You Only Live Twice : James Bond (original)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: James Bond (original)
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasts into eternity the girl James Bond has married only hours before, the heart and zest for life goes out of Bond. Incredibly, from being a top agent of the Secret Service, he goes to pieces and is even on the verge of becoming a security risk.M, unwilling to lose his best man, is persuaded to give him one last chance: an impossible mission far removed from his usual duties. Bond heads to Japan and a mysterious residence known as the "Castle of Death", where he encounters an old enemy and, perhaps, his own end at last.

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What the Critics Say

"A sensational imagination, informed by style and zest." (Sunday Times)
"[Simon Vance] carries the exact measure of British inflection while delivering the famous Bond 'off-the-cuff' humor....[Vance] IS James Bond." (AudioFile)

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Book vs Movie

I downloaded this book because I am huge James Bond fan but I had never read the original books. Its really interesting to me how you can see how the writers used certian things from the book in not only this particular movie but other James Bond movies as well. It was a good listen. The reader is the same guy who reads the two Stieg Larsson books. I got this listen on sale and its worth the sale price for sure.
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- Michael "Avid Reader and Audible Fan!"

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: 11-17-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.