Diamonds Are Forever : James Bond (original)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: James Bond (original)
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

African diamonds are being smuggled into the United States, and it's up to the British Secret Service to infiltrate the organized crime families in America and destroy the smugglers. James Bond is not afraid of gangsters, but then he hasn't really met any until now. With advice from his American friend, Felix Leiter, Bond tracks a diamond smuggling ring from Africa through London to the United States. He is aided by the gorgeous, hard-boiled Tiffany Case, whom he uses to infiltrate the gang. However, the hunter becomes the prey, and Bond finds that he must depend upon Tiffany for his very survival.


What the Critics Say

"The remarkable thing about this book is that it is written by an Englishman. The scene is almost entirely American and it rings true to an American. I am unaware of any other writer who has accomplished this." (Raymond Chandler)
"Diamonds Are Forever darts from location to location at a rapid pace. It is full of action and is extremely exciting; but the true highlights of the novel are Bond's relationships with Tiffany Case and Felix Leiter. Fleming's characterizations keep improving in this, his fourth book." (Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill)


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The action-oriented espionage classics by Ian Fleming are always an enjoyable read, or in this case, listen. The audio is great, and the narrator's voice and accent create an enthralling, believable production of the literature.
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Don't buy this audiobook... it's the

... it's the first 19 chapters of Diamonds are forever then chapter 20 of Live and Let Die.

I'm demanding a refund. I will either get the credit returned, an undamaged copy of this book or the appropriate government agency shall get an email about this audiobook.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.