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Roger Moore

My Word Is My Bond
Narrated by: Roger Moore
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)
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Summary

The first ever autobiography of this truly international legend, written with all the trademark style, candour, charm, and wit he has brought to stage and screen over his long and illustrious career.

With personal anecdotes about such luminaries as Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Cary Grant, and Sean Connery, and memories from the heyday of Hollywood, this frank, funny and charming autobiography is packed with wonderful stories.

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Too short and (sorry) too old

I came away from this with two impressions. Firstly, that this Abridged version has cut Mr Moore's life story down to the bare minimum in order not to strain his voice during the recordings. It just left too much out of what's been an interesting life. It doesn't help that a big chunk at the end is devoted to his work for UNICEF - a charity that he is deservedly passionate about, but for the listener it means even less of his film career is covered in this brief 2hrs 40mins. My second impression was (sorry to be cruel) that at 80 years old Mr Moore's voice is too far gone to bring the necessary energy to the telling. He starts with a bounce at each new section but then quickly dies away into a slowish slur. The same fault applies to his 'Bond on Bond' recording.

For those who want a slice of Roger Moore's wonderful wit and bonhomie, I recommend instead 'Last Man Standing' - interesting and funny tales from his movie and TV career - which is both Unabridged and read in a decent Moore--ish drawl by the excellent Jonathan Keeble.

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Very interesting Autobiography.

It is always a pleasure when you read/listen to a book that has something that you can relate to, Roger Moore is one of those people, someone we all know and like.

A great listen, thoroughly enjoyabe and as with most Autobiogs there is always a little something you get to find out that you never knew.

Well worth the listen.

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Superb!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Roger Moore is as smooth and witty as ever, will now look for other books narrated by him, his voice is very easy to listen too - an essential skill for audio books!

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A True Gent

Brilliant !!! A big loss to entertainment and Unicef. A well read autobio with a very interesting story

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Brilliant.

Roger Moore is a great story teller and keeps you entertained throughout. Would definitely recommend

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Well written and read, very interesting!

Very enjoyable. Lovely man, beautiful velvet voice. Well written and very interesting. Would definitely recommend.

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Enjoyable commute listen

Loved hearing Rog narrate this. You can hear and imagine the twinkle in this raised eyebrow. Some good anecdotes and life story.

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Good Reading

Good Reading, Seemed very nice, genuine man. Very interesting and at times hard life..Kept me entertained.

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Okay

What a great but short book. Moore is a true English legend and actually funny guy.

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Simply Fantastic

A superb run through of a great mans life.

The greatest Bond to ever play the role.

Sadly missed.

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  • 08-05-09

Bond Lite - But A Delightful Listen

Roger Moore's abridged biography is, like his Bond films, easy going. Moore infuses the read with natural passion, in his exquisite voice which his fans will no doubt enjoy. Note that this is more memoir lite than in depth stuff - probably because it's abridged. Moore also remains the impeccable Gentleman, which perhaps explains why he isn't the gossiping type. He admits dissing Grace Jones in Octopussy - in a rare flash of anger. While this is not a salacious read, it is certainly for those who grew up on Roger Moore as Bond or the Saint. 5 stars for the enjoyable read. 3.5 stars for the story. And 4 overall!

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