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Publisher's Summary

A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from best-selling author Anthony Horowitz.

Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking listeners into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.

M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. 

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. 

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime. 

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.

©2018 Copyright 2018 Ian Fleming Publications Limited and The Ian Fleming Estate (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Matthew Goode does a sterling job of taking the listener back to the 1950s and helps paint a picture of a postwar world full of steely spies, truly evil villains, and, of course, a beautiful woman... His narration helps create the feel of a traditional James Bond story, full of adventure combined with the reassurance of a predictable outcome. His pacing is a perfect match for this latest take on Ian Fleming's legacy." (AudioFile

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Another fantastic Bond novel

This is a great Bond novel. Horowitz adds classic intrigue, excitement, and plot into this story that we've seen in Ian Fleming's novels. There is an obvious amount of research that Horowitz has put into this book, and this book seems to easily fall into line with the classic Bond novels.

Matthew Goode is a great narrator. I typically listen to books at 1.5x speed, but slowed this one down to 1.25x due to Goode's accent. That is not a criticism, just a random aside.

I think this is a great book, and Horowitz's other books I have loved too, especially The Word Is Murder and The Magpie Murders. I highly recommend this book, as well as those.

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Fleming would be proud.

One of the better Bond books in a long time. hope he does more going forward!

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Fantastic 007 !!!

Great story and narration for this bond prequel. So pleased with this book. More please!

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TOP NOTCH!

A most riveting listen. Bond fans would absolutely love this book. Horowitz fills in several gaps in the Bond storyline that makes Bonf the iconic figure that he is. A must read/listen for all Bond fans.