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Summary

It begins at a movie studio in Nice where a police raid goes horribly wrong, killing innocent men, women, and even children. It continues in an English prison, where a dead man discloses an intriguing secret about the brutal criminal organization called the Union. The trail leads James Bond to Paris, where he meets the tantalizing movie star Tylyn Mignonne and embarks on a voyage of sensual discovery.

But Tylyn is in mortal danger. Her husband, a volatile French film producer, has not forgiven his glamorous wife for ending their troubled marriage - and he is connected to the Union's thugs.

Meanwhile Bond's friend, French agent Mathis, has disappeared while tracking down the Union's mysterious leader, Le Gerant. Bond's journey takes him to a thrilling underwater brush with death, a chase through the Corsican wilderness, a surprise encounter with an old friend - and a final confrontation with a twisted criminal genius.

©2001 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. JAMES BOND and 007 are the registered trade marks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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  • 20-08-20

Not bad but a long way from the best Bond book

Not bad but a long way from the best in this audible series. Easy listening and well narrated.

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Oh dear me.....

I'm a fan of Bond. From the original Fleming books and early movies through the Moore movies (corney but loved) to the present and even the Gardner books from the eighties. But this is a terrible. Clichéd in all the wrong ways, formulaic and predictable. If somebody really insists on writing another Bond then go back to the early days and put yourself in the place of the first readers. Find the new, exotic, dangerous, "novel"? This is just poor rubbish and I won't be bothering with any more.

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Unfortunately the dour tone of the narrator makes what may well be an excellent book pretty much impossible to get in to.

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  • 26-03-21

never dream of dying causes one to dream...

I tried to give this book my best attention and could not. It took me a total of about 3 months to finally get through and crack it. It could have been the narrator which I don't think he quite captured the spirit of 007. I find that the union was a lame attempt to bring back the glory days of SPECTRE and SMERSH.

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  • Randy Kraft
  • 13-12-20

Great read great finish could be a great movie

It had a bit of a slow start,and as usual for me,trying to keep all of the foreign names straight was a bit difficult. About a third of the way through the book the story and plot really took hold and kept me glued to the very end. This was a great read and I think would be a really great movie.

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  • Kien L. Hunter
  • 19-05-19

Solid Bond Story

I definitely enjoyed the book. It started off a little bit slow, but as the book went on you realize that that was on purpose. They did a lot of defining and explaining that made it very easy to visualize the text. It was performed very well. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  • Brian
  • 03-12-17

Way too many illogical or impossible plot points

A few good scenes, but many ridiculous choices by characters and some serious plot errors.

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  • 30-01-17

Pretty good 007 book - feels like the real Bond

Keeps well within the style of Fleming. Pretty girls, fast cars, evil geniuses and armies of minions to dispatch. Narrator is the best.