Thunderball (with Interview) : James Bond (extended)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Jason Isaacs
  • Series: James Bond (extended)
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Easy Seventy

Terrific!

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

Yes


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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- Quentin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2012
  • Publisher: Ian Fleming Publications Ltd