M, unwilling to lose his best man, is persuaded to give him one last chance: an impossible mission far removed from his usual duties. Bond heads to Japan and a mysterious residence known as the "Castle of Death", where he encounters an old enemy and, perhaps, his own end at last.
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"A sensational imagination, informed by style and zest." (Sunday Times)
"[Simon Vance] carries the exact measure of British inflection while delivering the famous Bond 'off-the-cuff' humor....[Vance] IS James Bond." (AudioFile)
Simon Vance is a master with his voices. He gives each character their own unique personality through his intonations. Fleming's character come to life with his reading.
Well, Bond of course.
I like Bond's interactions with his chief, M. In all of the Bond stories, these are the start of the adventure.
I downloaded this book because I am huge James Bond fan but I had never read the original books. Its really interesting to me how you can see how the writers used certian things from the book in not only this particular movie but other James Bond movies as well. It was a good listen. The reader is the same guy who reads the two Stieg Larsson books. I got this listen on sale and its worth the sale price for sure.
The action-oriented espionage classics by Ian Fleming are always an enjoyable read, or in this case, listen. The audio is great, and the narrator's voice and accent create an enthralling, believable production of the literature.
Crescendo into a fierce Bond classic this story is rich in Japanese history and culture. it flirts with romance in a warm primal flash. in the true Fleming dedication to the service it takes Bond back into the lonely danger of his superior agent embodiment of existence.
Vance expertly delivers one of Fleming's less excellent but enjoyable Bond stories, tinged with philosophy.
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