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Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, has hijacked an American plane loaded with atomic weapons. Unless his demands are met he will destroy one of the world’s major cities. With only one week to locate the missing bombs, Bond goes to the Bahamas where he encounters Blofeld’s right-hand man, Emilio Largo and his mistress Domino. With time running out, Bond learns that sharks are not the only killers in the Caribbean Sea.
Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Jason Isaacs.
Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
Jason Isaacs is a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor. His film work includes playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Colonel Tavington in The Patriot, Captain Hook and Mr Darling in Peter Pan, as well as starring in the war movies Black Hawk Down and Green Zone. On TV his credits include Jackson Brodie in Case Histories, Sir Mark Brydon in The State Within, Michael Caffee in Brotherhood and Michael Britten in Awake. He is currently filming the action-adventure event series “DIG” for USA Network from the minds behind “Heroes” and “Homeland,” to premiere in late 2014.
©1961 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (P)2013 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. © AudioGO Ltd, 2012. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"A highly polished performance, with an ingenious plot well documented and plenty of excitement" (The Times)
"A mystery story, a thriller, a chiller and a pleasure to read." (New York Times)
"Fantastic… how persuasively Mr. Fleming writes about it all" (Oxford Times)
"The mixture—of good living, sex and violent action—is as before, but this highly polished performance, with an ingenious plot, well documented, and plenty of excitement" (The Times)
"Springing from a sensational imagination, but informed by style, zest and—above all—knowledge." (Sunday Times)
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By Easy Seventy on 04-26-17

Best Bond audiobook - Most up to date story and great performance

This book is spectacular. The best Fleming book in the series. It feels very up to date in many aspects and the characters are round and have depth in them.

Jason Isaacs performance is superb and enjoyable.

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By Quentin on 01-29-13


Would you consider the audio edition of Thunderball to be better than the print version?


What about Jason Isaacs’s performance did you like?

Jason's ability to capture the accents and personalities for all of teh characters added so much to the enjoyment of this book.

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By Marie-Clare on 01-25-13

Hello to Jason Isaacs!


I could listen to this narrator for a long time, Great story and perfect narration. Probably my favourite narration so far, I'm listening to these Audio Go releases in order of the original releases.

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By Mr on 02-24-13

Dark Bond

Having never read the books and only watched the movies, I was surprised at how dark and cynical this novel was. It is well narrated and worth listening to, but it is also a novel of its time too.

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By Hugh on 11-28-16

So much better than the Movie

I am so glad that Audible has made the James Bond Series available. I love these books. In many ways they are different than the movies, however, the basic story is similar. I think Bond is portrayed as a more believable character who is human and not as "bulletproof" as in the movie. I thoroughly enjoy the obvious expression of the time in which these event may have occurred. I simpler time but faithfully reproduced in this and the other Bond stories.I intend to work my way through the entire library of Bond stories. The performance of Jason Isaacs is excellent too. Highly recommended.

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