really good. I could hear every word spoken which was good. The sound quality was excellent.

What about Ian Patrick’s performance did you like?

Fantastic, really. His voice is good and his speech is clear and it was nicely paced with lots of variety in rhythm and pace and mood.

Was Gun Dealing worth the listening time?

Yes. For sure. No question. Highly recommended for a long trip in the car.

Any additional comments?

Lots of fun in among the thrilling fights and the action scenes. Very witty. Characters are so interesting. No macho guys. Very intelligent and strong women. Teasing, very funny comments between the cops. Very funny discussion about language and another one about sexism. All nicely balanced. Intelligent mature relationships. Where there are some patriarchal attitudes they are clearly all deliberate and giving insights about that kind of character. Then those same characters get taught a lesson. No thumping of tables to make points. Just lovely underpinning giving us insights into attitudes and relationships, while we get on with the action. I'll definitely get another of his books.

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By Tammy on 02-01-16

Wondertful story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes. It's very good. I have already recommended it to all my American friends, and those who live in Africa, too.

What other book might you compare Gun Dealing to and why?

Well, I have to confess that I read the fourth book, Death Dealing, in the same series before I read this one, which is the second book in the series. That's because I read a blurb that said you can read them in any order, and in addition I was especially interested in the one scene described in the fourth book that was advertised. So, it's like that fourth book. And they're both like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Very exciting.

Have you listened to any of Ian Patrick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but maybe I will now.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Exciting cop thriller with evil villains and tough heroes.

Any additional comments?

There's lots of funny bits, too, and I love the local accents and dialects and slang words. They're very funny.

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By Lorraine Motsepe on 02-01-16

Sensational opening

If you could sum up Gun Dealing in three words, what would they be?

True to life

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gun Dealing?

The opening is sensational. I love it. Calm, happy, menacing. Then a shattering outbreak of violence. As anyone who knows this country will see, it's unfortunately just like real life. There's also an amazing dinner party where things happen that happen every night all over the country. Better not say what it is. Don't want to spoil it for others. Very exciting, though.

Have you listened to any of Ian Patrick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No. Not yet. But have read the first book, and loved it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. It's exciting, but good to listen to in the car or later at night, in big bits.

Any additional comments?

Nice voice. Nice speech. Nice sound.

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By Suzie Whyte on 01-26-16

Very nice series

What made the experience of listening to Gun Dealing the most enjoyable?

It was nice to have all the characters and accents, and the reading is very clear and distinct. The recording was nice and resonant and strong

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gun Dealing?

There was such a sad moment when the parents of the murdered constable come to see the Captain. The Captain is such a nice guy.

Which character – as performed by Ian Patrick – was your favourite?

I liked Spikes. Before I heard his voice in the recording I liked Thebethe best of all. Well, I don't mean 'liked', you know? He is so evil. But what nice acting. Like a devil's voice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I cried at the parents and grandmother seeing the Captain. And I laughed a lotg at the Afrikaans detectives. Such nice men.

Any additional comments?

I'm really enjoying the whole series.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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