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Licence Renewed Audiobook

Licence Renewed

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The first of John Gardner's novels featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent. Bond has been assigned to investigate one Dr. Anton Murik, a brilliant nuclear physicist who is thought to have been meeting with a terrorist known as Franco. Together, they plan to hijack six nuclear power plants around the world and start a global meltdown, unless Bond can stop them...

©2011 John Gardner (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    Donald Braintree, United Kingdom 06/08/2013
    Donald Braintree, United Kingdom 06/08/2013 Member Since 2011

    An exiled Scot in Essex that listens to Audible stuff in the car. Enjoy SciFi and Crime, with some naughty stuff thrown in too.

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    "Licence To Thrill???"
    Where does Licence Renewed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Licence Renewed is a mid-point book, neither stunning or awful. Most of it is down to the formulaic writing of the author rather than the performance. However, this is James Bond and formulaic isn't necessarily a bad thing (and definitely not unexpected).


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Gardner? Why or why not?

    I have listened to two John Gardner - James Bond books and read one too. All diverting and better than listening to the radio.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the bits set in Scotland, even if I had to put up with a few stereotypes along the way. Definitely a 1980s James Bond.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to this book in one sitting as I was driving to Paris.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Knucklebones 09/01/2012
    Knucklebones 09/01/2012

    Knucklebones

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    "Ho hum"

    Afraid this did nothing for me. After the first intriguing 5 minutes, it lapsed into a rather dated and pedestrian tale of a powerful rich baddie up to dastardly deeds in his Scottish castle plus beautiful girl in need of rescue. There are a couple of notable action sequences that raise the heart rate a little, but these are more than overwhelmed by the screeds of minutiae in the rest of the writing. Even the narrator (the usually excellent Jeremy Northam) sounded bored. I kept listening in the hope that it would pick up but, believe me, it doesn't.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MR R A LEE 23/10/2015
    MR R A LEE 23/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Not bad for a more modern bond novel"

    As with all bond stories the plot has some holes, but if you want a bond novel it's great

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    Dominic 23/07/2015
    Dominic 23/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Somebody does it better"
    Any additional comments?

    Having already gone through all of Fleming's Bond books twice i thought i'd give these a try. They're good if all you want is to continue listning to stories in Bond's world. The story, though seemingly high stakes didn't invest me enough to care all that much, and the villain is a little bland.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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