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This audiobook is superb in every way and a real gift for fans who first knew Bond from the original Fleming novels. I read my first Bond novel, "Dr. No," when I was in junior high school and read every new novel when they were first published, beginning with "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." While waiting for those last few novels published after Fleming's death, I read all the earlier novels and short stories. I have also been a fan of the numerous pastiches over the decades since Fleming's death and the end of the publications of his trunk material. There have been some good ones and a few clinkers. But Anthony Horowitz takes the prize for the most Fleming-like Bond novel in a half century. The vocal performance by David Oyelowo is equally impressive.
I must admit, I absolutely hated Horowitz' Sherlock Holmes pastiche, "Moriarty," but I am now a fan of Mr. Horowitz again. I just hope the Fleming estate can convince him to write further chapters.
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What did you like best about Trigger Mortis? What did you like least?
Enjoyed pretending that it could have been written by Ian Fleming himself (if I squinted a little !)
.. But why oh why did they choose this abysmal narrator?!
What did you like best about this story?
Kept trying to imagine what it could have been if Simon Vance had read this one instead. For ref, he's read all (or nearly all) of the Ian Flaming originals , and even did Ian Fleming's biography.
Would you be willing to try another one of David Oyelowo’s performances?
Never EVER again. I'll go out of my way to avoid books if he reads them.
Do you think Trigger Mortis needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes definitely. Mr Horowitz has what it takes to fill in (most) of Mr Fleming's very large shoes!
Any additional comments?
Is there ANY chance at all, this book could be re-recorded by Simon Vance ? I'd happily pay again for the pleasure !
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