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Young Bond: Blood Fever

Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Series: Young Bond, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Summary

Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became the man. Meet Bond. James Bond. An Eton boy s family disappears at sea. James uncovers a shadowy society operating in a hidden corner of the school. And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of Sardinia, a sinister Italian count has built himself a mountain fortress. Is there a connection? Young Bond is about to find out - and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterranean sun. James Bond has discovered danger. Now it is come looking for him... This is the second amazing Young Bond adventure from bestselling author Charlie Higson.

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Exceptional

Incredible story that brought the series back with a bang. I don’t know whether it’s the sheer awesomeness of the last book but I felt as though the character development was dragging its heels slightly. Still masterful and a strong recommendation

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Excellent all round.

The storyline was superb and the narration excellent. I am eager to listen to the next in the series. Most highly recommended.

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Totally capturing my imagination

This is a brilliant book to follow the first story about the young James Bond. The reader has amazing ability to make the characters come to life - a griping story which I didn't want to end. Off to download the 3rd book!!!!

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Better book & great performance

What did you like best about this story?

Much better than Silverfin, this sequel has a much more engaging plot. From Eton, where Bond never really feels at home, to the strange, intriguing island Sardinia, the story takes the reader on a much more dynamic journey. Well timed switches in POV make it even more interesting. Though I will never be able to stop comparing to the superior Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, "Blood Fever" makes me fall in love with the "teen spy" trope all over again!

What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

Nathaniel Parker has a very enjoyable voice. He does individual character voices really well and made both the heroes and the villains of this story really come alive. Will definitely listen to him again!

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  • 13-04-13

Great family listening

The whole family enjoyed listening to this on a long car journey - children of 12 and 10 and 3 adults were all engrossed. Of course its a bit far-fetched (its James Bond after all!) but the reading is spot on. There are quite a few deaths, some a bit gory, so maybe not suitable for much younger children. The bit with the mosquitos was painful to listen to... A great adventure romp with plenty of bad villains to be defeated by our hero.

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Very good, but not best of the Higson series.

A well written Young Bond adventure, but not the best of the superb series by Charlie Higson. A slightly convoluted plot and some weak editing/tightening of story let it down. But still a very high standard that captures the Fleming style and sweep very well. I preferred Double or die, and By Royal Command more though. Well narrated by Nathaniel Parker adds to the tone of Fleming's classic character too.

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captivating

I couldn't put it down..... short, well paced, never boring.
I'm buying the whole set.Brilliant!

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Excellent

Really great book, with fascinating characters, well paced story and interesting setting - pre WW2 Sardinia. Hugely enjoyable addition to the James Bond canon.

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Excellent narration

A good fun book much in the style of the Fleming books, but PG rated as it were.
The narrator really does an excellent job bringing this book alive with all its different characters.

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So good<br />

a second story of James Bond as a child I read the first one and it was brilliant and this one was packed with as much thrill and adventure as the James Bond film's one of the best books that I have read.

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