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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: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455177592
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A suave secret agent, a gold-obsessed villain, and the most daring heist of all—to steal all the gold in Fort Knox

James Bond has faced his fair share of villains bent on world destruction or domination, but now he is challenged by a maniacal superfiend: the world’s cleverest, cruelest criminal. Auric Goldfinger likes everything in gold—from his money to his women. When Bond is assigned to put a stop to Goldfinger’s gold-smuggling operation, before long a beautiful golden girl turns up dead and a friendly game of two-handed canasta turns into a deadly game of survival with ever-rising stakes—15 billion dollars’ worth of US government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger’s rules remain brutally simple: heads I win, tails you die.

One of Ian Fleming’s most popular Bond adventures, this thrilling tale of action and espionage is the basis for one of the most beloved Bond films starring Sean Connery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

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

    Observer (London)

  • “[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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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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