Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
Yes, Lots of twist and turns.
The ending, there is a twist at the end that I was not expecting.
He is the perfect James Bond
I am not a fan of the James Bond movies, but I am becoming a fan of the books, I am working my way through the series and they are a great listen.
Absolutely! You can always get into the story more on a 2nd listen.
The best feature about From Russia with love was the fact they used Simon Vance as the narrative. That British accent made the audiobook seem more...realistic.
I'd recommend this book to any Bond fan. The WhisperSync for Voice was also amazing. I wasn't a huge fan of switching from eBook to audiobook, but this was different and was expanding on the experience.
great beginning about SMESH .
The history of SMESH and some of its guys.
This is one of the great retro Ian Fleming novels, and includes an inside look at SMERSH.
The girl, a Russian spy
They did make a film. It was one of President Kennedy's favorites.
The book ends with an unexpected twist, which prompted me to do some additional research about the book & story.
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
I never knew how much background the movies had to leave out until I listened to this book. Great story telling by the Ian Fleming and a performance by one of the best in the business.
The narration is perfect for Iam Fleming's work. I have discovered that Ian Fleming was a great writer that didn't waste a lot of words to tell a story. I am now going to the beginning of the Bond series and will listen them from the beginning to the end.
Simon Prebble does amazing work here and enables the tension and fun in this book to come out. Interestingly, I picked it up right after I'd concluded his different narration of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and was surprisingly struck by the plot point similarities.
The action-oriented espionage classics by Ian Fleming are always an enjoyable read, or in this case, listen. The audio is great, and the narrator's voice and accent create an enthralling, believable production of the literature.
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I grew up watching James Bond movies. So I don't have anything against Bond as a character. But this is now the third of the novels I have read or listened to and the books are weak. Bond is lucky not good.
I know these are pulp fiction novels and not literature. So I try to evaluate them based on when they are written and why. But then you are jarred awake when you listen to one of the characters (a good guy) boasting of kidnapping and raping women in his youth and Bond watching two women fight to death (much of the time they are naked) over a man, not Bond. But even the Bond girl asks Bond to beat her if she ever eats too much and starts to gain weight. And Bond assure her that he will.
I want to like these, I really do. But they just are not all that good. At least this was less cartoony than Goldfinger. That was truly the worse of them.