Live and Let Die : James Bond (Celebrity Performances)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Rory Kinnear
  • Series: James Bond (Celebrity Performances)
  • 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 Mr. Big cannot possess he crushes - like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her would-be saviors 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.
This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Rory Kinnear.
Blackstone Audio, Inc. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd

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Far From Racist

I have to say I disagree with the reviews they call this book racist. The book was written in 1954. The language it uses it typical of that time. rather than being racist, this book is actually very Pro African American, as its antagonist is a brilliant, powerful man whose organization proves more capable than the combined resources of the FBI, CIA and MI6. All this in a book that was written while Jim Crow laws were still in effect. Rather than being reviled as racist, this book should be recognized as an early piece of civil rights literature.
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- Will

Double "O" old-school racism, weak narration

What would have made Live and Let Die better?

Better narrator. Wandering accents from the main characters, cringe-worthy character bits, lacked conviction overall.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Another James Bond! Casino Royale was a surprise and a joy. Still hopeful for the rest of the series.


Would you be willing to try another one of Rory Kinnear’s performances?

Nope.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Live and Let Die?

Not a fan of abridged versions or censorship.


Any additional comments?

Nope.

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- Lloyd Andrews

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2014
  • Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd.