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Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Toby Stephens Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The James Bond Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481507424
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James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

This audiobook includes a bonus interview with Toby Stephens.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of my favorite books.”

    John F. Kennedy

  • From Russia with Love is perhaps the most successful of the Bond series: Fleming has managed to blend excellent characterizations with a highly suspenseful and clever story. The detail is rich and colorful; and the novel contains purely romantic elements that are missing from most of the other books.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

  • “Mr. Fleming’s tautest, most exciting, and most brilliant tale.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Fleming brings a new precision to the business of intimate violence.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The finest book in the Bond franchise.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Fleming is intensely observant, acutely literate, and can turn a cliché into a silk purse with astute alchemy.”

    New York Herald Tribune

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  • 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. "

About the Author

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

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.