On Her Majesty's Secret Service : James Bond (original)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: James Bond (original)
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When James Bond rescues a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on one of the most dangerous men in the world: Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart this evil genius, Bond must infiltrate Blofeld's base of operations while avoiding the agents of SPECTRE.

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What the Critics Say

"A Bond bombshell." (Time)
"Ever suave, ever cool in the face of danger, Agent 007 ages well in this vintage 1964 spy-tale, delivered with sophistication by [Simon Vance]....This is evil with style....Bond is in his element all the way, as is [Vance]...a great read." (AudioFile)

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Ernst Bloefeld (of SPECTRE) is back

When I was a kid I loved James Bond movies. And I still mostly like new James Bond movies. But as I re-watch old ones the cartoonish villains bug me. Lasers to shoot down rockets, stealing all the gold in Fort Knox, etc. are just a bit silly.

I stumbled on the movie of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service sometime last year and made it through 20 or 30 minutes. The set up is a bit ridiculous. The bad guy has a lair in the Alps where beautiful girls go to get rid of their allergies. James Bond sneaks in find out what is going on.

The movie was a bit silly, but the book was actually the best of the Bond books I have read. And from a story perspective, it seems to be one of the more realistic. It involves bioterrorism, but I won’t reveal the actual story.

This is also the book that is famous for Bond getting married.

As much as I enjoyed it, this is the last of the Bond books I have purchased and I think it is the last I will purchase.
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- Adam Shields "Book blogger at Bookwi.se"

Impeccable

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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- MHRBVH

Book Details

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