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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,906 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177479
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M calls this case a “soft option.” He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing—but they are both part of the empire of Doctor No. 

Bond discovers that Doctor No is working with the Russians, who have supplied him with several million dollars’ worth of equipment to sabotage nearby American missile tests with strange energy waves. The doctor is a worthy adversary, with a mind as hard and cold as his solid steel hands and an obsession for power. During the course of his mission Bond must battle deadly assassins, sexy femmes fatales, and even a poisonous tarantula.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Simon Vance’s] polished voice is an enchanting accompaniment to Fleming’s exotic settings and stories. His English accent is as smooth as a dry martini—shaken not stirred—and he slips into other accents as easily as the fictional 007 slips out of a dangerous situation and into the bed of a beautiful woman. Listening to these unabridged novels is more subtle than watching the films, but ultimately more rewarding.”

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  • Doctor No is certainly one of the best James Bond novels. In terms of sheer excitement and thrills, it ranks very high. It also has a simple, direct plot, a very appealing heroine, and the best villain since Hugo Drax. It isn’t surprising that it was also chosen to be the first 007 film.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcella | 2/13/2014

    " This is a great action-packed Bond story. In this adventure, Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of 2 agents and suspicious activity on nearby Crab Key. Quarrel, Bond's friend from Live and Let Die, joins him to take on Dr No, an ecentric recluse. I don't want to give away any of the story because it unfolds perfectly. If you are a fan of the Bond stories you will enjoy this one. Please note, there are some racist references that were the norm for 1957 but are offensive by today's standards. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yasin Gregg | 2/12/2014

    " Racy - uses conjunction-words such as "Chigroes" to describe Chinese-Negroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amicus (David Barnett) | 2/7/2014

    " The books are a world apart from the movies and a million times better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Adams | 2/2/2014

    " Loved listening to James Bond! Much fun. However; Hollywood is the one who named the woman Pussy Galore...hahrumph...the book had more class. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daron Raynor | 1/30/2014

    " This was a fantastic book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for adventure and a well plotted situation. James Bond is in Jamaica looking for doctor No because if problems with interference of their missiles. During that time he finds a girl by the name of Honey Rider and they go through some crazy times in the Caribbean as they barely outdo the assassins and bad guys all throughout the story. Bond meets people along the way that lead him one step to the other in his pursuit of Dr. No's hidden place. He eventually finds him and defeats him. This book was a great James Bond classic that I would recommend to everyone. It never gets old and I believe this became the first of many James Bond movies! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 1/29/2014

    " The only truly interesting part was the end, which is completely different from the movie. It was just kind of a slow read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rusty | 1/18/2014

    " Bond first shows up in Jamaica having made all his supposedly secret arrangements through the local Governor's office, which of course is compromised and even he realizes was stupid. Then, on Dr. No's island, he holes up for the night in the one place that the bad guys would be expected to come looking for him. Then he gets away simply b/c Dr. No's particularly long and involved execution method doesn't kill him - although it works exactly as expected; Bond doesn't do much at all to help his chances (ok, he palms a butter knife and also makes a spear out of a tin bucket; I'll give him half-credit). But he actually covers his eyes everytime Honeychile drops her towel (which is frequently). Who is this guy? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frightful_elk | 1/17/2014

    " The Hammest book in the series so far, yet still enjoyable. Still dark and sexy, but this story is less believable, and more melodrama! "

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

    " My favourite of the series, so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 12/24/2013

    " Not an overall well written book. And definitely a product of it's times with the racism and sexism. But an interesting portrayal of Bond, an uncertain and thoughtful Bond "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 12/8/2013

    " Audiobook while driving to madison. enjoyable, although I thought the characters were pretty thinly developed. i liked the tangents into bird ecology, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brook Finlayson | 3/5/2013

    " Entertaining, but a bit far-fetched compared to Casino Royale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. Phillips | 2/29/2012

    " A very enjoyable book. I like the movies and finally decided to read the books. I can see why Fleming was one of JFK's favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/5/2011

    " Really fun...the James Bond of the novel is a lot more human than the slick hero of the movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikko | 3/20/2011

    " Childish and chauvinistic but fairly light and entertaining. "

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

    " Dr. No is 6th in the series, but was the first Bond movie, with Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. The book is in some ways very different from the movie, no radioactivity, for example. The escape sequence is pretty good, at least in its conception. "

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