Dr. No : James Bond (original)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: James Bond (original)
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.Bond discovers that Dr. No is working with the Russians, and that they have supplied him with several million dollars worth of equipment to sabotage nearby American missile tests. The doctor is a worthy adversary, with a mind as hard and cold as his solid steel hands and an obsession for power. His only gifts are strictly pain-shaped.

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What the Critics Say

"Masterful...beautifully written." (Sunday London Times)
"[Simon Vance's] polished voice is an enchanting accompaniment to Fleming's exotic settings and stories. His English accent is as smooth as a dry martini, shaken not stirred....Listening to these unabridged novels is more subtle than watching the films, but ultimately more rewarding." (AudioFile)

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A classic James Bond thriller

Ian Fleming wrote some fabulous thrillers with James Bond at the center. Doctor No is one of the better stories. The plot is at least feasible, although it is somewhat dated now, given that the story is 60 years old. Still, I enjoyed the audio as much as I did the print book which I read 40 years ago. Fleming keeps the listener on edge with his sharp eye on leading the listener into suspenseful situations. Of course Bond is victorious in the end, but the voyage is very entertaining.
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- Doug "Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years."

Classic bond done in a great sounding voice

James Bond.

If you have only seen the movies then you really need to download this book.

It is well done and the story lends itself to the format. A great way to start your Ian Flemming addiction because once you start you have to read them all.
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- Don

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.