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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,368 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Hugh Bonneville Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481508759
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A game of canasta turns out crooked, and a golden girl ends up dead. It seems that Auric Goldfinger is a bad loser when it comes to cards. He’s also the world’s most ruthless and successful gold smuggler. As James Bond follows his trail, he discovers that Goldfinger’s real game is the heist of fifteen billion dollars of US government bullion. The final hand is played at Fort Knox, in a spectacular display of deception and intrigue.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Hugh Bonneville.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Goldfinger is the most preposterous specimen yet displayed in Mr. Fleming’s museum of superfiends…Maniacally readable…excellent pieces of descriptive writing.”

    Observer (London)

  • Goldfinger marks a turning point in the series…James Bond’s character becomes more introspective as Fleming discloses his hero’s thoughts more often, thus enabling the reader to dig deeper into Bond’s feelings.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik Wennermark | 2/4/2014

    " wow, james bond really is a dinosaur. hates koreans, lesbians, suffrage. it just starts to grate after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 captain america | 1/29/2014

    " probably better if you have never seen a 007 movie first. bond is never as witty, charming or suave in any of fleming's books as in the connery movies (any bond flick without connery doesn't count). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 1/23/2014

    " Limited to what was available in Thailand, and looking for something more "beachy" than what I already had, I gave James Bond a whirl. He's a racist prick, but it's pretty entertaining. And much more well-written than I expected. Favorite line: "Poor little bitch." That's James talking about a dead girl. Oh shit, I almost forgot, there's a mob boss who is forced to shave every four hours because of "that Italian swarthiness." And Koreans are "less than human." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lelah | 1/11/2014

    " What did I learn from this book? James Bond is a sexist alcoholic? Yes. James Bond is prone to flights of romantic fancy? Yes. James Bond has really weird thoughts about heaven when he's coming around after being drugged? Yes. The book gave me tons of insight into Bond as a character, but that character I ended up not liking much. I'm impressed by his ability to drink Bourbon at noon and still save the lives of 60,000 Kentuckians by taping a secret message to the underside of an airplane toilet. Not to mention, "curing" Pussy Galore of her lesbianism just by being the handsome, macho jerk he his. Bravo, James. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate Solberg | 12/27/2013

    " Fun read! The book was definitely written many years ago, as evidenced by the treatment of Pussy Galore, but I doubt anyone reads or watches James Bond for a sensitive social commentary. It was a fast-paced, somewhat whimsical tale, quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon McLean | 12/17/2013

    " Ignoring the usual racist/sexist tones (they are very much 'of their time') the book clips along at a good rate, pausing now and then to describe Bond's world in great detail. Hard to read without the movie in mind but it takes a slightly different course and is all the better for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 11/9/2013

    " The James Bond movies are over-the-top bullshit, but the everyday gentleness of the original books are far more appealing. James plays canasta, James plays golf. He goes for a drive through France. It's like a Wodehouse thriller. Lovely stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine Albee | 10/8/2013

    " I read these books when I was in middleschool and fell in love. They're like trashy romance novels for action fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smith Nickerson | 8/27/2013

    " Of course, to really appreciate 007 stories, one has to imagine themselves as pubescent, repressed and living in the 60's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kit | 4/14/2013

    " Enjoyable, if tedious at some points. I'm not a huge fan of thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/24/2012

    " "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Griswold | 12/10/2012

    " must read for bond fans! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ali Bottorff | 8/3/2012

    " Goldfinger is one of my favorite Bond movies. However not my fav book. It was full of logic holes, crazy ideas, and the passing was terrible. Lots of more obvious and angry racism and strange ideas about Lesbians and Gays. All in all not his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/22/2012

    " Wildly implausible even by Bond-book standards, but still worth reading for the now-classic characters this book introduced - some of the most memorable villains to grace the page. "

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

    " It is action packed, has an exciting plot and the suspense is excellenly elicited. Very much enjoyed reading it. "

  • 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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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

Hugh Bonneville is perhaps best known for his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the hit series Downton Abbey. Other TV credits include W1A, Twenty Twelve, Lost in Austen, Bonekickers, The Silence, and Rev. On the big screen he’s been seen in Monuments Men, Iris, Notting Hill, and the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.