Ian Fleming
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Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was a British author and journalist. His first novel, Casino Royale (1953), introduced spy hero, James Bond, agent 007, to the world. It was the first of fourteen James Bond books which have gone on to sell over 60 million copies worldwide and be translated into 20 languages. Beginning with the movie adaptation of Dr No in 1961, the series also sparked the longest-running film franchise in history. Both Fleming and his fictional counterpart have become synonymous with style, glamour and thrilling adventures, as well as universally recognised phrases such as “My name’s Bond, James Bond” and “shaken and not stirred”. Fleming was born in London in 1908. In the 1930s he worked at Reuters news agency before joining Naval Intelligence as an officer during the Second World War. His talent for writing fast and engaging prose, along with his knowledge of espionage and his fertile imagination led to the creation of James Bond, arguably one of the most-famous fictional characters of all time. He also wrote children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fleming was married to Ann Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

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    • Dr. No (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Damn good yarn this one mate

    • By Mickey G on 23-07-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Casino Royale (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The original and the Best

    • By Clifford on 07-09-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Live and Let Die

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    When 007 goes to Harlem it’s not just for the jazz.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic, but has been made P C Friendly

    • By Mr. Shaun Gregory on 25-03-19

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Moonraker (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bond as it should be.

    • By Drewdle on 07-06-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By CowPoncho on 03-01-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Goldfinger (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bond at His Best

    • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • From Russia with Love (with interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truest Of Bonds. Bravo Mr Fleming

    • By Alistair on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • You Only Live Twice (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You only live twice.

    • By Drewdle on 25-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

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

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    The last book written by Ian Fleming, but by no means the least....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For the sake of completeness

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Diamonds are Forever (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Damian Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly read

    • By film and theatre buff on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £14.99

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