James Bond (original)
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  • 1
    Casino Royale (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Casino Royale (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
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    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    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.

    Much more of a literary effort than I expected
    Reviewed on January 28 2013 by Stuart (rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand)
  • 2
    Live and Let Die | Ian Fleming

    Live and Let Die

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
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    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    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.

    A product of its time

    Nicely performed and written. Rory Kinnear sounds a little condescending but JB is not a boy scout. He is a cold blooded killer who is very profession..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2013 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
  • 3
    Moonraker | Ian Fleming

    Moonraker

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
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    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    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.

    Wonderful Reading of a Classic Story

    This is a superb presentation by Bill Nighy of this classic early James Bond tale. The story itself is rather comically dated in terms values and cult..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2013 by lynn (ADELAIDE, Australia)
  • 4
    Diamonds are Forever (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Diamonds are Forever (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Damian Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (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.

    Not the best

    Damian Lewis is an excellent actor however his voice isn't James Bond. He does the accents brilliantly especially the American but he sounds like an o..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2013 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
  • 5
    From Russia with Love | Ian Fleming

    From Russia with Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

    A classical Bond in an elegant style

    I will return with pleasure to this audio, for the perfume of that times so well described in the book and most of all, for the incredible voice of To..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2012 by Madalina (CHITILA, Romania)
  • 6
    Dr. No (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Dr. No (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Quarshie
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    (16)
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    Story
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    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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  • 7
    Goldfinger | Ian Fleming

    Goldfinger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Hugh Bonneville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    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.

    Surprisingly different from the movie

    Great story with a no less great interpretation from Hugh. Was surprised to see a difference in the final narrative that climaxed the story as opposed..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2015 by Danilo ()
  • 8
    For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories | Ian Fleming

    For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    Overall
    (12)
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    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    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.

    Surprising nice neat stories

    For film buffs, the only similarities are the titles. These stories, usually an hour long are nice short reads. As you already know Bond and the suppo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 07 2014 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
  • 9
    Thunderball (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    Thunderball (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Jason Isaacs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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.

    Best Bond audiobook - Most up to date story and great performance

    This book is spectacular. The best Fleming book in the series. It feels very up to date in many aspects and the characters are round and have depth in..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 26 2017 by Easy Seventy ()
  • 10
    The Spy Who Loved Me | Ian Fleming

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Rosamund Pike
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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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  • 11
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service | Ian Fleming

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

    Brilliant reading by Tenant

    I coudn't hear enough of D. Tenant. absolutely loved listening to his narration.
    Story ... good enough.

    Reviewed on October 15 2017 by Artur ()
  • 12
    You Only Live Twice | Ian Fleming

    You Only Live Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    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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  • 13
    The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    The Man with the Golden Gun (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    Overall
    (11)
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    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    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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  • 14
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (22)

    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…

    Wonderfully performed

    This is the first ever James Bond book I read|listened to. I expected something quite different (well, I guess it's all because of the movies ;) ). Ho..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2015 by Ekaterina Ivanova ()