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From Russia with Love Audiobook

From Russia with Love

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Publisher's Summary

Every major foreign government organization has a file on British secret agent James Bond. Now, Russia's lethal SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination. SMERSH is the Soviet organ of vengeance, interrogation, torture, and death. James Bond is dedicated to the destruction of its agents wherever he finds them.

Far away in Moscow, SMERSH has laid a death-trap for Bond with an enticing lure: the irresistible Tatiana Romanova, who lures 007 to Istanbul promising the top-secret Spektor cipher machine. But when Bond walks willingly into the trap, a game of cross and double-cross ensues -- with Bond both the stakes and the prize.

Shaken? Stirred? Check out 007's other assignments.

©1957 Glidrose Productions, Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Simon Vance] delivers an entertaining performance of one of Fleming's best 007 novels. Using a rich palette of international voices and accents, [Vance] takes an engaging story and infuses it with the additional drama that only a fine actor can provide." (AudioFile)
"From Russia with Love is perhaps the most successful of the Bond series: Fleming has managed to blend excellent characterizations with a highly suspenseful and clever story. The detail is rich and colorful, and the novel contains purely romantic elements that are missing from most of the other books." (Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill)

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "A great Bond story"

    The Bond stories are always a reliable staple of mine - whenever I am stuck for something to listen to I can rely on a Bond book. This is a strong Bond book. Quite different from the film. I find that Bond himself is so much more interesting in print than he is on screen. I would recommend any of the Bond books, but this would be a great one to listen to if you want to try one out.

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    Joseph 05-22-15
    Joseph 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "best bond book so far"

    really enjoyed this book, great story, great narration. definitely my favorite so far. really looking forward to the next one!

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    justin 02-08-15
    justin 02-08-15
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    "The Greatest Bond Ever!!!!"

    This is simply the BEST Bond book you will ever read or listen to! Much like the movie but an absolute thriller to the end!!

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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 07-01-14
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 07-01-14

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "Not my favorite 007 novel, but good."

    Mr. Fleming once again delivers a great book, and Mr Vance once again delivers a great performance. It is really a great book, and a good listen, I just prefer the other Bond novels over this one. Everyone has to have a "least favorite." Still though, I would recommend it to any Bond fan.

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    "Fabulous!"
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    This is a fabulously written book!! Simon Vance's performance is incredible! The story still holds up after so many years! A great listen!

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    Vanessa Los Angeles 11-28-13
    Vanessa Los Angeles 11-28-13 Member Since 2011

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx

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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to From Russia with Love again? Why?

    Yes, Lots of twist and turns.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of From Russia with Love?

    The ending, there is a twist at the end that I was not expecting.


    What three words best describe Simon Vance’s voice?

    He is the perfect James Bond


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a fan of the James Bond movies, but I am becoming a fan of the books, I am working my way through the series and they are a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13
    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great one from Ian Flemming."
    Would you listen to From Russia with Love again? Why?

    Absolutely! You can always get into the story more on a 2nd listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of From Russia with Love?

    The end.


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    Nicholas Orlando, FL, United States 04-02-13
    Nicholas Orlando, FL, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Bond Listen!"
    What did you love best about From Russia with Love?

    The best feature about From Russia with love was the fact they used Simon Vance as the narrative. That British accent made the audiobook seem more...realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend this book to any Bond fan. The WhisperSync for Voice was also amazing. I wasn't a huge fan of switching from eBook to audiobook, but this was different and was expanding on the experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ROBERT R FLORES Houston TX 08-13-12
    ROBERT R FLORES Houston TX 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Awsome book , awesomely read"
    If you could sum up From Russia with Love in three words, what would they be?

    great beginning about SMESH .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The history of SMESH and some of its guys.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Greatly read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Eric Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-26-12
    Eric Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "James Bond w/ an unexpected twist"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the great retro Ian Fleming novels, and includes an inside look at SMERSH.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The girl, a Russian spy


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    His accent


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    They did make a film. It was one of President Kennedy's favorites.


    Any additional comments?

    The book ends with an unexpected twist, which prompted me to do some additional research about the book & story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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