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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.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Bill Nighy.

Blackstone Audio, Inc. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd

©1955 Ian Fleming (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Charlotte
  • Rock Hill, SC, United States
  • 11-18-16

Yes please, may I have more?!? Bill Nighy rocks!!

What made the experience of listening to Moonraker the most enjoyable?

Bill Nighy made this book awesome!!!

What about Bill Nighy’s performance did you like?

Everything about Bill Nighy's voice is what I loved about his performance!!!

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Left wondering how the movie ended up so terrible

I enjoyed the story trying to imagine what it would have been like to read it in 1955.

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Awesome!

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!

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Fantastic book and amazing narrating.

wonderfully written and a fun read. the detail of each character partnered with the narrating by Bill is awesome. He does a slightly different voice for each character and their character is so well written you know who is talking without being prompted. the story will keep you guessing as well.

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Ian Fleming + Bill Nighy: Perfect combination

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've read Moonraker many times, but Bill Nighy's narration made it feel like it was the first time. He softens the edge to Bond's characterization which somehow gives it more depth. Marvelous.

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An excellent story

As a massive Janes Bond fan, of both the films and original source material, it always surprises me how rich Fleming's novels are; Moonraker was published many years ago (1955), yet it still reads as a fresh, relevant, modern tale. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and award full marks to Bill N's vocal performance. He is a terrific reader. Overall, it was excellent. Enjoy!

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Bridge and rockets

A surprisingly well written story brilliantly read by Bill Nighy.

Knowing just a little bit of bridge and a lot more about rockets I was absolutely thrilled to hear those sections.

Ian puts together a great story with equal attention to thrill, romance, people as well as scenery.

I loved to be emerged in the period setting of the (then contemporary) fifties as the story is clearly set in.

Heartily recommend!

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Fantastic Book

Greta book, nothing like the movie... that's a good thing! it fits perfectly in the series with the previous two books.

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Surprising how prescient Ian Fleming was..

I thoroughly enjoyed Bill Nighy's performance. While the plot is fit for the juvenile reader, simplicity is what I enjoy in my heroes. At least, it's not as dreadful as what Saltzman and Broccoli delivered. My review title derives from a single line in the text that foresaw the terrible potential of atomic weapons in the hands of terrorists.

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Wonderfull literature. Great performance.

This is a real great story. Bill Nighy performance elevates it to new highs. Highly recommended. I hope it will find its way to the big screen as is.