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A Carrion Death: Introducing Detective Kubu [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Michael Stanley , Simon Prebble

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Book Description

July 21 2008 Detective Kubu (Book 1)
Smashed skull, snapped ribs, and a cloying smell of carrion. Leave the body for the hyenas to devour—no body, no case.

But when Kalahari game rangers stumble on a human corpse midmeal, it turns out the murder wasn't perfect after all. Enough evidence is left to suggest foul play. Detective David "Kubu" Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department is assigned to the case.

The detective's personality and physique match his moniker. The nickname "Kubu" is Setswana for "hippopotamus"—a seemingly docile creature, but one of the deadliest on the continent. Beneath Kubu's pleasant surface lies the same unwavering resolve that makes the hippopotamus so deceptively dangerous. Both will trample everything in their path to reach an objective.

From the sun-baked riverbeds of the Kalahari to the highest offices of an international conglomerate, Kubu follows a blood-soaked trail in search of answers. Beneath a mountain of lies and superstitions, he uncovers a chain of crimes leading to the most powerful figures in the country—influential enemies who will kill anyone in their way.

A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, A Carrion Death is the first entry in an evocative new series cutting to the heart of today's Botswana—a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers. Those trying to expose the corrupt ringleaders will find themselves fighting for their lives.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor; Library - Unabridged CD edition (July 21 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400137888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400137886
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g

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Review

"Prebble is outstanding; his accents are spot on." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review

About the Author

Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. The pair has had many adventures together, including tracking lions at night and fighting bush fires on the Savuti plains in northern Botswana.

One of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices, Simon Prebble has received over twenty Earphones Awards and five Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. In 2006, Publishers Weekly named him Narrator of the Year, and he was named Booklist's 2010 Voice of Choice.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Change of Scene for Many of Us March 16 2009
By An Avid Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Engaging if not engrossing plot with sympathetic characters. Loaded with facts (information?) about Botswana and it's neighbours.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Series of 1 April 9 2012
By M. Safman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:MP3 CD
the writers behind Kubu need to write a book versus the movie. will add more once finished. this book was suggested to me. i'm glad I'm reading it, however, it would be difficult to find reason to pick up another book in this series. so far 2.5. hopefully the ending warrants more cheer.

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