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  • A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,247

This version of the Bennet family - and Mr. Darcy - is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help - and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling, and the family is in disarray.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stealing an invaluable work of art and turning it to garbage

  • By Amber on 05-11-18

Hard to stay in the story.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I was expecting a retelling of a classic novel; instead I got an almost decent storyline littered with lectures on transgenderism, homosexuality, racism, universal healthcare, socialism and just about every other liberal checklist talking point. I understand authors sprinkling a little bias in their novels but a 30 minute lecture on transgenderism in the middle of a storyline sorta pulls the reader/listener from the story. I felt like the author was holding the story ransom and the price I had to pay was listening to 10 minute political lectures anytime the storylines hit interesting notes. Otherwise it was decent. One storyline kept my interest but most of the novel was was spent suffering through a lot of listening waiting for the story to sweep back to something more enjoyable.

  • 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 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

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

Worst Bond Novel I’ve Listened to

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-17

I’ve read or listened to every Fleming novel and several Benson novels. This was by far the worst. After listening to all but two hours of this book I just couldn’t go any further. Didn’t feel like a bond novel. Very dry. Soft plot. No character.

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  • The Spy Who Loved Me

  • James Bond, Book 10
  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 007 from the prospective of a"Bond Girl" .

  • By Len O'Rork on 08-21-15

Not what I was expecting.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Semi spoiler ....
Decent book but not what I was expecting. Bond and is essentially a supporting character who spends time in only about half the book. Made things interesting but not exactly what I was hoping for.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

  • James Bond, Book 11
  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Treat

  • By Scott Fogg on 11-01-14

Possibly the best narrator I've ever heard speak.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

David Tennent did a amazing narration. Story was good, a little dry at times but still very good.

  • From Russia with Love

  • James Bond, Book 5
  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fleming Raises the Bar on 007

  • By Troy on 11-18-14

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Ummm.. I think it was like 3 hours in before James Bond was ever even mentioned. And then through out the entire book it's just... slow and boring. A lot of... just words. First Bond book I've had to force myself to finish.