Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school—and his country.
Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful—and dangerous—girl by his side. Soon he is trapped in a deadly war of secrets and lies, as a nightmare reunion with a bitter enemy plunges him once more into the face of death. Life for James Bond will never be the same again.
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“A series with a high I.Q.” (New York Times Book Review)
I had such high hopes for this James Bond as i have for the others before. The first of my disappointments lies in James complete idiocity when it came to the girl he attached himself to and tried to save so many times. Despite her numerous attempts at his life he still made stupid decisions for her benefit. The first of his actions is forgivable, even the 2nd but the rest? No way. Too many. Stupidity is what it was.
The second disappointing thing was his complete disregard for common sense! He made such an effort to deliberately get into trouble that it was not longer fun to see his efforts to get out, especially since it was by shear chance he made it through most of the time, not skill and cleverness. No one ever gets lucky that much so it wasn't realistic to hear. Hope any future books will be better.
Classic, Espionage, Maturing
By Royal Command starts to fit the mold of the traditional Bond stories. The action and suspense are good, though a little predictable at times. The story really starts to suport the older Bond's character traits, particularly his treatment of women and his disregard for regulations. During his adventures, he learns that you have to watch who you trust. Even the good guys have their own agendas. He also learns that falling in love can be even more devastating than the worst villain.
Gerard Doyle's narration is good, but not great. His proper British accent works well for the Brit characters, but not so good for the other characters. Nathaniel Parker, on the other hand, does a superb job creating unique characters voices in the Young Bond 1-3 books.
"Narrator not as good"
Absolutely Fantastic yet again by Charlie, how does he do this every book?! Disgusting narrator sounds like a computer voice like Siri. Gerrad has no emotion in his voice unlike Nathaniel he really tries with these books
"Solid young bond stuff"
i would recommend the story but unfortunately not the narration style; just about managed to relax into the performance by the end.
"Narrator not as good as on the first 4."
Yes, but not with this narrator
Story is great
No, the cadence in his voice is very annoying.
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