It seems that lady luck has sided with 007 when Le Chiffre hits a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules, and Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster...and to an unexpected savior.
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"[A]n intense, fascinating, and moody piece of fiction." (Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill)
"Britisher [Simon Vance] takes a suitably urbane approach, sounding as if he is attired in white tails and sipping a very dry martini between takes [and] taking particular pleasure with his characterizations." (AudioFile)
Yes - this was a quick, fun read.
I enjoyed the many casino scenes.
Mr. Vance has terrific European accents. He was even better in the Steig Larsson "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy, but wonderful here, nonetheless.
Shaken, Not Stirred, and Finished in a Quick, Easy Sip
I already have recommended this audio book to someone who is a big Bond fan!
I liked Simon Vance a lot when listening to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books and that's what made me listen to this. But I thought his 'girl' voices were a little lacking in this book. I liked that he seemed to sound the part when speaking as James Bond though.
The story was a little difficult to follow right at the beginning but the rest of the story was great!
Great description of gambling
a wickedly good listen. Just some frivolous fun and a nice gritty James Bond. Now I know why Ian Fleming is one of the worlds best selling authors.
I would listen to Casino Royale again because the narrator, Simon Vance, is possibly one of the best storytellers I've ever heard. You can certainly imagine he is James Bond.
I am a huge fan of the James Bond franchise. I had always wanted to read these books but now with audible I had the perfect opportunity
I love the character and the time. It was written in adds a lot more drama to the story
I think the voice performance for this book was fantastic and I can't wait to get the entire series!
The bitch is dead.
I think the book is fantastic I love the story and it's incredible to me that movie with Daniel Craig did such a great adaptation of it for modern times
It was great to hear Bond as he was written and not the interpretation of a filmmaker. Fun story. It does show its age in some of the attitudes Bond holds. Good narration.
Lots of fun since I usually read historic novels
I was on the edge of my car seat. Especially when they cut the bottom out of the cane chair!
Bond, shaken not stirred...
It was great!
I love the James Bond character anyway, so getting to explore the books is great for me. Simon Vance does an excellent job at narrating.
I like the way his well modulated voice brings Bond to life.
Great listen...worth the money.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This was my first experience of Bond outside of the films. There were several things I found quite surprising. I enjoyed the story more than I thought I would, it was simple and straight forward. Bond himself was much darker and less likable than the movie-portrayed version. I enjoyed this, narration was good, and I would listen to more.
The book was a lot of fun. The story is even better than the film version and you can never go wrong with the amazing Simon Vance reading.
The Bond books are perfect for those who love the movies.
As always I loved what Vance does with the voices. His James Bond voice is perfect.
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