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Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organization 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, James 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.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Jason Isaacs.

Blackstone Audio, Inc. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd

©1961 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Superb

Isaac's assessment is spot on: this Bond's a man, not a cartoon, and all the more fascinating for it. The performances are sublime...who knew he could make such an affecting Domino?

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Isaacs' Superb Performance Makes Book Excellent

This is a fun read, really showcasing how human James Bond is in the books. It is Isaacs's spectacular reading, however, that really makes this feel like cinema. The accents, the timing, the inflection... Superb!

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fantastic details

hearing Ian Fleming read aloud it's so much more thrilling than watching a movie particularly with all the backstory and context with your schedule we presented in any of the visual presentations of bond

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Best narrator I’ve ever heard

Jason Isaacs is simply marvelous. He lends a quality of realistic thought to each character and dimension to Bond himself. The story is engaging but this was all about the narrator — I hope Isaacs continues to lend his talents to audiobooks.

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Great book poor choice for a narrator

The narrator's voice, and characters were great. His opinions were not only disingenuous to Ian Fleming's creation but came off as an attempt at virtue signaling. This is the type of person that would sign a petition to remove Huckleberry Finn from school reading lists because of "naughty" words. Grow up nancy boy.

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Fantastic!

Loved it! One of Flemming's best. The narrator is superb! Better than all the movies.

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Books versus movies

Having seen all of the Bond flicks I’m glad I started listening to Ian Fleming’s work .... he’s so much better than the movies.
Thunderball doesn’t disappoint, it’s an excellent book.

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Best Bond book! Isaacs was awesome!

I loved this Bond book so much! I love the film/book series and this is among the best, it is the best Bond book that I've read (so far) and Jason Isaacs did a great job with every character especially Bond. The film follows the book fairly close but the book had suck rich detail and more character development that I loved! it's a must for Bond fans!

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  • Charlotte
  • Rock Hill, SC, United States
  • 07-31-17

Jason Isaacs - perfect voice for Bond!!!

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

great listen. story and narrator are fantastic!!!

What did you like best about this story?

all of it

Which character – as performed by Jason Isaacs – was your favorite?

love them all

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

i was captivated from start to finish!!!

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this performance!!! Would love to hear more from Jason Isaacs!!!

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Better than the movie!

What did you love best about Thunderball?

I love the way Bond is written. I wish he would actually be portrayed like this in the films.

Any additional comments?

Jason Isaacs was the reason why I bought this in the first place. He was amazing. This is not the kind of book I'd normally pick up and read but, thanks to Mr. Isaacs I'll be checking out more books like this.