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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Damian Lewis Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481508704
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Diamonds are being smuggled on a formidable scale from Africa to America via Britain. 007’s assignment is to break the smuggling ring. It’s a dangerous mission that takes him to the racecourse and mud-baths of Saratoga Springs, the gaming tables of Las Vegas, the ghost town of Spectreville, and beyond. The Spangled Mob threatens to be too much even for Bond, but help is at hand in the shape of co-conspirator Tiffany Case.

This audiobook includes a bonus interview with Damian Lewis.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The remarkable thing about this book is that it is written by an Englishman. The scene is almost entirely American and it rings true to an American. I am unaware of any other writer who has accomplished this.”

    Raymond Chandler

  • “A first-rate thriller, but above all, it’s a terrific novel.”

    Jonathan Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Diamonds Are Forever] is full of action and is extremely exciting; but the true highlights of the novel are Bond’s relationships with Tiffany Case and Felix Leiter.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

  • “Mr. Fleming is in a class by himself...immense detail, elaborate settings, and continually mounting tension, flavored with sex, brutality, and sudden death.”

    Daily Mail (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 2/19/2014

    " Diamond smuggling at its best with a girl named Tiffany. Bond is classic Bond as usual. International traveler that he is from Africa to GB he folows the thieves to the more than usual climatic ( pardon the pun) conclusion! Bond always gets his...ah rocks... Oops..... man? And woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 2/17/2014

    " For me it wasn't as good as the movie. Which is normally not the case with most books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saksham | 2/14/2014

    " Bond is Forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/8/2014

    " great book. love bond even more in the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/4/2014

    " My first Bond experience. Not bad, but not filled with action, which I guess is more typical of the time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrés Morán | 2/3/2014

    " Emocionante. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/29/2014

    " I liked this one better than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Hull | 1/20/2014

    " More of the same: fun, and his prose is improving with each book. Difficult to separate the characters from their movie versions, but that's not Fleming's fault. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorene | 12/22/2013

    " After Casino Royal I thought I would take the next step to see how Bond's character matured. I wasn't disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diamond Zul | 12/14/2013

    " i like diamonds "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 12/3/2013

    " Tiffany Case, as a character/Bond girl is GREAT. The book is not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frightful_elk | 12/2/2013

    " Not up to scratch with some of the other bond books, some suspect and light weight plot lines, but the fascinating Tiffany Case is a saving grace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 11/24/2013

    " Okay, but definitely not as good as Moonraker or Casino Royale. It seemed to lack a middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 8/31/2013

    " Not my favorite Bond novel. I'm sure in the 50's organized crime in Las Vegas was titillating and mysterious, but it doesn't hold up well today, and is actually quite pedestrian, especially for James Bond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 6/10/2013

    " Excellent book from a better time where a book wasn't filled with sex, drugs and all sorts of cursing and blasphemy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie Boyce | 5/20/2013

    " decent spy novel. Fleming is a better writer than I'd been led to believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/11/2013

    " Ultimate snooze fest. I just couldn't get into this book and it took me a while to finally finish. Think I need a break from Bond for now, hopefully 'From Russia With Love' will give me a fresh start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish Colacicco | 1/31/2013

    " The movie was infinitely more entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L Johnson | 1/22/2013

    " Ian Fleming does an amazing job of setting up the plot and keeping the pace moving. His descriptions and knowledge of the underworld is awesome. This wasn't my favorite Bond book but still provided a lively escape from reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott E | 1/23/2012

    " I like Diamonds Are Forever better than Moonraker, but I still don't think much of Fleming's ability as a writer, even a thriller/spy writer. Of course I'll keep reading, though...but I'm looking forward to the John Gardner Bond books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/12/2012

    " I just don't think Fleming is a very good writer. He's one of those whose books are better as films. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 12/22/2011

    " Loved this book! This is the best book of the series. As soon as I had time to sit and read, I finished the whole book! It is full of adventure, love and mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 3/18/2011

    " I was pretty happy with this book, the pace I thought was rather fast considering the previous books but as a result I did feel that the ending was a little hurried.
    Still giving it the thumbs up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/16/2011

    " Fourth in the series. No better or worse than the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zach | 1/10/2011

    " "Diamonds Are Forever" was the weakest of the five James Bond novels that I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clark | 12/22/2010

    " Nothing too spectacular in this Bond novel. Though it is interesting how much more emotion and fear Fleming invests in the titular character compared to the films. He actually comes off as more than a caricature, especially as he mulls over the possibilities of a relationship with Tiffany Case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T'aunna | 11/2/2010

    " This book was so hilarious even from the beginning. It was so crazy how the book started. i thought it was really intresting to read the book. It got really intense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenson-Francisco | 9/26/2010

    " One of my favorite ones. The villains lacked certain qualities however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 9/13/2010

    " Didn't like the movie much, didn't care for the book either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/1/2010

    " I raced through all the Bond books in one fell swoop. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Fleming

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, at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica, in 1952. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.

About the Narrator

Damian Lewis has twice been nominated for a Golden Globe, for his role as Sergeant Brody in Homeland and also for his role as World War II hero Richard Winter in Band of Brothers. His other TV credits include The Forsyte Saga, Life, Warriors, and Jeffrey Archer: The Truth. His film appearances include The Escapist and Your Highness.