Trigger Mortis Lib/E: With Original Material by Ian Fleming

Anthony Horowitz (Author) David Oyelowo (Read by)
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Product Details

Publish Date
September 08, 2015
6.8 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is best known for such television programmes as Poirot, Murder Most Horrid, and Midsomer Murders - for wich he has written many episodes. He is also a well-known children's author with a dozen books including two collections of horror stories to his name. However, theatre has always been his first love and although Mindgame is his first play he has followed it with a study of the last years of Shackleton, and a musical, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T.

David Oyelowo is an English actor, who studied theater at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is best known for playing MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British television series Spooks (known in the US as MI-5). He has also had appearances in several critically acclaimed films, such as The Last King of Scotland, The Help, and Lincoln.

Ian Fleming (1908-1964) was born in London and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.


As Bond-villain plots go, this is a clever one...There are more than enough pleasures for even the strictest Bond aficionado in Trigger Mortis.

-- "Wall Street Journal"

The heart of any good thriller is the plot, and...Horowitz doesn't disappoint. The action moves with high velocity.... [and] stays true to the Bond of Fleming's books.

-- "New York Times Book Review"

Horowitz...delivers the tersely precise prose that makes Bond so compelling, but more than that, he also supplies touches of Fleming's cruel poetry...A brisk and effective ride.

-- "Guardian (London)"

Great fun...[for] readers who can't get enough of James Bond at his coolest and suave-est.

-- "Seattle Times"

A humdinger of a Bond story, so cunningly crafted and thrillingly paced that 007's creator would have been happy to have owned it...From his brilliant first chapter on, Horowitz is a pitch-perfect mimic of the Fleming one-line punch....He even gets the cliches spot on.

-- "Financial Times (UK)"

Trigger Mortis fits seamlessly among the original Cold War-era gems...Bona fide Bond in every way.

-- "Fort Worth Star-Telegram"

Impressive...The sturdy plot involves a suitably diabolical and grandiose scheme. An excellent mimic of Fleming's prose, Horowitz delivers an entertainment sure to please James Bond fans.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Actor David Oyelowo brings a magical performance rich with gravitas to this James Bond audiobook. His accents are excellent, and the characters are an extremely varied lot: A Korean psychopath, a Russian race-car driver, Americans, and, of course, the British Bond-James Bond. But Oyelowo goes further, shifting from methodical pacing to heart-pounding, breathless descriptions at just the right moments.

-- "AudioFile"