Ian Fleming

  • by Andrew Lycett
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including "Golden Eye," which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping prototype CIA is also fully detailed.


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Great book, unlistenable audiobook

This biography of Fleming is a well written and well read book, but the audio production quality is very poor. Often the loudness of the reading drops suddenly, causing you to have to turn up the volume and be deafened when the normal loudness returns, or the treble drops out and you're left trying hard to understand what little you can make out from the bass.

Pass on this book.
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- Melissa

Awful quality

The book itself seems OK, and the narrator seems qualified, but when you can hear a narrator swallowing, coughing, turning pages, and when the sound level jumps on its own accord, its horrible for the listener.
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- Jt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.