Born in London in 1908, Ian Fleming worked as a banker and journalist before serving in the British Naval Intelligence during World War II. He published his first novel Casino Royale in 1953 and thus started the astoundingly successful James Bond novels and films. Fleming died in 1964. Other titles include: Casino Royale (0141028300), Diamonds Are Forever (0141028246), Dr No (0141028270), For Your Eyes Only (0141028254), From Russia with Love (0141028297), Goldfinger (0141028319), Live and Let Die (0141028327), Octopussy & The Living Daylights (0141028343), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (0141028351), The Man with the Golden Gun (0141028238), The Spy Who Loved Me (014102822X), Thunderball (0141028289), You Only Live Twice (0141028262)
One of Ian Fleming's most notable Bond novels, and one of the worst film adaptations of the series, the story of Sir Hugo Drax and his apocalyptic Moonraker missile program is revisited in this spirited reading by Simon Vance. With his classical yet smooth British dialect, Vance is more reminiscent of Timothy Dalton than any other Bond actor. His delivery is strong and commanding; Bond has never been more debonair than he is here. Vance creates compelling and realistic characters aside from the protagonist, leading to a thrilling listen that will captivate fans of the genre and newcomers alike as the film never could. A Penguin paperback. (Jan.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.