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Moonraker Audiobook

Moonraker

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Publisher's Summary

When James Bond is asked to settle a dispute over "ungentlemanly behavior" at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax: business tycoon, popular hero, patriot extraordinaire, and head of the multimillion-dollar Moonraker missile program on which Britain's future defense depends.

Soon, however, the "affair of honor" takes on a somewhat more serious tone as Bond finds out the bizarre and terrifying truth about Drax and Moonraker, a truth that could not only prove fatal for Agent 007 and his beautiful companion, but could mean the deaths of millions.

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

©1955 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fleming is splendid; he stops at nothing." (New Statesman)
"At the first words of this production, listeners can immediately imagine every James Bond movie they ever saw. [Simon Vance] sounds like all the characters rolled into one." (AudioFile)

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    "Another outstanding Bond tale!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Well worth the credit!looking forward to tracking down the next in the series! Always interesting to see how the books differ from the movies you've grown up loving!

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    Luann LaValley 02-22-15
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    "Great story"

    Yes this book met my expectations for aBond book!
    I listened in the car and I really liked it.
    Thanks

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    David Arneson Minnesota 02-08-15
    David Arneson Minnesota 02-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I thought this was optional"

    Good book, much different than the movie. Someone should do a movie that's true to the book instead of the ridiculous, unwatchable, special effects extravaganzas Bond movies always end up being.

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    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 06-20-14
    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Rocketing up the list of good Bond stories"

    Simon Vance's performance of this book leaves nothing to be desired - each character sounds different and the story flows perfectly from him. The story itself is very well written - the post WWII England setting makes for a believable plot and the fact that Bond isn't a superhuman guy who always gets everything right on the first try makes him a believable character. Bond fans will love this one.

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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-02-14
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-02-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "Another Great Bond Novel!"

    I swear, Ian Fleming cannot write a bad book! This is not my favorite of the 007 novels but it is very good. I have never seen the movie Moonraker, but if it is half as good as the book, I will really love it. TOTALLY worth a listen!

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Really impressed!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. Moonraker is a great story by Ian Fleming!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subtle and poignant story telling of Ian Fleming comes alive in the book. Descriptive narrative is succinct, yet I can vividly imagine every scene.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Simon Vance is tremendous! His performance gets better with every Bond book!


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    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13
    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Moonraker the most enjoyable?

    Getting into the character development.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    James Bond of course.


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

    no I did not.


    Any additional comments?

    None at this time.

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    Steven Jaynes Portland, OR 10-28-13
    Steven Jaynes Portland, OR 10-28-13

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    "A BETTER story than the movie plot! A good read."
    What did you love best about Moonraker?

    I can picture exactly what Flemming was trying to convey. Makes me wonder why radio drama died???


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot of the story was very plausible given the Cold War and the tension between world powers of that era. It is refreshing that the book's version of Bond isn't superhuman, just a VERY good agent. Minimal gadgets. Intelligent.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    His voice characterization really hep to define the Characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    David B. Fox Los Angeles, USA 10-22-13
    David B. Fox Los Angeles, USA 10-22-13

    David B Fox

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    "Nobody Writes It Better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have been reading Ian Fleming's James Bond adventures since I was ten years old. I am now just short of sixty. Needless to say, I have read each and every of Bond's escapades, and I love them all. This audiobook brings a whole new style and life to the adventures. I already have recommended this audiobook to all of my friends who like to read, but most importantly, I referred the whole "Audible Manager" program to my friends who DON'T like to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moonraker?

    To me, the most memorable part of Moonraker, takes place in the pub, when a Nazi screams "Heil Hitler!" before he shoots a patron, and then takes his own life with his Luger.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Bond is always a good read, but it's an entirely different experience when you are listening to Simon Vance. Within minutes, you are in the story, and the narrator becomes part of the room with you but not a distraction. Simon Vance IS Ian Fleming, and I can't imagine listening to Bond without him.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When a large part of the cliffs began to break off, Bond stretched his body over the girl, to protect her from the falling boulders that one of Sir Hugo Drax's men hoped would crush Bond and the girl.


    Any additional comments?

    It's so very easy to kick back and enjoy Moonraker being read to me by an extremely good narrator, Simon Vance.

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    David I. Williams Keithville, LA, United States 04-26-13
    David I. Williams Keithville, LA, United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Bond book"

    M is worried. He believes that multi-millionaire Hugo Drax, a member of his club, may be cheating at cards. This could cause all sorts of trouble. It would embarrass Sir Hugo and the country needs him. His new missile guidance system is what the country needs to keep ahead of the Soviet menace. M asks Bond along to the club to see if his fears are valid. Bond soon realizes that Sir Hugo is cheating and is able to beat him at his own game. All parties involved think that the issue is over. Sir Hugo has been warned subtly to stop his cheating. Then Bond is called on to go undercover at Sir Hugo's facility to find out if there is a security risk.

    He teams up with Gala Brand, another undercover agent posing as Drax's secretary, and seeks to find out what is going on. Before it is all over Bond and Gala will face several life threatening situations and will have to use every bit of their cunning and skill to discover the true identity of Hugo Drax and prevent a disaster of astonishing proportions.

    This is a great Bond novel and a classic spy novel from the Cold War. Other than using the name of Hugo Drax and James Bond this novel is nothing like the film.

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