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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©1953 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"[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)
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.
the male equivalent of romance novels. I'd say it's dated but even Wilkie Collins published a hundred years earlier doesn't demonstrate such a juvenile view of women. Simon Vance does his usual good reading but can't save the book. ugh!
Highly disappointed is an understatement. This is the first time I have tried to read a James Bond adventure and now I wish I hadn't. I'm not completely sure if it's the writing or the person reading it? The long drawn out moments that lead from point A to point B are tedious, uninteresting, and at times downright boring. You should not be able to fall asleep during one of these books! The novel is short on the upside but the movies are much shorter and much better. Ten bucks for the book or Ten bucks for the movie? Get the movie.
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