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©1954 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"[Simon Vance] delivers an entertaining performance of one of Fleming's best 007 novels. Using a rich palette of international voices and accents, [Vance] takes an engaging story and infuses it with the additional drama that only a fine actor can provide." (AudioFile)
"From Russia with Love is perhaps the most successful of the Bond series: Fleming has managed to blend excellent characterizations with a highly suspenseful and clever story. The detail is rich and colorful, and the novel contains purely romantic elements that are missing from most of the other books." (Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill)
What happened to Felix Leiter was a real shocker. I would have never guessed Fleming would do that, especially in one of the first 007 books.
Already did. And I hate to say it, but I rather enjoy the movie versions of Bond's adventures better than the source material...so far. (Though Dr. No might be my favorite--next to the Daniel Craig 007s it's one of the most believable/faithful IMO.)
I've seen all the Bond flicks, and I guess I've come to expect the gadgets and outlandish action.I read Casino Royale years ago and enjoyed it. Recently I decided to start reading all the books, in the order they were written. They are SOOO different from the movies. Much more realistic, but not nearly as entertaining.
I've always heard that these books, considering the time they were written, are very racists and sexists. I had very little interest in Bond or his affairs and I could care less about what he goes through or even how he comes out of any given situation. The narration was stuffy at best and, I thought I'd never say it but, the movie is a whole lot better than the book. Guess the movie was done when audiences were a little more socially conscious.
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