James Bond: The Collection

49 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,363 ratings

Forever and a Day Summary

M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.'  

'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.'  

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. 

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. 

It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. 

It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. 

This is the story of the birth of a legend in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera. 

©2018 Anthony Horowitz (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 0

    • Forever and a Day

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Matthew Goode
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.' 'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Iconic Legend is Born

    • By Simon on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 1

    • 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 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher. 007’s mission is to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to ‘retire’ him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in – that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.

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

    • By Clifford on 07-09-12

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • 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 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 324

    When 007 goes to Harlem it’s not just for the jazz. This is the kingdom of Mr Big, master of crime, voodoo baron and partner in SMERSH’s grim company of death. Those who Mr Big cannot possess, he crushes – like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-be saviours James Bond and Agency man, Felix Leiter. All three are marked out as victims in a trail of terror, treachery and torture that leads from New York’s underworld to the shark-infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Proper Bond

    • By rick on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • Moonraker (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo’s exposure could threaten Britain’s latest defence system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London’s most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there’s more to Drax than meets the eye.

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

    • By Drewdle on 07-06-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 4

    • 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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain. 007’s assignment is to break the smuggling ring. It’s a dangerous mission that takes him to the racecourse and mud-baths of Saratoga Springs, the gaming tables of Las Vegas, the ghost town of Spectreville and beyond. The Spangled Mob threatens to be too much even for Bond, but help is at hand in the shape of co-conspirator Tiffany Case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly read

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

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 5

    • 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 478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

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

    • By Alistair on 23-12-12

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  • Book 6

    • Dr. No (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr No’s private island, they realise that his plans could threaten international security.

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

    • By Mickey G on 23-07-14

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 7

    • Goldfinger (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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. He’s also the world’s most ruthless and successful gold smuggler. As James Bond follows his trail, he discovers that Goldfinger’s real game is the heist of fifteen billion dollars of US government bullion. The final hand is played at Fort Knox, in a spectacular display of deception and intrigue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bond at His Best

    • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 8

    • For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style. Contains the short stories: From a View to a Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Listen

    • By Philip on 04-01-14

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 9

    • Thunderball (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, has hijacked an American plane loaded with atomic weapons. Unless his demands are met he will destroy one of the world’s major cities. With only one week to locate the missing bombs, Bond goes to the Bahamas where he encounters Blofeld’s right-hand man, Emilio Largo and his mistress Domino. With time running out, Bond learns that sharks are not the only killers in the Caribbean Sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hello to Jason Isaacs!

    • By Marie-Clare on 25-01-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 10

    • The Spy Who Loved Me (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn’t take him long to realise that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn’t want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing all round

    • By Filmically Challenged on 18-05-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 11

    • 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 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marryTeresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond’s marriage and Blofeld’s schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high-explosives from which neither man emerges the victor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By CowPoncho on 03-01-13

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  • Book 12

    • 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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious ‘Castle of Death’ and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

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

    • By Drewdle on 25-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 13

    • The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    If you try to assassinate your boss – even though brainwashed at the time – you must pay the price. To redeem himself James Bond is sent to kill one of the most lethal hitmen in the world… Paco ‘Pistols’ Scaramanga. In the sultry heat of Jamaica, 007 infiltrates his target’s criminal cooperative – only to find that Scaramanga’s bullets are laced with snake venom. When the end comes, every shot will count.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent audiobook

    • By M. Bland on 09-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 14

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    The last book written by Ian Fleming, but by no means the least. In Octopussy, a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper’s alley between East and West Berlin, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) see him sent to America to warn an ex-MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. All part of the job for 007…

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

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 15

    • Colonel Sun

    • James Bond, Book 15
    • By: Kingsley Amis
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency…until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped. The action ricochets across the globe to a volcanic Greek island, where Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China collaborates with an ex-Nazi atrocity expert in a world-menacing conspiracy. Stripped of all professional aids, Bond faces, unarmed, the monstrous devices of Colonel Sun....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story Appalling editing

    • By Ross on 19-04-16

    Regular price: £15.69

  • Book 16

    • Role of Honour

    • James Bond Series
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Following scandal and his shock resignation from Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, James Bond becomes a gun for hire; able, and willing, to sell his lethal skills to the highest bidder. And SPECTRE, it seems, are eager to have the disgraced British super spy on their payroll.

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 17

    • Nobody Lives Forever

    • James Bond Series, Book 5
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Bond was supposed to be on leave. But SPECTRE leader Tamil Rahani, dying from injuries suffered at Bond's hand, is determined to make it the holiday to die for. With a price on his head, Bond must evade the world's greatest assassins in a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe, while trying to save the lives of the two women who matter to him most, his housekeeper May and Miss Moneypenny. But Bond has been a target before. And when it comes to staying alive, nobody does it better than 007.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !!

    • By Mr on 15-09-16

    Regular price: £13.19

  • Book 18

    • No Deals, Mr. Bond

    • James Bond Series 6
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake - double agents and honey traps against the KGB - are murdered. Bond must find the others and conduct them to safety before they meet a similar fate. In a race against time, Bond travels to Ireland and the KGB is soon on the scene. But all is not as it seems and soon Bond finds he needs all his wits to negotiate a labyrinth of double-crossing that is to lead him to a bewildering showdown in a remote corner of the Kowloon province of Hong Kong.

    Regular price: £16.89

  • Book 19

    • Scorpius

    • James Bond Series
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    When the body of a mysterious woman is found to be carrying the phone number of James Bond, Bond is called in by M to help the investigation. But before he can even reach headquarters he is nearly run off the road in a high-speed motorway chase. Someone wants Bond dead.

    Regular price: £16.89

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