Blonde Bombshell

  • by Tom Holt
  • Narrated by Ray Sawyer
  • 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A heart-warming tale of Armageddon from one of the funniest, most original voices in comic fiction today....
The third planet out from the star was blue, with green splodges. Dirt. Oh, the bomb thought. And then its courage, determination and nobility-of-spirit subroutines cut in, overriding everything else, adrenalizing its command functions and bypassing its cyberphrenetic nodes. Here goes, said the bomb to it. Calibrate navigational pod. Engage primary thrusters. Ready auxiliary drive.
It knew, in that moment, that its own doom was near; because it was giving itself orders, and it wasn't putting in any 'the's. That was what you did, apparently, when the moment came. You could also turn on a flashing red beacon and a siren, but mercifully these were optional. Oh #//+! thought the bomb, and surged on towards Dirt like an avenging angel.

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What the Critics Say

"A clever, funny, tirelessly inventive, apocalyptic leg-hump of a book. Tom Holt may be the most imaginative satirist to land on our shores since Douglas Adams." (Christopher Moore)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just as good every time you listen

If you could sum up Blonde Bombshell in three words, what would they be?

Funny, different, entertaining


What was one of the most memorable moments of Blonde Bombshell?

I always love the "Barbie" moment


What about Ray Sawyer’s performance did you like?

He has great voices and great comic delivery.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book is more funny than moving but I did empathise with several of the main characters.


Any additional comments?

This is one of my favourite audiobooks. The characters are likeable and interesting and I laugh at the same bits every time. Entertaining escapism when you need cheering up.

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- chatsworth

smart and hilarious!

an awesome story that had me laughing out loud at the intelligent humour.
Tom Holt's unique mix of aliens space travel and household "pets" make it a great read/listen!
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- Ruth anderson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-06-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK