Dennis, Texas | Member Since 2011
I love Josh Lanyon's books and I didn't even bother reading about this one before buying it. BIG MISTAKE. It was plain and simply horrible. Every author has that one book that lays a giant egg, and for Lanyon I am pretty sure it will be this one. Save your money, buy on of Josh Lanyon's other books. most of them are fantastic.
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.
Diamonds Are Forever ties with Dr. No for my favorite James Bond book. The movie based on this book is also very good, but the adaptation is poor in comparison to the book. The story is engaging and riveting, the characters are well developed and the performance by Simon Vance is flawless. A+ in my book.
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