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.
I cannot believe I've waited this long to read these books. I'm a huge Bond fan; have all the movies. Even though the books are different I've found I've enjoyed the books better. Fleming was a great writer. He is thorough without being explicit. Great performer! Really really enjoyed it!
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.
Love Bond. I could see scenes from several of the movies in this book......in all of them really. I don't understand how people expect "all" books to be written like they are today, with all the political correctness. It was the '50s', so expect 50's writing. I don't think this book was racist at all and agree with the review before mine.....pro not negative. Interesting to see how the English saw us Americans, period. Great book, good reading.
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.
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 written today. I so regret not reading these books sooner.....way sooner. I am so familiar with the movies. Even though they differ, the books are as enjoyable.....and this coming from a female. Great book, great great books!
Inspector Nayland Smith has unearthed a plot that could mean the end of civilization as we know it. He's just arrived in London, chasing the greatest criminal mind ever to come from the East. But when he arrives to warn Sir Crichton Davies that he is in danger, he finds he is too late. Sir Crichton has become the first victim of the insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu.
Love to hear Mr. Harrison's work. Wish he would do The Hand of Fu Manchu so I could have all three in series: This book, The Return of Fu Manchu (second in the series), The Hand of Fu Manchu. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is another he does wonderfully......everything he does is great!
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Anne Shirley's childhood sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the old orchard, among their dearest friends, he and Anne speak their vows. The first year of marriage brings them new friends and their own dream house on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbour. A new life means fresh problems to solve - and fresh surprises.
Gave it three stars due to narrator. Everyone sounded like an old lady. Karen Savage is the best narrator yet. I miss her in this book. I downloaded the free audio versions of the first three with her as narrator. I grit my teeth with the authors they have doing this book!
A number-one New York Times best-selling author, Charlaine Harris penned the addictive Sookie Stackhouse series. In Day Shift psychic Manfred Bernardo is hounded by the press after a client drops dead during a reading. Turning to the local vampire's lover for help, Manfred hopes she can put the squeeze on the scandal before someone else is put on ice.
You've got Bo Bo from the Lily Bard series, Manfred from Harper Connelly series, Arthur from Aurora Tea Garden series, Quinn and Barry from Sookie Stackhouse series. A great small easy going town with the supernaturals. It has a laid back feeling with several mysteries going on. I really enjoyed it because it's not about the sex starved love story crap that seems to be the rage today. I would put it down as a "cozy" mystery book with a touch of supernatural. Can't wait for the next!