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You Only Live Twice Audiobook

You Only Live Twice

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Publisher's Summary

When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasts into eternity the girl James Bond has married only hours before, the heart and zest for life goes out of Bond. Incredibly, from being a top agent of the Secret Service, he goes to pieces and is even on the verge of becoming a security risk.

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.

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

©1964 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    W Cameron, WI, United States 02-21-12
    W Cameron, WI, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Vance excels as Bond and Tanaka"
    What made the experience of listening to You Only Live Twice the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Bond of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like Bond's interactions with his chief, M. In all of the Bond stories, these are the start of the adventure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Moody Anderson, TX 10-14-09
    M. Moody Anderson, TX 10-14-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Book vs Movie"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MHRBVH 04-19-08
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    "Impeccable"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah McCorkle 07-15-16
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    "intrigue"

    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.

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    David 04-04-16
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    "Vance expertly delivers a passable Fleming tale."

    Vance expertly delivers one of Fleming's less excellent but enjoyable Bond stories, tinged with philosophy.

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    gary walsh 03-10-16
    gary walsh 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Better Than the Rest"

    If you thought On Her Majesty's Secret Service was good, then this book will blow your mind.

    Truly epic story of revenge.

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    Judith 07-26-15
    Judith 07-26-15

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    "The real story"

    Be it known by all curious readers that Fleming wrote excellent books that are much better than most of the Hollywood movies. Well done.

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    Keith Walker 06-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    The story is great. I love how the author gets into the psychology of the characters.

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    Lucas M Bragg 03-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best!"

    Great story and characters. Superb storytelling by Vance, as usual. The Blofeld trilogy is Bond at his best. Word Minimum

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    Sawyer 01-16-15
    Sawyer 01-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great ending. Love Simon Vance."

    Love Simon Vance. This is a good installment of a great series. Maybe my favorite Bond ending with some great lines.

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