James Bond (original)

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 348 ratings

Casino Royale (with Interview) Publisher's Summary

For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher. 007’s mission is to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to ‘retire’ him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in – that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.

Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Dan Stevens.

Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.

Dan Stevens is internationally known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the hit television drama Downton Abbey, and more recently he has starred in films including Summer In February, The Fifth Estate, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Guest, The Cobbler and Night At The Museum 3. Dan’s other screen work includes Vamps, Hilde, Sense & Sensibility, Maxwell and The Line of Beauty, and his theatre work includes The Heiress on Broadway, and Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex and Hay Fever in London.

©1953 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (P)2013 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. © AudioGO Ltd, 2012. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • Casino Royale (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher. 007’s mission is to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to ‘retire’ him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in – that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Spy Drama

    • By Michael on 09-05-13

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  • Book 2

    • Live and Let Die

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    When 007 goes to Harlem it’s not just for the jazz. This is the kingdom of Mr Big, master of crime, voodoo baron and partner in SMERSH’s grim company of death. Those who Mr Big cannot possess, he crushes – like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-be saviours James Bond and Agency man, Felix Leiter. All three are marked out as victims in a trail of terror, treachery and torture that leads from New York’s underworld to the shark-infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A product of its time

    • By Michael on 09-23-13

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  • Book 3

    • Moonraker

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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 defence 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Reading of a Classic Story

    • By lynn on 03-16-13

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  • Book 4

    • Diamonds are Forever (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Damian Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain. 007’s assignment is to break the smuggling ring. It’s a dangerous mission that takes him to the racecourse and mud-baths of Saratoga Springs, the gaming tables of Las Vegas, the ghost town of Spectreville and beyond. The Spangled Mob threatens to be too much even for Bond, but help is at hand in the shape of co-conspirator Tiffany Case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best

    • By Michael on 12-09-13

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  • Book 5

    • From Russia with Love

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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
    • A classical Bond in an elegant style

    • By Madalina on 11-05-12

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  • Book 6

    • Dr. No (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr No’s private island, they realise that his plans could threaten international security.

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  • Book 7

    • Goldfinger

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A game of canasta turns out crooked and a golden girl ends up dead. It seems that Auric Goldfinger is a bad loser when it comes to cards. He’s also the world’s most ruthless and successful gold smuggler. As James Bond follows his trail, he discovers that Goldfinger’s real game is the heist of fifteen billion dollars of US government bullion. The final hand is played at Fort Knox, in a spectacular display of deception and intrigue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly different from the movie

    • By Danilo on 07-01-15

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  • Book 8

    • For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style. Contains the short stories: From a View to a Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising nice neat stories

    • By Michael on 11-07-14

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  • Book 9

    • Thunderball (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld, leader of the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, has hijacked an American plane loaded with atomic weapons. Unless his demands are met he will destroy one of the world’s major cities. With only one week to locate the missing bombs, Bond goes to the Bahamas where he encounters Blofeld’s right-hand man, Emilio Largo and his mistress Domino. With time running out, Bond learns that sharks are not the only killers in the Caribbean Sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Bond audiobook - Most up to date story and great performance

    • By Easy Seventy on 04-26-17

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  • Book 10

    • The Spy Who Loved Me

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn’t take him long to realise 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.

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  • Book 11

    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marryTeresa 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant reading by Tenant

    • By Artur on 10-15-17

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  • Book 12

    • You Only Live Twice

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious ‘Castle of Death’ and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

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  • Book 13

    • The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    If you try to assassinate your boss – even though brainwashed at the time – you must pay the price. To redeem himself James Bond is sent to kill one of the most lethal hitmen in the world… Paco ‘Pistols’ Scaramanga. In the sultry heat of Jamaica, 007 infiltrates his target’s criminal cooperative – only to find that Scaramanga’s bullets are laced with snake venom. When the end comes, every shot will count.

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  • Book 14

    • Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories (with Interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The last book written by Ian Fleming, but by no means the least. In Octopussy, a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper’s alley between East and West Berlin, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) see him sent to America to warn an ex-MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. All part of the job for 007…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully performed

    • By Mad Tilda on 07-14-15

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