James Bond (original)
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  • 1
    Casino Royale (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Casino Royale (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (337)

    For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn't be higher. 007's mission is to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to 'retire' him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in - that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.

    The original and the Best

    To celebrate 50 years of the James Bond films in the cinema, all of Ian Flemings oriiginal books have being recorded by an all star list of narrators...Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 September 2012 by Clifford (HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Live and Let Die | Ian Fleming

    Live and Let Die

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (194)

    When 007 goes to Harlem it's not just for the jazz. This is the kingdom of Mr Big, master of crime, voodoo baron and partner in SMERSH's grim company of death. Those who Mr Big cannot possess, he crushes - like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-be saviours James Bond and Agency man, Felix Leiter. All three are marked out as victims in a trail of terror, treachery and torture that leads from New York's underworld to the shark-infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own.

    Proper Bond

    This is a fantastic bond story. From America to Jamaica its a page turning adventure. Roy kinnear does a great job reading it coping well with a varie..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by rick (sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Moonraker (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Moonraker (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (277)

    The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo's exposure could threaten Britain's latest defence system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London's most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there's more to Drax than meets the eye.

    Gala Brand the best Fleming heroine

    You read that right: better than vesper or pussy or Tracey: gala brand is an independent and competent and sensual woman who both helps and bests 007:..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 October 2016 by JJP (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Diamonds are Forever (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Diamonds are Forever (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Damian Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain. 007's assignment is to break the smuggling ring. It's a dangerous mission that takes him to the racecourse and mud-baths of Saratoga Springs, the gaming tables of Las Vegas, the ghost town of Spectreville and beyond. The Spangled Mob threatens to be too much even for Bond, but help is at hand in the shape of co-conspirator Tiffany Case.

    Excellent all round

    Another excellent reading in this series. Shows the depth and breadth of talent of English actors that each Bond book seems to be read by a different ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by Mr. Acapella (Cornwall, UK)
  • 5
    From Russia with Love (with interview) | Ian Fleming

    From Russia with Love (with interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (174)

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

    Much more than I expected

    I usually choose an audio book because of the narrator not the author, so having seen the movie of “From Russia With Love” I felt this would be an eas..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 January 2013 by Suej (UK)
  • 6
    Dr. No (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Dr. No (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Quarshie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (150)

    M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what's needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr No's private island, they realise that his plans could threaten international security.

    Fleming Bond books are amazing!

    Epic story telling. Working my way through the Bond books and they does disappoint! Can't wait to read more.

    Reviewed on 24 June 2015 by Oliver ()
  • 7
    Goldfinger (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Goldfinger (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Bonneville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (156)

    A game of canasta turns out crooked and a golden girl ends up dead. It seems that Auric Goldfinger is a bad loser when it comes to cards. He's also the world's most ruthless and successful gold smuggler. As James Bond follows his trail, he discovers that Goldfinger's real game is the heist of fifteen billion dollars of US government bullion. The final hand is played at Fort Knox, in a spectacular display of deception and intrigue.

    Bond at His Best

    It's up there among the best. I've listened to this read by Rufus Sewell in the past which was excellent, and I feared listening to the 'Earl of Grant..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 May 2013 by Oliver (London, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style. Contains the short stories: From a View to a Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

    Another Great Listen

    Yes, Read on and you will know why I love this book.

    Reviewed on 04 January 2014 by Philip (Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    Thunderball (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Thunderball (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Jason Isaacs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (134)

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, has hijacked an American plane loaded with atomic weapons. Unless his demands are met he will destroy one of the world's major cities. With only one week to locate the missing bombs, Bond goes to the Bahamas where he encounters Blofeld's right-hand man, Emilio Largo and his mistress Domino. With time running out, Bond learns that sharks are not the only killers in the Caribbean Sea.

    Hello to Jason Isaacs!

    Sorry...



    I could listen to this narrator for a long time, Great story and perfect narration. Probably my favourite narration so far..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 January 2013 by Marie-Clare (Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    The Spy Who Loved Me (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    The Spy Who Loved Me (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn't take him long to realise that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn't want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

    Bond, but not as you know it!

    What an interesting book! A really fascinating novel with how its written. I had to go back and check the title on a couple of occasions as I thought ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 September 2016 by Drewdle ()
  • 11
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (212)

    In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marryTeresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond's marriage and Blofeld's schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high-explosives from which neither man emerges the victor.

    Loved it

    Listened to this with the family on the dread Christmas journey, which takes four hours. They asked for it to be put on as soon as we started the jou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 January 2013 by CowPoncho (CARDIFF, United Kingdom)
  • 12
    You Only Live Twice (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    You Only Live Twice (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious 'Castle of Death' and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

    Last book

    This book was very well read by Martin, I felt it took a very long time ,up 12 chapters before the story really began follow just like the old James..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 August 2015 by RJbarleycorn ()
  • 13
    The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    If you try to assassinate your boss - even though brainwashed at the time - you must pay the price. To redeem himself James Bond is sent to kill one of the most lethal hitmen in the world... Paco 'Pistols' Scaramanga. In the sultry heat of Jamaica, 007 infiltrates his target's criminal cooperative - only to find that Scaramanga's bullets are laced with snake venom. When the end comes, every shot will count.

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    An absolutely brilliant introduction to the novels of James Bond for me. Kenneth Branagh is exceptional, as always, and brings the whole text to life ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 March 2015 by Alex ()
  • 14
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (79)

    The last book written by Ian Fleming, but by no means the least. In Octopussy, a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper's alley between East and West Berlin, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) see him sent to America to warn an ex-MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. All part of the job for 007...

    Glorious!

    Beautifully read.

    Reviewed on 20 February 2014 by Marion (United Kingdom)