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.
"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 Marie-Clare on 25-01-13
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By MBT Salisbury on 22-12-14
an enjoyable, albeit dated,romp
I don't recall the film so there are no comparisons here. Bond is surprisingly rich as a character. For those with particular sensibilities they will find Fleming's language and attitudes dated. Remembering the time it was written it gives a flavour for the contemporary attitudes and language. Like others I find the book surprisingly satisfying in terms of both the hero, his accomplices and the villains. The last of these being far more plausible than the films suggest.
This is the first time I have heard Jason Isaacs read and would listen to him again.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Easy Seventy on 26-04-17
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.
By Quentin on 29-01-13
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.