James Bond Audiobooks

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I started listening to the James Bond Audio Books. The first one was From Russia With Love. They are relatively cheap if you own the ebook, you can upgrade.

Pros - Fun, wonderful. However, I would not recommend them if you have not read the book first. Since I have read the books, I feel no need to listen to them order. Again, they cost about $4.00. The last for about 6 to 8 hours. Good gym and road companion.

Cons - Simon Vance is good, but I would prefer more of a "radio play". Also, I was hoping Tanya would have the sexy voice of a woman. Vance reads all of the parts. I also wish that he would read the test more naturally. We do not say "Colt point-four-five" or point-two-five caliber we say "Colt-45" and 25-caliber. and when we see "e.g." we say "example", at least I do.

I would recommend them.

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    I have the Fleming audio books and some of the new continuing novels like
    Carte Blanche, solo, devil may care. I find them great to listen to while driving
    Or walking the dog. I've even passed the odd boring shopping trip, listening to
    A bit of Bond, as the wife picks shoes or dresses. :))
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited May 2015 Posts: 15,481
    There are some good interviews with the readers at the end of some of the Audio Books about the literary Bond too.
  • Posts: 686
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    There are some good interviews with the readers at the end of some of the Audio Books about the literary Bond too.

    In "The Spy Who Loved Me". The line where Sluggsly says "If you can——like you can cook, you’re the gal of my dreams." (Fleming, Ian (2008-06-03). The Spy Who Loved Me (p. 84). Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. Kindle Edition.)

    The narrator, Nadia May, drops the eff-bomb.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,481
    Perdogg wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    There are some good interviews with the readers at the end of some of the Audio Books about the literary Bond too.

    In "The Spy Who Loved Me". The line where Sluggsly says "If you can——like you can cook, you’re the gal of my dreams." (Fleming, Ian (2008-06-03). The Spy Who Loved Me (p. 84). Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. Kindle Edition.)

    The narrator, Nadia May, drops the eff-bomb.

    Very interesting; thanks. On censorship of the Bond novels more generally please see my article here:

    http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/james-bond-novels-that-were-edited.html
  • Posts: 686
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Perdogg wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    There are some good interviews with the readers at the end of some of the Audio Books about the literary Bond too.

    In "The Spy Who Loved Me". The line where Sluggsly says "If you can——like you can cook, you’re the gal of my dreams." (Fleming, Ian (2008-06-03). The Spy Who Loved Me (p. 84). Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. Kindle Edition.)

    The narrator, Nadia May, drops the eff-bomb.

    Very interesting; thanks. On censorship of the Bond novels more generally please see my article here:

    http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/james-bond-novels-that-were-edited.html

    I enjoyed that. I think some one should point out that "Nigger Heaven" was the name of the 1926 novel written by Carl Van Vechten about the Harlem Renaissance. I believe that IF named that chapter 5 that because of the novel.
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