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  • High Time to Kill

  • James Bond Series, Book 32
  • By: Raymond Benson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

When information vital to Britain's national security is stolen, both M and Bond suspect that the Union is behind it. The trail leads Bond from one of England's most exclusive golf clubs to the cosmopolitan city of Brussels and finally to an expedition up the icy heights of the legendary mountain Kangchenjunga, the third tallest peak in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but Excellent James Bond

  • By Ross Noir on 05-24-18

Great Bond novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Exciting novel featuring The Union. Very vivid story telling and Simon Vance is the master

  • Zero Minus Ten

  • James Bond Series
  • By: Raymond Benson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

In the Australian desert, a nuclear bomb explodes. There are no survivors and no clues about who has made it or detonated it. In England, two police officers are shot dead when they apprehend a cargo vessel in Portsmouth dock. Vast quantities of heroin are later found on board.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Benson's first go at 007 - quite enjoyable

  • By Jacobus on 09-27-16

As good as Fleming.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-16

The best non-Fleming Bond book bar none. Narration by gold standard Vance. Really enjoyed the story.