James Bond (Celebrity Performances)
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  • 1
    Casino Royale: James Bond, Book 1 | Ian Fleming

    Casino Royale: James Bond, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (913)
    Story
    (907)

    For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn't be higher. 007's mission is to neutralize the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to "retire" him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in - that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall. This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Dan Stevens.

    Bond. James Bond.

    When AudioGo first announced this round of new recordings a couple of years ago, I was manic to have them. I own copies of the original Simon Vance r..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2014 by Troy (DALLAS, TX, United States)
  • 2
    Live and Let Die: James Bond, Book 2 | Ian Fleming

    Live and Let Die: James Bond, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (249)

    When 007 goes to Harlem,it's not just for the jazz. This is the kingdom of Mr. Big, master of crime,voodoo baron, and partner in SMERSH's grim company of death. Those Mr. Big cannotpossess he crushes - like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-besaviors James Bond and Agency man Felix Leiter. All three are marked out asvictims in a trail of terror, treachery, and torture that leads from New York'sunderworld to the shark-infested island in the sun that Mr. Big calls his own.

    Far From Racist

    I have to say I disagree with the reviews they call this book racist. The book was written in 1954. The language it uses it typical of that time. rath..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2016 by Will (Brandy Station, VA, United States)
  • 3
    Moonraker: James Bond, Book 3 | Ian Fleming

    Moonraker: James Bond, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (264)

    The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo's exposure could threaten Britain's latest defense system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London's most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there's more to Drax than meets the eye.

    Awesome!

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Nigh. I also love the fact that Mr. Fleming can write such detailed books and leave out the explicitness that is w..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2017 by Teah212 ()
  • 4
    Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond, Book 4 | Ian Fleming

    Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Damian Lewis
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (149)

    Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain. 007's assignment is to break the smuggling ring. It's a dangerous mission that takes him to the racecourse and mud-baths of Saratoga Springs, the gaming tables of Las Vegas, the ghost town of Spectreville, and beyond. The Spangled Mob threatens to be too much even for Bond, but help is at hand in the shape of co-conspirator Tiffany Case.

    Bond. But not very good Bond.

    This is not Bond in the white dinner jacket, flicking his gunmetal Ronson lighter onto his Turkish cigarette as he beats the bad guys and beautiful fe..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 04 2014 by Carol (Massachusetts)
  • 5
    From Russia with Love: James Bond, Book 5 | Ian Fleming

    From Russia with Love: James Bond, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

    Fleming Raises the Bar on 007

    Picking up in the wake of events from the more mediocre Diamonds Are Forever, Fleming's next one in the series turns out to be one of the most heralde..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 18 2014 by Troy (DALLAS, TX, United States)
  • 6
    Dr. No: James Bond, Book 6 | Ian Fleming

    Dr. No: James Bond, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Quarshie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (121)

    M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr. Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr. No's private island, they realize that his plans could threaten international security.

    Only Classic Bond Can Be This Much Goofy Fun

    This book is wacky and wrong in so many ways, and it wouldn't be Fleming's Bond if it were any other way.

    Picking up with the cliffhanger end..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2014 by Troy (DALLAS, TX, United States)
  • 7
    Goldfinger: James Bond, Book 7 | Ian Fleming

    Goldfinger: James Bond, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Bonneville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    A game of canasta turns out crooked, and a golden girl ends up dead. It seems that Auric Goldfinger is a bad loser when it comes to cards. He's also the world's most ruthless and successful gold smuggler. As James Bond follows his trail, he discovers that Goldfinger's real game is the heist of fifteen billion dollars of US government bullion. The final hand is played at Fort Knox, in a spectacular display of deception and intrigue.

    Just a classic book!

    Another bond classic with a great narrator! One of my favorites. Kept me listening intently on my drives!

    Reviewed on January 27 2017 by Dave ()
  • 8
    For Your Eyes Only, and Other Stories: James Bond, Book 8 | Ian Fleming

    For Your Eyes Only, and Other Stories: James Bond, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style.

    Better than expected

    After the horror-show that was Goldfinger, I was a little leery about starting another Bond novel. The overall ridiculousness, misogyny, and racism w..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2016 by Rev. Zombie ()
  • 9
    Thunderball: James Bond, Book 9 | Ian Fleming

    Thunderball: James Bond, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Jason Isaacs
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organization SPECTRE, has hijacked an American plane loaded with atomic weapons. Unless his demands are met, he will destroy one of the world's major cities. With only one week to locate the missing bombs, James Bond goes to the Bahamas, where he encounters Blofeld's right-hand man, Emilio Largo, and his mistress, Domino. With time running out, Bond learns that sharks are not the only killers in the Caribbean Sea.

    Superb

    Isaac's assessment is spot on: this Bond's a man, not a cartoon, and all the more fascinating for it. The performances are sublime...who knew he could..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2016 by renee ()
  • 10
    The Spy Who Loved Me: James Bond, Book 10 | Ian Fleming

    The Spy Who Loved Me: James Bond, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn't take him long to realize that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn't want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

    007 from the prospective of a"Bond Girl" .

    This is a very different James Bond story. The novel has more depth and empathy for this three dimensional character. She appears to have a life befo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2015 by Glenn Parris (Lawrenceville, GA, US)
  • 11
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond, Book 11 | Ian Fleming

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (198)

    In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marry Teresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond's marriage and Blofeld's schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high-explosives from which neither man emerges the victor.

    A Real Treat

    Delightfully Sexist Bond

    Reviewed on November 01 2014 by Scott Fogg (Chattanooga, TN)
  • 12
    You Only Live Twice: James Bond, Book 12 | Ian Fleming

    You Only Live Twice: James Bond, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious "Castle of Death", and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

    Classic Bond superbly narrated

    The book has so many interesting aspects and themes to it, I would certainly listen to it again.

    Reviewed on October 06 2015 by J. York (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 13
    The Man with the Golden Gun: James Bond, Book 13 | Ian Fleming

    The Man with the Golden Gun: James Bond, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    If you try to assassinate your boss - even though brainwashed at the time - you must pay the price. To redeem himself James Bond is sent to kill one of the most lethal hit men in the world … Paco "Pistols" Scaramanga. In the sultry heat of Jamaica, 007 infiltrates his target's criminal cooperative - only to find that Scaramanga's bullets are laced with snake venom. When the end comes, every shot will count.

    Good combination of book and narrator

    This is a short Bond novel and feels like it needs a little filling out, which I guess isn't a surprise, as this was the novel Flemming was working on..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2014 by Calliope (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 14
    Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other Stories: James Bond, Book 14 | Ian Fleming

    Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other Stories: James Bond, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (158)

    In Octopussy," a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper's alley between East and West Berlin, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) sees him sent to America to warn an ex - MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. All part of the job for 007.

    Enjoyable stories, excellent narration'

    I have to confess that I found and then immediately downloaded this title by typing Tom Hiddleston's name in the search box on Audible. I have been a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2014 by Dani (Melbourne, FL, United States)