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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,772 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Toby Stephens Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781442340657
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Jeffery Deaver has been selected to pen the newest installment of the Bond series, an adrenaline-fueled thriller set in the present day, with a thirty-year-old James Bond going head-to-head against perhaps the most compelling and horrific villains in modern thriller fiction. This isn’t the Cold War Bond; it’s the best of Fleming and Deaver in one seriously sharp and stylish novel. Bond’s license to kill meets Deaver’s razor-sharp storytelling and shocking plot twists in a cat-and-mouse game that takes Bond from the Balkans to London and ultimately to a searing climax on the African Continent. Deaver has outdone himself in re-creating the iconic character of Bond, his uncompromising courage and style, his wit and seductiveness, in a novel that captures everything beloved about the classic books, along with an international thriller plot that moves with breathtaking speed from page one to the final paragraph. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A magnificently manic, impeccably researched and at times gory plot, with Deaver’s trademark misdirection and twists flying.”

    Washington Post

  • “His creator may be long gone, but James Bond (with his gadgets, women, and suave lines) lives on in the skillful hands of a suspense superstar.”

    Newsweek

  • “Ian Fleming’s estate tapped American novelist Deaver to pen a new James Bond thriller, and the pairing is as smooth as vodka and vermouth. Yes, the villains are creepy and the women brainy and beautiful, but in a clever reboot, this 007 (who served in Afghanistan) comes armed with a tricked-out cell phone and an appealing sense of empathy.”

    Parade

  • “The James Bond franchise is thriving, and this terrific new pastiche will amply reward Bond fans and possibly bring new readers into the fold…Intricate and inventive, surprising and satisfying—a testament to Deaver’s skill as a storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 2/1/2014

    " A great combination--Jeffrey Deaver and James Bond. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 1/28/2014

    " Didn't think it was possible to make "Bond" boring - but Deaver has done it. Kind of a slog so far ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 1/13/2014

    " Bond is back, and modernized again, as the fifth author takes up the mantle of penning 007 novels. This is an author who I gather was established in his own right before taking up this task. I read this book sometime ago and I've dawdled at writing this blurb, had I been really excited by it, I would have gotten to it sooner. I expect that might say something about the book. There was some technology described in here that made me think. If you give your documents to a company to shred, how do you know they're not scanning them first before shredding? Not Fleming's Bond by any means, that "sexist, misogynist dinosaur" would never really play in this millennium, but it is more on par with the recent films featuring Daniel Craig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T English | 1/10/2014

    " A very fun reboot of the James Bond novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/7/2014

    " Always nice to read Bond--great reboot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Northcutt | 12/26/2013

    " I really liked this re-imangination of James Bond. He's not the emotionally wounded warrior of recent movies but a really smart, one-step-ahead of the bad guys super hero. This book is a lot of fun and rings true as another great story in the life of Bond...James Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lincoln | 12/14/2013

    " Decent but forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/5/2013

    " I love Bond and I love Deaver. Not much more I can say. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Wareing | 6/25/2013

    " I'm a huge James Bond fan, which leaves me being pretty picky about the Bond novels. This one ROCKS. Great, modern adaptation of Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 6/10/2013

    " Bond is back -- a worthy adaptation, and comtemporization, of the Ian Flemming classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bluesman | 6/2/2013

    " This book was lacking...a more detailed review to come... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/28/2013

    " Reading this was just as much fun as watching a Bond movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/15/2013

    " Enjoyed this one. A bit strange to read about a James Bond character set in current times but I guess the movies have been doing this all the time. Bond is also a bit less sexist and his character a bit more human. Will probably be looking at more Deaver books in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khristian | 11/25/2012

    " Brings the Bond books into the new age of warfare!!!!!! Such a good book I read it in a few days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanjeev | 3/10/2012

    " Yes, this is not your typical Ian Fleming job. It is definitely more Lincoln Rhymes than James Bond. However, the story is good, the plot is taut and the characters are believable (in the context). Loved the way Deaver weaves a tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard Reid | 1/16/2012

    " Really had a hard time getting into James Bond again. Guess I just prefer Ian Flemming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Zirilli | 12/15/2011

    " Not one of Deaver's best... but then again, this isn't Deaver's character. I congratulate him on writing a great Bond book... but I want Lincoln, Amelia, and Kathryn back! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 6/15/2011

    " This was a pretty good book.. It was a very quick read.. I remember when I heard that Deaver took over the writting; he did not disappoint.. It was the first Bond book I have enjoyed in a while.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iain | 6/9/2011

    " A good story, but it sometimes didn't gel with the Bond stories I have read, watched and enjoyed for years. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Toby Stephens’ theater credits include Coriolanus, Hamlet, Betrayal, A Doll’s House, and Danton’s Death. His TV appearances include The Camomile Lawn, Cambridge Spies, Jane Eyre, and Vexed. On film he played Gustav Graves in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, and his other credits include Twelfth Night, Onegin, Photographing Fairies, and All Things to All Men.