I liked the description of the events. James Bond will always be Sean Connery in my mind so it was nice to hear a deep British voice portray him. I have read all of the James Bond novels and have seen all of the movies.
I didn't find it as edgy as some of the later Ian Fleming novels but it was exciting enough to make me want more. I may not listen to any more since I have read them already but if the price is right, I will get more.
The book is entertaining and makes you want to keep listening.
No. This was my first. He is very good.
Watch out for tropic vacation offers.
Yes, specially if they missed the movie.
Expected, I have seen the movie, however the book was much better.
Yes, but not possible.
I had read this book many years ago, and decided to listen to it again. Very enjoyable
Fleming's books are always better than the movies.
Simon Vance lent a strong voice for Bond and could also do a nice Quarrell and Honey Rider.
Overall the reading was great, the story is good, and the pacing if good as well.
It's Bond, the first film, the sixth book. Flemming has found Bond's voice and character - Simon Vance does a great job in recreating the mood of the book, and has the laconic sixties radio voice that this book deserves.
I'm a great Bond fan, but you don't need to be an aficionado to enjoy it. Flemming lets us become voyeurs to a far different time period, a time of blatant heterosexuality. The book was heavily criticized upon it's release, but this is Bond, pure and Simple.
Read this first in 1962. Great to hear it in style!
007 climbing up the air duct to escape.
Hiding in the swamp breathing thru hollow reeds with Honeychild.
James begins his odyssey.
More exciting than the read or viewing the movie.
The author does a wonderful job putting you there in the midst of all the excitement and danger that we crave. Even though I've read this before and watched it many times I was still riveted by the words as they're played out..
yes the plot to keep me on edge and waiting for the next drama to run.
yes I have and this is one of the better ones. I guess I will always be a James Bond groupie.
saying yes to Dr. no
I enjoyed the book short and sweet and look forward to reading all the Bond books.
Honey Rider. Why ask
No, nothing extreme, only pleasant.
A very linear story - no subplots or subtexts to complicate the story. For me, this mede it a bit tedious.
Ian Fleming's novels lend themselves particularly well to the format of audiobooks. The only criticism I have of this audiobook is that the narrator's Jamaican and Chinese accents weren't particularly accurate and occasionally veered into the realm of caricature. Other than that his reading was excellent.