Dennis, Texas | Member Since 2011
I really enjoyed the movie that is based on this book but I couldn't bring myself to truly enjoy the book. Throughout the whole thing you are thinking "This man is just an extremely amoral con-man." The fact that the events in the book actually took place just makes it worse.
I purchased this book and read it mainly because of an interest in Howard Hughes and the infamy surrounding the events mentioned in the book and I honestly thought I would enjoy it. But the book reads like a textbook on how to fool trusting, yet naively greedy, people into giving you massive amounts of money.
I would recommend this book, but I will not promise your going to like it.
I rather enjoyed the book. It shows how the left media manipulates the people into a self-loathing state and perpetuates a false image of minorities and caucasians in typecasted rolls of "the oppressed victims" and "the oppressive perpetrators" respectively.
If you liked the TV series, you will hate this book. It reads like a soldier's memoir and is rarely funny.
I might be biased because Goldfinger is my favorite bond movie, but I really enjoyed this book. It is probably the pinnacle of the original James Bond series. The only fault I can find in it is that it is not longer!
Another great 007 story from Ian Fleming. I really enjoyed the differences in the novel versus the book. Simon Vance gives another GREAT performance as narrator.
The book was not as good as i expected in some respects, and better in others. I expected a more in depth look at the character behind James Bond. I got a how-to-do on several of 007's adventures including bungie jumping and horseback riding. I very entertaining listen.
I really enjoyed the book. Its odd that it was written before the current President took power but it accurately shows exactly what this president does and how he exploits things for gun control. A great book but it isn't for everyone, and it did go just a hair to far with the conspiracy theories at times. Narration was mediocre at best.
I have read a few Christopher Bram novels and have enjoyed all of them immensely. Hold Tight was no exception. It is very well written, very suspenseful, with just enough eroticism thrown in to create a good balance. It is well preformed and a pleasure to listen to.
I have always liked this story. Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote a story that can be just as entertaining to a 4 year old as it is to a 40 year old. The performance left something to be desired, but it was still worth a listen.
The book was basically just a review of everything Bond. It was worth the listen, even with the overly critical viewpoint the author imparted to.... well, everything. It was also not updated for the new movies, as advertised.
Mr. Fleming once again delivers a great book, and Mr Vance once again delivers a great performance. It is really a great book, and a good listen, I just prefer the other Bond novels over this one. Everyone has to have a "least favorite." Still though, I would recommend it to any Bond fan.
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