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

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

Price
$59.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
September 08, 2015
Dimensions
6.8 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781504648295
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About the Author

ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder, and one of the most prolific and successful writers in the English language; he may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His novel Trigger Mortis features original material from Ian Fleming. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, is a reader favorite; and his bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter, he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle's War on PBS. Horowitz regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE.

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.

Reviews

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"