The year 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the longest continually running film series in movie history. To celebrate the most renowned 007, Roger Moore, KBE, has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them. From girls to the villains, from the cars to the cocktails, from the gadgets to the locations; this is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate James Bond.
©2012 Sir Roger Moore (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
In this book the self deprecating Roger Moore tells the story of the screen hero, James Bond from the first Eon production of Dr No through to the second Craig outing, Quantum of Solace. Moore is generous to a fault, no only in his praise of all of the movies and people involved through to his donation of part proceeds to UNESCO.
What you loose on the plates you gain on the warmth and wit of Moore's voice as he tells us about his and others experiences on the movies. Being a personal friend of both producers, Saltzman and Broccili he has insight into the franchise that no other person has and he brings this into his narrative. Being invited to every opening screening and also being on the set for his seven outings as well as his personal connections makes this a unique account.
This audiobook is a must for any Bond fan or even Moore fan, even if you have the paper version if only to experience that wit and warmth that Moore is now famous for.
I love James Bond and I love listening to Sir Roger Moore, he was my first James Bond and who better to ask to cast his wry eye over the Bonds. He reads his book superbly, giving us all insights into the world of Bond with his humour coming across at all times. Excellent.
I'm a big Bond fan and a lot of what you will hear you might know if you would consider yourself a fan.
However Roger has some insights and interesting facts for even fans to enjoy.
Plus he is Bond! :)
This is Roger Moore's own telling of his life as James Bond. It covers other parts of his career e.g. The Saint, but really concentrates on Bond and some of Moore's experiences since then (meeting newer Bonds, etc.).
Moore's character comes through very well in the narration and you can tell he genuinely enjoyed his time and considers himself to be very lucky. There are a few things that ring hollow - Moore's attitudes to women (probably contemporary for the time), that everything was fantastic on the shoots (perhaps it was!) but this is me nitpicking.
In summary, if you enjoy or are interested in Bond movies or Roger Moore then this is an enjoyable and easy listen.
If you like celebratory biographies then this is one for you as well.
This is a book for Bond lovers but I like Bond and it was not for me. I found it sounded like a photo book with narrative.
I like biographies and fiction and with that in mind will be listening to the new Robert Galbraith.
I found that Roger Moore was sounding his age (sorry - but I do like you really) Daniel Craig would be great though.
There were some interesting facts on the films which were fun.
Probably worked better in book form with lots of accompanying glossy photos. Bit of a dull listen to be honest.
What a let down. Not only does Roger Moore have a boring voice but the material was boring. My husband was really looking forward to listening to this but he made me switch it off. Don't waste your money on this!
"Bond is still Bond"
Roger Moore is a pleasure to listen too, some humor that is almost over your shoulder and missed if you do not listen too closely. What did I like the least, I suppose I just expected more regarding the making of the movies, back of set fun and games. This does go into that but seemed to lack. It was too much like a dictionary for my liking
Yes, a great voice, one I could listen too over and over.
I have always been particular to say each actor who played Bond was the right one for the moment however, if a movie or TV series of this book would have to be someone with a great wit. Maybe Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese (yes I know he's been in the movies) or even, as this is a book like a dictionary of history, David Tennant or Matt Smith. You can take Bond Seriously but its best done, in my opinion as a retrospective tongue in cheek.
This was enjoyable, but be a big fan to listen all the way through. I am glad I did.
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