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For Your Eyes Only | [Ian Fleming]

For Your Eyes Only

Five short stories find James Bond facing danger from a variety of sources, all of which he escapes through fast thinking and even faster action.
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Publisher's Summary

Five secret missions for James Bond find him facing danger from a variety of sources, all of which he escapes through fast thinking and even faster action:

  • The destruction of a Russian hideout at S.H.A.P.E. headquarters near Paris
  • The planned assassination of a Cuban thug in America
  • The tracking of a heroin ring from Rome to Venice and beyond
  • Love and hate in Bermuda
  • Sudden death in the Seychelles

    For 007, it's all routine. For anyone else? Certain death.

    Shaken? Stirred? Check out 007's other assignments.

    ©1959 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    "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)

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      Rosemary Montgomery, AL, United States 12-20-10
      Rosemary Montgomery, AL, United States 12-20-10 Member Since 2006
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      "Deceived"

      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.

      5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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      Robert J. Morrow Ontario, Canada 10-24-12
      Robert J. Morrow Ontario, Canada 10-24-12 Member Since 2006

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      "like a comfortable glove"
      Would you try another book from Ian Fleming and/or Simon Vance?

      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!


      What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      The British expressions need a British accent otherwise it would just sound silly.


      Did For Your Eyes Only inspire you to do anything?

      It gave me inspiration for some dialogue in the book I am currently writing.


      Any additional comments?

      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!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      M. A. Moody Raleigh, NC USA 05-14-12
      M. A. Moody Raleigh, NC USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2001
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      "Four different Bonds"
      If you could sum up For Your Eyes Only in three words, what would they be?

      Fleming stretches style.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of For Your Eyes Only?

      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.


      What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

      Excellent as always. All characters come to life.


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      No, but it is a familiar read.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      David Newport News, VA, USA 07-28-09
      David Newport News, VA, USA 07-28-09 Member Since 2005
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      "fewer stories"

      The book contains the same but fewer stories than Quantum of Solace (Unabridged)

      2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Miles GE 04-19-08
      Miles GE 04-19-08 Listener Since 2007
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      "Impeccable"

      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.

      0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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