Includes an exclusive bonus interview with David Tennant.
Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
David Tennant has won critical acclaim for his performance as Detective Alec Hardy in the hugely successful crime drama Broadchurch, a role he is soon to reprise in the upcoming American remake, Gracepoint. He shot to global fame during his tenure as the Tenth Doctor in the Doctor Who series, and has starred in a number of other award winning films and television shows, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Single Father. On stage he has played Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, as well as the title roles in Hamlet and Richard II.
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"A Bond bombshell." (Time Magazine)
"Fleming’s new book will not disappoint his millions of fans." (Washington Post)
"One of Bond’s most ominous and chilling adventures." (Newsweek)
"Fleming at his urbanely murderous best, a notable chapter in the saga of James Bond." (Houston Chronicle)
"Bond is what every man would like to be, and what every woman would like to have between her sheets.’ (Sunday Times)
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Listened to this with the family on the dread Christmas journey, which takes four hours. They asked for it to be put on as soon as we started the journey home - praise indeed! David Tennant really brings the book to life with an astonishing array of accents, and Ian Fleming's attention to detail when describing cars, action or people was excellent. Almost thought I was in France in a white Lancia instead of rain-sodden Britain in a Volvo (sigh...)
"If you love Bond you will love this."
David Tennant narrates this book so well. When you hear this audio book you will realise just how good the original stories are.
"Book better than the film"
I enjoy the 007 films and just started listening to the book it's better than the film
"The Best James Bond Story"
Yes, the title says it all, this is without doubt the best Bond book. It has everything, it is so good that the film makers made very little changes when transporting to the big screen, something that cant be said for most Bond films which literally just used the book title.
Marc Ange Draco, a villain with a heart of gold
We have all the time in the world
Very well read. At some points it's difficult to believe it's one person.
Fleming's Bond is much better than the movies'!
"Great book brilliantly read"
I don't normally listen to fiction and I must admit I was swayed towards this because of the narrator. However, having only seen the films and growing up with the Roger Moore cheesiness. I was pleasantly surprised. Bond is a hero after all.
David Tennant narrates with passion and reverence.
"The very best I heard yet"
Unless anybody's know likes Ian Fleming books, I would not
All the characters were good,and well done
It's the best performance of all the narratives of the all the audio books I listened to.
None, it was a good story line for time,ie set in the 50s
More books to narrated by David. Please
"Best of the series?"
Of all the Bond books, this is perhaps the most similar to its depiction on film. Yet whereas the film suffers from Lazenby's wooden performance, the audio version of the book is brought to life brilliantly by David Tennant. Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended.
David Tennant is great! Really brings the story to life with his many accents, particularly enjoyed the French ones.
"Top notch performance from David Tennant"
Tennant really brings this to life with all kinds of perfectly pitched character voices and a tone that captures the feel of the book.
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