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"Urban savagery...smooth tale spinning." (New York Herald Tribune)
"Mr. Fleming's licensed assassin is in good form....Few men can have been able to mix business with pleasure so successfully as Bond." (London Times Literary Supplement)
These stories were included in Quantum Solace which I already had downloaded. These are great of course, but one should be told that they are included with Quantum Solace.
This is the most boring book I have ever listened too. This is the 5th James Bond book that I have listened too and this was definitely an outlier.
editor, Hamilton Home Review
Fleming is the master of espionage in the sixties. At the height of the cold war, he helped us understand the nuances of international intrigue, while entertaining us simultaneously. These shorts prove that he was a brilliant writer and had the ability to do the above in just a few short pages. Vance is the perfect voice for a british spy. If he has the looks he should try out for the movies!
The British expressions need a British accent otherwise it would just sound silly.
It gave me inspiration for some dialogue in the book I am currently writing.
I had avoided Fleming's shorts all my life and figured with audio, it wasn't such an investment of time (I listen while driving). I wasn't disappointed!
Fleming stretches style.
There are five different stories, so five different moments. The two that stand out most are the shock Bond has at the end of Quantum of Solace and the gunfight at the end of For Your Eyes Only.
Excellent as always. All characters come to life.
No, but it is a familiar read.
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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