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 » The first book is narrated by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame.
The book is well read and provides a great introduction to the world of Flemings Bond and will also be enjoyed by die-hard Fleming fans as well.
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 » this hokey bulldog Drummond boys own adventure is worth a read just for gala! Why have they never put her on film?!
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 »person. Reader does an excellent but subtle Bond and his accent for the American heroine is natural and convincing. Incidentally, the plot of the movie bears little resemblance to the book.
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 »y choice, albeit not a very adventurous one. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The book contains much more depth, some fascinating characters that never made it to film, and a completely side to Bond which makes him much more fallible, vulnerable and therefore interesting as the central figure. Toby Stephens is excellent as always. He provides light and shade to the characters and his narration adds tension to the plot without ever seeming OTT. Well worth a try.
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 »ham' do Bond may feel odd, but the narration was great.
I could listen to this narrator for a long time, Great story and perfect narration. Probably my favourite narration so far..Show More », I'm listening to these Audio Go releases in order of the original releases.
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 »I had downloaded the wrong thing. I won't spoil it by letting on what impressed me about this book, I'll let you listen and make your own mind up. It impressed me and I highly recommend it. It is certainly a twist on the Bond theme. Really enjoyed Ms Pike's narration, also unexpected and different. Worth its 5 stars.
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 »rney home - praise indeed! David Tennant really brings the book to life with an astonishing array of accents, and Ian Fleming's attention to detail when describing cars, action or people was excellent. Almost thought I was in France in a white Lancia instead of rain-sodden Britain in a Volvo (sigh...)
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 »with it's own distinct feeling; completely devoid and separate to the film series.