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When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn’t take him long to realise that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn’t want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.
Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Rosamund Pike.
Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
Rosamund Pike is a contemporary and multifaceted actress who has earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. She is soon to take the lead as Amy Dunne in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Gone Girl, and will also star in the upcoming BBC comedy What We Did On Our Holiday. She recently starred in Hector and The Search For Happiness and Edgar Wright’s The World’s End. Past film credits include Jack Reacher, Wrath Of The Titans, Die Another Day, An Education and Made In Dagenham, among others. On television, Pike has been working on the upcoming re-invention of classic children’s series Thunderbirds Are Go! in which she will voice International Rescue agent Lady Penelope.
©1962 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (P)2013 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. © AudioGO Ltd, 2012. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"Ian Fleming keeps you riveted. His narrative pulls with the smooth power of Bond's Thunderbird." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Ruthlessly, fashionably efficient in both love and war." (The Times)
"Muscularly brilliant...not for prudes." (Evening Standard)
"If there’s a better writer of pure thrillers than Fleming, the name escapes me" (The Boston Globe)
"Mr. Fleming is splendid; he stops at nothing." (New Statesman)
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By Toby Mounsey-Heysham on 11-15-17

great performance but not a Fleming classic

very dull story with no real bond. quite disappointed. reading was great from r pike

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By Amazon Customer on 06-05-17

not where you want to start

not where you would start if you want to begin reading the Bond books, but an interesting twist in the formula as it's written from the perspective of a woman involved in a Bond caper

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