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Blonde Bombshell Audiobook

Blonde Bombshell

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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.

©2011 Tom Holt (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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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    Ruth anderson 24/09/2016
    Ruth anderson 24/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "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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    Rox 30/07/2015
    Rox 30/07/2015
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    "Not as expected- even better than thought"

    Once again a throughly great read, or should I say story. Love being read to

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    Edward BRIXHAM, United Kingdom 31/12/2014
    Edward BRIXHAM, United Kingdom 31/12/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply Fabulous!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Blonde Bombshell the most enjoyable?

    To put it simply, this is a hilarious and truly original story which read in way which not only tells that story but also brings the characters to life


    What other book might you compare Blonde Bombshell to, and why?

    If you enjoy the DiscWorld series by Sir Terry Pratchett, you'll love this. Not because the subject matter is at all similar, but rather that the writing style has the same depth of character and subtle deftness of hand that even the most ridiculous scenarios are totally immersive.


    What does Ray Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A great style of reading, nae acting, for these titles truly are performed by Ray Sawer. This in turn make these stories almost impossible to pause as the ride is so enjoyable.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh out loud comedy. well written, with a subtle hand which make the humour all the better


    Any additional comments?

    if you only but one book this year, you could do far far worse than pick one of Tom Holts. It just happens that Blonde Bombshell is my personal favourite. If I could give it 6 stars, I would.

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    IPW133 Gloucester, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    IPW133 Gloucester, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Listener Since 2011

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    "A voyage of discovery"

    I have been a great admirer of Mr Holt's work for many years. This lives up to the great and clever writing that I have come to enjoy. I love looking out for the cleaver cameo's that he adds to his stories. There are not many books that I will stop mid sentence to ponder the reference within the story. It is a break that rarely disappoints. the smile of recognition spreads across my face when the penny drops. I hope that the penny topples quickly....they add a little seasoning to the overall story.



    This is why I am a returning customer to Mr Holt's work. This story has a nice overall pattern, with nuggets of other stories interwoven. I would thoroughly recommend this book as a initial introduction to Mr Holt's work. From this, you will want to seek out more of Mr Holt's works.

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    Wendy Ramsgate, United Kingdom 22/03/2013
    Wendy Ramsgate, United Kingdom 22/03/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as good as Wells & Co trilogy"

    This was a good enough story but not quite in the same league as The Portable Door. It kind of lacks the humour, but Ray Sawyer, as ever, is a joy to listen to.

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    Miss King 27/12/2012
    Miss King 27/12/2012
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    "Blonde bombshell"

    Another great Tom Holt book. This one is a little different to his others because instead of an added fantasy element it has an added alien element. Don’t let that put you off its utterly brilliant from start to finish. If you like your books, clever, fun, unusual and ever so slightly bonkers then this is for you.

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    Michelle Aberdeen, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Michelle Aberdeen, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Another fantastic holt book"

    An utterly fabulous book, brilliantly read by ray sawyer! Intriguing, clever and full of laughs... If you like this you'll love 'Barking'. The only bad thing about the Tom holt books is that there are only 6 holt audiobooks available I've been waiting a year for more!!!

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