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on 27 May 2014
James Bond returns to form after the latest outings in Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only.

SMERSH has been dismantled by Nikita Khruschev and now a new organisation has arrived in the shape of SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence Terroism Revenge and Extortion). This outfit consists ex members of SMERSH, Gestapo officers and the Mafia. Their leader is Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

The principal villain in this story is Blofeld's number two and chosen successor Emilio Largo. SPECTRE have stolen two atomic bombs from a British aircraft and have sent ransom demands to the British Prime Minister and President of the United States.

Operation Thunderball is put into motion. Through intelligence Bond is sent to the Bahamas where he is reunited with Felix Leither (Ex CIA) and the pair of them share more action together.

Bond is also helped by Domino Vitali. Domino is Largo's mistress before falling for Bond.

There are some good action scenes like the attempt on Bond's life in the health farm and under water where most of the action in this adventure takes place.
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on 20 June 2017
Confession: I hated the movie for it's excessive underwater sequences. Connery (the best Bond) was wasted there.

However, the book is splendid. Possible one of the best Bond books, and interesting for it's occasional social comments (for example, the young taxi driver who "wants to be Tommy Steele"). Fleming didn't do that too much.
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on 7 June 2016
This gets more delicious as it unravels.

A fiendishly clever plot, a new terror organisation, risk at every turn, some truly evil villains and the return of his mate Felix.

Clever. Taut. And there is even a passage where Bond drinks something other than alcohol.

My equal favourite in the series so far.
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on 4 June 2016
Brilliant book. Delivered quickly.
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on 4 February 2014
Great value for money fast delivery
a book I woul read over and over again
I would recommend it to friends
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on 31 December 2013
My husband travels regularly to London and beyond - audio books are perfect for him during the journey - and he is a Bond fan which makes this series of titles perfect :)
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on 17 March 2017
great
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on 21 June 2013
Very good book and as all Ian Fleming Books well written and keeps you till the end of the book
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on 31 July 2013
Back to the longer story from the previous short story book, Thunderball doesn't disappoint! The great part to this book is the secrecy held by Fleming all the way to end which keeps the reader wanting to read on and kept me on the edge of my seat.
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on 7 December 2016
Fast delivery, a good read. A great product! Would recommend Thunderball.
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